Including Spinal Disc Spacer Between Adjacent Spine Bones Patents (Class 623/17.16)
  • Patent number: 10687961
    Abstract: An expanding interbody includes a first articulating member; a second articulating member rotatably connected to the first articulating member; and a clip member that engages each of the first articulating member and the second articulating member, wherein any of the first articulating member and the second articulating member includes a plurality of grooves arranged in a progressively elongated arrangement, and wherein the clip member includes at least one protruding tip that sequentially engages the plurality of grooves causing the first articulating member to rotate with respect to the second articulating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Mahmoud F. Abdelgany, Kevin Sichler, Aaron Markworth, Younghoon Oh
  • Patent number: 10682241
    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: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Andrew Iott, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 10675155
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes a first member having a wall that defines an axial cavity. A second member extends between a first end and a second end and defines a longitudinal axis. The second member is configured for disposal with the axial cavity and translation relative to the first member. A third member has an outer surface engageable with tissue and an inner surface disposed to dynamically engage the first end in response to the engagement of the outer surface with the tissue. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Julien Prevost, Robert Loke
  • Patent number: 10667922
    Abstract: Disclosed is an expandable interbody fusion implant that is configured to have an initial configuration having a first footprint width suitable for being inserted into an intervertebral space and an expanded configuration having a second footprint width that is greater than the first footprint width. The implant may include a first body member and a second body member that is pivotally coupled to the first body member. The implant may be expanded using an inflatable balloon. The implant may be expanded bilaterally such that both body members rotate relative to the other or the implant may be expanded unilaterally such that one of the body members rotates relative to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Saidha, Michael White
  • Patent number: 10667915
    Abstract: Spinal spacing implants, spinal spacer assembly, expander and insertion instruments, kits and methods of assembly and use are disclosed. The spinal implant replacement instrument kit including a distraction instrument, a spacer inserter, and a spinal implant. A distraction instrument includes a first inserter member, a second inserter member, a first arm coupled to the first inserter member, a second arm coupled to the second inserter member, a distraction system coupled to the first arm and second arm, a first handle coupled to the first arm and the distraction system, and a second handle coupled to the second arm and the distraction system. Spinal spacing implants, spinal spacer assemblies, and methods of assembling and using the implants assemblies, and instruments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIVEST, LLC
    Inventors: Cory Trischler, Kreigh Williams, Brian Emerick, Greg Stalcup, James Tumavich
  • Patent number: 10667925
    Abstract: Interbody fusion devices, interbody fusion device systems, insertion tools, methods for assembling an interbody fusion device, and methods a method for inserting a medical device between two vertebral bodies are disclosed. The interbody fusion device includes a body member with a pivot cylinder, a superior member with a pivot channel that is configured to engage the pivot cylinder, and a movement mechanism for moving the superior member relative to the body member. The interbody fusion device systems may include an interbody fusion device and an insertion tool. Also disclosed is a method of assembling an interbody fusion device. In addition, a method for inserting a medical device between two vertebral bodies in a spine is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BioSpine, LLC
    Inventors: Brian G. Emerick, Daniel Refai, Ross R. Nichols
  • Patent number: 10660763
    Abstract: A spinal implant is provided and includes a body portion defining a longitudinal axis. The body portion includes a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, opposed side surfaces that extend between the distal and proximal end portions, and top and bottom surfaces configured and adapted to engage vertebral bodies. The top and bottom surfaces have a surface roughness between 3-4 ?m. A cavity extends through the top and bottom surfaces defining a surface area that is at least 25% of a surface area of the top surface or the bottom surface. First orifices are defined through the top surface and second orifices are defined through the bottom surface. The second orifices are connected to the first orifices by a plurality of channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester Wilson, Thomas Morrison, Hilali Noordeen, Jennifer Moore, Clint Boyd
  • Patent number: 10660679
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surgical screw capable of self-locking and a fusion device using the same. The screw includes: a screw body having a body main thread formed on an outer circumferential surface thereof, a body locking thread spaced apart from the body main thread with an offset portion interposed therebetween, and a body driving groove formed in the upper portion thereof; and a sleeve having a sleeve thread formed on an inner circumferential surface thereof to be screwed with the body locking thread, and a sleeve stopper spaced downwards from the sleeve thread so as to support the body locking thread. The surgical screw may also be included in a fusion device in a different form by coupling with a plate or a cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: L&K BIOMED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gook-Jin Kang, Sun Kak Choi
  • Patent number: 10653517
