Patents by Inventor Scott A. Yerby

Scott A. Yerby 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: 20170296244
    Abstract: Implants for the fusion or fixation of two bone segments are described. For example, the implants can be used for the fusion or fixation of the sacroiliac joint. The implants can have a matrix structure, have a rectilinear cross-sectional area, and have a curvature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Bret W. SCHNEIDER, Roxanne SIMON, Derek LINDSEY, Scott A. YERBY
  • Patent number: 9775592
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths of flexible materials, such as shape memory alloys or polymers. Such frames may be coupled to sheetlike or tube-like structures configured to spread loads, minimize thrombosis which may be related to intravascular flow, and maintain hemostasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: ProMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott Decou, Scott Yerby
  • Publication number: 20170245999
    Abstract: Configurations are described for conducting minimally invasive medical interventions utilizing elongate instruments and assemblies thereof to stabilize and/or fixate a sacro-iliac joint. In one embodiment, a tool assembly may be advanced from a posterior approach into the SI junction and configured to create a defect defined at least in part by portions of both the sacrum and the ilium, the defect having a three dimensional shape defined in part by at least one noncircular cross sectional shape in a plane substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the tool assembly. After a defect is created, the tool assembly may be retracted and a prosthesis deployed into the defect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Scott Yerby, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliot DeCou
  • Patent number: 9662157
    Abstract: Implants for the fusion or fixation of two bone segments are described. For example, the implants can be used for the fusion or fixation of the sacroiliac joint. The implants can have a matrix structure, have a rectilinear cross-sectional area, and have a curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: SI-Bone Inc.
    Inventors: Bret W. Schneider, Roxanne Simon, Derek Lindsey, Scott A. Yerby
  • Publication number: 20170007409
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to implants and tools for the fixation or fusion of joints or bone segments. These tools include tissue dilators and protectors. Other tools include broaches used to shape bores in bone. The tools can also include a system for removing an implant from bone. Implants can include assemblies of one or more implant structures that make possible the achievement of diverse interventions involving the fusion and/or stabilization of lumbar and sacral vertebra in a non-invasive manner, with minimal incision, and without the necessitating the removing the intervertebral disc. Implants for fusing both sacroiliac joints of a patient include a long implant that extends across both sacroiliac joints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Richard G. MAULDIN, Ralph F. RASHBAUM, Mark A. REILEY, Scott A. YERBY, Paul SAND, Bret W. SCHNEIDER, Jose RODRIGUEZ, Nicanor DOMINGO, Joanne LEUNG
  • Publication number: 20160345945
    Abstract: Assemblies for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which comprise a closure device deployment assembly comprising an elongate foot member having a relatively short distal portion which is bendably coupled to a relatively long proximal portion and an expandable closure device removably coupled to the distal portion of the foot member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott DeCou, Scott Yerby
  • Publication number: 20160345944
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths of flexible materials, such as shape memory alloys or polymers. Such frames may be coupled to sheet-like or tube-like structures configured to spread loads, minimize thrombosis which may be related to intravascular flow, and maintain hemostasis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott DeCou, Scott Yerby
  • Patent number: 9492284
    Abstract: Configurations are described for conducting minimally invasive medical interventions utilizing elongate instruments and assemblies thereof to stabilize and/or fixate a sacro-iliac joint. In one embodiment, a tool assembly may be advanced from a posterior approach into the SI junction and configured to create a defect defined at least in part by portions of both the sacrum and the ilium, the defect having a three dimensional shape defined in part by at least one noncircular cross sectional shape in a plane substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the tool assembly. After a defect is created, the tool assembly may be retracted and a prosthesis deployed into the defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Tenon Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Scott Yerby, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliot DeCou
  • Publication number: 20160287171
    Abstract: A surgical procedure to insert an implant into the body of a patient may impinge upon or run the risk of damaging neural tissue during the insertion procedure. To reduce this risk, the implant and instrumentation used during the implantation procedure can be modified or adapted for use as neuromonitoring probes to determine whether a nerve is in close proximity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Paul SAND, Scott A. YERBY
  • Patent number: 9445796
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths of flexible materials, such as shape memory alloys or polymers. Such frames may be coupled to sheetlike or tube-like structures configured to spread loads, minimize thrombosis which may be related to intravascular flow, and maintain hemostasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: PROMED, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott DeCou, Scott Yerby
