Spine Bone Patents (Class 623/17.11)
  • Patent number: 11357551
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for joining members together using a self-drilling screw apparatus or stapling apparatus are disclosed. The screw apparatus includes a worm drive screw, a spur gear and superior and inferior screws which turn simultaneously in a bi-directional manner. A rotating mechanism drives the first and second screw members in opposite directions and causes the screw members to embed themselves in the members to be joined. The screw apparatus can be used to join members such as bones, portions of the spinal column, vertebral bodies, wood, building materials, metals, masonry, or plastics. A device employing two screws (two-in-one) can be combined with a capping horizontal mini-plate. A device employing three screws can be combined in enclosures (three-in-one). The stapling apparatus includes grip handles, transmission linkages, a drive rod a fulcrum and a cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Moskowitz Family LLC
    Inventors: Nathan C. Moskowitz, Mosheh T. Moskowitz, Daniel Glozman
  • Patent number: 11357641
    Abstract: A spinal implant has a first member defining a longitudinal axis. A second member includes an axial cavity configured for disposal of the first member. A third member is rotatable relative to the first member and defines a transverse cavity. A locking element is disposable in the transverse cavity and engageable with the first member to fix the third member relative to the first member. Systems and methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Stinchfield, Julien J. Prevost
  • Patent number: 11357642
    Abstract: A spinal implant comprises a proximal member including a body having a first diameter and a head having a second diameter. The body includes an outer surface disposed for non-fixation with a superior facet of a vertebra, and the second diameter being greater than the first diameter. The spinal implant comprises a distal member having a third diameter and being configured for fixation with an inferior facet of an adjacent vertebra. Systems, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Glaser
  • Patent number: 11331201
    Abstract: Stand-alone interbody fusion devices for engagement between adjacent vertebrae. The stand-alone interbody fusion devices may include frames and one or more endplates coupled to the frame. The frame may be configured and designed to provide the apertures which are designed to retain bone fasteners, such as screws or anchors, and secure the implant to the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Veronika Martynova, Jason Zappacosta, Michael Hunt, Jason Gray, Jennifer Klimek, Noah Hansell, David Paul, Nick Padovani
  • Patent number: 11324606
    Abstract: Spinal interbody cages are provided that include a bulk interbody cage, a top face, a bottom face, pillars, and slots. The pillars are for contacting vertebral bodies. The slots are to be occupied by bone of the vertebral bodies and/or by bone of a bone graft. The spinal interbody cage has a Young's modulus of elasticity of at least 3 GPa, and has a ratio of the sum of (i) the volumes of the slots to (ii) the sum of the volumes of the pillars and the volumes of the slots of 0.40:1 to 0.90:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: George J. Picha, Grant Wesley Phillips, Rachel Smith, James Price, Gregory Causey
  • Patent number: 11317929
    Abstract: A navigational device or jig is provided for accurately guiding the drilling of holes for screws or guidewires for spinal surgery. The jig has a three-point attachment to a vertebra with a jaw that contacts the pars interarticularis and a clip that contacts or attaches to the spinous process. A drill guide support arm moveable laterally with three axes of rotation is provided. The drill guide is a channel that directs a drill bit to a desired location and trajectory. The holes created with the drill bit in a vertebra are used for the insertion of screws or guidewires for any of various procedures requiring screws implanted in a vertebra. In particular, the inventive jig is useful for the precise placement and control of drilled holes for cortical bone trajectory screw placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: VANTARI MEDICAL LLC
    Inventors: Amit R. Patel, Alex Frederick Hess
  • Patent number: 11305313
    Abstract: An apparatus for transmitting ultrasound comprises a curved oscillating body having a coupling surface for coupling a converter, wherein the oscillating body is curved and has a recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Lea Rohrbach, Joachim Engenhart
  • Patent number: 11298166
    Abstract: An intramedullary assembly for intraosseous bone fusion includes a lag screw member and a tapered screw member. The lag screw member includes a first elongated body, where the first elongated body includes a first threaded portion at a first end and a bulbous portion at a second end. The tapered screw member is coupled to the lag screw member, and the tapered screw member includes a second elongated body, where the second elongated body includes a second threaded portion at a third end, and an opening at a fourth end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Extremity Medical LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Tyber, Jamy Gannoe, Lawrence Kiefer
  • Patent number: 11298241
