Patents by Inventor Tom Faciszewski

Tom Faciszewski 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: 7331930
    Abstract: A biopsy/access tool, comprising an integrated biopsy device and access cannula. The biopsy device is internally guided to a remote anatomical site, and the access cannula is adapted to be guided to the same remote anatomical body site by the biopsy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Movdicé Holding, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom Faciszewski
  • Patent number: 7001342
    Abstract: Method of use for a biopsy/access tool, comprising an integrated biopsy device and access cannula. In this method, the biopsy device is internally guided to a remote anatomical site, and the access cannula is adapted to be guided to the same remote anatomical body site by the biopsy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Movdice Holding, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom Faciszewski
  • Publication number: 20050222520
    Abstract: A biopsy/access tool, comprising an integrated biopsy device and access cannula. The biopsy device is internally guided to a remote anatomical site, and the access cannula is adapted to be guided to the same remote anatomical body site by the biopsy device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventor: Tom Faciszewski
  • Patent number: 6863673
    Abstract: A method for fusing two adjacent bones or pieces of bone includes positioning an adjustable fusion implant between two adjacent bones or pieces of bone, the fusion implant having a first plate and an opposing second plate. A portion of a tool inserted between the first plate and the second plate of the fusion implant is expanded so as to expand the fusion implant between the bones or pieces of bone. The tool is then removed from the expanded fusion implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignees: Movdice Holding, Inc., MedicineLodge, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Gerbec, T. Wade Fallin, Tom Faciszewski
  • Patent number: 6852129
    Abstract: An adjustable bone fusion implant includes a housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a pair of spaced apart expandable sidewalls extending therebetween. The top surface, bottom surface, and pair of expandable sidewalls at least partially bound a compartment therebetween. A discrete reinforcing member has a predetermined shape. The reinforcing member is selectively positioned within or outside of the compartment such that a compressive force applied on the top surface and bottom surface of the housing is transferred through the reinforcing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignees: Movdice Holding, Inc., MedicineLodge, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Gerbec, T. Wade Fallin, Tom Faciszewski
  • Publication number: 20040054412
    Abstract: A method for fusing two adjacent bones or pieces of bone includes positioning an adjustable fusion implant between two adjacent bones or pieces of bone, the fusion implant having a first plate and an opposing second plate. A portion of a tool inserted between the first plate and the second plate of the fusion implant is expanded so as to expand the fusion implant between the bones or pieces of bone. The tool is then removed from the expanded fusion implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Applicants: Movdice Holding, Inc., MedicineLodge, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Gerbec, T. Wade Fallin, Tom Faciszewski
  • Patent number: 6648917
    Abstract: An adjustable bone fusion implant includes a first plate having an interior face with a plurality of spaced apart first support members projecting therefrom. Each support member has a plurality of teeth projecting therefrom. A second plate has an interior face with a plurality of spaced apart second support members projecting therefrom. Each second support member has at least one tooth projecting therefrom. At least a portion of the plurality of teeth of each first support member mechanically engages with the at least one tooth of a corresponding second support member so that the first plate and the second plate can be selectively separated while forming a compartment therebetween. A reinforcing member is disposed between the first plate and the second plate such that the application of a compressive force between the first plate and the second plate applies compression on the reinforcing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignees: MedicineLodge, Inc., Movdicé Holding, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Gerbec, T. Wade Fallin, Tom Faciszewski
  • Publication number: 20030130739
    Abstract: An adjustable bone fusion implant includes a housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a pair of spaced apart expandable sidewalls extending therebetween. The top surface, bottom surface, and pair of expandable sidewalls at least partially bound a compartment therebetween. A discrete reinforcing member has a predetermined shape. The reinforcing member is selectively positioned within or outside of the compartment such that a compressive force applied on the top surface and bottom surface of the housing is transferred through the reinforcing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Applicant: MedicineLodge, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Gerbec, T. Wade Fallin, Tom Faciszewski
  • Patent number: 6562074
    Abstract: An adjustable bone fusion implant includes a first plate having an interior face with a plurality of spaced apart first support members projecting therefrom. Each support member has a plurality of teeth projecting therefrom. A second plate has an interior face with a plurality of spaced apart second support members projecting therefrom. Each second support member has at least one tooth or one adjustment hole formed thereon. A portion of the plurality of teeth of each first support member mechanically engage with the at least one tooth or one adjustment hole of a corresponding second support member so that the first plate and the second plate can be selectively separated forming a compartment therebetween. A reinforcing member is disposed between the first plate and the second plate such that the application of a compressive force between the first plate and the second plate applies compression on the reinforcing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: MedicineLodge, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Gerbec, T. Wade Fallin, Tom Faciszewski
  • Publication number: 20030083592
    Abstract: A biopsy/access tool, comprising an integrated biopsy device and access cannula. The biopsy device is internally guided to a remote anatomical site, and the access cannula is adapted to be guided to the same remote anatomical body site by the biopsy device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventor: Tom Faciszewski
  • Publication number: 20030074064
    Abstract: An adjustable bone fusion implant includes a first plate having an interior face with a plurality of spaced apart first support members projecting therefrom. Each support member has a plurality of teeth projecting therefrom. A second plate has an interior face with a plurality of spaced apart second support members projecting therefrom. Each second support member has at least one tooth or one adjustment hole formed thereon. A portion of the plurality of teeth of each first support member mechanically engage with the at least one tooth or one adjustment hole of a corresponding second support member so that the first plate and the second plate can be selectively separated forming a compartment therebetween. A reinforcing member is disposed between the first plate and the second plate such that the application of a compressive force between the first plate and the second plate applies compression on the reinforcing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Applicant: MedicineLodge, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Gerbec, T. Wade Fallin, Tom Faciszewski
  • Publication number: 20030074063
    Abstract: An adjustable bone fusion implant includes a first plate having an interior face with a plurality of spaced apart first support members projecting therefrom. Each support member has a plurality of teeth projecting therefrom. A second plate has an interior face with a plurality of spaced apart second support members projecting therefrom. Each second support member has at least one tooth projecting therefrom. At least a portion of the plurality of teeth of each first support member mechanically engages with the at least one tooth of a corresponding second support member so that the first plate and the second plate can be selectively separated while forming a compartment therebetween. A reinforcing member is disposed between the first plate and the second plate such that the application of a compressive force between the first plate and the second plate applies compression on the reinforcing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Applicant: MedicineLodge, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Gerbec, T. Wade Fallin, Tom Faciszewski