Including Spinal Disc Spacer Between Adjacent Spine Bones Patents (Class 623/17.16)
  • Patent number: 11026806
    Abstract: An adjustable spinal fusion intervertebral implant is provided that can comprise upper and lower body portions that can each have proximal and distal wedge surf aces disposed at proximal and distal ends thereof. An actuator shaft disposed intermediate the upper and lower body portions can be actuated to cause proximal and distal protrusions to converge towards each other and contact the respective ones of the proximal and distal wedge surfaces. Such contact can thereby transfer the longitudinal movement of the proximal and distal protrusions against the proximal and distal wedge surfaces to cause the separation of the upper and lower body portions, thereby expanding the intervertebral implant. The upper and lower body portions can have side portions that help facilitate linear translational movement of the upper body portion relative to the lower body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Fausto Olmos, Brad S. Culbert, Bob Flower
  • Patent number: 11026804
    Abstract: An improved mechanism for expanding or lifting a device in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention is a coaxial screw gear sleeve mechanism. In various embodiments, coaxial screw gear sleeve mechanisms includes a post with a threaded exterior surface and a corresponding sleeve configured to surround the post, the corresponding sleeve having a threaded interior surface configured to interface with the threaded exterior surface of the post and a geared exterior surface. A drive mechanism can be configured to interface with the geared exterior surface of the sleeve, causing a device utilizing such a mechanism to expand or lift between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SpineX Tec, LLC
    Inventors: Omar F. Jimenez, Nicholas Ransom Powley, Andrew G. Fischer, Yefim Safris
  • Patent number: 11020236
    Abstract: The present invention is an implant for bone. The current implant is particularly useful in spinal surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Todd Shanks
  • Patent number: 11020237
    Abstract: An intervertebral fusion cage that is adapted to contain an inserter within its inner volume during insertion of the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: John C. Voellmicke
  • Patent number: 11020239
    Abstract: An expandable spinal implant is provided having first and second endplates hinged along one end and an expansion mechanism disposed therebetween configured to expand the first and second endplates from each other to provide a lordotic angle of up to 60 degrees. Various implants, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Keith E. Miller, Cristian A. Capote, Zain Noordin
  • Patent number: 11020235
    Abstract: A two part annulus repair rivet for repairing a defect in the annulus of an intervertebral disc includes a first part delivered through a port and adapted to be positioned at an internal surface of an annulus adjacent a defect and a second part adapted to be positioned on an external surface of the annulus adjacent the defect. The first and second parts are secured together, repairing the defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Seifert, Sean Suh, Mark Weiman
  • Patent number: 11020241
    Abstract: A spinal interbody implant includes a two-component cage and expander. The two-component cage, when assembled, accepts the expander through a reverse dovetail configuration between the assembled cage and the expander. The expander has a pair of legs that move within and along lateral channels formed by and between the two cage components for increasing the height of the two cage components relative to one another. The amount of expansion of the cage is determined by the height of the pair of expander legs. The cage accepts different expanders each having pairs of legs of different heights in order to provide different amounts of cage expansion and thus the interbody implant. The front of each expander leg is arch shaped for reception in the lateral channels of the assembled cage and to progressively expand the two cage components relative to one another as the expander is received by the assembled cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: LIFE SPINE, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel P. Predick
  • Patent number: 11013519
    Abstract: An orthopaedic surgical instrument including a shaft including a head sized to be received in the socket of a medical device is disclosed. The orthopaedic surgical instrument includes a retaining flange that is rotatable relative to the head about an axis between a first position in which a tip of the retaining flange is aligned with the head and a second position in which the tip of the retaining flange is received in one of a number of apertures of the medical device when the head of the shaft is received in the socket of the medical device. A system and method including the orthopaedic surgical instrument are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason M. Chavarria, Jeremiah M. Lewis
  • Patent number: 11007067
    Abstract: A device, system, and method for performing a spinal procedure. The device includes first and second shape-memory outer platforms, the outer platforms expanding at a temperature greater than the transformative temperature, a core member having first and second expansion bodies and first and second wedge members, the first expansion body being coupled to the first outer platform and the second expansion body being coupled to the second outer platform, and a screw rotatably disposed within the core member, the screw passing through at least a portion of each of the first and second wedge members. Rotation of the screw causes the first and second wedge members to move toward each other and the first and second expansion bodies to move away from each other. Thus, reaching a transformation temperature and rotating the screw expands the device to come in contact with and anchored against both of the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Sidewinder Medical Products LLC
