Including Spinal Disc Spacer Between Adjacent Spine Bones Patents (Class 623/17.16)
  • Patent number: 11364122
    Abstract: A scaffold (12) for tissue engineering comprises an inner portion (14), an outer portion (16), and a base portion (22) connecting the inner portion and the outer portion. The inner portion (14) comprises a channel (18) surrounded by a first set of one or more walls. The outer portion (16) comprises a second set of one or more walls. The portions are arranged such that the second set of one or more walls substantially surrounds the first set of one or more walls with a spacing between the first and second sets of walls defining a cavity (20) between the inner portion (14) and the outer portion (16). The inner portion (14) and the outer portion (16) may have different shapes; and/or the scaffold (12) may further comprise a filler material in the cavity (20) defined between the inner and outer portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: VESTLANDETS INNOVASJONSSELSKAP AS
    Inventors: Kamal Babikeir Eln Mustafa, Ahmad Rashad Saad Mohamed Elsebahy, Anna Finne Wistrand, Yang Sun, Alexander Franciscus Van Tol
  • Patent number: 11357640
    Abstract: Expandable fusion devices, systems, instruments, and methods thereof. The expandable fusion implant may include an upper endplate assembly and a lower endplate assembly. The upper and lower endplate assemblies may be configured to expand in width. A rotatable actuator may move one or more driving ramps, which mate with an upper ramp and a lower ramp, respectively. The actuator may cause independent movement of one or more of the driving ramps, thereby causing an expansion in height of the upper and lower endplate assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Myles Sullivan, Tyler Hessler, Chad Glerum
  • Patent number: 11357632
    Abstract: An interbody spacer for spinal fusion surgery includes first and second opposite side walls that have open-cell metal foam at upper and lower faces, and a three-dimensional lattice disposed between open-cell metal foam at the upper and lower faces. The open-cell metal foam is in communication with the three-dimensional lattice so that bone growth can enter the three-dimensional lattice from the open-cell metal foam. The interbody spacer may be formed by additive manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: CORELINK, LLC
    Inventor: Josh Arnone
  • Patent number: 11357491
    Abstract: A system for stabilizing a cervical spine segment utilizing uncinate joint stabilization, includes a stabilizing bridge for bridging across intervertebral disc space of the cervical spine segment to mechanically couple between a pair of uncinate joint stabilizers positioned in a respective pair of uncinate joints of the cervical spine segment. A method for stabilizing a cervical spine segment utilizing uncinate joint stabilization includes (a) positioning a pair of uncinate joint stabilizers in respective uncinate joints of the cervical spine segment to stabilize the uncinate joints and thereby stabilize the cervical spine segment (b) and implanting, in intervertebral disc space of the cervical spine segment, a stabilizing bridge that mechanically couples between the uncinate joint stabilizers across intervertebral disc space of the cervical spine segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Uncinate Joint, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Larson, Theodore P. Bertele
  • Patent number: 11344430
    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: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Andrew Iott, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 11344428
    Abstract: An intervertebral prosthesis for insertion between adjacent vertebrae includes an upper plate, a lower plate and a core. The core is retained between the upper and lower plates by a retention feature in the form of central projections on the plates and a corresponding opening in the core. The retention feature is designed to allow the plates to slide over the upper and lower surfaces of the core in the anterior/posterior direction and in the lateral direction and to allow the plates to rotate with respect to each other and the core. The retention feature is also designed to prevent contact between the first and second plates during sliding movement of the plates over the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Simplify Medical Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Yves Arramon, David Hovda
  • Patent number: 11344429
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes a first member extending along a first axis between opposite first and second ends. The first end includes a first part. A rack is coupled to the first member. A second member extends along a second axis between opposite first and second ends. A gear is coupled to the second member such that the gear engages the rack. An actuator includes a second part that engages the first part such that rotation of the actuator relative to the members translates the rack relative to the first member along the first axis to move the implant between a first orientation in which the second longitudinal axis extends parallel to the first longitudinal axis and a second orientation in which the second longitudinal axis extends at an acute angle relative to the first longitudinal axis. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan M. Dewey
  • Patent number: 11337824
