Patents by Inventor Sean Selover

Sean Selover 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).

  • Patent number: 10166019
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided for surgical and interventional planning, support, post-operative follow-up, and functional recovery tracking. In general, data related to retraction of tissue can be gathered during performance of a surgical procedure. In one embodiment, the data can be used during performance of the surgical procedure, e.g., to determine whether a length of time a tissue is retracted using a retractor reaches a predetermined threshold amount of time, an amount of tissue retraction reaches a predetermined amount of tissue, and an amount of pressure being placed on tissue and/or nerves as a result of retraction reaches a predetermined amount of pressure, and/or the data can be used after performance of the surgical procedure, e.g., in determining a correlation between the data and patient pain level data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Namal Nawana, Michael Gorhan, William J. Frasier, Cody Cranson, Hassan Serhan, Michael O'Neil, Matthew Parsons, Jennifer DiPietro, Christopher Nordstrom, John Griffin, Sean Selover, Jonathan Bellas, Michelle LeClerc
  • Publication number: 20180334741
    Abstract: A coated medical instrument can include a first layer bonded to a metal substrate surface of a medical instrument, a second layer bonded to the first layer, and a third layer disposed on the second layer, The first layer comprises chromium (Cr), hafnium (Hf), titanium (Ti), and/or niobium (Nb). The second layer comprises a nitride, oxide, carbide, carbonitride, or boride of chromium (Cr), hafnium (Hf), niobium (Nb), tungsten (W), titanium (Ti), aluminum (Al), zirconium (Zr), and/or silicon (Si). The third layer comprises a nitride, oxide, carbide, boride, oxynitride, oxycarbide, or oxycarbonitride of chromium (Cr), hafnium (Hf), niobium (Nb), tungsten (W), titanium (Ti), aluminum (Al), zirconium (Zr), and/or silicon (Si). Methods for making coated medical instruments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Dayananda Sukadhare, Sean Selover
  • Publication number: 20160186307
    Abstract: A coated medical instrument can include a first layer bonded to a metal substrate surface of a medical instrument, a second layer bonded to the first layer, and a third layer disposed on the second layer, The first layer comprises chromium (Cr), hafnium (Hf), titanium (Ti), and/or niobium (Nb). The second layer comprises a nitride, oxide, carbide, carbonitride, or boride of chromium (Cr), hafnium (Hf), niobium (Nb), tungsten (W), titanium (Ti), aluminum (Al), zirconium (Zr), and/or silicon (Si). The third layer comprises a nitride, oxide, carbide, boride, oxynitride, oxycarbide, or oxycarbonitride of chromium (Cr), hafnium (Hf), niobium (Nb), tungsten (W), titanium (Ti), aluminum (Al), zirconium (Zr), and/or silicon (Si). Methods for making coated medical instruments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Dayananda Sukadhare, Sean Selover
  • Patent number: 9248026
    Abstract: An interbody spacer comprising a series of stacked walls connected by a common base, wherein the spacer collapses when pressed into an access delivery tube. During insertion, the walls can flex as a unit, like bending a deck of cards, to traverse bends in the access tube. Upon distally exiting the portal of the access delivery tube, the walls track apart (like spreading fingers) to create a wide base of support for the vertebral body endplate. A graft delivery device that uses a conveyor belt-type approach to deliver bone graft from the device to a location in a patient. In some embodiments, the conveyor-belt is manually actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John Riley Hawkins, Nicholas Pavento, Christopher Ramsay, Sean Selover, Kevin Lee
  • Publication number: 20150282796
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided for surgical and interventional planning, support, post-operative follow-up, and functional recovery tracking. In general, a patient can be tracked throughout medical treatment including through initial onset of symptoms, diagnosis, non-surgical treatment, surgical treatment, and recovery from the surgical treatment. In one embodiment, a patient and one or more medical professionals involved with treating the patient can electronically access a comprehensive treatment planning, support, and review system. The system can provide recommendations regarding diagnosis, non-surgical treatment, surgical treatment, and recovery from the surgical treatment based on data gathered from the patient and the medical professional(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Namal Nawana, Michael Gorhan, William J. Frasier, Cody Cranson, Hassan Serhan, Michael O'Neil, Matthew Parsons, Jennifer DiPietro, Christopher Nordstrom, John Griffin, Sean Selover, Jonathan Bellas, Michelle LeClerc
  • Patent number: 9005118
    Abstract: A surgical access system for providing access to a surgical site in a patient includes a surgical access device defining a port and a light emitter coupled to the surgical access device for illuminating the port. The light emitter preferably comprises an elongated shaft having a light transmitting element housed therein, which emits light transmitted to the elongated shaft from a light source. The elongated shaft is configured to be inserted in an elongated channel in the access device. The elongated channel has or forms a window for transmitting light emitted by the light emitter into the interior of the access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Selover, Sara Dziedzic, Steve Connolly, Sheryl Frank, Lorenzo Vaccarella
