Patents by Inventor Steve Wysocki

Steve Wysocki 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: 20190224020
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers. The superior and inferior plates include features that at least initially interlock the two plates until the superior plate is dislodged by pressure from the growing wafer stack. The wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. Each wafer also includes features that interlock with the inferior plate until the wafer id dislodged by sequential introduction of another wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Michael E. Landry, Steve Wysocki
  • Patent number: 9675469
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers. The superior and inferior plates include features that at least initially interlock the two plates until the superior plate is dislodged by pressure from the growing wafer stack. The wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. Each wafer also includes features that interlock with the inferior plate until the wafer id dislodged by sequential introduction of another wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Landry, Steve Wysocki
  • Publication number: 20160058570
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers. The superior and inferior plates include features that at least initially interlock the two plates until the superior plate is dislodged by pressure from the growing wafer stack. The wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. Each wafer also includes features that interlock with the inferior plate until the wafer id dislodged by sequential introduction of another wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: MICHAEL LANDRY, STEVE WYSOCKI
  • Patent number: 9192484
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers. The superior and inferior plates include features that at least initially interlock the two plates until the superior plate is dislodged by pressure from the growing wafer stack. The wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. Each wafer also includes features that interlock with the inferior plate until the wafer id dislodged by sequential introduction of another wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Landry, Steve Wysocki
  • Patent number: 9095446
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers. The superior and inferior plates include features that at least initially interlock the two plates until the superior plate is dislodged by pressure from the growing wafer stack. The wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. Each wafer also includes features that interlock with the inferior plate until the wafer id dislodged by sequential introduction of another wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Landry, Steve Wysocki
  • Publication number: 20140336766
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers. The superior and inferior plates include features that at least initially interlock the two plates until the superior plate is dislodged by pressure from the growing wafer stack. The wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. Each wafer also includes features that interlock with the inferior plate until the wafer id dislodged by sequential introduction of another wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: MICHAEL LANDRY, STEVE WYSOCKI
  • Publication number: 20140135936
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers. The superior and inferior plates include features that at least initially interlock the two plates until the superior plate is dislodged by pressure from the growing wafer stack. The wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. Each wafer also includes features that interlock with the inferior plate until the wafer id dislodged by sequential introduction of another wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Landry, Steve Wysocki
  • Patent number: 8641767
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers. The superior and inferior plates include features that at least initially interlock the two plates until the superior plate is dislodged by pressure from the growing wafer stack. The wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. Each wafer also includes features that interlock with the inferior plate until the wafer is dislodged by sequential introduction of another wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Landry, Steve Wysocki
  • Patent number: 8337562
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers. The superior and inferior plates include features that at least initially interlock the two plates until the superior plate is dislodged by pressure from the growing wafer stack. The wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. Each wafer also includes features that interlock with the inferior plate until the wafer id dislodged by sequential introduction of another wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Landry, Steve Wysocki
  • Publication number: 20120316568
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for distracting opposite surfaces from the interior of a bone, such as a vertebral body. A working channel cannula provides a working channel through which an inserter and an injection cannula can simultaneously pass. The inserter transports a plurality of wafers into the interior of the bone to form a load-bearing stack bearing against the opposite surfaces. The injection cannula is used to inject a fluent material into and/or around the stack. In certain embodiments, the fluent material is a load-bearing or hardenable material, such as bone cement. In other embodiments, the fluent material can be a BMP, HAP, or other osteo-inductive, osteo-conductive, or pharmaceutical compositions. A syringe containing the fluent material is engaged to the injection cannula and is operable to inject the fluent material into the vertebral body under controlled pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Manzi, Tyler Lipschultz, Peter Barreiro, Mark D. LoGuidice, Thomas Wilson, Steve Wysocki
  • Patent number: 8317802
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for distracting opposite surfaces from the interior of a bone, such as a vertebral body. A working channel cannula provides a working channel through which an inserter and an injection cannula can simultaneously pass. The inserter transports a plurality of wafers into the interior of the bone to form a load-bearing stack bearing against the opposite surfaces. The injection cannula is used to inject a fluent material into and/or around the stack. In certain embodiments, the fluent material is a load-bearing or hardenable material, such as bone cement. In other embodiments, the fluent material can be a BMP, HAP, or other osteo-inductive, osteo-conductive, or pharmaceutical compositions. A syringe containing the fluent material is engaged to the injection cannula and is operable to inject the fluent material into the vertebral body under controlled pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Manzi, Tyler Lipschultz, Peter Barreiro, Mark LoGuidice, Thomas Wilson, Steve Wysocki
  • Patent number: 8246630
