Spine Bone Patents (Class 623/17.11)
  • Patent number: 11911283
    Abstract: An intervertebral disc includes a superior endplate having an upper vertebral contacting surface and a lower bearing surface, wherein the upper vertebral contacting surface of the superior endplate has a central portion that is raised relative to a peripheral portion of the superior endplate, and wherein the lower bearing surface has a concavity disposed opposite the raised central portion. The disc includes an inferior endplate having a lower vertebral contacting surface and an upper surface, wherein the lower vertebral contacting surface of the inferior endplate has a central portion and wherein the upper bearing surface has a concavity disposed opposite the central portion. A core is positioned between the upper and inferior endplates, the core having upper and lower core bearing surfaces configured to mate with the bearing surfaces of the upper and inferior endplates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Simplify Medical Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Yves Arramon
  • Patent number: 11911291
    Abstract: The present application is generally directed to implantable systems, devices and related methods pertaining to spinal surgery. In particular, the present application discloses a frame and spacer system for inserting into a disc space. The frame and spacer system is of low profile. The frame can receive different fixation devices, including threaded and non-threaded fixation devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Gray, Andrew Iott, Noah Hansell, Peter Goldsmith, Jennifer Klimek
  • Patent number: 11911294
    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: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Spinal Elements, Inc.
    Inventors: Rachid Ouidja, David Hart, Jason Blain
  • Patent number: 11911284
    Abstract: A curved expandable interbody device for placement between vertebrae having an upper structure, a lower structure, and a screw mechanism, wherein actuation of the screw mechanism moves the upper and lower structures between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration. A deployment tool couples to the curved expandable interbody device for positioning the device between adjacent vertebrae and actuating the screw mechanism, wherein the deployment tool can lock to the curved expandable interbody device and pivot relative to the curved expandable interbody device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Spinal Elements, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin Huh, Jason Blain, Taylor Semingson, Nicholas Chen, Ketchen Smith, David Ortiz, Geoffrey Toon, Morton Albert
  • Patent number: 11911292
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for intervertebral body fusion that provide more robust support within the disc space. Intervertebral body fusion devices can have a unitary monolithic body including a plurality of body segments interconnected with each other by flexure members. Devices be configured to be inserted through an opening in a compressed configuration and then expanded within the disc space to an expanded configuration. In the expanded configuration, devices can have a greater mediolateral or transverse to the disc space footprint. This wider footprint provides greater support for the vertebrae relative to the size of the opening through which the device is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Octagon Spine LLC
    Inventors: Omar F. Jimenez, Yefim I. Safris
  • Patent number: 11903626
    Abstract: A fastener includes an elongate fastener body defining a longitudinal axis substantially central thereto. The fastener body has a continuous outer fastener shell laterally surrounding the longitudinal axis. The fastener shell longitudinally separates a fastener head end and a fastener tip end. A tool-engaging feature is provided on the fastener head end. A plurality of teeth are located on the fastener shell and extend substantially laterally outward from the longitudinally axis. The fastener shell is comprised of at least one undulate face and at least one substantially flat face. The plurality of teeth are located only on the undulate faces. Each tooth is longitudinally separated from adjacent teeth along an undulate face. A method of installing the fastener into a receiving structure is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignees: THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION, THE FEINSTEIN INSTITUTES FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
    Inventors: Stanley E. Asnis, Peter D. Asnis
  • Patent number: 11903849
    Abstract: A self-drilling bone fusion screw apparatus is disclosed which includes at least first and second sliding boxes. A first screw member having a tapered end and a threaded body is disposed within the first sliding box, and a second screw member having a tapered end and a threaded body disposed within the second sliding box. An adjuster adjusts the height of the sliding boxes. The screw members are screwed into vertebral bodies in order to fuse the vertebral bodies together. A plurality of the self-drilling bone fusion screw apparatuses may be attached together and/or integrated via a plate or cage. Also disclosed is a cervical facet staple that includes a curved staple base and at least two prongs attached to the bottom surface of the curved staple base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Moskowitz Family LLC
