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: 20140277462
    Abstract: Assemblies of one or more implant structures 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. The representative lumbar spine interventions, which can be performed on adults or children, include, but are not limited to, translaminar lumbar fusion and lumbar facet fusion involving a curved implant structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Scott A. YERBY, Paul SAND, Bret W. SCHNEIDER, Jose E. RODRIGUEZ, Nicanor DOMINGO, Mark A. REILEY
  • Publication number: 20140276851
    Abstract: A system for removing an implant from bone can include a guidepin that can be attached to the implant; an osteotome having a flat, elongate body and a sharp, blade portion for cutting bone; an osteotome guide having a elongate body having a plurality of planar faces and a rectilinear cross-section that corresponds in shape to the rectilinear cross-section of the implant, a lumen extending through the elongate body of the osteotome for receiving the guidepin, and a plurality of channels for receiving the osteotome, wherein one of the plurality of channels is disposed along each one of the plurality of planar faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Bret W. SCHNEIDER, Richard G. MAULDIN, Scott A. YERBY, Paul SAND
  • Publication number: 20140277463
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for fusing both sacroiliac joints of a patient using a long implant are provided. The method can include inserting a guide pin through the first ilium and across the first SI-Joint, through the sacrum and above the S1 foramen, across the second SI-Joint, and through the second ilium; forming a first rectilinear cavity through the first ilium and the first SI-Joint; forming a second rectilinear cavity through the second ilium and the second SI-Joint, wherein the first rectilinear cavity and the second rectilinear cavity are aligned; and inserting an implant through the first cavity, across the first SI-Joint, through the sacrum, across the second SI-Joint, and through the second cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Scott A. YERBY, Paul SAND, Bret W. SCHNEIDER, Joanne LEUNG
  • Publication number: 20140276846
    Abstract: This application relates generally to broaches. More specifically, this application relates to broaches used to shape bores in bone. The broaches can shape the bores to receive an implant and also cut additional tubes or channels for receiving bone graft material and/or biologic aids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Richard G. MAULDIN, Scott A. YERBY, Paul SAND, Bret W. SCHNEIDER
  • Patent number: 8641762
    Abstract: An implant system for implantation between adjacent spinous processes for the relief of pain associated with the spine. The implant has a series of spacers which may be inserted over a shaft located between adjacent spinous processes thus allowing the implant to be assembled in situ. The spacers may rotate on the shaft relative to the wings. To minimize trauma to the patient, each spacer has a tapered tissue expander to distract the opening between the spinous processes during assembly. The shaft is connected to a wing, and a second wing or deployable wing may be inserted over the shaft and locked into place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Mitchell, Charles J. Winslow, Scott A. Yerby
  • Patent number: 8591546
    Abstract: A spinal implant adapted to be inserted into an interspinous space between adjacent spinous processes includes a proximal section, a central section, and a distal section disposed sequentially along a longitudinal axis. The distal section has feature(s) that allow the implant to be inserted laterally into the interspinous space, such as an approximately helical groove and/or a thread-like structure. The distal tip of the implant tapers inwardly, and may be rounded. The proximal section may include an outwardly extending wing or flange. The implant may include a main body that includes the wing or flange and a spacer slidably mated to the main body through the wing or flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Charles J. Winslow, John J. Flynn, Steven T. Mitchell, Scott A. Yerby, John A. Markwart
  • Publication number: 20130296953
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to implants used in medical procedures such as bone fixation or fusion. More specifically, this application relates to fenestrated implants used in bone fixation or fusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Richard G. MAULDIN, Scott A. Yerby, Mark A. REILEY, Bret SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20130267961
    Abstract: This application relates generally to impactors. More specifically, this application relates to impactors used in medical procedures such as bone fixation or fusion. In some embodiments, the impactors include features that prevent or reduce the likelihood of over-insertion of an implant within a bone cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Richard G. MAULDIN, Vikas V. PATEL, Scott A. YERBY, Paul SAND
  • Publication number: 20130267836
    Abstract: This application relates generally to guide pins and wires. More specifically, this application relates to guide pins and wires used in medical procedures such as bone fixation or fusion. One embodiment of the guide pin includes a distal end with a ball end cutter. Other embodiments of the guide pin include expandable prongs that can impede further advancement of the guide pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Richard G. MAULDIN, W. Carlton RECKLING, Scott A. YERBY
  • Publication number: 20130231746
    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: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Tenon Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Scott Yerby, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliot DeCou
  • Patent number: 8512393
