Patents by Inventor William Alan Rezach

William Alan Rezach 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: 20190350600
    Abstract: A surgical device has a shaft including a proximal portion and a distal portion being disposable with a surgical robot guide to engage vertebral tissue. The proximal portion defines a detectable marker and is connectable with at least one surgical instrument for manipulating the vertebral tissue. Systems, surgical instruments, spinal implants, constructs and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald A. Lehman, JR., William Alan Rezach, Rodney Ray Ballard
  • Publication number: 20190343567
    Abstract: A bone screw comprises a shaft defining a longitudinal axis and a minor diameter. The shaft including a core having an angled surface relative to the axis. The angled surface extending from the minor diameter adjacent a proximal portion of the shaft to a distal portion of the shaft, and a wall disposed about the angled surface. The wall including at least one thread having an external thread form. In some embodiments, systems, spinal constructs, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Dale A. Tempco, Rodney Ray Ballard, Keith E. Miller, William Alan Rezach
  • Publication number: 20190343564
    Abstract: A bone screw comprising a shaft having a wall, the wall including a minor diameter and at least one thread having an external thread form. The thread form including a first portion comprising a crest of the thread form and a second portion extends between a minor diameter of the thread form and the first portion. The first portion having a solid configuration relative to the second portion. In some embodiments, systems, spinal constructs, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Dale A. Tempco, Rodney Ray Ballard, Keith E. Miller, William Alan Rezach
  • Publication number: 20190343565
    Abstract: A bone screw includes a shaft including at least one thread having an external thread form and defining at least one cavity. The shaft includes at least one tissue gathering member disposed to direct tissue into the at least one cavity. In some embodiments, systems, spinal constructs, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Dale A. Tempco, Rodney Ray Ballard, Keith E. Miller, William Alan Rezach
  • Publication number: 20190343566
    Abstract: A bone screw comprises a shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion and a wall including at least one thread having an external thread form having a lattice configuration. The thread form defining at least one void configured for bone growth therethrough. The distal portion is fabricated onto the proximal portion by an additive manufacturing method. In some embodiments, systems, spinal constructs, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Dale A. Tempco, Rodney Ray Ballard, Keith E. Miller, William Alan Rezach
  • Patent number: 10441324
    Abstract: A spinal construct comprises a fastener having a head. A member includes an inner surface defining a cavity configured for disposal of the head and a groove configured for disposal of a band. The band is engageable with the head to connect the fastener and the member. A longitudinal element is connectable to the member. A body is disposable with the longitudinal element and defines an implant cavity. A coupling member is engageable with the body. Implants, systems, instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventor: William Alan Rezach
  • Publication number: 20190298422
    Abstract: A connector includes a first receiver that defines an implant cavity and includes a mating surface. A second receiver attachable with the first receiver via a flexible element, the second receiver defines an implant cavity and includes a mating surface engageable with the mating surface of the first receiver to fix relative orientation of the receivers. A biasing element is disposed adjacent the mating surfaces to space the mating surfaces such that the first receiver is movable relative to the second receiver in operation of the connector. Systems, surgical instruments, implants, spinal constructs and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: William Alan Rezach, Molly K. Rice, Leigh Anna Folger
  • Publication number: 20190269438
    Abstract: A method for treating a spinal disorder includes the steps of: disposing an expandable spinal construct in a selected configuration; fixing the spinal construct in the selected configuration with a member; attaching a first end of the spinal construct with tissue; attaching a second end of the spinal construct with tissue; and disengaging the member from the spinal construct to release the spinal construct from the selected configuration. Implants, surgical instruments, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua W. Simpson, William Alan Rezach, Richard Quinn Brown, Rodney R. Ballard
  • Patent number: 10363069
    Abstract: A spinal construct includes at least one body including a first biasing member engageable with a longitudinal element for translation thereof relative to the body in a first direction. A second biasing member is engageable with a lock. The lock is connected with the longitudinal element to resist and/or prevent translation of the longitudinal element relative to the body in a second direction. Implants, surgical instruments, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua W. Simpson, William Alan Rezach, Richard Quinn Brown, Rodney R. Ballard
  • Patent number: 10335199
