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).

  • Publication number: 20100004664
    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: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Boyajian, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Gregory Lambrecht, Sean Kavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20090281517
    Abstract: Systems for minimally invasive disc augmentation include an anulus augmentation component and, optionally, a nucleus augmentation component. Both are suited for minimally invasive deployment. 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. Systems and methods for closing a defect in the anulus are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Greg H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Patent number: 7563282
    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. Method of supporting and augmenting a nucleus pulposus by inserting a flexible biocompatible material into the disc space using an anchoring means are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Patent number: 7553329
    Abstract: Presented are new resilient sheet-like surgical meshes that may be compressed for minimally invasive delivery in the intervertebral discs. 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 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn, Sean Kavanaugh, Chris Tarapata, Thomas Boyajian
  • Patent number: 7553330
    Abstract: Methods of reinforcing annulus fibrosis tissue within an intervertebral disc include the implantation of a support member also functioning as a barrier to resist damage to the tissue or herniation of tissue outside the disc. The device may be anchored to the surrounding tissue. The device is compressible and may be delivered in a minimally invasive manner through a cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Thomas Banks, Russel J. Redmond, Claude A. Vidal
  • Patent number: 7524333
    Abstract: Methods of securing an implant within an intervertebral disc are provided. In some embodiments, 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. Methods of closing a defect in an anulus fibrosus of an intervertebral disc using a barrier are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Patent number: 7513911
    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: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Patent number: 7500978
    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 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bogomir Gorensek, Gregory H. Lambrecht, Sean Kavanaugh, Robert Kevin Moore
  • Patent number: 7470284
    Abstract: The present invention discloses devices and methods for performing intravascular procedures with out cardiac bypass. The devices include various embodiments of temporary filter devices, temporary valves, and prosthetic valves. The temporary filter devices have one or more cannulae which provide access for surgical tools for effecting repair of the cardiac valves. A cannula may have filters of various configurations encircling the distal region of the cannula, which prevent embolitic material from entering the coronary arteries and aorta. The temporary valve devices may also have one or more cannulae which guide the insertion of the valve into the aorta. The valve devices expand in the aorta to occupy the entire flow path of the vessel. In one embodiment, the temporary valve is a disc of flexible, porous, material that acts to filter blood passing therethrough. A set of valve leaflets extend peripherally from the disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, John Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore
  • Publication number: 20080215154
    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 nucleus augmentation component. Methods and deployment devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Greg H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Patent number: 7258700
    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: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Patent number: 7220281
    Abstract: Reinforcement of annulus fibrosis tissue within an intervertebral disc can be achieved through implantation of a support member also functioning as a barrier to resist damage to the tissue or herniation of tissue outside of the disc. The device may be anchored to the surrounding tissue. The device is compressible and may be delivered in a minimally invasive manner through a cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Thomas Banks, Russel J. Redmond, Claude A. Vidal
  • Patent number: 7198047
    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. Methods of repairing a herniated disc by displacing at least a portion of the herniated segment to within the pre-herniated borders of the disc and anchoring at least a portion of the displaced herniated segment to a site within the disc are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Patent number: 7144397
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to intervertebral disc devices and methods and instrumentation for intervertebral disc procedures. An intervertebral disc repair and diagnostic device that is minimally invasive, actively guided, and provides direct and consistent access to the inner surface of the posterior anulus, which will not unintentionally exit the posterior anulus and cause harm to the spinal cord, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Thomas Banks, Russel J. Redmond, Claude A. Vidal, Jacob Einhorn
  • Patent number: 7124761
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are directed at stabilizing somatic implants. A site within a body is selected that has a first region having a tight and/or changing curvature bordered by a second region or regions having minimal or constant curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Thomas Banks, Russel J. Redmond, Claude A. Vidal
  • Patent number: 7094258
    Abstract: Methods of reinforcing annulus fibrosis tissue within an intervertebral disc include the implantation of a support member also functioning as a barrier to resist damage to the tissue or herniation of tissue outside the disc. The device may be anchored to the surrounding tissue. The device is compressible and may be delivered in a minimally invasive manner through a cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Thomas Banks, Russel J. Redmond, Claude A. Vidal
  • Patent number: 6896690
    Abstract: The present invention discloses devices and methods for performing intravascular procedures with out cardiac bypass. The devices include various embodiments of temporary filter devices, temporary valves, and prosthetic valves. The temporary filter devices have one or more cannulae which provide access for surgical tools for effecting repair of the cardiac valves. A cannula may have filters of various configurations encircling the distal region of the cannula, which prevent embolitic material from entering the coronary arteries and aorta. The temporary valve devices may also have one or more cannulae which guide the insertion of the valve into the aorta. The valve devices expand in the aorta to occupy the entire flow path of the vessel. In one embodiment, the temporary valve is a disc of flexible, porous, material that acts to filter blood passing therethrough. A set of valve leaflets extend peripherally from the disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: VIACOR, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, John Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore
  • Patent number: 6883520
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are directed at stabilizing somatic implants. A site within a body is selected that has a first region having a tight and/or changing curvature bordered by a second region or regions having minimal or constant curvature. An apparatus that has a flexible portion and one or more relatively rigid portions may then be implanted such that the flexible portion is situated in the first region and the rigid portion lies in the second region whereby the implant will remain dynamically stable and resist migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Thomas Banks, Russel J. Redmond, Claude A. Vidal
  • Publication number: 20040260397
    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. Methods of closing a defect in an anulus fibrosus of an intervertebral disc using a barrier are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Greg H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Publication number: 20040260300
    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: June 21, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Bogomir Gorensek, Gregory H. Lambrecht, Sean Kavanaugh, Robert Kevin Moore