    Inventors: Ahmnon D. Moskowitz, Pablo A. Valdivia Y. Alvarado, Mosheh T. Moskowitz, Nathan C. Moskowitz
  • Patent number: 11896493
    Abstract: A spacer for separating bones of a joint, the spacer includes a first endplate configured to engage a first bone of the joint; a second endplate configured to engage a second bone of the joint; and an actuation subassembly comprising a drive nut, a drive screw coupled to the drive nut, and a cam frame coupled to the drive screw, wherein the cam frame is disposed between the first endplate and the second endplate, wherein the cam frame comprises a proximal frame end, a distal frame end, and lateral frame sides, wherein cams disposed on the lateral frame sides selectively engage at least one of the first endplate or the second endplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc
    Inventor: Kurt Faulhaber
  • Patent number: 11896499
    Abstract: Expandable fusion devices, systems, and methods. The expandable fusion device includes one or more integrated deployable retention spikes configured to resist expulsion of the device when installed in the intervertebral disc space. The implant may include upper and lower main endplates, an actuator assembly configured to cause an expansion in height of the upper and lower main endplates, and a sidecar assembly including a sidecar carrier, an upper carrier endplate pivotably coupled to an upper spike, and a lower carrier endplate pivotably coupled to a lower spike such that forward translation of the sidecar carrier pushes against the upper and lower carrier endplates, thereby deploying the upper and lower spikes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc
    Inventors: Catherine Krawiec, Damien Kahmer, George Yacoub
  • Patent number: 11896268
    Abstract: A spinal jack adapted for installation between first and second vertebral processes, including a three dimensional and arcuate ergonomic main body constructed from first and second subset body portions, from which is displaceable an upper body between retracted and expanded positions. Each of the jack halves further includes gripping portions adapted for engaging the vertebral processes. A geared mechanism is provided for expanding or retracting the jack halves in order to establish a corrected adjusted orientation between the processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Linares Spinal Devices, LLC
    Inventor: Miguel A. Linares
  • Patent number: 11890206
    Abstract: An implant holder is provided with a first guide lumen and second guide lumen. The implant holder has a first position wherein the implant holder couples to an interbody implant, aligns the first guide lumen with a first hole in the interbody implant, and aligns the second guide lumen with a second hole in the interbody implant. The implant holder has a second position wherein the implant holder releases the interbody implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Spinal Elements, Inc.
    Inventors: Markanthony Flores, Kyle Elsabee
  • Patent number: 11890203
    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: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Andrew Iott, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 11883296
    Abstract: A process of bone creation between adjacent vertebrae uses an intervertebral stabilizing screw, which includes a main body with an axial through hole, a distal thread and at least one fill hole. A hollow proximal secondary body of the screw includes an external thread a travel stop. The process includes inserting the main body until the distal thread is secured to an upper vertebrae of the adjacent vertebrae such that the at least one fill hole is in inside of the disk, inserting the proximal body until reaching to the limit stop such that the proximal body is threaded inside of a pedicle and secured to a lower vertebrae of the adjacent vertebrae, and injecting a bone remodeling composition into inside of the disk through the axial hole and the at least one fill hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Endospine, S.L.
    Inventors: Rudolf Morgenstern Lopez, Christian Rudolf Morgenstern De Muller
  • Patent number: 11883076
    Abstract: Intradiscal fixation device assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. An intradiscal anchor fixation device includes an anchor block and at least one anchor attached to or extending through the anchor block to anchor the device to a vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Tyler Hessler, Albert Hill
  • Patent number: 11883303
    Abstract: Surgical instrumentation may be used to insert a spinal implant into an intradiscal space while in a non-deployed condition and then deploy the spinal implant within the intradiscal space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: VERTEBRATION, INC.