    Abstract: Various embodiments of an adjustable implant are disclosed herein. The adjustable implant comprises a hydraulic mechanism disposed within the shell, which includes a first component and a second component that is moveable with respect to the first component, and a band with a first and second end disposed within the shell in a round (e.g., elliptical) configuration having a second diameter in the plane that is less than the first diameter. In some embodiments, the first end of the band may be connected to the first component and the second end of the band may be connected to the second component. In some embodiments, the mechanism may include a fluid and a pump that has a first actuator comprising a first chamber and a second actuator comprising a second chamber. Depressing the first actuator causes the first component to move in a first direction, which reduces the diameter of the band and increases the height of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MENTOR WORLDWIDE LLC
    Inventors: Marc Feinberg, James Fleming
  • Patent number: 10646352
    Abstract: An expandable prosthetic implant for engagement between vertebrae includes a first member having a first end, a second end, a plurality of extensions and a hollow interior portion extending from the first end to the second end, wherein the plurality of extensions extend from the first end to the second end. A second member includes a first end, a second end, a hollow interior portion extending from the first end to the second end, and a plurality of extensions extending from the second end to the first end. The plurality extensions of the first member are configured to coaxially interdigitate with the second member, and the plurality of extensions of the second member are configured to coaxially interdigitate with the first member. The first member of the implant is moveable relative to the second member along a longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Colm McLaughlin, James Himmelberger
  • Patent number: 10646349
    Abstract: An expandable implant includes an implant body defining an internal void, the implant body including a plurality of interconnected linkages. A first plurality of the linkages has an expansion characteristic that is different from a second plurality of the linkages. An expandable bladder is sized to be disposed in the internal void. The bladder defines a bore configured to receive an expansion material, such that the expansion material applies an expansion force against the bladder, which thereby applies the expansion force against the implant body so as to cause the first linkage to expand greater than the second linkage. The expandable implant can be placed in a fracture location so as to restore height to a fractured target bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Konrad Schaller, Beat Lechmann, Robert Frigg
  • Patent number: 10646351
    Abstract: An expandable interbody device for placement between adjacent 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 expandable interbody device for positioning the device between adjacent vertebrae, actuating the screw mechanism and delivering a material to a chamber of the expandable interbody device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Spinal Elements, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Blain, David Solum, Dean Johnson, Markanthony Flores
  • Patent number: 10646350
    Abstract: The present invention concerns several fusion devices and methods for laterally inserting a fusion device at an initial trajectory that is not parallel to the disc space. Each fusion device incorporates components that enable flexing, bending or pivoting of the device during its final approach to the prepared disc space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. O'Neil, Douglas Raymond, Jonathan Bellas, Andrew Dooris, Alexander Grinberg, Derek Shaw
  • Patent number: 10639165
    Abstract: A spinal distractor and stabilizer has resilient, conformable bone contacting sections which are separated by an expandable chamber that extends from one of the sections, and which forms a ratchet with the section, ensuring that once expanded by being filled with a substance, cannot contract absent intervention by a medical practitioner. The stabilizer may be filled with a material which solidifies, after which some or all of the device may biodegrade. The device may also be provided in separable portions to facilitate implantation. The conformable sections distribute the distraction and stabilizing force evenly over the bone surface, reducing the incidence of disruption to the integrity of the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Suh, Chad Glerum, Damien O'Halloran
  • Patent number: 10631999
    Abstract: Implant assemblies, systems, and methods for stabilizing a joint between a superior vertebra and an inferior vertebra may include a plate member coupled to an interbody spacer with at least one fastener that extends superiorly or inferiorly from the implant assembly to anchor within a vertebral body and stabilize the joint. Inserters and methods of insertion may also be included to facilitate fixation of various implant assemblies within the intervertebral space of the joint between the superior vertebra and the inferior vertebra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ELEVATION SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Gilbride, Trevor Lewis, Andrew Fauth
  • Patent number: 10631997
    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: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Ashleigh, Noah Hansell, Anand Balasubramanian, Kurt Faulhaber
  • Patent number: 10624757
    Abstract: Spinal implants that are configured for a minimally invasive approach to a patient's intervertebral disc space, optimized to avoid blood vessels and nervous tissue, maximizing endplate coverage and promoting sagittal balance, are provided. Insertion and fixation can be accomplished through a narrow access window, thereby allowing better access to more spinal levels while being less invasive than other approaches. The spinal implants may facilitate fusion, and include visualization features to assist in the implantation and verify proper placement and vary segmental angle of lordosis. Methods of implanting the spinal implants to treat a patient's spine are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CENTINEL SPINE, LLC