    Abstract: A spinal interbody device includes a base link comprising a first end and a second end, the base link including a cutout extending through the base link between the first end and the second end; a linkage including a first link having a first end coupled to the first end of the base link and a second end, the first link including a first aperture extending through the first link and defining a first longitudinal axis; and a second link having a first end coupled to the second end of the first link and a second end coupled to the second end of the base link, the second link including a second aperture extending through the second link and defining a second longitudinal axis. The base link and the first and second links define top and bottom surfaces configured to engage adjacent portions of bone, and first and second sides extending between the top and bottom surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Life Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Butler, Daniel Predick, Alexander Allen Salinas
  • Patent number: 11298240
    Abstract: A spacer separates bones of a joint using a driver tool having a threaded shaft. The spacer has a superior endplate with inferior facing ramps, and an inferior endplate with superior facing ramps. Two bearings are positioned between the endplates, each bearing has superior facing ramps which mate with the inferior facing ramps of the superior endplate, and inferior facing ramps which mate with the superior facing ramps of the inferior endplate. One bearing has a threaded aperture, and the other a thrust surface. A threaded shaft is threaded into the threaded aperture to push against the thrust surface to drive the bearings apart. As the bearings move apart, the mated ramps slide against each other to drive the superior and inferior endplates apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Hessler, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Albert Hill, Myles Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11291558
    Abstract: The dynamic implant fixation plate and implant configured to accept the disclosed fixation plate can, in some aspects, provide a means of fixing an implant relative one or more planes while allowing motion relative to one or more planes. The use of the disclosed fixation plate and corresponding implant can reduce the occurrence of stress shielding and permit enhanced loading of the implant site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NANOHIVE MEDICAL LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Laine, Ian Helmar, Lucas Diehl, Jason Tinley, Kevin D. Chappuis, John F. Sullivan, Christine Emery
  • Patent number: 11291551
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an expandable prosthetic implant device for engagement between vertebrae generally comprising an inner member, outer member, and gear member positioned coaxial with respect to each other such that the inner and outer members are moveable relative to each other along an axis. The gear member is axially fixed to the outer member and freely rotatable with respect to the outer member and the gear member threadedly engages a threaded portion of the inner member to translate inner member along the axis. The implant is configured to engage the vertebrae in a predetermined alignment and the gear member includes gear teeth exposed to the exterior and configured to be accessible by a tool member at a plurality of angular positions around the perimeter of the implant device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Noah Hansell, Paul W. Millhouse, Edward Karpowicz, Matthew Hansell, William Rhoda, Andrew Lee, Michael Lee Boyer, II, Craig Billman
  • Patent number: 11291555
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for spinal fusion are disclosed. In particular, certain disclosed embodiments are configured to permit the addition of lordosis to a spinal fusion cage after implantation through the use of various expansion mechanisms to spread arms of the spinal fusion cage. Disclosed embodiments may include the use of a threaded wedge to expand the arms, the use of a keel within a series of detents, the use of supplemental fixation screws, and the use of a rotating cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Asfora IP, LLC
    Inventors: Wilson Theophilo Asfora, Daniel S. Savage
  • Patent number: 11291552
    Abstract: A spinal implant has proximal and distal regions, and includes upper and lower bodies. A proximal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies in the proximal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies, and a distal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies in the distal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies. The proximal and distal adjustment assemblies are independently movable with respect to each other, both concurrently and alternately, to change a vertical height of at least one of the proximal or distal regions of the spinal implant. A set screw is removably disposed within the proximal region of the spinal implant to lock the vertical height of the proximal and distal regions of the spinal implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Ludwig, Scott Dhupar, Sabatino Bianco, Khalid Abbed, Egon Doppenberg, Jennifer Moore, John Donohoe, Scott A. Jones
  • Patent number: 11284896