    Inventors: Robert Masson, James Scott Hay, Ryan Singh
  • Patent number: 11007066
    Abstract: An embodiment includes an orthopedic fusion system comprising: a cage; a curved first channel coupling a lateral wall of the cage to a superior surface of the cage; a curved second channel coupling the lateral wall of the cage to an inferior surface of the cage; a third channel coupling the superior surface of the cage to the inferior surface of the cage; a curved first anchor configured to slide within the first channel; a curved second anchor configured to slide within the second channel; and a resilient member comprising a resilient first arm that projects across a portion of the first channel and a resilient second arm that projects across a portion of the second channel. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: GENESYS SPINE
    Inventors: Joshua Kaufmann, Greg Calbert, Scott Bryant, Brian Bergeron, Landon Gilkey, Ben Keller, Bernard H. Guiot, Aizik Wolf, Matthew Philips, John T. Friedland
  • Patent number: 11000386
    Abstract: A spinal implant including porous and solid portions is disclosed. The implant includes porous portions on upper and lower surfaces and in an interior thereof. Methods of manufacturing and implanting such implants are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Willis, Justyna Zielinska, Robin Stamp, Chau Ngo
  • Patent number: 10993814
    Abstract: A variable height intervertebral spine implant is adjustable in situ having first and second trapezoidal components oriented such that the short surfaces/sides of their parallel surfaces/sides are adjacent, forming a first wedge-shaped pocket between opposing first skew surfaces/sides of the first and second components on a first end, and a second wedge-shaped pocket between opposing second skew surfaces/sides of the first and second components on a second end. First and second lateral flanges of both the first and second components cooperate to connect the first and second components together, and to allow height adjustment between the first and second components. A first wedge situated in the first pocket and a second wedge situated in the second pocket are connected via a drive mechanism that effects concerted movement thereof whereby contraction increases implant height while expansion decreases implant height. The wedges ride against the skew sides of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LIFE SPINE, INC.
    Inventor: Madeline C. Wolters
  • Patent number: 10993818
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for spinal disc replacement surgery via a lateral approach. The invention also relates to a spinal disc replacement device that is designed to be inserted via the lateral approach disc replacement surgery. The invention further relates to tools used for the spinal disc replacement surgery via the lateral approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: AXIOMED, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua N. Finkel, Alexander Bandazian, Scott Foret, Jeremy Crossgrove, Kingsley R. Chin
  • Patent number: 10987229
    Abstract: A spinal implant system is provided for bridging an intervertebral space between vertebral bodies bordering the intervertebral space. The spinal implant system includes at least one adjustable end cap and a spinal implant. The end cap can be used with additional end caps and/or the spinal implant. Multiple end caps can be stacked on top of one another, and one end cap can be attached to a first end of the spinal implant, and another end cap 10 can be attached to a second end of the spinal implant. Thus, one or more of the end caps can be attached to either end of the spinal implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Stinchfield, Julien J. Prevost, Robert M. Loke
  • Patent number: 10980644
    Abstract: An expandable cage for placement between adjacent vertebrae having two or more upper and lower end plates having compound-angled slots, ramps or rails, and a drive means having corresponding compound-angled slots, ramps or rails configured to slidingly engage the compound-angled slots, ramps or rails of the two or more upper and lower end plates, wherein movement of the drive means in a first direction moves the two or more upper and lower end plates away from each other both vertically and horizontally to expand both a height and a width of the expandable cage from a collapsed state to an expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Astura Medical Inc
    Inventors: Thomas Purcell, Greg Martin
  • Patent number: 10973655
    Abstract: A corpectomy cage includes a main body, a first end cap, and a second end cap. The main body is shaped as a hollow rectangular prism, and includes a first end and a second end. The first end has a plurality of first receivers formed therein, and the second end has a plurality of second receivers formed therein. The first end cap includes a plurality of first legs configured to be received within respective first receivers to removably engage the first end cap with the first end of the main body. Similarly, the second end cap includes a plurality of second legs configured to be received within respective second receivers to removably engage the second end cap with the second end of the main body. Each of the end caps further includes a plurality of teeth arranged opposite the plurality of legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: NEXXT SPINE, LLC
    Inventors: Alaedeen Abu-Mulaweh, Austin Clemens, Andrew Elsbury
  • Patent number: 10973648