    Inventors: Stephanie M. Bost, Andrew J. McQuaide, John J. Parry
  • Patent number: 10624761
    Abstract: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each other at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the implant, in sliding connection with the frame. An actuator screw is rotatably connected to the frame. A carriage forms an open area aligned with the openings in the endplates. The openings in the endplates pass through the carriage to form an unimpeded passage from bone to bone of the joint. The carriage has ramps which mate with the ramped surfaces of the endplates, wherein when the carriage is moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates move closer or farther apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Davenport, Duncan Sibson, Chad Glerum, Jason Gray, Jason Pastor, Derek Martzall, Jason Zappacosta, Mark Miccio, Colm McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 10617532
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant for implantation in an intervertebral space between vertebrae. The implant includes a body extending from an upper surface to a lower surface. The body has a front end, a rear end and a pair of spaced apart first and second side walls extending between the front and rear walls such that an interior chamber is defined within the front and rear ends and the first and second walls. The body defines an outer perimeter and an inner perimeter extending about the internal chamber. At least one of the side walls is defined by a solid support structure and an integral porous structure, the porous structure extending from the outer perimeter to the inner perimeter. The porous structure embeds or encapsulates at least a portion of the solid support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rena Mazur, Brian Flint
  • Patent number: 10610377
    Abstract: A spinal fusion device that is expandable along a side edge. The device features a top and bottom surface for engaging adjacent vertebrae, a hollow center for stacking of bone or bone growth material, and a slidable mechanism with grooves for expanding or contracting the device along a side edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Atlas Spine, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew G. Baynham
  • Patent number: 10610376
    Abstract: An expandable spinal implant is provided having a frame with a distal wall for retaining an expansion plug such that bone growth promoting material may be introduced to a proximal portion of the implant after expansion. Various implants, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Adriaan J. Kuyler, Anthony J. Melkent, Keith E. Miller
  • Patent number: 10596010
    Abstract: A stand-alone expandable interbody spinal fusion device, including a superior component, an inferior component, an expansion mechanism operatively arranged to displace the superior component in a first direction relative to the inferior component about a first hinge, and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism including a plate operatively arranged to pivot about a second hinge, the plate further including a first through-bore and a first plurality of teeth, a pawl operatively arranged to pivot about a third hinge, the pawl further including a second through-bore, and a post operatively arranged to pass through the second and third through-bores such that after the superior component is displaced in the first direction, the locking mechanism prevents displacement of the superior component in a second direction, opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Loubert S. Suddaby
  • Patent number: 10568664
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for treating the vertebral column. An implant for treating the spine is provided comprising at least two articulations between the spacer and the bone facing surface of the fixation plate. Another implant for treating the spine is also provided, comprising two or more fixation plates attached to a spacer with two or more articulations, wherein the fixation plates are independently movable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Spinal Elements, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Blain, Bryan Hildebrand, Eric Kovach
  • Patent number: 10561503
    Abstract: Disc degeneration and chronic back pain are caused by a transport hindrance of oxygen, nutrients and pH buffer from capillaries in endplates into mid-layer of the intervertebral disc. A fluid absorbing conduit is inserted into the intervertebral disc, drawing and delivering the oxygen, nutrients and pH buffer in fluid of body circulation from capillaries at endplates into the mid-layer of the disc. The disc undergoes thousands of relaxation and compression cycles each day from daily activity of the patient. During relaxation phase, the fluid of body circulation containing oxygen, nutrients, and pH buffer is infused into the fluid absorbing conduit. During compression phase, the oxygen, nutrients, and pH buffer in the fluid absorbing conduit is dispersed into the mid-layer of the disc. The pH buffer, bicarbonate, neutralizes the lactic acid to relieve the discogenic pain. Oxygen inhibits hypoxic inflammation and production of lactic acid to further reduce the discogenic pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Aleeva Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Yeung, Teresa T. Yeung
  • Patent number: 10561502
    Abstract: Various embodiments of an intervertebral implant comprise a body extending longitudinally along a primary axis, a baseplate, a plurality of elongated arms having a vertebral support surface, the arms being articulated such that the implant has a folded-back position in which the arms are close to each other, and a deployed position in which the arms are moved away from each other, and expansion means between the folded-back and deployed positions, comprising at least two branches pivotably mounted relative to each other and attached to the elongated arms by guide means such that translation of the expansion means parallel to the primary axis causes pivoting of the branches and moves the arms away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: LDR Medical, S.A.S.