    Abstract: A method for treating a spinal disorder includes the steps of: disposing an expandable spinal construct in a selected configuration; fixing the spinal construct in the selected configuration with a member; attaching a first end of the spinal construct with tissue; attaching a second end of the spinal construct with tissue; and disengaging the member from the spinal construct to release the spinal construct from the selected configuration. Implants, surgical instruments, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic. Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua W. Simpson, William Alan Rezach, Richard Quinn Brown, Rodney R. Ballard
  • Patent number: 10335201
    Abstract: A bone fastener comprises a first member defining an implant cavity. A first part is disposed with the implant cavity and engageable with an implant. A second member is configured to penetrate tissue and includes a mating surface engageable with the first member such that the members are expandable. Implants, spinal constructs, systems, instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: William Alan Rezach
  • Publication number: 20190183536
    Abstract: A bone fastener comprises a first member defining an implant cavity and a plurality of adjacent grooves. A first band is configured for disposal within the grooves. A second band is configured for disposal within the grooves. A second member is configured to penetrate tissue and includes a head engageable with the first band to provisionally connect the members. A first part is engageable with a spinal rod disposed with the implant cavity. A second part is attached with the first part and engageable with the second band to dispose the second band adjacent the first band to fix connection of the members. Implants, systems, instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Jason M. May, William Alan Rezach
  • Publication number: 20190183535
    Abstract: A bone fastener comprises a first member defining an implant cavity and a plurality of adjacent grooves. A first band is configured for disposal within the grooves. A second band is configured for disposal within the grooves. A second member is configured to penetrate tissue and includes a head engageable with the first band to provisionally connect the members. The second band is movable for disposal adjacent the first band to fix connection of the members. Implants, systems, instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Jason M. May, William Alan Rezach, Gary S. Lindemann
  • Publication number: 20190076170
    Abstract: A bone fastener comprises a first member defining an implant cavity. A part is connectable with the first member. A second member is configured to penetrate tissue and includes a mating surface engageable with the part. The part is engageable to selectively translate the implant cavity relative to the second member. Implants, spinal constructs, systems, instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald A. Lehman, JR., Rodney Ray Ballard, William Alan Rezach
  • Patent number: 10188427
    Abstract: A spinal construct is provided including a first fastener, a second fastener and a connector. Each fastener includes a first end and a second end configured for penetrating tissue. The connector has two ends. Each end of the connector includes an expandable member. The first end of each fastener is engageable to an expandable member of the connector to fix the fastener to the connector. The first and second ends of the connector are connected by a bridge. The spinal construct also includes securing members for attaching the connector to the fasteners. A method for treating a spinal disorder with the spinal construct is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopeic, Inc.
    Inventors: William Alan Rezach, Jason M. May
  • Patent number: 10098673
    Abstract: A spinal construct comprises a pliable lead. A longitudinal member is flexible relative to the lead. The longitudinal member extends between a first end connected to the lead and a second end defining an opening configured for movement of the lead therethrough and disposal of the longitudinal member such that the longitudinal member is disposed about spinal tissue. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Rooney, William Alan Rezach, Joshua W. Simpson, Sean P. Skubitz
  • Publication number: 20180243009
    Abstract: A bone fastener comprises a head including a first receiver that defines an implant cavity and a second receiver that defines an implant cavity. The first receiver is connected to the second receiver. A shaft is aligned with the first receiver and configured to engage tissue. A part is disposed within the implant cavity of the second receiver and movable relative thereto in a selected plane of a body. Systems, surgical instruments, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Dustin Bobbitt, Rex W. Armstrong, David A. Mire, William Alan Rezach
  • Publication number: 20180206890
    Abstract: A bone fastener comprises a first member defining an implant cavity. A first part is disposed with the implant cavity and engageable with an implant. A second member is configured to penetrate tissue and includes a mating surface engageable with the first member such that the members are expandable. Implants, spinal constructs, systems, instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventor: William Alan Rezach
  • Patent number: 10028770
    Abstract: A spinal implant system comprises a plurality of alternate first members. Each of the first members includes an inner surface defining an implant cavity. A second member is configured to penetrate tissue and includes a mating element engageable with a first member such that the second member is interchangeable with the plurality of first members. A first member is selected for connection with the second member to comprise a bone fastener having a selected movement. Fasteners, instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: William Alan Rezach, Jason May
  • Patent number: D842479
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: William Alan Rezach, Dustin Bobbitt