Patents by Inventor Rolando M. Puno

Rolando M. Puno 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: 20190070014
    Abstract: A system for implanting an interbody device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an interbody device having a plurality of lobes extending outwardly from a longitudinal rib, and having a relaxed shape approximating the shape of the disc being replaced. An insertion guide has a bore therein from a proximal end to a distal end thereof to accept the interbody device in an unrelaxed shape. The distal end is shaped for insertion into an intervertebral space. The insertion rod may be positioned within the bore of the insertion guide whereby the interbody device is positioned within the intervertebral space by advancing the insertion rod into the insertion guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventor: Rolando M. Puno
  • Patent number: 10130486
    Abstract: A system for implanting an interbody device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an interbody device having a plurality of lobes extending outwardly from a longitudinal rib, and having a relaxed shape approximating the shape of the disc being replaced. An insertion guide has a bore therein from a proximal end to a distal end thereof to accept the interbody device in an unrelaxed shape. The distal end is shaped for insertion into an intervertebral space. The insertion rod may be positioned within the bore of the insertion guide whereby the interbody device is positioned within the intervertebral space by advancing the insertion rod into the insertion guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: R Tree Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Rolando M. Puno
  • Publication number: 20180133026
    Abstract: A system for implanting an inter-body device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an inter-body device having a plurality of cans secured to a flexible bridge and having a relief portion therebetween. An inserter tube and complementary bullnoses are advantageously secured to the vertebrae by an extension arm for securing the assembly precisely in place. A plurality of articulating trial implants are provided to test fit a disc space for the proper sized inter-body device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventor: Rolando M. Puno
  • Publication number: 20180125669
    Abstract: A system for implanting an interbody device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an interbody device having a plurality of lobes extending outwardly from a longitudinal rib, and having a relaxed shape approximating the shape of the disc being replaced. An insertion guide has a bore therein from a proximal end to a distal end thereof to accept the interbody device in an unrelaxed shape. The distal end is shaped for insertion into an intervertebral space. The insertion rod may be positioned within the bore of the insertion guide whereby the interbody device is positioned within the intervertebral space by advancing the insertion rod into the insertion guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventor: Rolando M. Puno
  • Publication number: 20180064558
    Abstract: A system for implanting an inter-body device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an inter-body device having a plurality of cans secured to a flexible bridge and having a relief portion therebetween. An inserter tube and complementary bullnoses are advantageously secured to the vertebrae by an extension arm for securing the assembly precisely in place. A plurality of articulating trial implants are provided to test fit a disc space for the proper sized inter-body device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventor: Rolando M. Puno
  • Patent number: 9877844
    Abstract: A system for implanting an inter-body device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an inter-body device having a plurality of cans secured to a flexible bridge and having a relief portion therebetween. An inserter tube and complementary bullnoses are advantageously secured to the vertebrae by an extension arm for securing the assembly precisely in place. A plurality of articulating trial implants are provided to test fit a disc space for the proper sized inter-body device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: R Tree Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Rolando M. Puno
  • Patent number: 9844443
    Abstract: A system for implanting an interbody device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an interbody device having a plurality of lobes extending outwardly from a longitudinal rib, and having a relaxed shape approximating the shape of the disc being replaced. An insertion guide has a bore therein from a proximal end to a distal end thereof to accept the interbody device in an unrelaxed shape. The distal end is shaped for insertion into an intervertebral space. The insertion rod may be positioned within the bore of the insertion guide whereby the interbody device is positioned within the intervertebral space by advancing the insertion rod into the insertion guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: R Tree Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Rolando M. Puno
  • Patent number: 9814599
    Abstract: A system for implanting an inter-body device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an inter-body device having a plurality of cans secured to a flexible bridge and having a relief portion therebetween. An inserter tube and complementary bullnoses are advantageously secured to the vertebrae by an extension arm for securing the assembly precisely in place. A plurality of articulating trial implants are provided to test fit a disc space for the proper sized inter-body device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: R Tree Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Rolando M. Puno
  • Publication number: 20150257891
    Abstract: A system for implanting an interbody device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an interbody device having a plurality of lobes extending outwardly from a longitudinal rib, and having a relaxed shape approximating the shape of the disc being replaced. An insertion guide is provided having a bore therein from a proximal end to a distal end thereof to accept said interbody device in an unrelaxed shape, wherein said distal end is shaped for insertion into an intervertebral space. The insertion rod may be positioned within said bore of said insertion guide whereby said interbody device is positioned within said intervertebral space by advancing said insertion rod into said insertion guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventor: Rolando M. PUNO
  • Publication number: 20140330384
    Abstract: A system for implanting an inter-body device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an inter-body device having a plurality of cans secured to a flexible bridge and having a relief portion therebetween. An inserter tube and complementary bullnoses are advantageously secured to the vertebrae by an extension arm for securing the assembly precisely in place. A plurality of articulating trial implants are provided to test fit a disc space for the proper sized inter-body device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Rolando M. Puno