    Abstract: A surgical stapling system includes a surgical stapling apparatus and a staple cartridge surgical buttress assembly. The surgical stapling apparatus includes a handle assembly, an elongate tubular body extending distally from the handle assembly, and an end effector extending distally from the elongate tubular body. The end effector includes an anvil assembly and a staple cartridge assembly. The staple cartridge surgical buttress assembly includes a surgical buttress and a leash. The surgical buttress includes a body having an annular configuration and legs extending from the body. The body is positioned against a tissue facing surface of the staple cartridge assembly and the legs are positioned against a housing of the staple cartridge assembly. The leash is threaded through at least one of the legs and extends proximally from the surgical buttress towards the handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Justin Williams, Stanislaw Marczyk, Russell Pribanic, Suresh Kumar Prema Mohanasundaram, Rajesh Palakunnath
  • Patent number: 11285010
    Abstract: A device and method for a minimally invasive surgical implantation to reduce radicular symptoms by inserting an expandable cervical distraction implant in the facet joint and distracting the adjacent cervical vertebrae to increase the foraminal dimension. The implant, when positioned in the cervical facet joint, expands to via delivery of an inflation medium to increase the space between the vertebrae, thereby increasing the foraminal area or dimension, and reducing pressure on the nerves and blood vessels of the cervical spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce M. McCormack
  • Patent number: 11285017
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to orthopedic systems, and in particular, to systems including independent plates and spacers. A plating system can include a spacer and a plate that is independent from the spacer. A number of locking mechanisms can be provided to secure the plate to the spacer. In some cases, the spacer includes a pair of notches that extend on an outer surface of the spacer. The plate can include a pair of lateral extensions that can engage the notches to secure the plate to the spacer. In other cases, the spacer includes an opening including a pair of inlets. The plate can include an enclosed posterior extension that can be received in the pair of inlets to secure the plate to the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Urban, Samuel Petersheim, Mark Miccio, Mark Fromhold
  • Patent number: 11278324
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to fastener or fixation members, such as bone screws, for use in orthopedic stabilization assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Faulhaber
  • Patent number: 11278421
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an implant for interfacing with a bone structure includes a web structure including a space truss. The space truss includes two or more planar truss units having a plurality of struts joined at nodes and the web structure is configured to interface with human bone tissue. In some embodiments, a method is provided that includes accessing an intersomatic space and inserting an implant into the intersomatic space. The implant includes a web structure including a space truss. The space truss includes two or more planar truss units having a plurality of struts joined at nodes and the web structure is configured to interface with human bone tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: 4Web, Inc.
    Inventor: Jessee Hunt
  • Patent number: 11272964
    Abstract: A spinal joint distraction system for treating a facet joint including articular surfaces having a contour is disclosed and may include a delivery device including a generally tubular structure adapted to engage a facet joint, an implant adapted to be delivered through the delivery device and into the facet joint, the implant comprising two members arranged in opposed position, and an implant distractor comprising a generally elongate member adapted to advance between the two members of the implant causing separation of the members and distraction of the facet joint, wherein the implant is adapted to conform to the shape of the implant distractor and/or the articular surfaces of the facet upon being delivered to the facet joint. Several embodiments of a system, several embodiments of an implant, and several methods are disclosed including a method for interbody fusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce M. McCormack, Jeffrey D. Smith, Shigeru Tanaka, Edward Liou, Edward Fletcher Eyster, Jonathan Carver, Joshua Druker, Martin Leugers, Kurin Tu, Peter Lombrozo
  • Patent number: 11273058
    Abstract: Various embodiments of cervical plates for treating the spine are provided. The cervical plates include an access surface and a bone facing surface. The cervical plate further includes at least one hole between the access surface and the bone facing surface. The hole includes a trajectory surface that guides an anchor into a corner or edge of a vertebral body, wherein a portion of the hole extends into the disc space region. In some embodiments, the cervical plate includes a ledge to support high angle screw insertion. In some embodiments, an interbody implant is provided. The cervical plate and the interbody spacer can have a corresponding curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Spinal Elements, Inc.
