Patents by Inventor Steven J. Seme

Steven J. Seme 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: 10342581
    Abstract: Methods of correcting a spinal deformity, including securing a first rod on a first side of a spine, securing an anchor on a second side of a spine, securing a lateral coupling between the rod and the anchor, translating and/or derotating the spine and securing a second rod on a second side of the spine to provide secondary stabilization to the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Seme, Thomas J. Gisel, Matthew S. Stenulson, John F. Otte
  • Publication number: 20180125537
    Abstract: Methods of correcting a spinal deformity, including securing a first rod on a first side of a spine, securing an anchor on a second side of a spine, securing a lateral coupling between the rod and the anchor, translating and derotating the spine to correct the spinal deformity by adjusting an effective length of the lateral coupling, and securing a second rod on a second side of the spine to provide secondary stabilization to the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Steven J. Seme, John F. Otte, Thomas J. Gisel
  • Publication number: 20180078287
    Abstract: A spinal management system includes a stabilizing member adapted to extend substantially longitudinally along a target region of a spine tending to exhibit a defective curvature and a set of stabilizing anchors adapted for fixation to vertebrae and to receive the stabilizing member to secure the stabilizing member against substantial transverse translation relative to the vertebrae. The system also includes a first correction anchor adapted for fixation to a vertebra, a second correction anchor adapted for fixation to a vertebra, and a connection between the stabilizing member and the first correction anchor and between the first and second correction anchors adapted such that when the connection is tensioned a compressive force is selectively exerted between the first and second correction anchors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Steven J. Seme, Thomas J. Gisel
  • Patent number: 9895168
    Abstract: A spinal correction system for implantation in a patient, the system including a reciprocating adjuster and/or a resistance adjuster coupled to a stabilizing member, for example. The resistance adjuster includes a potential energy drive, a slide unit, and a resistance unit. The reciprocating adjuster includes a piston unit, a transfer unit coupled to the piston unit, and a return mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan M. Kroll, Steven J. Seme, Thomas J. Gisel, Mark W. Kroll
  • Publication number: 20180028233
    Abstract: A spinal correction system for implantation in a patient, the system including a reciprocating adjuster and/or a resistance adjuster coupled to a stabilizing member, for example. The resistance adjuster includes a potential energy drive, a slide unit, and a resistance unit. The reciprocating adjuster includes a piston unit, a transfer unit coupled to the piston unit, and a return mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Ryan M. Kroll, Steven J. Seme, Thomas J. Gisel, Mark W. Kroll
  • Patent number: 9827022
    Abstract: A spinal management system includes a stabilizing member adapted to extend substantially longitudinally along a target region of a spine tending to exhibit a defective curvature and a set of stabilizing anchors adapted for fixation to vertebrae and to receive the stabilizing member to secure the stabilizing member against substantial transverse translation relative to the vertebrae. The system also includes a first correction anchor adapted for fixation to a vertebra, a second correction anchor adapted for fixation to a vertebra, and a connection between the stabilizing member and the first correction anchor and between the first and second correction anchors adapted such that when the connection is tensioned a compressive force is selectively exerted between the first and second correction anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: K2M, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Seme, Thomas J. Gisel
  • Patent number: 9827017
    Abstract: Methods of correcting a spinal deformity, including securing a first rod on a first side of a spine, securing an anchor on a second side of a spine, securing a lateral coupling between the rod and the anchor, translating and derotating the spine to correct the spinal deformity by adjusting an effective length of the lateral coupling, and securing a second rod on a second side of the spine to provide secondary stabilization to the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Seme, John F. Otte, Thomas J. Gisel
  • Publication number: 20170319237
    Abstract: Methods of correcting a spinal deformity, including securing a first rod on a first side of a spine, securing an anchor on a second side of a spine, securing a lateral coupling between the rod and the anchor, translating and/or derotating the spine and securing a second rod on a second side of the spine to provide secondary stabilization to the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Steven J. Seme, Thomas J. Gisel, Matthew S. Stenulson, John F. Otte
  • Patent number: 9757157
    Abstract: Methods of correcting a spinal deformity, including securing a first rod on a first side of a spine, securing an anchor on a second side of a spine, securing a lateral coupling between the rod and the anchor, translating and/or derotating the spine and securing a second rod on a second side of the spine to provide secondary stabilization to the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Seme, Thomas J. Gisel, Matthew S. Stenulson, John F. Otte
  • Patent number: 9572601