    Inventor: Henry F. Fabian, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11877935
    Abstract: An implant may include a body having a first blade having a first retracted position in the body and a first extended position where the first blade extends outwardly from the body, a second extendable blade, and a blade actuating member configured to translate through the body in directions parallel to the lateral axis. When the blade actuating member is moved in a first direction along the lateral axis, the first blade moves towards the first extended position; and in the first extended position, the first blade extends from the superior surface at a first non-zero angle with respect to the superior-inferior axis; and the second blade moves towards a second extended position in which the second blade extends from the inferior surface at a second non-zero angle with respect to the superior-inferior axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Camber Spine Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: James A. Sack
  • Patent number: 11877898
    Abstract: A biopsy site marker configured to expand upon deployment into a biopsy cavity, and visible under several different imaging modalities, comprises a superabsorbent hydrogel component and a radiopaque element. The hydrogel is in a compressed, dehydrated state prior to deployment to facilitate placement of the marker within the biopsy site, and thereafter expands upon deployment in the biopsy site. Such expansion limits migration of the site marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: HOLOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Estefania Alvarez, Adam Kozak, Jaimee Robertson, Stephen Spiegelberg
  • Patent number: 11872143
    Abstract: An implant includes a housing; a blade having a retracted position in the housing and an extended position where the blade extends outwardly from the housing; and a blade actuating component comprising a driven shaft portion and a blade engaging portion. The blade actuating component can move the blade between the retracted position and the extended position. In addition, the blade engaging portion of the blade actuating component has a substantially U-shaped configuration defined at least in part by a superior surface and an inferior surface. Also, when the blade is in the extended position, the superior surface of the blade engaging portion of the blade actuating component is substantially flush with a superior surface of the housing, and the inferior surface of the blade engaging portion of the blade actuating component is substantially flush with an inferior surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Camber Spine Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: James A. Sack
  • Patent number: 11872141
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of medical implants containing an integrated propulsor system. Additionally, methods of insertion are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventors: Randall F. Lee, Ian A. Lee
  • Patent number: 11872138
    Abstract: An intervertebral disc prosthesis is disclosed comprising at least two plates, namely first and second plates, articulated about each other by means of a curved surface, namely articulation, of at least one of the plates, each of the plates comprising a surface known as a contact surface, intended to be in contact with a vertebral plate of one of the vertebrae between which the prosthesis is intended to be inserted, this contact surface for each of the plates comprising a geometrical centre at equal distance from at least two diametrically opposite points located on the periphery of the plate, in which the geometric centres of the plates are not vertically aligned, this off-setting of the geometrical centres of the plates engendering an off-setting of the edges of the plates in at least one direction perpendicular to the vertical axis of the spinal column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: LDR MEDICAL
    Inventors: Ralph Rashbaum, Kee D. Kim, Hyun Bae
  • Patent number: 11864755
    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 shell and first and second first screw members having tapered ends and threaded bodies that are disposed within the shell. A drive mechanism rotatably drives the first and second screw members from the shell 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. The stapling apparatus includes first and second lever arms rotatably joined together at a fulcrum, and the lever arms rotate in opposite directions. First and second cartridges are disposed at the ends of the lever arms. Each cartridge is capable of holding a staple including a bracket, a nail member and an alignment slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Moskowitz Family LLC
    Inventors: Mosheh T. Moskowitz, Nathan C. Moskowitz
  • Patent number: 11857436
    Abstract: A surgical implant and a surgical kit. The surgical implant has a body having at least one interior surface, the body forming a peripheral support for the implant. The surgical implant has a porous insert comprised of a porous material, having at least one axially-extending hole, and attached to the body along the at least one interior surface such that the porous material extends across a height of the body. The porous insert has a locking mechanism formed in the porous insert or extending from the porous insert, the locking mechanism minimizing movement of the porous insert from within the body. The surgical kit includes the surgical implant and an intervertebral insertion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: ZAVATION MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Katie Lynn Motley, John Franklin Cummins, Joseph Matthew Jones, John Lawrence Walker, Colbert Yeates Williams
