Patents by Inventor Robert Kevin Moore

Robert Kevin Moore 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: 7972337
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Boyajian, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Gregory Lambrecht, Sean Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 7959679
    Abstract: Systems for minimally invasive disc augmentation include an anulus augmentation component and a nucleus augmentation component. Both are suited for minimally invasive deployment. The nucleus augmentation component restores disc height and/or replaces missing nucleus pulposus. The anulus augmentation component shields weakened regions of the anulus fibrosis and/or resists escape of natural nucleus pulposus and/or the nucleus augmentation component. Methods and deployment devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Publication number: 20110125271
    Abstract: Methods of performing procedures within an intervertebral disc are disclosed. The methods include performing procedures such as implant delivery, tissue manipulation, tissue diagnostics, and therapeutic and diagnostic agent delivery at selected locations within intervertebral discs. In one embodiment, a method includes delivering an anchor and an implant within a functional spinal unit using a surgical device having at least one depth stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: GREGORY H. LAMBRECHT, ROBERT KEVIN MOORE, JACOB EINHORN
  • Publication number: 20110106264
    Abstract: Systems for minimally invasive disc augmentation include an anulus augmentation implant suited for minimally invasive deployment. A nucleus augmentation component may be included. The anulus augmentation implant shields weakened regions of the anulus fibrosus and/or resists escape of natural nucleus pulposus and/or the augmentation component. Methods and deployment devices are also disclosed. Several embodiments cause or allow fibrosus or bony ingrowth in or around the augmentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Patent number: 7879097
    Abstract: Methods of performing procedures within an intervertebral disc are disclosed. The methods include performing procedures such as implant delivery, tissue manipulation, tissue diagnostics, and therapeutic and diagnostic agent delivery at selected locations within intervertebral discs. In one embodiment, a method includes delivering an anchor and an implant within a functional spinal unit using a surgical device having at least one depth stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Patent number: 7867278
    Abstract: Systems for minimally invasive disc augmentation include an anulus augmentation implant suited for minimally invasive deployment. A nucleus augmentation component may be included. The anulus augmentation implant shields weakened regions of the anulus fibrosis and/or resists escape of natural nucleus pulposus and/or the augmentation component. Methods and deployment devices are also disclosed. Several embodiments cause or allow fibrous or bony ingrowth in or around the augmentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Publication number: 20100298837
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to devices and methods for delivering medical devices, such as implants, to desired tissue sites, such as the intervertebral disc. In one aspect, an intervertebral disc repair and diagnostic device that is minimally invasive and that provides precise access to the desired site is provided. In some aspects, the device and method are adapted to deliver, position and expand implants that are initially oriented and compressed for minimally invasive, yet precise and effective implantation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bogomir Gorensek, Gregory H. Lambrecht, Sean Kavanaugh, Robert Kevin Moore
  • Publication number: 20100280540
    Abstract: Apparatus for filtering and entrapping debris in the vascular system of a patient, the apparatus including a filter to allow blood to flow therethrough and to restrict passage of debris, wherein the filter captures debris carried in a first direction of blood flow. The apparatus further includes an entrapment mechanism which allows passage of debris and blood therethrough, in the first direction of blood flow and prevents debris passage in a second direction. The entrapment mechanism and filter allow blood and debris therethrough in the first direction of blood flow. The entrapment mechanism prevents debris flow in the second direction of blood flow. A method for filtering and entrapping debris in the vascular system includes inserting the apparatus into the vascular system, allowing blood and debris carried therein to flow through the entrapment mechanism, and removing the apparatus and accumulated debris from the vascular system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Richard B. Streeter, Gregory H. Lambrecht, John R. Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore, Todd F. Davenport
  • Publication number: 20100249921
    Abstract: Devices and methods for performing intravascular procedures without cardiac bypass include embodiments of temporary filter devices, temporary valves, and prosthetic valves. The temporary filter devices have a cannula which provides access for surgical tools for effecting repair of cardiac valves. The cannula may have filters which prevent embolitic material from entering the coronary arteries and aorta. The valve devices may also have a cannula for insertion of the valve into the aorta. The valve devices expand in the aorta to occupy the entire flow path of the vessel and operate to prevent blood flow and to permit flow through the valve. The prosthetic valves include valve fixation devices which secure the prosthetic valve to the wall of the vessel. The prosthetic valves are introduced into the vascular system in a compressed state, advanced to the site of implantation, and expanded and secured to the vessel wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: William E. Cohn, Gregory H. Lambrecht, John R. Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore, Richard B. Streeter, Todd F. Davenport
  • Publication number: 20100204797
    Abstract: Methods for repairing a damaged or weakened intervertebral disc are disclosed. According to one or more embodiments, a method comprises delivering a support member within an intervertebral disc having an anular defect, anchoring an anchor to a vertebral body adjacent the intervertebral disc, connecting the anchor to the support member, and pulling the support member toward the anchor using the connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: GREGORY H. LAMBRECHT, ROBERT KEVIN MOORE, JACOB EINHORN, SEAN KAVANAUGH, CHRIS TARAPATA, THOMAS BOYAJIAN
  • Patent number: 7758606