    Inventors: Pierre Bernard, Hervé Chataigner, Craig Chebuhar, Alexander Kirgis, Ross Sherban, Samuel Lequette, Emmanuel Bougere, Aymeric Fresneau, Nicolas Roche
  • Patent number: 10555819
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant for implantation in an intervertebral space between vertebrae. The implant includes a body extending from an upper surface to a lower surface. The body has a front end, a rear end and a pair of spaced apart first and second side walls extending between the front and rear walls such that an interior chamber is defined within the front and rear ends and the first and second walls. The body defines an outer perimeter and an inner perimeter extending about the internal chamber. At least one of the side walls is defined by a solid support structure and an integral porous structure, the porous structure extending from the outer perimeter to the inner perimeter. The porous structure embeds or encapsulates at least a portion of the solid support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Miccio
  • Patent number: 10555815
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to design methods for design of an individually customized implant, based on a 3D virtual model of an implant. The design method comprises identifying a damage area, presenting a virtual 3D view of said identified damage area, creating a 3D virtual implant comprising virtually placing in said 3D view a shape, wherein the area of the shape covers or partly covers said identified damage area, producing an implant based on said created 3D virtual implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Episurf IP-Management AB
    Inventors: Nina Bake, Richard Lilliestråle, Manuel Otero Quevedo
  • Patent number: 10555764
    Abstract: An interbody spinal fusion implant includes a body and a faceplate secured to the body. A recess is formed on a front face of the faceplate and is at least partially bounded by an interior surface. A first screw hole and a spaced apart first locking hole pass through the faceplate from interior surface of the recess. A first locking screw has a shaft threaded into the first locking hole. The first locking screw blocks removal of a bone screw from within the first screw hole when the locking screw is in a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Innovasis, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin S. Gregersen, Brandon Walker
  • Patent number: 10555816
    Abstract: A glenoid component includes a body, a first, convex surface, a second, concave surface, a third surface connecting the first and second surfaces, a channel, and at least one alignment member. The channel extends from a first channel opening of the first surface through the body to a second channel opening defined on the third surface and has a channel axis extending through the first and second channel openings. The channel axis intersects a first plane defined by the first channel opening at an angle transverse to the first plane. The channel is configured to receive a bone engagement member to attach the body to a shoulder bone. The at least one alignment member extends from the first surface to align the body to the shoulder bone. The bone engagement member can attach the body to the shoulder bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Shoulder Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Ioannis P. Pappou
  • Patent number: 10548740
    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: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Samy Abdou
  • Patent number: 10537666
    Abstract: Implants including non-resorbable frameworks and resorbable components, as well as methods of use thereof are disclosed. The embodiments include different combinations of a non-resorbable framework (in some case structural and in other cases non-structural), and a resorbable component embedded within and/or around the framework (again, in some cases structural and in other cases non-structural). The disclosed implants provide an efficient means of providing structural support for the vertebral bodies post-implantation, as well as encouraging resorption of the implant and fusion of the associated vertebral bodies without negative side effects and/or failure, such as subsidence of the implant or cracking/fracturing of a portion of the implant when implanted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley William Paddock, Amir Ali Sharifi-Mehr, Adam Laurance Wollowick, Oliver Buchert, Matthew B. Havener, Robert Cipoletti, Steven Willis, Marc Gilles Long
  • Patent number: 10537436
    Abstract: An expandable intervertebral implant includes a first endplate and a second endplate, a first wedge member and a second wedge member spaced from the first wedge member that couple the first and second endplates together. The first and second wedge members are configured to translate along an actuation member housed between the first and second endplates to cause the implant to expand from a first collapsed configuration into a second expanded configuration. The actuation member has a first threaded section spaced apart from a second threaded section where the first and second threaded sections are at an angle with each other. The actuation member is configured to move the first and second wedge members from the first collapsed configuration into the second expanded configuration so that the first and second endplates separate from each other to contact and engage the endplates of the adjacent vertebral bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Maguire, William Frasier
  • Patent number: 10531964