  • Patent number: 11850164
    Abstract: An adjustable spinal fusion intervertebral implant including upper and lower body portions each having proximal and distal surfaces at proximal and distal ends thereof. The implant can include a proximal wedge member disposed at the proximal ends of the respective ones of the upper and lower body portions, and a distal wedge member disposed at the distal ends of the respective ones of the upper and lower body portions. First and second linkages can connect the upper and lower body portions. Rotation of an actuator shaft can cause the distal and proximal wedge members to be drawn together such that longitudinal movement of the distal wedge member against the distal surfaces and the longitudinal movement of the proximal wedge member against the proximal surfaces causes separation of the upper and lower body portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Flower, Christopher Warren, Fausto Olmos
  • Patent number: 11850159
    Abstract: A prosthetic intervertebral spacer includes a body having a front end, a rear end, an anterior side, a posterior side, a top surface, and a bottom surface, and an arcuate interface extending away from the body and being connected to the rear end and the posterior side of the body. A method of inserting and positioning the spacer includes engaging a tool to the interface, inserting the spacer at least partially into the intervertebral disc space by moving the tool along an insertion direction, and allowing the spacer to rotate with respect to the insertion direction within the intervertebral disc space while continuing to move the tool along the insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker European Operations Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Lee L. Thibodeau
  • Patent number: 11849975
    Abstract: Methods for anterior fusion and posterior fusion spinal procedures are disclosed. The spinal procedure may be a minimally invasive procedure. An incision may be made on a back of a patient to provide percutaneous lateral access to a spine of the patient. The access point of Kambin's triangle may be used to reach an intervertebral disc space. Through the incision and with an anterior trajectory, an interbody cage may be inserted into the intervertebral disc space. Thereafter, through the same incision and with a posterior trajectory, a spinal fusion implant may be inserted into an interspinous process space or an interlaminar space. The procedure may be performed through a single incision. The same surgical instrumentation may be used for both the anterior fusion and the posterior fusion procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Spinal Simplicity, LLC
    Inventor: Todd Moseley
  • Patent number: 11850165
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an intervertebral implant having a laterovertically-expanding shell operable for a reversible expansion from a collapsed state into an expanded state, the laterovertically-expanding shell having one or more connectors, and a pair of lateral extension elements that function to laterally expand the footprint of the implant within an intervertebal disc space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: INTEGRITY IMPLANTS INC.
    Inventors: John To, Christopher Walsh
  • Patent number: 11849984
    Abstract: A method and system for performing bone fusion and/or securing one or more bones, such as adjacent vertebra, are disclosed. The screws include a threaded tip connected to a main shaft and a threaded outer sleeve that rotates relative to the outer shaft until locked down. Independent rotation of the threaded outer sleeve relative to the threaded distal tip allows compression or distraction to modify the gap between the vertebral bodies. The screws are passed from the inferior to superior vertebra or superior to inferior, for example, through a trans-pedicular route to avoid neurological compromise. At the same time, the path of screw insertion is oriented to reach superior or inferior vertebra. An intervertebral cage of the system is configured for lateral expansion from a nearly straight configuration to form a large footprint in the disc space. The screws and cage may be combined for improved fixation with minimal invasiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignees: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Inc., University of South Florida
    Inventors: Frank D. Vrionis, Kamran Aghayev, Sabrina A. Gonzalez Blohm, James J. Doulgeris
  • Patent number: 11844700