    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: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Promed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott DeCou, Scott Yerby
  • Patent number: 8491653
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant has a fusion body with at least one keel that anchors the implant into cancellous bone of at least one vertebral body. A method for implantation includes lateral implantation of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry A. Klyce, Charles J. Winslow, Scott Yerby, Steve Mitchell, John Flynn
  • Patent number: 8454659
    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: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Kyphon Sarl
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Charles J. Winslow, Scott A. Yerby, John J. Flynn, Steven T. Mitchell, John A. Markwart
  • Patent number: 8349013
    Abstract: A method for stabilizing at least one spinal motion segment includes an expandable spacer in a collapsed state into the interspinous space between superior and inferior vertebrae such that the spacer extends through the sagittal plane defined by the spinous processes of the superior and inferior vertebrae. The spacer has a flexible membrane defining an interior cavity. The method includes expanding the spacer to an expanded state by forcing a fill material in a fluid state into the cavity with the spacer disposed in the interspinous space, and thereafter solidifying the fill material to a solid state in the cavity. The method may be performed through a percutaneous penetration in the patient's skin and may cause the first and second vertebrae to be distracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kyphon Sarl
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Charles J. Winslow, Henry A. Klyce, Scott A. Yerby, John J. Flynn, Steven T. Mitchell, John A. Markwart
  • Patent number: 8273107
    Abstract: Systems and method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention can includes an implant comprising a spacer and a frame having a central body and a helical shaped wing extending from the central body. The frame can be positioned near about adjacent spinous processes, and can be rotated and urged so that the adjacent spinous processes pass within a groove of the wing, thereby allowing the wing to be arranged on an opposite side of the adjacent spinous processes. The spacer can then be arranged over the frame so that the spacer contacts and distracts the spinous processes, thereby limiting relative movement of the adjacent spinous processes during extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kyphon Sarl
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Charles J. Winslow, John J. Flynn, Steven T. Mitchell, Scott A. Yerby, John A. Markwart
  • Patent number: 8221463
    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: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Kyphon SARL
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry A. Klyce, Charles J. Winslow, Scott A. Yerby, John J. Flynn, Steven T. Mitchell, John A. Markwart
  • Publication number: 20120109205
    Abstract: An implant system for implantation between adjacent spinous processes for the relief of pain associated with the spine. The implant has a series of spacers which may be inserted over a shaft located between adjacent spinous processes thus allowing the implant to be assembled in situ. The spacers may rotate on the shaft relative to the wings. To minimize trauma to the patient, each spacer has a tapered tissue expander to distract the opening between the spinous processes during assembly. The shaft is connected to a wing, and a second wing or deployable wing may be inserted over the shaft and locked into place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: KYPHON SARL
    Inventors: Steven T. Mitchell, Charles J. Winslow, Scott A. Yerby
  • Publication number: 20120083829
    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: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: PROMED, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, Nicanor Domingo, Hans F. Valencia, Robert Elliott DeCou, Scott Yerby
  • Publication number: 20120083843
    Abstract: A spinal implant adapted to be inserted into an interspinous space between adjacent spinous processes includes a proximal section, a central section, and a distal section disposed sequentially along a longitudinal axis. The distal section has feature(s) that allow the implant to be inserted laterally into the interspinous space, such as an approximately helical groove and/or a thread-like structure. The distal tip of the implant tapers inwardly, and may be rounded. The proximal section may include an outwardly extending wing or flange. The implant may include a main body that includes the wing or flange and a spacer slidably mated to the main body through the wing or flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Charles J. Winslow, John J. Flynn, Steven T. Mitchell, Scott A. Yerby, John A. Markwart
  • Patent number: 8147548
    Abstract: Systems and method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention can includes an implant comprising a spacer and a frame having a central body and a helical shaped wing extending from the central body. The frame can be positioned near about adjacent spinous processes, and can be rotated and urged so that the adjacent spinous processes pass within a groove of the wing, thereby allowing the wing to be arranged on an opposite side of the adjacent spinous processes. The spacer can then be arranged over the frame so that the spacer contacts and distracts the spinous processes, thereby limiting relative movement of the adjacent spinous processes during extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Kyphon Sarl
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Charles J. Winslow, John J. Flynn, Steve Mitchell, Scott A. Yerby, John A. Markwart