    Inventors: Rachid Ouidja, David Hart, Jason Blain
  • Patent number: 11273051
    Abstract: Osteoconductive devices and methods of use are provided herein. An example device includes a hollow body member having surfaces, the hollow body member having a shape that substantially conforms to a cross-sectional area of an opening of an orthopedic prosthesis, and apertures formed in the surfaces of the hollow body member that provide a osteoconductive path through the hollow body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: Douglas Neary
  • Patent number: 11266510
    Abstract: A spinal implant that allows for fluid injection of material is disclosed. The implant includes a fitting with a passage and holes that are in fluid communication with the passage. The holes extend through upper and lower surfaces and/or into a central cavity of the implant. The implant allows for material to be introduced into the implant after initial implantation thereof. Methods of implanting the implant are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker European Operations Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Amir Ali Sharifi-Mehr, Oliver Buchert, Richard Michael Afflitto, Philippe Emmanuel Pare
  • Patent number: 11259936
    Abstract: A vertebral implant device is described comprising a wedge, a plate having an external surface configuration and one or more plate tine, a staple having one or more staple tine and a coupling device. The coupling devices is configured to couple the wedge, the plate and the staple whereby when the vertebral implant is secured in a vertebral body, the external surface configuration of the plate alters the relative orientation of a superior endplate surface plane and an inferior endplate surface plane of the vertebral body and alters the alignment of the spine. In some embodiments, plate tines and staple tine are configured to frictionally engage the vertebral body. In some embodiments, the coupling device is a screw and a nut. In some embodiments, interchangeable wedges are used to provide multiple implant device configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: NOFUSCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randal R. Betz, Dale E. Whipple
  • Patent number: 11253369
    Abstract: The present invention provides a spinal implant structure. The spinal implant structure comprises a first part, a second part and at least one expansion arm. The second part is disposed on the horizontal orientation of the first part and does not overlap with the first part. The diameter of the first part is larger than that of the second part. One end of the expansion arm is connected to the first part, and the other end of the expansion arm is free end. The expansion arm includes a supporting arm. One end of the supporting arm is connected to the expansion arm, and the other end is connected the second part. The support arm includes a plurality of structure weakness. When the distance between the first part and the second part changes, the support arm bends from the structure weakness, thereby the spinal implant structure is expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: WILTROM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang-Ho Tseng, Meng-Yuan Tsai, Huang-Chien Liang, Chieh-Feng Lu, Wan-Chun Chen, Huang-Chi Chen
  • Patent number: 11253370
    Abstract: A vertebral column implant assembly for insertion between two vertebrae, the assembly comprising: a superior implant body for engagement with a superior vertebra; an inferior implant body for engagement with an inferior vertebra; a central implant body adapted to be positioned in between the superior implant body and the inferior implant body, the central implant body further comprising: a first fastening arrangement positioned on an upper face of the central implant body to engage and fasten the superior implant body; and a second fastening arrangement positioned on a lower face of the central implant body to engage and fasten the inferior implant body; wherein each of the central implant body, the superior implant body and the inferior implant body comprises internal walls defining respective passages, such that the first and second fastening arrangements are positioned along inner marginal portions of the superior and inferior implant bodies respectively and structured to engage the central body with the s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: PRISM SURGICAL DESIGNS PTY LTD.
    Inventor: Matthew Norman Scott-Young
  • Patent number: 11253295
    Abstract: Provided is a vertebral spacer including a columnar main-body portion attached to individual cut end portions of the cut vertebral arch by screws, wherein the main-body portion is provided with two accommodating holes formed inside the main-body portion at positions spaced in a longitudinal direction of the main-body portion, and individually accommodating head portions of the screws, the individual accommodating holes are provided with openings through which the head portions are inserted into the accommodating holes from outside the main-body portion, and the openings have diameters greater than diameters of shaft portions of the screws, smaller than diameters of the head portions, and increased to a size that is greater than the diameters of the head portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS TERUMO BIOMATERIALS CORP.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Fukuhara, Koji Nishiyama, Koichi Kuroda, Mitsuya Urata, Katsuyoshi Sobue, Ryunosuke Seki
  • Patent number: 11253372
    Abstract: An expandable medical implant that includes a lower lifting plate, an upper lifting plat, a distal lifting block, a proximal lifting block, a rotational block, a lifting screw, and a locking nut, and related methods of use. Also, an expandable medical implant that includes a lower lifting plate having a proximal lower angled lifting portion, an upper lifting plate having a proximal upper angled lifting portion, a center fork block, a lifting lobe, a distal screw, and a proximal nut, and related methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: IORTHOPEDICS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Thomas Grotz
  • Patent number: 11246718