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant for implantation in a treated area of an intervertebral space between vertebral bodies of a spine is provided. The upper surface and the lower surface of the implant each have a contact area capable of engaging with anatomy in the treated area, and the upper and lower surfaces define a through-hole having an inner surface extending through the spacer body. A first and second sidewalls extend from a front end and a back end, wherein the first and second sidewalls are configured with engagement portions positioned in close proximity to the front end and the back end. The front end and the back end are configured with a threaded hole for receiving an instrument for inserting the intervertebral implant into the intervertebral disc space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Jody L. Seifert
  • Patent number: 11839554
    Abstract: A method of implanting an artificial disc replacement device may include removing a natural spinal disc from between vertebrae, thereby forming a disc space between the first vertebra and the second vertebra and inserting a first endplate and a second endplate of the artificial disc replacement device into the disc space. Further, the method may include using a distraction tool to distract the first endplate and the second endplate in order to seat the first endplate against the first vertebrae and to seat the second endplate against the second vertebrae and performing an x-ray to evaluate the placement of the first endplate and the second endplate within the disc space. The method may include using the distraction tool to unseat the first endplate from the first vertebra and to unseat the second endplate from the second vertebra and repositioning the first endplate or the second endplate within the disc space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Inventor: Robert S. Bray, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11832854
    Abstract: A surgical implant device configured to adjust in planar orientation or angular orientation or both to correspond to the structure of the lamina to be spanned at the site of a cut of the laminoplasty surgery. The device includes a base having slots extending adjacent thereto, and an extension having a head configured to be adjustably positionable within the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Choice Spine, LLC
    Inventors: John Abe Perryman, Larry T. Khoo
  • Patent number: 11833052
    Abstract: The present invention relates to orthopaedic implants having a fenestrated hollow shell and a biologic core. These design features provide an improved interface between the implant and the surrounding tissue, aiding fixation, and provide a vehicle for applying new bone healing and enhancing modalities, such as gene therapy, tissue engineering, and growth factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Ronald W. Lindsey, Zbigniew Gugala, Loren L. Latta
  • Patent number: 11826263
    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 body, a first endplate, and a second endplate, a middle ramp piece, a stem, and two ramp pins. The middle ramped piece is operable to move to generate lordotic expansion of the first and second endplates followed by parallel expansion. The fusion device is operable to be deployed down an endoscopic tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Hilliary Kopp
  • Patent number: 11826266
    Abstract: An osteotomy implant device includes a housing defining a cavity and having a central plane extending therethrough. The housing includes a first bone engaging surface and a second bone engaging surface. The second bone engaging surface disposed on an opposing side of the central plane from the first bone engaging surface. The osteotomy implant device also includes a cutting member. The cutting member rotatable coupled to the housing. The cutting member rotatable about an axis between a first position and a second position. The cutting member entirely disposed within the cavity between the first bone engaging surface and the second bone engaging surface in the first position. A portion of the cutting member extends beyond at least the first bone engaging surface or the second bone engaging surface of the housing in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: MEDARTIS AG
    Inventors: Matthew Coyne, Adam Finley
  • Patent number: 11819422
    Abstract: Intersomatic cage for vertebral stabilization, including a generally prismatic body consisting of surface receptacles containing slow prolonged release substances selected from the classes of anti-inflammatory, anti-infection and bone regrowth promoter drugs. The receptacles are in the form of gratings of grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: S.P.S. S.r.l.
    Inventor: Valerio Vallana
  • Patent number: 11819418
    Abstract: An implantable medical device, such as an intervertebral spacer, may comprise a polymeric component and a metallic component. The metallic component can contain both porous metal and substantially-solid metal. The polymeric material can contain particles of an osseointegrative material. The metallic component can be more protruding toward bone than the polymeric component while having a smaller dimension of roughness than the polymeric component. In embodiments, the pin may press-fit against substantially solid metal. The porous metal may surround solid metal which in turn may surround the pin. The pin may have a press-fit with metal and a looser fit with polymeric component, if the metal components and polymeric components are trapped. A pin may connect superior and inferior metal components by a press-fit. The central opening may be exposed to porous metal and also to substantially-solid metal and to polymer. Specific geometries of implants are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Omnia Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Troy Schifano, Daniel Johnson