  • Patent number: 9439635
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths of flexible materials, such as shape memory alloys or polymers. Such frames may be coupled to sheetlike or tube-like structures configured to spread loads, minimize thrombosis which may be related to intravascular flow, and maintain hemostasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: PROMED, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott DeCou, Scott Yerby
  • Publication number: 20160081809
    Abstract: Implants for the fusion or fixation of two bone segments are described. For example, the implants can be used for the fusion or fixation of the sacroiliac joint. The implants can have a matrix structure, have a rectilinear cross-sectional area, and have a curvature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Bret W. SCHNEIDER, Roxanne SIMON, Derek LINDSEY, Scott A. YERBY
  • Publication number: 20160081810
    Abstract: Implants for the fusion or fixation of two bone segments are described. For example, the implants can be used for the fusion or fixation of the sacroiliac joint. The implants can include fenestrations, have a rectilinear overall cross-sectional area, and have a curvature. Some implants can also be used to rescue failed implants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Mark A. REILEY, Bret W. SCHNEIDER, Joanne LEUNG, Paul SAND, Scott A. YERBY
  • Patent number: 9078632
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths of flexible materials, such as shape memory alloys or polymers. Such frames may be coupled to sheetlike or tube-like structures configured to spread loads, minimize thrombosis which may be related to intravascular flow, and maintain hemostasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: PROMED, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott DeCou, Scott Yerby
  • Publication number: 20150119930
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths of flexible materials, such as shape memory alloys or polymers. Such frames may be coupled to sheetlike or tube-like structures configured to spread loads, minimize thrombosis which may be related to intravascular flow, and maintain hemostasis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Richard S. GINN, Nicanor DOMINGO, Hans F. VALENCIA, Robert Elliott DECOU, Scott YERBY
  • Publication number: 20150105828
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to implant placement into bone. More specifically, embodiments of the invention relate to implant placement across the sacro-iliac joint. Placement can be facilitated using various CT imaging views that allow the implants to be placed in bone associated with articular cartilage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: W. Carlton RECKLING, Mark A. REILEY, Scott A. YERBY, Sean FARLEY, Joanne LEUNG
  • Patent number: 8906080
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths of flexible materials, such as shape memory alloys or polymers. Such frames may be coupled to sheetlike or tube-like structures configured to spread loads, minimize thrombosis which may be related to intravascular flow, and maintain hemostasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: ProMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott DeCou, Scott Yerby
  • Patent number: 8894686
    Abstract: Systems and method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention can includes an implant comprising a first wing, a spacer extending from the first wing, and a distraction guide. The distraction guide is arranged in a first configuration to pierce and/or distract tissue associated with adjacent spinous processes extending from vertebrae of a targeted motion segment. The implant can be positioned between the adjacent spinous processes and once positioned, the implant can be arranged in a second configuration. When arranged in a second configuration, the distraction guide can act as a second wing. The first wing and the second wing can limit or block movement of the implant along a longitudinal axis of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Charles J. Winslow, Scott A. Yerby, John J. Flynn, Steven T. Mitchell, John A. Markwart
  • Patent number: 8870937
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for closing vascular access ports, such as arteriotomies, which involve placement and deployment of an expandable device configured to prevent blood flow across a subject arteriotomy while also keeping disturbance of intravascular flow to a minimum. Suitable prostheses may comprise one or more frames constructed from lengths of flexible materials, such as shape memory alloys or polymers. Such frames may be coupled to sheetlike or tube-like structures configured to spread loads, minimize thrombosis which may be related to intravascular flow, and maintain hemostasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: PROMED, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott DeCou, Scott Yerby
  • Publication number: 20140288605
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to bone implants. More specifically, the present invention relates to bone implants used for the fixation or fusion of the sacroiliac joint and/or the spine. For example, a system for fusing or stabilizing a plurality of bones is provided. The system includes an implant structure having stem portion and a head portion, the stem portion having a rectilinear cross sectional area. A tulip or saddle structure can be attached to the head portion, and a rod can be secured within the tulip or saddle structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Ali H. MESIWALA, Mark A. REILEY, Paul SAND, Bret W. SCHNEIDER, Scott A. YERBY