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for the treatment of spinal instability and/or stenosis of the spinal canal and neural foramina. In one embodiment, a functional spinal unit (FSU) of a subject is approached through a lateral or antero-lateral corridor, and both an anterior and posterior column of the FSU are manipulated, implanted and/or otherwise surgically treated through the same intra-abdominal surgical corridor. A method is disclosed to reach the posterior aspect of the FSU, wherein the intra-abdominal surgical corridor is extended posterior to the psoas major muscle and through the thoraco-lumbar fascia in order to reach the transverse process and/or facet joint. Multiple trajectories for bone screw fixation of the vertebral bone are additionally disclosed. In another embodiment, the FSU is approached through the above corridor and a second posterior skin incision and corridor. The combination of the corridors provided circumferential access to the FSU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: Samy Abdou
  • Patent number: 11246717
    Abstract: A method and system for performing bone fusion and/or securing one or more bones, such as adjacent vertebra, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignees: H. LEE MOFFITT CANCER CENTER AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC., University of South Florida
    Inventors: Kamran Aghayev, James J. Doulgeris, Sabrina A. Gonzalez Blohm, Frank D. Vrionis
  • Patent number: 11246633
    Abstract: A kyphoplasty system disclosed herein includes various instruments which can be selectively used to perform a kyphoplasty operation on a patient. For example, in some embodiments the kyphoplasty system includes an inflation plunger that is used to deliver a balloon inflation medium to enlarge an implantable balloon device. Further, some embodiments described herein include a connection system between the implantable balloon device and its delivery shaft that is simple to construct and easy to use. For example, in some embodiments one or more sutures are used to releasably connect the implantable balloon device to its delivery shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Osteon Medical LLC
    Inventors: Nathan William Murdoch, Cody L. Evans
  • Patent number: 11241318
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant includes a body with a first face, a second face connected to the first face, and an axis of rotation. The body defines a hollow space for connecting to an insertion device, the hollow space being accessible through an opening formed between the first and second faces. The opening is elongate and extends around the axis of rotation to facilitate pivoting of the implant relative to the insertion device about the axis of rotation to a first angular position and a second angular position. The implant further includes a first abutment surface that engages the insertion device in a form-fit manner at the first angular position, and a second abutment surface that engages the insertion device in a form-fit manner at the second angular position. The opening can also engage the insertion device to hold the implant at at least one additional angular position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Timo Biedermann
  • Patent number: 11234839
    Abstract: An interbody support system that includes a support and a containment body, the containment body having a fixed height or an adjustable height, and the support having a support column, which may have a fixed height or an adjustable height, an inferior plate at one end of the support column and a superior plate at the other end of the support column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventor: Mohammad Etminan
  • Patent number: 11229528
    Abstract: A spinal implant for insertion into a disc space between an upper vertebral body and a lower vertebral body is provided. The spinal implant includes an upper first end plate portion and a lower second end plate portion each extending from at least adjacent a proximal end to a distal end of the spinal implant. The spinal implant is configured to facilitate insertion into the disc space and inhibit withdrawal from the disc space. To the end, the leading end of the spinal implant can be configured to facilitate ease of insertion into the disc space, and an upper surface and a lower surface of the upper first end plant portion and the lower second end plate portion, respectively, can be provided with depressions or dimples forming ridges and points therebetween to inhibit withdrawal from the disc space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Dewey, Anthony J. Melkent, William D. Armstrong, Roy K. Lim
  • Patent number: 11224466
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system may include at least one pedicle screw comprising a threaded base to be connected to a superior pedicle of a vertebra and a screw head attached to the threaded base. The system may further include at least one pars interarticularis clamp comprising an elongate body defining a screw head connection point to be connected to the screw head of the pedicle screw, and a laminar hook coupled to the elongate body and configured to wrap around an edge of the lamina and compress the pars interarticularis of the vertebra when the screw head connection point is connected to the screw head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventor: Devin Datta
  • Patent number: 11224520
    Abstract: A method of placing an implant for intervertebral fusion between adjacent vertebral bodies in a patient includes inserting the implant in a space between the adjacent vertebral bodies such that both a first intervertebral spacer body and a second intervertebral spacer body contact each of the adjacent vertebral bodies. The first intervertebral spacer body is spaced apart from the second intervertebral spacer body. An expandable container portion of the implant disposed between the first intervertebral spacer body and the second intervertebral spacer body is filled with fill material such that the expandable container expands to contact each of the adjacent vertebral bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Spineology Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Wolfe, Bryan Becker, Tim Walnofer, Clint Boylan, Dan McPhillips, Michael Wang, Craig Kuhns, Garrett Ganske
  • Patent number: 11219535