  • Patent number: 11813172
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for delivering a facet screw assembly to a facet joint. The system includes a facet screw assembly and a delivery device. The distal end of the delivery device includes a facet screw engagement feature, which is keyed to a corresponding delivery device engagement feature. In other embodiments, the system may include a facet screw assembly, a facet access guide, a washer sizer tool removably engaged with the facet access guide, a lateral mass decorticator guide slidably and removably engaged with the washer size tool, a washer implant delivery tool removably engaged with the facet access guide and detachably coupled to the facet screw assembly, and optionally an impact handle detachably coupled to the facet access guide, washer sizer tool, and washer implant delivery tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Tanaka, Christopher U. Phan, Christopher Lambert, Bon Champ, Edward Liou, Jeffrey D. Smith, Nicholas Domek
  • Patent number: 11806059
    Abstract: An orthopedic fixation system includes an orthopedic implant and an implant retainer. The orthopedic implant transitions between a natural shape and an insertion shape whereby a transition of the orthopedic implant from the natural shape to the insertion shape stores deliverable energy and a transition of the orthopedic implant from the insertion shape to the natural shape delivers stored energy. The implant retainer is configured to engage the orthopedic implant and constrain the orthopedic implant in the insertion shape such that the implant grip prevents a transition of the orthopedic implant from the insertion shape to the natural shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel F. Cheney, Adam T. Knight, Joseph P. Ritz
  • Patent number: 11806245
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant is configured to be implanted in an intervertebral space in a first initial configuration. Subsequently, an actuator is configured to be driven in an actuation direction such that the actuator urges the implant to expand along a first expansion direction. Once the implant has been fully expanded along the first expansion direction, the actuator is configured to be further driven in the actuation direction so as to expand the implant in a second expansion direction that is perpendicular to the first expansion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventor: Uwe Spetzger
  • Patent number: 11801147
    Abstract: A monoblock implant for fusing a cervical motion segment includes (a) an interbody portion configured to be positioned between superior and inferior vertebral bodies, of the cervical motion segment, with a first side of the interbody portion facing a first uncinate joint of the cervical motion segment and a second side of the interbody portion facing a second uncinate joint of the cervical motion segment, (b) a first wing extending away from the first side to extend into the first uncinate joint, and (c) a second wing extending away from the second side to extend into the second uncinate joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: UNCINATE JOINT, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Larson, Theodore P. Bertele
  • Patent number: 11801148
    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: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman
  • Patent number: 11793652
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant includes a body formed as an open lattice structure by a plurality of struts. Some of the struts of the plurality of struts intersect at nodes. The nodes can include an enlarged contact member that extends over the node and at least a portion of the width of some of the struts. Enlarged contact members may have an asymmetrical shape with respect to the intersection of struts. The enlarged contact members can provide improved bone contact for the implant. The plurality of struts can have a cross-sectional shape that includes a flattened portion. The flattened portion of the plurality of struts can provide improved bone contact for the implant. An additive manufacturing process can be used to build the implant in a substantially vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Institute for Musculoskeletal Science and Education, Ltd.
    Inventor: James A. Sack
  • Patent number: 11793655
    Abstract: A spine implant (e.g., for a TLIF surgical procedure) is configured to be steered into place during implantation in conjunction with a complementary insertion instrument. The cage of the implant is constrained to a limited range of rotation about a post carried by the cage. The insertion instrument is configured to hold the post while controllably rotating the cage relative to the post in order to angularly position the implant during implantation. Range of rotational motion is controlled by the configuration of a groove in the post. A retaining pin of the implant extends from the cage into the groove of the post to rotationally connect the cage to the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: LIFE SPINE, INC.