    Abstract: A bone joint spacer has two endplates which have a bone engaging surface on one side, and ramps extending from an opposite side. A shaft has a threaded end, and another end which has ramp followers which mate with the endplate ramps of both endplates. A collar slides over the threaded end of the shaft, and also has ramp followers which mate with the endplate ramps of both endplates. A nut threads onto the end of the shaft and pushes the collar towards the ramp followers of the shaft. This movement causes the ramp followers to slide the ramp followers of the collar and the shaft against the endplate ramps, pushing the endplates apart. Two of these spacers can be combined by a link plate so that the spacers can be aligned or curved into a U-shape to be inserted into the body and positioned between bony surfaces, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Chad Glerum, Ty Hessler, Albert Hill
  • Patent number: 11331196
    Abstract: An expandable intervertebral implant, including a support component, an inferior component, including a first proximate end connected to the support component, a first distal end, a first top surface, and a first bottom surface, a superior component, including a second proximate end connected to the support component, a second distal end, a second top surface, and a second bottom surface, and a balloon connected to the first top surface and the second bottom surface and operatively arranged to expand the expandable intervertebral implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Loubert S. Suddaby
  • Patent number: 11331198
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis that includes a biased coiling member and a conforming coiling member. The biased coiling member may be biased to curve from a substantially linear configuration to a nonlinear configuration. The conforming coiling member may be engaged with and curved by the biased coiling member from the substantially linear configuration to the nonlinear configuration. The biased coiling member may define a longitudinal axis when in the substantially linear configuration. The biased coiling member and the conforming coiling member may move relative to each other along the longitudinal axis. The prosthesis may be implanted in a surgical procedure that minimizes incision sizes and may be considered less invasive than typical implant procedures, especially spinal implant procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: JMEA Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Sack, Jack Y. Yeh
  • Patent number: 11331199
    Abstract: An interspinous posterior device (IPD) is described. The IPD has a body and bone fixation elements on either side of the body, each of said bone fixation elements having a ratchet locking mechanism for fixing the body to successive spinous processes of a mammalian vertebra. Each of the bone fixation elements is independently adjustable by ratcheting it separately and independently of the other bone fixation elements. The body of the IPD has a dynamic configuration and a non-dynamic configuration, wherein the dynamic configuration allows for both extension and flexion of the successive spinous processes and the non-dynamic configuration prohibits extension of the successive spinous processes. The IPD also includes a removable extension restriction block, wherein the extension restriction block can optionally be inserted in the body to prohibit extension or can be removed from the body to allow extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Aurora Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Trent James Northcutt, Laszlo Garamszegi
  • Patent number: 11331197
    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. The fusion device described herein is capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space at a minimum to no distraction height and for a fusion device capable of maintaining a normal distance between adjacent vertebral bodies when implanted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: INTEGRITY IMPLANTS INC.
    Inventor: Eugene Shoshtaev
  • Patent number: 11328813
    Abstract: A method for computer-assisted planning of a transplant surgery is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
    Inventors: Chad Gordon, Mehran Armand, Ryan Murphy, Gerald Grant, Peter Liacouras, Kevin Wolfe, Ehsan Basafa
  • Patent number: 11325294
    Abstract: Embodiments of an invention disclosed herein relate to devices, processes, and systems for processing one or more polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Veariel, Yuet Meng Chu, Costas G. Gogos, Chong Peng
  • Patent number: 11317950
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for maintaining spacing between a superior spinous process and a superior lamina, and an inferior spinous process and an inferior lamina of adjacent vertebrae of a spine. A system may include an implant having a proximal superior surface with a superior concavity shaped to receive the superior spinous process, a proximal inferior surface with an inferior concavity shaped to receive the inferior spinous process, a distal superior surface, distal to the proximal superior surface, that faces the superior lamina, and a distal inferior surface, distal to the proximal inferior surface, that faces the inferior lamina. The implant may further have a threaded member extending along a proximal-distal direction, that rotates to urge the implant to move from a retracted configuration to a deployed configuration by urging the distal superior surface and the distal inferior surface to move apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: FloSpine, LLC
    Inventors: Cheng-Lun Soo, Peter M. Harris, Robert Bombach, James Q. Spitler, Luis A. Escobar, III
  • Patent number: 11318187