  • Patent number: 8894685
    Abstract: A spinal implant including a stabilization member coupled to an elongate member is herein provided. The implant can be configured for placement within a facet joint in an intra-facet or trans-facet configuration. Also, the implant can include a fusion-promoting bioactive material thereby providing a single device capable of spinal stabilization and/or fusion. Furthermore, a method of placing such an implant within a facet joint in an intra-facet or trans-facet orientation is hereby provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Mickiewicz, Michael Alan Fisher, Michael O'Neil, Paul Birkmeyer, Sean Selover, Michael Mahoney, Holly Brideau, Katherine Herard
  • Patent number: 8852210
    Abstract: A system for guiding an implant to an optimal placement within a patient includes a trajectory guide for guiding instruments along a selected trajectory and a trajectory fixation device for fixing the trajectory guide in a selected position. The trajectory guide defines a path configured to align with the selected trajectory. A movable support mounts the trajectory guide and selectively moves the trajectory guide to align the trajectory guide with the selected trajectory prior to fixing the trajectory guide in the selected position. After fixing the trajectory guide, instruments can be inserted along the trajectory through the path defined by the trajectory guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Selover, Christopher W. Sicvol, Ronald Naughton, Nancy M. Sheehy, Paul Birkmeyer
  • Publication number: 20140058515
    Abstract: An interbody spacer comprising a series of stacked walls connected by a common base, wherein the spacer collapses when pressed into an access delivery tube. During insertion, the walls can flex as a unit, like bending a deck of cards, to traverse bends in the access tube. Upon distally exiting the portal of the access delivery tube, the walls track apart (like spreading fingers) to create a wide base of support for the vertebral body endplate. A graft delivery device that uses a conveyor belt-type approach to deliver bone graft from the device to a location in a patient. In some embodiments, the conveyor-belt is manually actuated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: John Riley Hawkins, Nicholas Pavento, Christopher Ramsay, Sean Selover, Kevin Lee
  • Publication number: 20130261673
    Abstract: A bone plate secured by both a screw and a post. The head of the post may act as a cam that prevents screw backout. Preferably, the shaft of the first post passes partially through the first post through hole so that the distal unthreaded portion of its shaft substantially extends beyond the plate and the proximal threaded portion of its shaft substantially remains in the first post through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: John Riley Hawkins, Nicholas Pavento, Sean Selover, Jonathan Bellas, Sheryl Frank
  • Patent number: 8430813
    Abstract: A surgical access system for providing access to a surgical site in a patient includes a surgical access device defining a working channel for accessing a surgical site and an integrated light emitter for illuminating the surgical site. The light emitter is integrated in proximity to a distal end of the surgical access device. In some embodiments, the light emitter is offset from the distal end. In certain embodiments, the integrated light emitter includes a light transmission medium for transmitting light from a proximal end of the access device to the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Selover, Sara Dziedzic, Steve Connolly, Anita Barnick, Erin Dupak
  • Publication number: 20120209290
    Abstract: A system for guiding an implant to an optimal placement within a patient includes a trajectory guide for guiding instruments along a selected trajectory and a trajectory fixation device for fixing the trajectory guide in a selected position. The trajectory guide defines a path configured to align with the selected trajectory. A movable support mounts the trajectory guide and selectively moves the trajectory guide to align the trajectory guide with the selected trajectory prior to fixing the trajectory guide in the selected position. After fixing the trajectory guide, instruments can be inserted along the trajectory through the path defined by the trajectory guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: DEPUY SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Sean SELOVER, Christopher W. SICVOL, Ronald NAUGHTON, Nancy M. SHEEHY, Paul BIRKMEYER
  • Patent number: 8182491
    Abstract: A system for guiding an implant to an optimal placement within a patient includes a trajectory guide for guiding instruments along a selected trajectory and a trajectory fixation device for fixing the trajectory guide in a selected position. The trajectory guide defines a path configured to align with the selected trajectory. A movable support mounts the trajectory guide and selectively moves the trajectory guide to align the trajectory guide with the selected trajectory prior to fixing the trajectory guide in the selected position. After fixing the trajectory guide, instruments can be inserted along the trajectory through the path defined by the trajectory guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Selover, Christopher W. Sicvol, Ronald Naughton, Nancy M. Sheehy, Paul Birkmeyer
  • Patent number: 8016835