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for distracting opposite surfaces from the interior of a bone, such as a vertebral body. A working channel cannula provides a working channel through which an inserter and an injection cannula can simultaneously pass. The inserter transports a plurality of wafers into the interior of the bone to form a load-bearing stack bearing against the opposite surfaces. The injection cannula is used to inject a fluent material into and/or around the stack. In certain embodiments, the fluent material is a load-bearing or hardenable material, such as bone cement. In other embodiments, the fluent material can be a BMP, HAP, or other osteo-inductive, osteo-conductive, or pharmaceutical compositions. A syringe containing the fluent material is engaged to the injection cannula and is operable to inject the fluent material into the vertebral body under controlled pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Manzi, Tyler Lipschultz, Peter Barreiro, Mark LoGuidice, Thomas Wilson, Steve Wysocki
  • Publication number: 20120158067
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for distracting opposite surfaces from the interior of a bone, such as a vertebral body. A working channel cannula provides a working channel through which an inserter and an injection cannula can simultaneously pass. The inserter transports a plurality of wafers into the interior of the bone to form a load-bearing stack bearing against the opposite surfaces. The injection cannula is used to inject a fluent material into and/or around the stack. In certain embodiments, the fluent material is a load-bearing or hardenable material, such as bone cement. In other embodiments, the fluent material can be a BMP, HAP, or other osteo-inductive, osteo-conductive, or pharmaceutical compositions. A syringe containing the fluent material is engaged to the injection cannula and is operable to inject the fluent material into the vertebral body under controlled pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Manzi, Tyler Lipschultz, Peter Barreiro, Mark D. LoGuidice, Thomas Wilson, Steve Wysocki
  • Patent number: 8197544
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for distracting opposite surfaces from the interior of a bone, such as a vertebral body. A working channel cannula provides a working channel through which an inserter and an injection cannula can simultaneously pass. The inserter transports a plurality of wafers into the interior of the bone to form a load-bearing stack bearing against the opposite surfaces. The injection cannula is used to inject a fluent material into and/or around the stack. In certain embodiments, the fluent material is a load-bearing or hardenable material, such as bone cement. In other embodiments, the fluent material can be a BMP, HAP, or other osteo-inductive, osteo-conductive, or pharmaceutical compositions. A syringe containing the fluent material is engaged to the injection cannula and is operable to inject the fluent material into the vertebral body under controlled pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Manzi, Tyler Lipschultz, Peter Barreiro, Mark LoGuidice, Thomas Wilson, Steve Wysocki
  • Publication number: 20120109317
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers. The superior and inferior plates include features that at least initially interlock the two plates until the superior plate is dislodged by pressure from the growing wafer stack. The wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. Each wafer also includes features that interlock with the inferior plate until the wafer id dislodged by sequential introduction of another wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: MICHAEL LANDRY, STEVE WYSOCKI
  • Publication number: 20110213465
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers. The superior and inferior plates include features that at least initially interlock the two plates until the superior plate is dislodged by pressure from the growing wafer stack. The wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. Each wafer also includes features that interlock with the inferior plate until the wafer is dislodged by sequential introduction of another wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: MICHAEL LANDRY, STEVE WYSOCKI
  • Patent number: 7931688
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers. The superior and inferior plates include features that at least initially interlock the two plates until the superior plate is dislodged by pressure from the growing wafer stack. The wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. Each wafer also includes features that interlock with the inferior plate until the wafer is dislodged by sequential introduction of another wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Landry, Steve Wysocki
  • Patent number: 7875078
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device for implantation into the intradiscal space between two opposing vertebral bodies of a spine comprises a superior endplate member having an upper surface for engaging a superior vertebral body in a spine, and an inferior endplate member having a lower surface for engaging an inferior vertebral body in the spine. The superior endplate member and the inferior endplate member are releasably coupled and define a cavity therebetween. At least one expansion member is configured to be introduced into the cavity to move the superior endplate and the inferior endplate members relatively apart upon introduction and to thereby decouple the superior endplate member and the inferior endplate member. An inserter may be releasably coupled to the device to facilitate insertion of the device as well as to provide a track for insertion of the expansion members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Wysocki, Joseph N. Logan, Richard Manzi, Robert D. Paxson, John Pafford, Mark D. LoGuidice, Tyler P. Lipschultz, Carl Michael Nilsson, Daniel S. Savage
  • Publication number: 20110004217
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for distracting opposite surfaces from the interior of a bone, such as a vertebral body. A working channel cannula provides a working channel through which an inserter and an injection cannula can simultaneously pass. The inserter transports a plurality of wafers into the interior of the bone to form a load-bearing stack bearing against the opposite surfaces. The injection cannula is used to inject a fluent material into and/or around the stack. In certain embodiments, the fluent material is a load-bearing or hardenable material, such as bone cement. In other embodiments, the fluent material can be a BMP, HAP, or other osteo-inductive, osteo-conductive, or pharmaceutical compositions. A syringe containing the fluent material is engaged to the injection cannula and is operable to inject the fluent material into the vertebral body under controlled pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: RIchard Manzi, Tyler Lipschultz, Peter Barreiro, Mark D. LoGuidice, Thomas Wilson, Steve Wysocki
  • Patent number: 7789912
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for distracting opposite surfaces from the interior of a bone, such as a vertebral body. A working channel cannula provides a working channel through which an inserter and an injection cannula can simultaneously pass. The inserter transports a plurality of wafers into the interior of the bone to form a load-bearing stack bearing against the opposite surfaces. The injection cannula is used to inject a fluent material into and/or around the stack. In certain embodiments, the fluent material is a load-bearing or hardenable material, such as bone cement. In other embodiments, the fluent material can be a BMP, HAP, or other osteo-inductive, osteo-conductive, or pharmaceutical compositions. A syringe containing the fluent material is engaged to the injection cannula and is operable to inject the fluent material into the vertebral body under controlled pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Manzi, Tyler Lipschultz, Peter Barreiro, Mark D. LoGuidice, Thomas Wilson, Steve Wysocki