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: 20040260305
    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
  • Patent number: 6821276
    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 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Thomas Banks, Russel J. Redmond, Claude A. Vidal, Jacob Einhorn
  • Publication number: 20040138673
    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. A method for lateral probe advancement in bodily tissue, including an intervertebral disc, is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Thomas Banks, Russel J. Redmond, Claude A. Vidal, Jacob Einhorn
  • Publication number: 20040133229
    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: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Thomas Banks, Russel J. Redmond, Claude A. Vidal, Jacob Einhorn
  • Publication number: 20040034429
    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: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Gregg H, Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Patent number: 6692513
    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: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Viacor, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Streeter, Gregory H. Lambrecht, John R. Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore, Todd F. Davenport
  • Publication number: 20040030392
    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: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Greg. H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Publication number: 20030093155
    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: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Thomas Banks, Russel J. Redmond, Claude A. Vidal
  • Patent number: 6508839
    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 annulus 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: October 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Intrinsic Orthopedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Thomas Banks, Russel J. Redmond, Claude A. Vidal
  • Publication number: 20030014118
    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: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Thomas Banks, Russel J. Redmond, Claude A. Vidal
  • Publication number: 20030014117
    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: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Thomas Banks, Russel J. Redmond, Claude A. Vidal
  • Publication number: 20030009227
    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: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Thomas Banks, Russel J. Redmond, Claude A. Vidal
  • Patent number: 6482235
    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 annulus 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: August 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Intrinsic Orthopedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Thomas Banks, Russel J. Redmond, Claude A. Vidal
  • Publication number: 20020156530
    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: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Thomas Banks, Russel J. Redmond, Claude A. Vidal, Jacob Einhorn
  • Publication number: 20020151979
    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: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventors: Greg H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Publication number: 20020049468
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for filtering and entrapping debris from the vascular system of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventors: Richard B. Streeter, Gregory H. Lambrecht, John R. Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore, Todd F. Davenport