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to treating internal disc disruption or a connective tissue injury. The treatment involves injecting, or otherwise administering, a therapeutic composition into an animal, such as a human being, in need thereof. The therapeutic composition may contain transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-?1) or transforming growth factor beta 2 (TGF-?2), fibroblast growth factor (FGF), and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient or a secondary agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Bjorn Eek
  • Patent number: 11317954
    Abstract: A system includes a first spacer sized and configured to be received within a resected bone space of a first bone and a second spacer sized and configured to be coupled to a second bone. The first spacer and the second spacer each include a body extending between a bone contacting surface and a coupling surface. At least one shim is positioned between the first and second spacers. The shim includes a body extending between a first coupling surface and a second coupling surface. The first spacer, the second spacer, and the at least one shim position the first and second bones in a predetermined alignment. An adjustable guide including a guide adapter and a guide body is configured to couple to the first spacer and is adjustable on a first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean J. Nachtrab, David G. Reynolds, Paul M. Stemniski, Julia C. Alspaugh
  • Patent number: 11311387
    Abstract: A device and methods for intervertebral spinal fusion of adjacent intervertebral bodies. An intervertebral spacer is positioned within a narrow disc space between adjacent intervertebral bodies of a patient. The spacer is arranged with upper and lower guides. The guides are adapted to simultaneously guide the deployment of upper and lower anchors of an anchoring device into their respective intervertebral bodies. The spacer is also adapted to lock the upper and lower anchors to the spacer in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ashleigh, Noah Hansell, Anand Balasubramanian, Kurt Faulhaber
  • Patent number: 11304817
    Abstract: An expandable interbody spacer for the spine is provided. The interbody spacer includes a housing, upper and lower endplates, an anterior actuator, a posterior actuator, an anterior drive screw, and a posterior drive screw. The anterior and posterior drive screws are independently or simultaneously rotated with respect to each other by a driver to wedge one or more of the anterior and posterior actuators between the endplates moving them into parallel and/or angular expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Neurostructures, Inc.
    Inventors: Moti Altarac, Joey Reglos
  • Patent number: 11304824
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method of inserting a lateral implant within an intervertebral space defined between an upper vertebral member and a lower vertebral member includes creating a lateral passage through a subject in order to provide minimally invasive access to the intervertebral space, at least partially clearing out native tissue of the subject within and/or near the intervertebral space, positioning a base plate within the intervertebral space, wherein the base plate comprise an upper base plate and a lower base plate and advancing an implant between the upper base plate and the lower base plate so that the implant is urged into the intervertebral space and the upper vertebral member is distracted relative to the lower vertebral member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Raed M. Ali, M.D., Inc.
    Inventor: Raed Ali
  • Patent number: 11298243
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of inserting an implant comprising providing an expandable vertebral implant. The method further may comprise providing an angling inserter tool. The angling inserter tool comprises a handle portion, a base portion, and a tip assembly, the base portion being disposed between the handle portion and the tip assembly. The method further may comprise distally advancing a central shaft of the tip assembly with rotation into an opening in the expandable vertebral implant to secure the angling inserter tool to the expandable vertebral implant. The method further may comprise positioning the expandable vertebral implant in a patient's spine. The method further may comprise for causing the tip assembly to angulate with respect to a longitudinal axis of the angling inserter tool, wherein the internal shaft is coaxial with an outer cylinder of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James Himmelberger, Colm McLaughlin, Mark Weiman
  • Patent number: 11298165
    Abstract: An intramedullary nail includes a body sized and shaped for insertion into a medullary canal of a bone and extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end and a channel extending through the body along the longitudinal axis in combination with a locking hole extending laterally through the body along a central axis and in communication with the channel, the locking hole defined by a first opening extending through a first portion of a wall of the nail and a second opening extending through a second portion of the wall substantially opposing the first portion, the first opening being elongated in a lateral direction relative to the longitudinal axis of the nail and the second opening including a coupling element configured to lock a portion of a bone fixation element therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Reto Nardini
  • Patent number: 11291556