  • Patent number: 8828082
    Abstract: A system for implanting an inter-body device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an inter-body device having a plurality of cans secured to a flexible bridge and having a relief portion therebetween. An inserter tube and complementary bullnoses are advantageously secured to the vertebrae by an extension arm for securing the assembly precisely in place. A plurality of articulating trial implants are provided to test fit a disc space for the proper sized inter-body device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: R Tree Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Rolando M. Puno
  • Patent number: 8486083
    Abstract: Instruments for inserting an implant in a space between adjacent bony portions include upper and lower guide members separated by a spreader with the implant positioned forwardly of the spreader. The spreader is movable forwardly between the guide members with a drive member to position the implant in a space between the bony portions. The spreader contacts the adjacent bony portions to facilitate withdrawal of the inserter instrument when the implant is positioned in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Rolando M. Puno, Bret M. Berry, W. Scott Gareiss
  • Patent number: 8313514
    Abstract: A spinal fixation system including an interconnection device is provided. The interconnection device comprises a connector element including a passage structured to receive a component of the spinal fixation system therein. The passage is at least partially bound by a first wall portion and a second wall portion, wherein the first wall portion is movable between a first position to receive the component and a second position to restrain the component in the passage. The device further includes a retainer element which holds the first wall portion in the second position in order to lock the component in the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Rolando M. Puno
  • Publication number: 20110009969
    Abstract: A system for implanting an inter-body device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an inter-body device having a plurality of cans secured to a flexible bridge and having a relief portion therebetween. An inserter tube and complementary bullnoses are advantageously secured to the vertebrae by an extension arm for securing the assembly precisely in place. A plurality of articulating trial implants are provided to test fit a disc space for the proper sized inter-body device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Rolando M. Puno
  • Publication number: 20110009970
    Abstract: A system for implanting an inter-body device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an inter-body device having a plurality of cans secured to a flexible bridge and having a relief portion therebetween. An inserter tube and complementary bullnoses are advantageously secured to the vertebrae by an extension arm for securing the assembly precisely in place. A plurality of articulating trial implants are provided to test fit a disc space for the proper sized inter-body device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Rolando M. Puno
  • Publication number: 20100069914
    Abstract: Instruments for inserting an implant in a space between adjacent bony portions include upper and lower guide members separated by a spreader with the implant positioned forwardly of the spreader. The spreader is movable forwardly between the guide members with a drive member to position the implant in a space between the bony portions. The spreader contacts the adjacent bony portions to facilitate withdrawal of the inserter instrument when the implant is positioned in the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Rolando M. Puno, Bret M. Berry, W. Scott Gareiss
  • Patent number: 7625379
    Abstract: Instruments for inserting an implant in a space between adjacent bony portions include upper and lower guide members separated by a spreader with the implant positioned forwardly of the spreader. The spreader is movable forwardly between the guide members with a drive member to position the implant in a space between the bony portions. The spreader contacts the adjacent bony portions to facilitate withdrawal of the inserter instrument when the implant is positioned in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventors: Rolando M Puno, Bret M. Berry, W. Scott Gareiss
  • Patent number: 5624442
    Abstract: This invention relates to a transverse connector member which is used to connect two substantially parallel spinal implant rods. The transverse connector has a first and a second member which includes a clamp comprising a rod receiving recess and top-loaded set screw which cause both a vertical and a horizontal loading of the rod in order to bias the rod into contact with the recess. The set screw is a beveled set screw. In one embodiment, the clamping members are two separate components which provide for an adjustable distance between the clamping members. In another embodiment, the connector is a single unit in which the clamping members have openings in the same direction to facilitate loading the connector onto the rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Cross Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Mellinger, J. Abbott Byrd, III, Rolando M. Puno
  • Patent number: 5496321
    Abstract: A spinal implant assembly is provided having a top loading anchor which is fixed to a spinal member by means of a hook or screw. The anchor includes a seat having a channel to receive a stabilizer rod and a sliding interconnecting closure member which slides in a longitudinal direction relative to the anchor seat to form an integral closed anchor seat assembly. The closure member includes retaining flanges which dove tail relative to undercut retaining flanges of the seat member so as to prohibit the sliding closure member from being dislodged from the closure from the seat channel, as well as inhibit the splaying of the seat member in response to forces which may be imposed upon the seat member during derotation of the spine. In addition, the seat member includes a boss and/or hollow to form a biased lock and compression screw to lock the rod in position relative to the anchor. An instrument is provided which holds the slide for assembly in a spring loaded ball plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Assignee: Cross Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Rolando M. Puno, Philip Mellinger, J. Abbott Byrd, III
  • Patent number: 5474555
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for the internal fixation of the spine. The apparatus comprises an assembly having at least two anchors and an elongated stabilizer. The anchors each have means to hold the anchor to the bone, and include receiving means which receive the stabilizer as well as securing means which cooperate with the receiving means by means of the interaction of mating threads to cause the application of compression on the stabilizer into the receiving means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: Cross Medical Products
    Inventors: Rolando M. Puno, Philip A. Mellinger