    Abstract: A pivoting wedge expandable spinal implant. An upper portion and a lower portion are pivotally connected together. The implant, in a collapsed position, is inserted into a disc space. A driving screw engages and applies a force to a pushing portion, driving the pushing portion toward the implant's distal end. The pushing portion engages and drives a wedge toward the implant's distal end. The wedge pivots upward against an inner surface of the lower portion. The wedge continues to pivot along an inner surface of the upper portion, translating the force to the upper portion, pivoting and expanding the upper portion to an expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Wardaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith E. Miller, Anthony J. Melkent
  • Patent number: 10531963
    Abstract: An interbody spine implant has a PEEK body/cage and removable front, the body with bone screw holes of a diameter smaller than a greatest diameter of an associated bone screw such that received bone screws cut into the PEEK thus locking the bone screws to the body. A major diameter of a bone screw increases towards the head of the screw to cause interference between the PEEK body and the screw. This aids in preventing the screw from backing out of the body. Bone screw holes are angled to project the bone screw from either the top or the bottom of the body for receipt in upper and lower vertebral bone. Preferably, but not necessarily, the direction of the bone screw bores are staggered from one lateral side to another lateral side of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Life Spine, Inc
    Inventors: Paul C. Zakelj, Adam Goon, Madeline C. Wolters
  • Patent number: 10531962
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant for implantation in an intervertebral space between vertebrae. The implant includes a body extending from an upper surface to a lower surface. The body has a front end, a rear end and a pair of spaced apart first and second side walls extending between the front and rear walls such that an interior chamber is defined within the front and rear ends and the first and second walls. The body defines an outer perimeter and an inner perimeter extending about the internal chamber. At least one of the side walls is defined by a solid support structure and an integral porous structure, the porous structure extending from the outer perimeter to the inner perimeter. The porous structure embeds or encapsulates at least a portion of the solid support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel Petersheim, Mark Miccio
  • Patent number: 10531961
    Abstract: Anchoring devices, anchoring systems for intervertebral implants, intervertebral implants, and instruments and methods for implanting implants are disclosed. In preferred configurations, these various objects share the feature of comprising or cooperating with an anchoring device having a body comprising at least one curved plate elongated along a longitudinal axis, designed to be inserted through a passage crossing at least a part of implant, in order to penetrate into at least one vertebral endplate and attach implant onto this vertebral endplate by means of at least one stop retaining the implant, characterized in that the body comprises at least one longitudinal rib on at least a part of at least one of its faces, said rib being designed to cooperate with a groove made in passage of implant. In some preferred configurations, anchoring device comprises withdrawal stops or latches, and/or means for withdrawing the anchor from an inserted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: LDR Medical
    Inventors: Hervé Dinville, Samuel Lequette, Manuel Delhaye, Henry François Parent, Alexis Faline, Pablo Lawner, Faissal Zahrawi, Thomas Bierstedt
  • Patent number: 10524927
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant for implantation in an intervertebral space between vertebrae. The implant includes a body extending from an upper surface to a lower surface. The body has a front end, a rear end and a pair of spaced apart first and second side walls extending between the front and rear walls such that an interior chamber is defined within the front and rear ends and the first and second walls. The body defines an outer perimeter and an inner perimeter extending about the internal chamber. At least one of the side walls is defined by a solid support structure and an integral porous structure, the porous structure extending from the outer perimeter to the inner perimeter. The porous structure embeds or encapsulates at least a portion of the solid support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Ryan
  • Patent number: 10524926
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant for implantation in an intervertebral space between vertebrae. The implant includes a body extending from an upper surface to a lower surface. The body has a front end, a rear end and a pair of spaced apart first and second side walls extending between the front and rear walls such that an interior chamber is defined within the front and rear ends and the first and second walls. The body defines an outer perimeter and an inner perimeter extending about the internal chamber. At least one of the side walls is defined by a solid support structure and an integral porous structure, the porous structure extending from the outer perimeter to the inner perimeter. The porous structure embeds or encapsulates at least a portion of the solid support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Jasinski
  • Patent number: 10517650
    Abstract: This specification describes spinal stabilization devices that may be introduced into the spine via surgical procedures. In particular, this specification describes an inter-spinous process spacer having a core chosen, in one variation, to provide a kyphotic or lordotic angle to the device. The specification also describes systems including the described devices and methods of introducing the devices and systems into the spine to provide effective stabilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Spinal Kinetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Reo, Shigeru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10517653