    Abstract: A system provides for lateral translational corrective force(s) and/or derotational corrective force(s) on a spinal column and includes highly adaptive hardware for connecting the system to the spinal column, where the hardware facilitates a more natural range of motion within pre-selected limits and application of such lateral translational and/or derotational corrective force(s). The upper and lower vertebral segments retain freedom of movement while an apical or restricted segment is restricted from relative vertebral movement. A central segment controls primary rod roll while the rod is free to change in pitch, yaw and roll at the upper (superior) and lower (inferior) segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Stenulson, Thomas J. Gisel, John F. Otte, Steven J. Seme
  • Publication number: 20160317187
    Abstract: Methods of correcting a spinal deformity, including securing a first rod on a first side of a spine, securing an anchor on a second side of a spine, securing a lateral coupling between the rod and the anchor, translating and/or derotating the spine and securing a second rod on a second side of the spine to provide secondary stabilization to the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Steven J. Seme, Thomas J. Gisel, Matthew S. Stenulson, John F. Otte
  • Patent number: 9468468
    Abstract: A transverse connector of a stabilizing system for correcting a spinal deformity includes a mounting portion adapted to be secured to a vertebra, a head portion having a pocket for receiving a spinal rod, a connection portion extending between the mounting portion and the head portion, and an arm portion extending from the mounting portion to a terminal end. The arm portion is substantially elongate in shape and is adapted to extend laterally across a vertebra of a spine. A flexible tether is secured to the terminal end of the arm portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Seme, John F. Otte, Thomas J. Gisel
  • Publication number: 20160278814
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and associated methods for correcting spinal column deformities that help minimize a number of attachment anchors utilized for correction, facilitate use of straight or contoured rods, and/or help promote a more natural, physiologic motion of the spinal column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Steven J. Seme, Thomas J. Gisel
  • Patent number: 9451987
    Abstract: Methods of correcting a spinal deformity, including securing a first rod on a first side of a spine, securing an anchor on a second side of a spine, securing a lateral coupling between the rod and the anchor, translating and/or derotating the spine and securing a second rod on a second side of the spine to provide secondary stabilization to the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Seme, Thomas J. Gisel, Matthew S. Stenulson, John F. Otte
  • Patent number: 9408638
    Abstract: A spinal correction system for implantation in a patient, the system including a reciprocating adjuster and/or a resistance adjuster coupled to a stabilizing member, for example. The resistance adjuster includes a potential energy drive, a slide unit, and a resistance unit. The reciprocating adjuster includes a piston unit, a transfer unit coupled to the piston unit, and a return mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan M. Kroll, Steven J. Seme, Thomas J. Gisel, Mark W. Kroll
  • Publication number: 20160220276
    Abstract: A spinal correction system for implantation in a patient, the system including a reciprocating adjuster and/or a resistance adjuster coupled to a stabilizing member, for example. The resistance adjuster includes a potential energy drive, a slide unit, and a resistance unit. The reciprocating adjuster includes a piston unit, a transfer unit coupled to the piston unit, and a return mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Ryan M. Kroll, Steven J. Seme, Thomas J. Gisel, Mark W. Kroll
  • Patent number: 9358044
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and associated methods for correcting spinal column deformities that help minimize a number of attachment anchors utilized for correction, facilitate use of straight or contoured rods, and/or help promote a more natural, physiologic motion of the spinal column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Seme, Thomas J. Gisel
  • Publication number: 20160151096
    Abstract: A system provides for lateral translational corrective force(s) and/or derotational corrective force(s) on a spinal column and includes highly adaptive hardware for connecting the system to the spinal column, where the hardware facilitates a more natural range of motion within pre-selected limits and application of such lateral translational and/or derotational corrective force(s). The upper and lower vertebral segments retain freedom of movement while an apical or restricted segment is restricted from relative vertebral movement. A central segment controls primary rod roll while the rod is free to change in pitch, yaw and roll at the upper (superior) and lower (inferior) segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew S. Stenulson, Thomas J. Gisel, John F. Otte, Steven J. Seme
  • Publication number: 20160143669
    Abstract: A spinal correction system for implantation in a patient, the system including a reciprocating adjuster and/or a resistance adjuster coupled to a stabilizing member, for example. The resistance adjuster includes a potential energy drive, a slide unit, and a resistance unit. The reciprocating adjuster includes a piston unit, a transfer unit coupled to the piston unit, and a return mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Ryan M. Kroll, Steven J. Seme, Thomas J. Gisel, Mark W. Kroll
  • Patent number: 9333009
    Abstract: A spinal correction system for implantation in a patient, the system including a reciprocating adjuster and/or a resistance adjuster coupled to a stabilizing member, for example. The resistance adjuster includes a potential energy drive, a slide unit, and a resistance unit. The reciprocating adjuster includes a piston unit, a transfer unit coupled to the piston unit, and a return mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan M. Kroll, Steven J. Seme, Thomas J. Gisel, Mark W. Kroll