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing correction of one or more maladies or conditions of the spinal column of a living being. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes an implantable device configured to be selectively adjustable in one or more portions thereof so as to permit correction of asymmetries or irregularities of the spinal column via insertion into one or more affected intervertebral disc spaces. In one variant, the implantable device includes upper and lower host elements which are hinged or can pivot relative to one another, and an insertable distraction mechanism which is adjustable to enable one side or the other of the implantable device to alter height. In another variant, both sides of the implantable device can be adjusted for height via the host elements and one or more pivots or hinges. In one implementation, the distraction mechanism is adjustable from multiple approaches into the disc space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Samy Abdou
  • Patent number: 10973651
    Abstract: A spinal fusion implant includes a leading end, an opposite trailing end, an upper portion extending between the leading and trailing ends, a lower portion extending between the leading and trailing ends, and opposed first and second side portions extending between the leading and trailing ends. The upper portion includes at least two rails extending between the leading and trailing ends, the at least two rails including a first rail and a second rail spaced apart from one another, the first rail of the upper portion including a bone-contacting surface being at least partially smoothened. The lower portion includes at least two rails extending between the leading and trailing ends, the at least two rails including a first rail and a second rail spaced apart from one another, the first rail of the lower portion including a bone-contacting surface being at least partially smoothened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Melkent, Keith E. Miller
  • Patent number: 10973658
    Abstract: A system for use during surgical procedures. The system includes an implant and an inserter. The implant has a faceted post that rotates, ribs adapted to receive impact from an instrument to help position the implant, and stops. The inserter has a sleeve, into and from which a hook retracts and extends and on which a tab is disposed, and a pair of catches. The hook and tab combine to lock the post into position and to release the post so that the post can rotate. The engagements between the hook and the post and between the tab and the post permit rotation of the implant in situ. The stops and catches define an articulation range for the implant relative to a longitudinal axis of the inserter. A related method of using the system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TITAN SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Peter F. Ullrich, Jr., Kenneth Roggow, Pablo Polanco
  • Patent number: 10966839
    Abstract: A method for treating a spine includes the steps of: creating a surgical pathway in a body along a first surgical approach to a surgical site including vertebral tissue; creating a surgical pathway in the body along a second surgical approach to the surgical site including the vertebral tissue; disposing a fulcrum with an intervertebral disc space of the vertebral tissue via the first surgical approach; and manipulating the vertebral tissue via the second surgical approach. Spinal implants, surgical instruments and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Beale, Keith E. Miller, William Allan Rezach, Richard A. Hynes
  • Patent number: 10959860
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for introducing a spinal disc implant into an intervertebral space of a subject. The subject is placed in a lateral position, and the anterior face of the spinal disc intervertebral space is accessed, between the L5 and S1 vertebrae, from an anterior and lateral retroperitoneal approach. An operative corridor to the anterior face of the spinal disc space is established by introducing a retractor instrument anterolaterally to the spinal disc space between the anterior superior iliac spine and the anterior inferior iliac spine. The damaged spinal disc contents are removed from the intervertebral space through the operative corridor, and the implant is advanced into the intervertebral space at an oblique angle and pivoted to position the implant substantially laterally within the intervertebral space. Elongated retractor and insertion instruments, as well as a modified disc implant, are also disclosed for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Pantheon Spinal, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Spann
  • Patent number: 10959856
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to spinal implants, systems, apparatuses, and components thereof that can be used in spinal fusion and/or stabilization procedures, as well as methods of installation. The spinal implants may include an intervertebral spacer and a plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio
  • Patent number: 10945859
    Abstract: Expandable fusion cages are disclosed which may be expandable in two substantially mutually perpendicular directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: AMPLIFY SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Darin Ewer, Trevor K. Lewis, Justin Hyer, Nicholas Slater, Nathan O. Plowman
  • Patent number: 10945857
    Abstract: An embodiment includes an expandable intervertebral body fusion device with two expansion wedges within a generally hollow main body. After implantation into the intervertebral disc space, the expansion wedges are simultaneously moved from the center of the device toward the ends, which flexes the arms of the cage and increases the size of the implant. This expansion stabilizes the device in the disc space and increases the disc height, thereby reducing foraminal compression of spinal nerves and creating a stable motion segment for eventual fusion. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: WENZEL SPINE, INC.