    Abstract: Apparatus for filtering and entrapping debris in the vascular system of a patient, the apparatus including a filter to allow blood to flow therethrough and to restrict passage of debris, wherein the filter captures debris carried in a first direction of blood flow. The apparatus further includes an entrapment mechanism which allows passage of debris and blood therethrough, in the first direction of blood flow and prevents debris passage in a second direction. The entrapment mechanism and filter allow blood and debris therethrough in the first direction of blood flow. The entrapment mechanism prevents debris flow in the second direction of blood flow. A method for filtering and entrapping debris in the vascular system includes inserting the apparatus into the vascular system, allowing blood and debris carried therein to flow through the entrapment mechanism, and removing the apparatus and accumulated debris from the vascular system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Streeter, Gregory H. Lambrecht, John R. Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore, Todd F. Davenport
  • Patent number: 7749245
    Abstract: Devices and methods for performing intravascular procedures without cardiac bypass include embodiments of temporary filter devices, temporary valves, and prosthetic valves. The temporary filter devices have a cannula which provides access for surgical tools for effecting repair of cardiac valves. The cannula may have filters which prevent embolitic material from entering the coronary arteries and aorta. The valve devices may also have a cannula for insertion of the valve into the aorta. The valve devices expand in the aorta to occupy the entire flow path of the vessel and operate to prevent blood flow and to permit flow through the valve. The prosthetic valves include valve fixation devices which secure the prosthetic valve to the wall of the vessel. The prosthetic valves are introduced into the vascular system in a compressed state, advanced to the site of implantation, and expanded and secured to the vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Cohn, Gregory H. Lambrecht, John R. Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore, Richard B. Streeter, Todd F. Davenport
  • Patent number: 7749275
    Abstract: Devices for implantation into an intervertebral disc can include a membrane support member to augment a disc having a defect. A defect in the anulus of a disc can be repaired using a prosthesis such as a barrier. The barrier can include a sealant and an enlarger. The barrier can be implanted into the disc using a delivery cannula, an advancer and at least one control filament to control the positioning of the barrier. A stiffening element can be included within the barrier to impart stiffness to the barrier. The support member can also be connected to an anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Patent number: 7727241
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to devices and methods for delivering medical devices, such as implants, to desired tissue sites, such as the intervertebral disc. In one aspect, an intervertebral disc repair and diagnostic device that is minimally invasive and that provides precise access to the desired site is provided. In some aspects, the device and method are adapted to deliver, position and expand implants that are initially oriented and compressed for minimally invasive, yet precise and effective implantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bogomir Gorensek, Gregory H. Lambrecht, Sean Kavanaugh, Robert Kevin Moore
  • Patent number: 7717961
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to intervertebral disc devices and methods and instrumentation for intervertebral disc procedures. Methods include performing procedures such as implant delivery, tissue manipulation, tissue diagnostics, and therapeutic and diagnostic agent delivery at selected locations within intervertebral discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Publication number: 20100121455
    Abstract: Methods of providing soft tissue impaction using anchored implants are disclosed. In some embodiments, the soft tissue impaction provided by the anchored implants can facilitate intervertebral disc reconstruction. A method of soft tissue impaction includes displacing soft tissue from within a defective region of an anulus into a nuclear disc space of an intervertebral disc as it is driven within an outer surface of an adjacent vertebral body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Lambrecht, Jacob Einhorn, Christopher Tarapata, Robert Kevin Moore, Sean Kavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20100114317
    Abstract: Methods of providing graft impaction using anchored implants are disclosed. In some embodiments, the graft impaction provided by the anchored implants can facilitate surgical spinal fusion procedures. The anchored implants provide increased strength and increased pull-out resistance. The anchored implants can be used in conjunction with various surgical vertebral fusion approaches or techniques, such as anterior, posterior, transforaminal, and/or extreme lateral interbody fusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Lambrecht, Jacob Einhorn, Christopher Tarapata, Robert Kevin Moore, Sean Kavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20100057143
    Abstract: Methods of reinforcing anulus fibrosis tissue within an intervertebral disc include the implantation of a repair device comprising one or more support members. The device may be anchored to the surrounding tissue. The device may be compressible and delivered in a minimally invasive manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore
  • Publication number: 20100049259
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide increased pull-out resistance, stability and/or contact with tissue involving a reduced amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and can include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces. Several embodiments disclose anchors and anchoring systems that effectively reconstruct or augment vertebral endplate surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Lambrecht, Thomas Boyajian, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Sean Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 7658765
    Abstract: Resilient surgical meshes that, in some aspects, can be compressed or otherwise configured, for minimally invasive delivery in the intervertebral discs are provided. According to one or more embodiments, the surgical mesh can be robust, fatigue resistant, stable and capable of withstanding the dynamic environment generic to intervertebral discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn, Sean Kavanaugh, Chris Tarapata, Thomas Boyajian