    Abstract: A composite interbody bone implant device is provided including a body having a non-bone composition, such as a polymer, formed into a shape and including one or more cavities. An osteoinductive material, such as bone allograft tissue, may be retained in the one or more cavities of the body. The body is formable via injection molding and/or machining into a shape and size adapted for implantation at a surgical site. The dimensions of the body include a length, a width and a thickness, and the thickness of the body may be less than at least one of the length and width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: William F. McKay
  • Patent number: 11291479
    Abstract: A surgical fastener for use in posterior surgeries that require fusion between the occiput and pelvis. Among other things, the surgical fastener includes a cutter for cutting bone or other tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BLUE SKY TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Frank Castro
  • Patent number: 11291559
    Abstract: An expandable intervertebral implant for an intervertebral fusion is provided. The implant includes a first endplate, a second endplate, a translation member and an auger mounted to the translation member and extending through the second endplate. The first endplate includes a sloped anterior face and a sloped posterior face. The second endplate includes a posteriorly facing sloped surface for matingly engaging the sloped anterior face of the first endplate. The translation member includes an anteriorly facing sloped surface for matingly engaging the sloped posterior face of the first endplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CTL Amedica Corporation
    Inventors: Hongwon Yoon, Jon Suh, Sean Suh
  • Patent number: 11285011
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant has a hollow space formed within the implant and accessible through an elongate opening extending through a recessed portion of the side wall, and the hollow space is shaped to receive an engagement portion of a drive shaft of an insertion tool; and the intervertebral implant includes at least two guiding surfaces facing each other and being configured for sliding engagement by a portion of a sleeve of the insertion tool movably holding the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Timo Biedermann, Dimosthenis Dandanopoulos, Kevin Dold
  • Patent number: 11285291
    Abstract: Device (100) for applying haptic stimuli to a body part (200) of a user, comprising a stiff support (30) configured to contact the body part 200; a containing element configured to keep the body part (200) in contact with the stiff support (30); an actuating element configured to push the stiff support (30) into the containing element and apply a pressure to the body part 200. The containing element comprises a stiff frame (10) defining a recess (20) to house the body part 200. The frame (10) comprises two lateral stiff guides (51) defining the recess (20) and the stiff support (30) is configured to move in a guided manner in the stiff guides (51). At least one servomotor (40, 40?) is provided connected integrally to the stiff frame (10) on the opposite side to the stiff support (30) with respect to the recess (20) and arranged to cause a relative movement, inside the recess (20) and with respect to the lateral stiff rails (51), of the stiff support (30) with respect to the body part (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: WEART S.R.L.
    Inventors: Domenico Prattichizzo, Giovanni Spagnoletti, Guido Gioioso
  • Patent number: 11285015
    Abstract: Intervertebral spacer assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. A method of insertion includes inserting an intervertebral spacer and plate together using an insertion tool and, upon removal of the insertion tool, the intervertebral spacer and plate are no longer considered connected/coupled and act as separate components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Noah Hansell, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 11278420
    Abstract: A surgical implant and a surgical kit. The surgical implant having a body for contacting and supporting adjacent vertebrae. The body has a) opposing superior and inferior surfaces with or without corrugations, b) recesses formed in the opposing superior and inferior surfaces within a peripheral boundary of the body, and a recess-fill material (which preferably promotes osseointegration) disposed in the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Zavation, LLC
    Inventors: John Lawrence Walker, Colby Williams, Henry E. Aryan
  • Patent number: 11273056
    Abstract: Various embodiments of intervertebral implants, anchoring devices for intervertebral implants, and implantation instrumentation are provided, along with various embodiments of methods for using one or more of the devices. Some embodiments of an anchoring device have a body comprising at least one curve and a rigid plate elongated along a longitudinal axis so that its front end enters at least one vertebra while its rear end remains in the passage of an implant. In some embodiments, the plate comprises at least one longitudinal slot separating at least one posterior portion of the plate into two branches, with at least one branch comprising at least one withdrawal stop configured to retain the device in the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: LDR Medical
    Inventors: Herve Chataigner, Craig Chebuhar, Herve Dinville, Emmanuel Bougere
  • Patent number: 11273050
    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: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Fausto Olmos, Brad S. Culbert, Bob Flower
  • Patent number: 11273047