    Inventor: Erik Emstad
  • Patent number: 10940017
    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: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Gray, Andrew Iott, Noah Hansell, Peter Goldsmith, Jennifer Klimek
  • Patent number: 10940018
    Abstract: A spinal implant for placement between vertebral bodies includes a first member for engaging one of the vertebral bodies, a second member for engaging an opposing one of the vertebral bodies, and at least one extendable support element for inducing movement of the entire first member away from the second member. The first member is connected to the second member such that the first member moves away from the second member by a larger distance at a first end of the implant than at a second end of the implant. A connecting member may connect the first and second members together at the second end of the implant. The connecting member may include one or more rotatable linkages, or the connecting member may be an extension of one of the first and second members slidably received within a track defined within the other of the first and second members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Amir Ali Sharifi-Mehr, Oliver Buchert
  • Patent number: 10940016
    Abstract: An expandable intervertebral fusion cage is independently expandable vertically and laterally. The fusion cage includes a cage body that can receive an expansion member that causes the fusion cage to expand vertically. The cage body is responsive to a compressive force to move to an expanded lateral position, whereby the fusion cage defines a substantially circular annular profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Daniel Thommen, Joern Richter, Thomas M. DiMauro
  • Patent number: 10932917
    Abstract: Medical implants disclosed herein may include an interior space and at least one bone on-growth structure within the interior space. The bone on-growth structure may include a root coupled to an interior surface of the implant, or to a mesh insert disposed within the interior space of the implant. The root may extend into the interior space toward another opposing interior surface of the implant. The bone on-growth structure may include a plurality of branches coupled to the root via a plurality of junctions. The plurality of branches may project at a plurality of different angles with respect to the root. The plurality of branches may each terminate within the interior space, or alternatively, one or more branches may contact opposing interior surfaces of the implant. The medical implants may also include one or more channels to enhance bone growth within the interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Charles Gilbride
  • Patent number: 10925611
    Abstract: A packaging for an implant to hold the implant in a first condition. The packaging including a first packaging tube and a container, wherein the implant is movable from the container into the first tube and maintained within the first tube in a second condition, the implant having a first transverse dimension in the first condition and a second transverse dimension in the second condition, the second transverse dimension being less than the first transverse dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Neurogami Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Hebert, Bartosz Bojanowski
  • Patent number: 10925749
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an intervertebral cage including superior and inferior members each including an engagement surface for engaging a corresponding vertebrae. The intervertebral cage also includes a posterior member that extends between a posterior end of the superior and inferior members and spaces them from each other in a superior-inferior direction. The superior and inferior members extend in a posterior-to-anterior direction from the posterior member and define anterior free ends to form a substantially open anterior end between the superior member and the inferior member in a posterior-anterior direction. The engagement surfaces of the superior and inferior members substantially diverge from each other in the superior-inferior direction along the posterior-to-anterior direction. The superior and inferior members each include first apertures extending therethrough in the superior-inferior direction that define a pathway through the intervertebral cage in the superior-inferior direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: REVIVO MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Eric H. Ledet, Glenn Patrick Sanders
  • Patent number: 10925751
    Abstract: A vertically expandable intervertebral cage, deployment devices, and methods for using the same. The intervertebral cage can include a circuitous body at least partially enclosing an interior volume. The intervertebral cage can also include a front panel which can be formed into a wedge for facilitating implantation of the intervertebral cage into an intervertebral space. The intervertebral cage can be converted from an undeployed configuration, wherein the height of the intervertebral cage is reduced, to a deployed configuration, wherein the height of the intervertebral cage is increased to support end plates of the vertebrae. The intervertebral cage can be converted from the undeployed configuration to a deployed configuration by using a deployment device such as an implantation device and a guide wire. The deployment device can be used to impart a force upon the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: EIT Emerging Implant Technologies GmbH
    Inventor: Morgan Packard Lorio
  • Patent number: 10898346
