Patents by Inventor Thomas Errico

Thomas Errico 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: 20220044828
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for treating an inflammatory or allergic response associated with a replicating pathogen, such as a virus in the coronaviridae family. The methods include emitting an electrical impulse near a vagus nerve within the patient sufficient to inhibit or reduce an inflammatory or allergic response in the patient, provide relief for bronchoconstriction that results in the tightening of airways and the inability to breath without ventilator support and/or lessen the abnormal blot clotting that develops in some patients. The systems and methods are particularly useful for treating post-COVID conditions or post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 that develop in “long-haul” or COVID patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph P. Errico, Bruce J. Simon, Peter Staats, Thomas Errico
  • Publication number: 20200230408
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for treating an inflammatory or allergic response associated with a replicating pathogen, such as a virus in the coronaviridae family. The methods include emitting an electrical impulse near a vagus nerve within the patient sufficient to inhibit or reduce an inflammatory or allergic response in the patient. The systems and methods of the present invention reduce the expression of inflammatory mediators that are elevated in ARDS and other inflammatory or allergic disorders, thereby ameliorating the overactivity of the immune reaction in patient's suffering from certain disorders, such as the coronavirus. This therapy may include a feedback mechanism to provide potent anti-inflammatory benefits without the negative side effects of conventional immune suppression techniques and drugs, such as steroids and other nebulized drugs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph P. Errico, Bruce J. Simon, Peter Staats, Thomas Errico
  • Patent number: 9517099
    Abstract: A pedicle screw locking system includes a reduction tube and a locking driver. The reduction tube includes an inner shaft, a pair of grips, a reduction sleeve, and a rotatable tube. The inner shaft has a threaded end and reduction arms distally extending from the threaded end. Each grip of the pair of grips has a finger configured to engage the receiver of a pedicle screw. The reduction sleeve and the rotatable tube are disposed over and coaxially aligned with the inner shaft. The rotatable tube is coupled to the reduction sleeve. The rotatable tube moves the reduction sleeve relative to the reduction arms. The locking driver includes a threaded portion and a blunt tip. The threaded portion is configured to thread into threads in the receiver of the pedicle screw until the blunt tip locks the receiver of the pedicle screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Shay Bess, Frank Schwab, David Dreusicke, Theo Choi, Thomas Errico
  • Publication number: 20090177283
    Abstract: An intervertebral spacer having opposing plates seatable against opposing vertebral bones, separated by at least one convex element, preferably a radially slotted convex element having a wide end rigidly fixed to an upper plate and a narrow end rotatably mounted to a lower plate. The lower plate includes a central post extending upwardly from the inner surface of the lower plate, the post including a head that is received in a central opening in the narrow end of the convex element so that the convex element is allowed to rotate with respect to the lower plate so that the plates can rotate relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: James Ralph, Thomas Errico
  • Publication number: 20070162139
    Abstract: An orthopedic spacer device comprising a spacer body having an external surface that includes at least two relative angle designation marks such that a rotational angle of the spacer body relative to a known reference is determinable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: James Ralph, Stephen Tatar, Thomas Errico
  • Publication number: 20050187627
    Abstract: A porous intervertebral spacer having a flexible wire mesh as a vertebral body contact surface, the flexible wire mesh preferably being a convex titanium mesh laser-welded at its perimeter to the spacer. The mesh is domed in its initial undeflected conformation, but deflects as necessary during insertion of the spacer between vertebral bodies, and, once the spacer is seated between the vertebral bodies, deforms as necessary under anatomical loads to reshape itself to the concave surface of the vertebral endplate, providing gripping and holding strength upon initial implantation, and an osteoinductive surface through which the bone may ultimately grow, making the fixation of the spacer between the vertebral bodies secure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Applicant: SpineCore, Inc.
    Inventors: James Ralph, Stephen Tatar, Thomas Errico
  • Publication number: 20050071011
    Abstract: A trial spacer kit has a plurality of trial spacers of varying heights. Each spacer includes a disc having a top surface and a bottom surface defining a height of said spacer, an annular groove formed in said disc that defines a central trunk of said spacer, the central trunk extending between the top and bottom surfaces of said spacer, a first radial flange provided at an upper end of the central trunk and a second radial flange provided at a lower end of the central trunk. The annular grooves of the spacers have a common dimension. The radial flanges of a first one of the spacers is thicker than the radial flanges of a second one of the spacers so that the first one of the spacers has a greater height than the second one of the spacers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Inventors: James Ralph, Steven Tatar, Thomas Errico
  • Publication number: 20050010234
    Abstract: A distraction method including inserting a spacer element into a space between bones to be distracted, removing the spacer element from the space, inserting a wider spacer element into the space, and removing the wider spacer element from the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventors: James Ralph, Stephen Tatar, Thomas Errico