    Abstract: Expandable implant devices including first and second endplates, wherein a first side of the first endplate is moveably attached to a first side of the second endplate; and an expansion mechanism is disposed between the first and second endplates adjacent the second side of the endplates opposite the first side, wherein actuating the expansion mechanism changes an angle between the first endplate and the second endplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: NUVASIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Besaw, Thomas Sweeney, III
  • Patent number: 11273049
    Abstract: Stand-alone interbody fusion devices and corpectomy devices suitable for use with an oblique implantation. The stand-alone interbody fusion devices may include a spacer having a substantially U-shaped body and a plate coupled to the spacer. The overall shape of the implant is asymmetrical such that a median plane, an oblique plane, or both planes divide the spacer and the plate into two asymmetrical halves. The implants are shaped and configured to allow for an oblique or anterolateral approach to the spine or an oblique corpectomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Global Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Bennett, William Rhoda, Sean Suh, Daniel Davenport, Duncan Sibson, Andrew Iott, Nick Padovani
  • Patent number: 11273048
    Abstract: An orthopedic implant which generally includes a frame structure and a porous structure. Both the frame and porous structure at least partially define at least six surfaces which make a three-dimensional profile of the implant. The porous structure is positioned at least partially within the three-dimensional profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: MiRus LLC
    Inventors: David Brett Cain, Jay Yadav, Noah Roth
  • Patent number: 11273052
    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 an exemplary embodiment, the present invention provides an intervertebral implant. The intervertebral implant may be configured to transition from a collapsed configuration having a first height and a first width to an expanded configuration having a second height and a second width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Andrew Iott, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 11266505
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sacro-iliac join fusion system including a block or wedging cage positioned between the sacrum and iliac bone, wherein the block or wedging cage can fit around one or more fixation or axial screws to fasten the block or wedging cage and secure the block or wedging cage to the adjacent pelvic bones to promote fusion and fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: CTL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Walter P. Jacobsen, Jon Suh, Rob Trezise, Sean Suh
  • Patent number: 11259938
    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; tissue engaging projections, wherein the tissue engaging projections are moveable from a retracted position to a deployed position; and an actuation subassembly that extends between the first endplate and the second endplate, wherein the actuation subassembly comprise 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 to engage the tissue engaging projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Faulhaber
  • Patent number: 11259935
    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: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Samy Abdou
  • Patent number: 11246716
    Abstract: An implant, comprising a body having a superior surface and an inferior surface, a superior-inferior axis, and a lateral axis. The implant further includes 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. In addition, the implant may include a blade actuating member that can translate through the body in directions parallel to the lateral axis. When the blade actuating member is moved in a first direction along the first axis, the first blade moves towards the first extended position. When the blade actuating member is moved in a second direction opposite the first direction, the first blade moves towards the first retracted position. Further, 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Institute for Musculoskeletal Science and Education, Ltd.
    Inventor: James A. Sack
  • Patent number: 11246713
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for correcting sagittal imbalance in a spine including instruments for performing the controlled release of the anterior longitudinal ligament through a lateral access corridor and hyper-lordotic lateral implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Luiz Pimenta, Andrew Morris, Brian Snider, Michael Serra
  • Patent number: 11246632
    Abstract: A distractor includes a first plate and a second plate. The first plate includes an outer surface having a surface irregularity provided thereon and an inner surface having a protrusion provided thereon. The second plate includes an outer surface having a surface irregularity provided thereon and an inner surface having a recess provided thereon. The protrusion engages with the recess in a ball and socket configuration that permits relative movement of the first and second plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: Atul Goel
  • Patent number: 11234739