    Abstract: An expandable intervertebral fusion implant capable of being expanded in three dimensions, said implant including an inferior component, including a plate, and a first wedge slidably connected to the plate, the first wedge having a first surface, and a superior component including a second wedge, the second wedge having a second surface, wherein the first surface is operatively arranged to engage the second surface to displace the superior component relative to the inferior component. The surfaces of the wedges may be angled and include a plurality of corrugations or steps which engage to allow the implant to expand and collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Loubert S. Suddaby
  • Patent number: 10898342
    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: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Rudolf Morgenstern Lopez
  • Patent number: 10893953
    Abstract: A spinal implant is provided including an upper surface, a lower surface, a front surface and a back surface, two side surfaces extending between the upper surface and the lower surface, the two side surfaces extending between the front surface and the back surface and an opening positioned closer to the back surface than the front surface. The opening is provided to contain graft material that spans between a cortical rim of the upper vertebral body and the cortical rim of the lower vertebral body. The method includes packing the opening with graft material, wherein the graft material spans between the decorticated cortical rim of the upper vertebral body and the decorticated cortical rim of the lower vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Seth Neubardt
  • Patent number: 10893951
    Abstract: Devices and related methods for the dynamic correction of spinal deformities are disclosed. The devices and methods are particularly useful for correcting an abnormal curvature of the spine. In one exemplary embodiment, a method for correcting deformity via a spinal implant that can include a polymer between or attached to a top and bottom plate, which can exist in a wedge-shaped configuration in order to apply asymmetric forces to the spinal column, is provided. The implant may be inserted between adjacent vertebrae comprising part of the abnormal curvature, thereby restoring the normal curvature of a spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Minimally Invasive Spinal Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Singh, Rohit Rustagi, George Vithoulkas, Eric Taleghani, Hasan Syed
  • Patent number: 10888431
    Abstract: An expandable, adjustable inter-body fusion device is presented. The inter-body fusion device can have a first plate, a second plate, and an insert positioned substantially therebetween the first plate and the second plate. The first plate, the second plate, and the insert define an interior cavity. Moving the insert longitudinally with respect to the first and second plates increases or decreases the distance of the first plate with respect to the second plate, effectively expanding the inter-body fusion device and increasing the volume of the interior cavity. The angle between the first plate and the second plate is selectively adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Spectrum Spine IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: James C. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10874443
    Abstract: Internal fixation devices are provided that include a plate having a rotatable screw lock mounted in a recess of the plate. The screw lock has a lock head including a laterally extending flange that has an outer edge that is below the upper surface of the plate. In a locked position, a portion of the upper surface of the plate covers at least a part of the lock head to reduce the likelihood of the screw lock being pushed off the plate. Further, in a locked position, the laterally extending flange obstructs passage of a screw through a corresponding screw hole. Such obstruction hinders screw migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Zavation Medical Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Johnson, John Lawrence Walker, John Franklin Cummins
  • Patent number: 10874523
    Abstract: A spacer for separating bones of a joint, the spacer includes a frame having a longitudinal axis, and ramped surfaces. An endplate configured to engage a bone of the joint has ramped surfaces mateable with the ramped surfaces of the frame. When the endplate is moved relative to the frame in a direction along the longitudinal axis of the frame, the endplate is moved in a direction away from the frame to increase the height at least one end of the spacer. A second endplate configured to engage a second bone of the joint can be similarly configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Kurt Faulhaber
  • Patent number: 10874524
    Abstract: An expandable interbody device for use in the spine is configured to fit through Kambin's Triangle. The expandable interbody device can include a body defining a front end, a rear end and a plurality of sidewalls spanning between the front and rear ends, an expandable member pivotally attached to the body such that the expandable member pivots outwardly from one of the plurality of sidewalls and a screw threaded into the body through the rear end thereof. The expandable member defines an actuator flange that projects into the body. The screw abuts the actuator flange such that contracting the screw into the body causes the expandable member to pivot outwardly from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Spineology Inc.