    Inventor: Eugene Shoshtaev
  • Patent number: 11779378
    Abstract: Self-aligning plating systems and methods are disclosed. The self-aligning plating system may include an interbody spacer, a medical device plate, and an insertion member. The interbody spacer may be inserted between a top vertebra and a bottom vertebra of a patient's spinal column. A medical device plate may slide along an insertion member in operable connectivity with the interbody spacer so that the medical device plate comes into contact with and can be secured to the patient's anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Medcom Advisors, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon D Donald, Arthur A Alfaro
  • Patent number: 11771559
    Abstract: A support device for supporting a biological membrane includes a support bar that is elongated, that extends along a length direction and that has at least one cylindrical surface extending along the length direction for supporting the biological membrane. A method of using the support device, which is suitable for mounting on a space of a bone defect structure of a human body and which is suitable for supporting a biological membrane, is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventor: Sheng-Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 11771562
    Abstract: A balloon, a medical device, and a medical procedure for discoplasty are disclosed. The balloon has a compressed, collapsed or folded balloon body containing a first chamber for, in use, receiving injected bone cement. With the bone cement filled and cured therein, the balloon acts as a support in tissue of an intervertebral disc while preventing the bone cement from leakage and dispersion. The deployed balloon body defines a second chamber running therethrough. The second chamber is configured to receive a material or cells that activate osteogenesis and/or osteo-induction, so that the material or cells injected into the second chamber through a second sprue form osteocytes or induce human spontaneous local cellular differentiation to in turn form osteocytes in the cavity of the intervertebral disc and connect vertebrae above and below the intervertebral disc, thereby securely anchoring the balloon within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: THE SECOND AFFILIATED HOSPITAL AND YUYING CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF WENZHOU MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Aimin Wu, Xiangyang Wang, Yan Lin, Wenfei Ni, Zhongke Lin, Qishan Huang, Fangmin Mao, Sheng Wang
  • Patent number: 11766338
    Abstract: A method of performing a transcorporeal procedure including placement of a Vertebral Body Replacement device into a transcorporeal void within a cervical spine is disclosed. The method includes creating a working channel through a vertebral body of a vertebra by removing at least a portion of the vertebral body of the vertebra, beginning anteriorly and extending inwardly toward the epidural space, the working channel extending from an anterior wall through a posterior wall, and placing the Vertebral Body Replacement device within the working channel, the placement of the Vertebral Body Replacement device leaving the inferior and superior endplates to perform their function and leaving at least a portion of the intervertebral disc functional thereby avoiding an intervertebral fusion to an adjacent vertebra, where the Vertebral Body Replacement device has at least one of a width of less than 12 millimeters and a diameter of less than 12 millimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventor: Robert E. Simonson
  • Patent number: 11766342
    Abstract: A fixation member inserter instrument attaches to an interbody spacer and assists in the insertion of the interbody spacer into the intravertebral spacer. The distal end of the fixation member inserter instrument includes a fixation member guide with two or more fixation members that is configured to simultaneously deliver the two or more fixation members during the fixation member impaction process. The interbody spacer is attached to the inserter instrument by a threaded rod adjacent to the main body of the fixation member inserter instrument. There is an impaction rod extending through the device which connects to the two or more fixation members in the fixation member guide. When the impaction rod is impacted on a proximal end, the distal end contacts the two or more fixation members simultaneously and forces them into the vertebral body at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: ASTURA MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Fred Murillo, Thomas Purcell
  • Patent number: 11759329
    Abstract: A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through Kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. A first dilator tube with a first longitudinal axis is provided. An access cannula may be introduced over the first dilator tube. A drill may be inserted through the access cannula and used to perform a foraminoplasty, Surgical instruments may pass through the access cannula to operate on an intervertebral disc and/or insert an intervertebral implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Rudolf Morgenstern Lopez
  • Patent number: 11751996
    Abstract: An augment device for a joint endoprosthesis, the device including a sleeve surrounding a channel extending through the sleeve. The sleeve is formed of porous material for ingrowth of bony material, the sleeve comprising an inner face and an outer face. The sleeve further comprises a wall surrounding the channel, the wall being made of solid material and forming a sandwich structure with the porous material, wherein the wall forms a bulkhead between the inner face and the outer face. Thereby, the bulkhead wall will stop inflow of any cement across the sleeve from its inner to its outer face. The porous material on the outer face will be kept free from cement and its capability to promote bone ingrowth is reliably preserved. The augment devices are preferably provided as a set having different sizes and straight or stepped bottoms for improved versatility and maximum preservation of natural bone matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Eckhard Bauer, Helmut D. Link
  • Patent number: 11752011
    Abstract: Sacro-iliac joint stabilizing implants adapted for implanting across a SI joint from a dorsal approach. Methods of, and delivery tools adapted for implanting sacro-iliac joint stabilizing implants across a SI joint from a dorsal approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: SI-Bone Inc.
    Inventors: Mary E. Stuart, Paul M. Sand, Bret W. Schneider, W. Carlton Reckling, Francois Follini, Scott A. Yerby, Vikas V. Patel, Jack B. Rentz, Richard A. Hynes, Babajide Ogunseinde, David A. Provenzano