    Abstract: A method and apparatus can include: a delivery tool having an insertion mandrel; an implant having a distal segment coupled to a proximal segment, the proximal segment having a proximal segment upper and a proximal segment lower, the distal segment having a distal segment upper and a distal segment lower, the implant including: a straight configuration based on the insertion mandrel being extended through the proximal segment and the distal segment, and a curved configuration based on the insertion mandrel being retracted from the distal segment; and an expansion mandrel configured for insertion into the implant, the implant including an expanded configuration based on the expansion mandrel being inserted between the proximal segment upper and the proximal segment lower, and being inserted between the distal segment upper and the distal segment lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventor: Brian Albert Hauck
  • Patent number: 11219530
    Abstract: Implants, devices, and methods for maintaining, correcting and/or fusing joint deformities are disclosed. The implant a first member, a second member, and an insert with a top surface and a bottom surface. The top surface couples to the first member and the bottom surface engages the second member. Kits and methods of using the implants for maintaining, correcting and/or fusing joint deformities are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Lee, Albert Dacosta, Frank Barmes, Joseph Dogué, Richard Obert, Robert David Paxson
  • Patent number: 11213405
    Abstract: An implant for use in a spine includes a body and a plurality of structural members. The superior and inferior surfaces each include a ring and structural members arranged in a web-like pattern around the ring. Bone contacting members are arranged radially away from the ring and support members are arranged in a circumferential direction around the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Institute for Musculoskeletal Science and Education, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sean S. Bishop, Christopher J. Ryan, Edward J. McShane, III, Megan A. Stauffer, Joseph M. Nyahay
  • Patent number: 11207188
    Abstract: A four-component artificial intervertebral disc may provide six degrees of movement: flexion, extension, lateral bending, axial rotation, axial deflection, and anterior/posterior translation. The disc may include a superior endplate, a superior core, an inferior core, and an inferior endplate. The superior endplate may include a concave mating surface, and the inferior endplate may include a spherical mating surface. The superior endplate may roll across the superior core to provide flexion, extension, and lateral bending. The superior endplate may twist or rotate atop the superior core to provide axial rotation, and the superior endplate may slide over the superior core to provide anterior/posterior translation. The superior core may be connected to the inferior core, and the inferior core may be connected to the inferior endplate. The inferior core may be made from a flexible material that may enable the artificial disc to expand or compress vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Noah Hansell, Edward Dwyer, Jeff Bennett
  • Patent number: 11197761
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system (10) for the intraosseous injection of surgical cement comprising an external sleeve (11); a cannula (13) mounted coaxially in the external sleeve, said cannula being able to be moved along a longitudinal axis (A) in the external sleeve, the cannula being provided with a tapered distal point (15); and a stent (18) accommodated in the interior of the external sleeve, said stent being mounted around a distal end (16) of the cannula. The invention also relates to a kit comprising a system of this type for the injection of surgical cement, surgical cement injection means capable of being connected to the proximal end of the internal cannula, and possibly surgical cement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE DE BORDEAUX
    Inventor: François Cornelis
  • Patent number: 11191649
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first and second endplates capable of being moved in a direction away from the body portion into an expanded configuration or capable of being moved towards the body portion into an unexpanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed and installed in both configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: John Matthews, Mark Weiman, Hilliary Kopp, Chad Glerum, Sean Suh
  • Patent number: 11191650
    Abstract: Expandable fusion devices, systems, instruments, and methods thereof. The expandable fusion device is capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. The fusion device may include a body, a first endplate, and a second endplate. A drive screw may be rotated to move the first and second endplates outwardly and into an expanded configuration. Instruments may be provided to ensure the implant is inserted safely and as intended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Hilliary Kopp, Joel Cryder, James Himmelberger, Jason Gray, Jason Zappacosta, Mark Miccio, Shawn Cox, David Feigenbaum, Damien Kahmer
  • Patent number: 11185420
    Abstract: An expandable cage which is used in spinal surgery and which allows adjustment of distance between two vertebrae in which it is placed as preferred. An expandable cage-basically includes at least one body which is located in emptied area between damaged vertebrae during the surgical procedure and serves as a disc; and at least one movable element which is located on the body and is fitted in the opening made in the body by means of the retainers disposed at the sides thereof; which has a toothed surface contacting with the upper vertebra and being attached to it; and the height of which can be adjusted by pushing the protrusion provided in the lower portion thereof according to the intervertebral distance of patient by means of the expansion apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Teyfik Demir
  • Patent number: 11179298
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are related to pellets that are placed within an extraction site that is in need of bone augmentation and preservation. The pellets are typically cylindrical in shape and comprise a material and a polymer coating. The goal of the pellets are to encourage sufficient new bone growth that jaw bone deterioration is prevented. The pellets create, arrange, and assemble an ideal growth environment for new bone growth to rapidly grow and preserve the original contours of an individual's jaw bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Darnell Kaigler, Sr.