    Abstract: A system for guiding an implant to an optimal placement within a patient includes a trajectory guide for guiding instruments along a selected trajectory and a trajectory fixation device for fixing the trajectory guide in a selected position. The trajectory guide defines a path configured to align with the selected trajectory. A movable support mounts the trajectory guide and selectively moves the trajectory guide to align the trajectory guide with the selected trajectory prior to fixing the trajectory guide in the selected position. The trajectory is aligned coarsely by hand, then the trajectory is aligned using a fine adjustment system. After fixing the trajectory guide, instruments can be inserted along the trajectory through the path defined by the trajectory guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Birkmeyer, Christopher W. Sicvol, Hassan Serhan, Sean Selover, Ronald Naughton, Nancy M. Sheehy
  • Patent number: 7909834
    Abstract: A self retaining screw inserter for inserting, positioning and removing a set screw of a spinal fixation system, includes an active reverse-collet retainer. The active reverse-collet retainer has fingers configured to move outward to engage and retain a set screw. When engaged, the fingers flare outward to engage the set screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Selover
  • Publication number: 20110021882
    Abstract: A surgical access system for providing access to a surgical site in a patient includes a surgical access device defining a port and a light emitter coupled to the surgical access device for illuminating the port. The light emitter preferably comprises an elongated shaft having a light transmitting element housed therein, which emits light transmitted to the elongated shaft from a light source. The elongated shaft is configured to be inserted in an elongated channel in the access device. The elongated channel has or forms a window for transmitting light emitted by the light emitter into the interior of the access device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Sean SELOVER, Sara DZIEDZIC, Steve CONNOLLY, Sheryl FRANK, Lorenzo VACCARELLA
  • Patent number: 7874982
    Abstract: A surgical access system for providing access to a surgical site in a patient includes a surgical access device defining a port and a light emitter coupled to the surgical access device for illuminating the port. The light emitter preferably comprises an elongated shaft having a light transmitting element housed therein, which emits light transmitted to the elongated shaft from a light source. The elongated shaft is configured to be inserted in an elongated channel in the access device. The elongated channel has or forms a window for transmitting light emitted by the light emitter into the interior of the access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Selover, Sara Dziedzic, Steve Connolly, Sheryl Frank, Lorenzo Vaccarella
  • Patent number: 7476240
    Abstract: A method for introducing a spinal fixation element between two bone anchors includes engaging a spinal fixation element to a shaft of an instrument, positioning the shaft of the instrument through a sidewall opening of a first percutaneous access device connected to a first bone anchor and through a side wall opening of a second percutaneous access device connected to a second bone anchor, the spinal fixation element extending in an orientation substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of at least one of the first percutaneous access device and the second percutaneous access device, and pivoting the instrument to change the orientation of the spinal fixation element and position the spinal fixation element in proximity to the first bone anchor and in proximity to the second bone anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Depuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Raymond, James Roveda, Brian Murphy, Christopher Sicvol, Sean Selover, Erasmo Lopez, Ramon Ruberte, Bryan S. Jones, Christopher Ramsay
  • Publication number: 20080255622
    Abstract: A spinal implant including a stabilization member coupled to an elongate member is herein provided. The implant can be configured for placement within a facet joint in an intra-facet or trans-facet configuration. Also, the implant can include a fusion-promoting bioactive material thereby providing a single device capable of spinal stabilization and/or fusion. Furthermore, a method of placing such an implant within a facet joint in an intra-facet or trans-facet orientation is hereby provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: DEPUY SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Mickiewicz, Michael Alan Fisher, Michael O'Neil, Paul Birkmeyer, Sean Selover, Michael Mahoney, Holly Brideau, Katherine Herard
  • Publication number: 20080081951
    Abstract: The present invention provides an inflatable retractor for providing access to a surgical site, such as a patient's spine, during a surgical process. When used in spinal surgery, the inflatable retractor allows a surgeon to operate on one or more spinal levels. The inflatable retractor includes an inflatable body defining a central cavity, wherein the body is flaccid in a non-inflated state and increasingly rigid in an inflated state. The inflatable retractor is inserted into an incision in a deflated, or partially inflated, state and then inflated once the retractor is in position. The inflation of the retractor retracts skin and muscle from the surgical site, allowing adequate visualization of the surgical site and forms a passage providing access for implants and surgical instruments to pass through the retractor and into the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Frasier, Timothy Beardsley, Connie P. Marchek, Sara Dziedzic, Holly R. Brideau, Sean Selover, Nicholas Pavento, Charles M. Bartish, James Roveda, Michael Slivka