    Inventor: Todd M. Bjork
  • Patent number: 10869769
    Abstract: The embodiments provide various interbody fusion spacers, or cages, for insertion between adjacent vertebrae. The cages may have integrated expansion and angular adjustment mechanisms that allow the cage to change its height and angle as needed, with little effort. The cages may have a first, insertion configuration characterized by a reduced size to facilitate insertion through a narrow access passage and into the intervertebral space. The cages may be inserted in a first, reduced size and then expanded to a second, larger size once implanted. In their second configuration, the cages are able to maintain the proper disc height and stabilize the spine by restoring sagittal balance and alignment. Additionally, the intervertebral cages are configured to be able to adjust the angle of lordosis, and can accommodate larger lordotic angles in their second, expanded configuration. Further, these cages may promote fusion to further enhance spine stability by immobilizing the adjacent vertebral bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: EIT Emerging Implant Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Guntmar Eisen, Detlev Ganter, Stephan Geiger
  • Patent number: 10863976
    Abstract: A spinal implant comprises an implant body extending between an anterior surface and a posterior surface, and including a first vertebral engaging surface and a second vertebral engaging surface. The implant body includes an inner surface that defines at least a first cavity and a second cavity. The cavities are oriented to implant fasteners in alignment with an oblique surgical pathway relative to a bilateral axis of a subject body and adjacent an anterior portion of an intervertebral space of the subject body. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Lindsey G. Waugh, Anthony J. Melkent, Jonathan E. Blackwell, Thomas E. Drochner, Carrie L. Gowan, Bret Matthew Wilfong, Thomas A. Carls, Richard A. Hynes, D. Hal Silcox, III, John A. Cowan, Jr., Jean-Pierre Mobasser
  • Patent number: 10864087
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to expandable spinal implants, systems, apparatuses, and components thereof that can be used in spinal fusion and/or stabilization procedures, as well as methods of installation. The expandable spinal implants may be configured for lateral insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Faulhaber, Mark Miccio, Prem Ramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10856992
    Abstract: An example implant device includes a base having a surface that mates with bone, and a plurality of tapered protrusions positioned on the base and extending from the surface of the base that mates with bone. A surface of the plurality of tapered protrusions includes a textured surface to increase area for bone growth. An example method for inserting the implant device into bone includes forcing the plurality of tapered protrusions of the implant device into the bone, and securing the implant device in place without cement due to the plurality of tapered protrusions cutting into the bone for fixation of the implant device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: AOD Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Ferro, Joseph R. Phillips, Austin T. Ferro
  • Patent number: 10849763
    Abstract: A lateral spine implant has a lateral spine cage and an associated lateral spine plate with one or more folding vertebral attachment arms, each arm configured for attachment to vertebral bone. The ability of the one or more arms to fold allows the lateral spine plate to be inserted/implanted at a lower profile height than traditional lateral spine plates. The lateral spine plate is meant to be used at times of intended or unintended compromise of the anterior longitudinal ligament (ALL) to prevent interbody cage migration, but may be adapted for any lateral plating application. Once expanded, each attachment arm is configured to receive a bone screw for securing the attachment arm to a vertebra, the bone screw retained by rotating cam lock nuts of the attachment arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LIFE SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Garrett D. Lauf, Daniel P. Predick
  • Patent number: 10842542