  • Patent number: 11179246
    Abstract: The present invention provides an intervertebral implant for implantation in a treated area of an intervertebral space between vertebral bodies of a spine. The implant includes a spacer portion having an inferior and superior surface, wherein the inferior and superior surfaces each have a contact area capable of engaging with anatomy in the treated area, and the inferior and superior surfaces define a through-hole extending through the spacer body. The present invention further provides holes extending from a side portion to the inferior and superior surfaces of the spacer portion and a plate portion rigidly coupled to the spacer portion, wherein the plate portion contains holes for receiving screws. A fastener back out prevention mechanism adapted on the plate to prevent the back out of the fasteners from the holes and to secure the spacer to the plate of the intervertebral implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Michal Zentko, Andrew Iott, Christopher Angelucci, Chad Glerum, Ryan Watt
  • Patent number: 11179244
    Abstract: An interbody device may include a main body and an arm movably connected thereto. The device may have a first end, a second end opposite the first end in a direction of a longitudinal axis of the device, a first side, a second side opposite the first side in a direction of a first transverse axis of the device, a third side, and a fourth side opposite the third side in a direction of a second transverse axis of the device. An overall distance between the first side and the second side may increase along at least a majority of a length of the device in a direction from the first end toward the second end, and an overall distance between the third side and the fourth side may increase along at least a majority of the length in a direction from the second end toward the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Southern Spine, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Field, Mitchell Blenden, Hugh F. Smisson, III
  • Patent number: 11173041
    Abstract: A spinal fixation device includes an outer housing and an end plate assembly coupled with the outer housing. The outer housing defines an aperture and a longitudinal axis. At least a portion of the end plate assembly is slidably received within the outer housing. The end plate assembly includes a first end plate configured to engage a vertebral body, wherein the end plate assembly is selectively movable between a first position in which the first end plate is spaced apart from the outer housing and a second position in which the first end plate is adjacent the outer housing. Further, the first end plate is selectively adjustable to an angular orientation of a plurality of angular orientations with respect to the longitudinal axis of the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: Ohio State Innovation Foundation, K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Chester Evan Sutterlin, III, Ehud Mendel, Michael Finn, Clint Boyd, Scott Jones, Todd Wallenstein, Jacob M. Buchowski
  • Patent number: 11173040
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing spinal percutaneous delivery of an implant that can rigidly fixate the spinous process of a first superior bone and a second inferior bone of a functional spinal unit. In one aspect, the device comprises two bone abutment members connected via an interconnecting member. In another aspect, the method comprises implanting at least two spinal implant apparatus within a target disc space via an implantation apparatus. In another aspect, a placement instrument comprising an implant delivery segment, an anchor segment, and an articulating arm is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: COGENT SPINE, LLC
    Inventors: Samy Abdou, Brian Bowman, Benjamin Arnold, Jude Paganelli
  • Patent number: 11173046
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a shaft having a distal end connectable with an implant, and a handle connected to a proximal end of the shaft. The instrument defines an internal fluid channel through which a fluid can be passed. A kit includes the instrument and a spinal implant that is expandable through the introduction of the fluid therein. A method of using the instrument includes passing a fluid through an internal fluid channel defined by the instrument and toward the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Frank Pinal, Bryan D. Milz, Dan Boljonis, Collin Desens