Patents by Inventor Sabatino Bianco

Sabatino Bianco 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: 20200008951
    Abstract: A spinal implant has a proximal region and a distal region, and includes an upper body and a lower body each having inner surfaces disposed in opposed relation relative to each other. A proximal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies at the proximal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies, and a distal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies at the distal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies. The proximal and distal adjustment assemblies are independently movable with respect to each other to change a vertical height of at least one of the proximal region or the distal region of the spinal implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Larry E. McClintock, Steven Ludwig, Scott Dhupar, Sabatino Bianco
  • Patent number: 10441430
    Abstract: A spinal implant has proximal and distal regions, and includes upper and lower bodies. A proximal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies in the proximal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies, and a distal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies in the distal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies. The proximal and distal adjustment assemblies are independently movable with respect to each other, both concurrently and alternately, to change a vertical height of at least one of the proximal or distal regions of the spinal implant. A set screw is removably disposed within the proximal region of the spinal implant to lock the vertical height of the proximal and distal regions of the spinal implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Ludwig, Scott Dhupar, Sabatino Bianco, Khalid Abbed, Egon Doppenberg, Jennifer Moore, John Donohoe, Scott Jones
  • Publication number: 20190274845
    Abstract: A driving instrument for adjusting a spinal implant includes an outer shaft having a distal end configured to actuate a proximal adjustment assembly of a spinal implant, and an inner shaft having a distal end configured to actuate a distal adjustment assembly of the spinal implant. The inner shaft is disposed within the outer shaft, with a proximal end of the inner shaft extending proximally from the outer shaft. The proximal end is configured to be rotated such that rotation of the inner shaft results in simultaneous rotation of the inner and outer shafts, with rotation of the outer shaft ceasing at a first value of resistance associated with the proximal adjustment assembly and rotation of the inner shaft ceasing at a second value of resistance associated with the distal adjustment assembly such that cessation of rotation of the inner shaft is independent from cessation of rotation of the outer shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Ludwig, Scott Dhupar, Sabatino Bianco, Khalid Abbed, Egon Doppenberg, Jennifer Moore, John Donohoe, Scott A. Jones, Todd Wallenstein, Brad Vinckier, Jordan Floyd, Gregory Lanford, Brian O'Shaughnessy, Thomas Morrison
  • Patent number: 10363142
    Abstract: A spinal implant has a proximal region and a distal region, and includes an upper body and a lower body each having inner surfaces disposed in opposed relation relative to each other. A proximal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies at the proximal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies, and a distal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies at the distal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies. The proximal and distal adjustment assemblies are independently movable with respect to each other to change a vertical height of at least one of the proximal region or the distal region of the spinal implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry McClintock, Steven Ludwig, Scott Dhupar, Sabatino Bianco
  • Publication number: 20190021868
    Abstract: A spinal implant has proximal and distal regions, and includes upper and lower bodies. A proximal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies in the proximal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies, and a distal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies in the distal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies. The proximal and distal adjustment assemblies are independently movable with respect to each other, both concurrently and alternately, to change a vertical height of at least one of the proximal or distal regions of the spinal implant. A set screw is removably disposed within the proximal region of the spinal implant to lock the vertical height of the proximal and distal regions of the spinal implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Ludwig, Scott Dhupar, Sabatino Bianco, Khalid Abbed, Egon Doppenberg, Jennifer Moore, John Donohoe, Scott Jones