    Abstract: A bi-directional fixating transvertebral (BDFT) screw/cage apparatus is provided. The BDFT apparatus includes an intervertebral cage including a plurality of internal angled screw guides, a plurality of screw members, and a cage indentation adjacent to the screw guides that independently or supplemented by other screw locking mechanisms prevents the screw members from pulling out of the internal angled screw guides. The internal angled screw guides orient a first screw member superiorly and a second screw member inferiorly. The intervertebral cage is adapted for posterior lumbar intervertebral placement, anterior lumbar intervertebral placement, anterio-lateral thoracic intervertebral placement, or anterior cervical intervertebral placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Moskowitz Family LLC
    Inventors: Nathan C. Moskowitz, Mosheh T. Moskowitz, Ahmnon D. Moskowitz, Pablo A. Valdivia Y. Alvarado
  • Patent number: 10842639
    Abstract: An implant constituted of: a body exhibiting a longitudinal axis; proximal arms extending from the body, each of the proximal arms extending in a respective direction and exhibiting a respective acute angle with the longitudinal axis, the body positioned between the proximal arms; distal arms extending from the body, each of the distal arms extending in a respective direction and exhibiting a respective acute angle with the longitudinal axis, the respective directions of extension of the distal arms generally opposing the respective directions of extension of the proximal arms, the body positioned between the distal arms; and intermediate arm assemblies extending from the body, each of the intermediate arm assemblies extending in a respective direction rotated about the longitudinal axis from the respective extension directions of the proximal arms and exhibiting a respective acute angle with the longitudinal axis, the body positioned between the intermediate arm assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Spinol, Ltd.
    Inventors: Roey Shafrir, Haim Shnider, Shahar Dror
  • Patent number: 10835386
    Abstract: A system for implanting an inter-body device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an inter-body device having a plurality of cans secured to a flexible bridge and having a relief portion therebetween. An inserter tube and complementary bullnoses are advantageously secured to the vertebrae by an extension arm for securing the assembly precisely in place. A plurality of articulating trial implants are provided to test fit a disc space for the proper sized inter-body device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: R Tree Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Rolando M. Puno
  • Patent number: 10835297
    Abstract: An implantable spacer for placement between adjacent spinous processes in a spinal motion segment is provided. The spacer includes a body defining a longitudinal passageway. A first arm and a second arm are connected to the body. Each arm has a pair of extensions and a saddle defining a U-shaped configuration for seating a spinous process therein. An actuator assembly is disposed inside the longitudinal passageway and connected to the body. When advanced, the actuator assembly contacts ramming surfaces of the arms to rotate them from an undeployed configuration to a deployed configuration. In the deployed configuration, the distracted adjacent spinous processes are seated in the U-shaped portion of the arms providing sufficient distraction to open the neural foramen. An insertion instrument is provided for implanting the interspinous process spacer. The system is configured for implantation through a small percutaneous incision employing minimally invasive techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: VERTIFLEX, INC.
    Inventors: Moti Altarac, Shawn Tebbe
  • Patent number: 10828174
    Abstract: A spinal implant comprises an implant body extending between an anterior surface and a posterior surface. The implant body includes a first vertebral engaging surface and a second vertebral engaging surface. The implant body includes an outer surface that defines an oblique surface. A wall is connectable with the implant body and translatable relative to the oblique surface. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Melkent, Thomas E. Drochner, Richard A. Hynes, James P. Duncan
  • Patent number: 10828165
    Abstract: In accordance with the purpose(s) of the present disclosure, as embodied and broadly described herein, embodiments of the present disclosure, in one aspect, relate to TMJ implantation materials and implants (e.g., temporomandi bular joint (TMJ) methods of making TMJ implantation materials and implants, methods of forming a TMJ implantation material or an implant, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated
    Inventor: Peter S. McFetridge