    Abstract: An implant and method for spinal facet joint stabilization uses a wedge and plate adapted to accept prongs of a surgical instrument for installing the implant into a posterior spinal facet joint. The wedge has an anterior end with a threaded bore. A notch in each lateral side of the plate aligns with a groove in each lateral side of the wedge. Each notch and groove pair receives a prong of the surgical instrument to hold the wedge and plate during implantation. A superior tube of the surgical instrument supports a superior rod having an end configured for installing a bone screw attaching the plate to the superior vertebra of the spinal facet joint. An inferior tube of the surgical instrument supports an inferior rod having an end configured to attach to the threaded bore of the wedge along with the plate during introduction of the implant into the spinal facet joint, and installing the set screw to attach the plate to the wedge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: LIFE SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Garrett D. Lauf, Daniel P. Predick, Michael S. Butler, Zeshan Hyder
  • Patent number: 11234835
    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: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Octagon Spine LLC
    Inventors: Omar F. Jimenez, Yefim I. Safris
  • Patent number: 11234837
    Abstract: A staged expansion of an intervertebral scaffolding system is provided, and also include a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: INTEGRITY IMPLANTS INC
    Inventors: John To, John J. Flynn, Paul J. Birkmeyer
  • Patent number: 11234833
    Abstract: This present subject disclosure provides a novel implant which is readily adjustable to provide a precise angle of lordosis. The implant may be positioned while in low profile, collapsed geometry, and may be expanded when in place to provide a precise angle of lordosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Brotman, Sarah Stoltz, Jeremy Malik, Amanda Bloom, Brian Snider
  • Patent number: 11234712
    Abstract: A surgical device is provided. The surgical device includes a tubular outer shaft having a longitudinal axis and an angled guide positioned on a first end of the surgical device. The angled guide may be angled relative to the longitudinal axis of the outer shaft. The surgical device includes an elongated inner shaft having a second end and a third end. The inner shaft is removably coupled to the outer shaft and configured to axially translate through the outer shaft. The surgical device includes pivotal device having at least one joint and an access tool. The at least one joint may be pivotally coupled to the third end of the inner shaft and to an end of the access tool. The pivotal device may be configured to axially translate through the angled guide into a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Adriaan J. Kuyler, Benjamin D. Cowan
  • Patent number: 11234834
    Abstract: An interbody cage which comprises a cage body and a mobile rotational element which, when said mobile element is rotated around a longitudinal axis of the body of the cage, may engage one or both adjoining vertebrae and temporally distract the intervertebral space for easier insertion of the cage body. The rotational element may also be designed to durably engage the adjoining vertebrae after its rotation, so as to allow a durable increase of the distraction of the vertebrae. Methods of insertion of the interbody cage are provided wherein the vertebrae are first distracted by the insertion of the cage or of the mobile element, then further distracted by rotation of the mobile element, before the cage is fully inserted into the intervertebral space without the body's superior and inferior surfaces fully engaging the vertebrae in the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TWIST TECHNOLOGIES SÀRL
    Inventor: Alexandre Caratsch
  • Patent number: 11229525
    Abstract: A bi-directional fixating transvertebral (BDFT) screw/cage apparatus including an intervertebral cage for maintaining disc height, and a method of inserting the same is provided. The intervertebral cage includes a first internal screw guide and a second internal screw guide, a first screw member and a second screw member, and a central screw locking lever coupled to the intervertebral cage, wherein the central screw locking lever prevents the first screw member and the second screw from pulling-out of the first internal screw guide and the second internal screw guide. The central screw locking lever includes a rotatable handle and stem portion, or a screw locking horizontal bracket. A pliers device for inserting and removing the bi-directional fixating transvertebral (BDFT) screw/cage apparatus, a posterior cervical and lumbar facet joint staple, and a staple gun for a posterior cervical and lumbar facet joint staple also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Moskowitz Family LLC
    Inventors: Ahmnon D. Moskowitz, Nathan C. Moskowitz, Mosheh T. Moskowitz, Pablo A. Valdivia Y. Alvarado
  • Patent number: 11229527
    Abstract: An expandable implant includes a structural insert to provide a robust connection between an insertion instrument and the expandable implant. The structural insert can be made from a different material than the remainder of the implant to withstand compressive, tensile, shear, and torsional loads which may be present while inserting the implant into a patient. The structural insert may be formed as part of a bottom member of the implant or may be a separate element inserted into the implant body. The structural insert may provide a threaded connection to an insertion instrument. The expandable implant may include a bone graft port in fluid communication with a bone graft opening extending through the implant body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Marcel Sicotte, Damien J. Shulock
  • Patent number: 11224522
    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 a guide element, 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: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: INTEGRITY IMPLANTS INC.
    Inventors: John To, Christopher Walsh