    Abstract: Various surgical instruments, implants, and their methods of use are disclosed. The surgical instruments are usable to insert various implants into a patient through an access portal in a minimally-invasive manner. The implants are rotatable between different orientations using the instruments to change the footprint of the implant and allow the implant to be inserted through the minimally-invasive access portal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan D. Milz, Frank Pinal
  • Patent number: 10517739
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant for implantation in an intervertebral space between vertebrae. The implant includes a body extending from an upper surface to a lower surface. The body has a front end, a rear end and a pair of spaced apart first and second side walls extending between the front and rear walls such that an interior chamber is defined within the front and rear ends and the first and second walls. The body defines an outer perimeter and an inner perimeter extending about the internal chamber. At least one of the side walls is defined by a solid support structure and an integral porous structure, the porous structure extending from the outer perimeter to the inner perimeter. The porous structure embeds or encapsulates at least a portion of the solid support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Ryan
  • Patent number: 10517740
    Abstract: An intervertebral spinal spacer system including a first portion of a modular spacer, the first portion having an upper surface, a lower surface, and an outer surface, and a second portion of the modular spacer, the second portion having an upper surface a lower surface, and an outer surface, wherein the first portion is selectively engageable with the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Hieu Ball
  • Patent number: 10512545
    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: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CoreLink, LLC
    Inventor: Josh Arnone
  • Patent number: 10507118
    Abstract: Osteogenesis scaffold such as for spinal fusion or an intermedullary nail includes a number of arcuate struts. The scaffold may have a functional modulus of elasticity that is a result of the modulus of the material of the struts together with the architecture of the struts, and may be within the range of 5 GPa and 75 GPa. An anisotropy of a physical property such as stiffness, compressive strength or elastic modulus corresponds to the same physical property of native bone in the vicinity of the intended implantation site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: MCA Group, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Afzal
  • Patent number: 10500059
    Abstract: Methods of additive manufacturing expandable medical implants is provided along with methods of patient imaging for 3D printing expandable spine cages and topographically matching patient specific implants. Methods for stabilizing and correcting the alignment of the spine are also provided. Spine pathologies such as lordosis, kyphosis and scoliosis can be corrected with properly expanding spine cages such as those described. Independent control and adjustment of the proximal and distal ends of spine cages allows for treating multiple horizontally affected intervertebral spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: IORTHOPEDICS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Thomas Grotz
  • Patent number: 10485591
    Abstract: An anchoring system for the implantation of at least one anchoring device in at least one preferably bone tissue, the system is disclosed, with some embodiments comprising: at least one anchoring device comprising a curved body extending between an anterior end intended to penetrate without any deformation in the bone tissue and a posterior end intended to remain turned outward of the bone tissue, at least one guide extending along a longitudinal axis between a posterior end and an anterior end and comprising at least one guiding surface, substantially along the longitudinal axis, able to guide at least one anchoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: LDR Medical, S.A.S.
    Inventors: Samuel Lequette, Emmanuel Bougere, Nicolas Bidegaimberry, Aymeric Fresneau
  • Patent number: 10485673
    Abstract: The joint implant of the present invention is fitted into C1-2 lateral joints through the back of the neck instead of oral approach to avoid infections. It is made of 2 inter-digitating components. One part of the joint implant has a circular railing circumference of a circle, the center of which is odontoid, that inter-digitates in a corresponding circular channel of the other part. Two such implants are fixed on both sides of C1-2 joint simultaneously along the circumference. The circular railings provide mainly circular motion in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction. With some degree of play in channel and rail and making the interacting surfaces of the implant convex on convex, provides the gyroscopic motion with lateral and translational movement and also coupling (vertical translation on rotational movement). This gyroscopic design makes it universal and is likely to work in C1-2 joints of every individual with any possible joint orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Pravin Salunke
  • Patent number: 10470892
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bone fusion cage that contains bone graft and is implanted between bones in a skeletal system. The cage bears structural loads that are transmitted through the bones of the skeletal system and at least partially shields the contained bone graft from the structural loads. The cage is configured to provide a secondary load to the bone graft independent of the structural load to promote fusion of the bone graft to adjacent bones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Samy Abdou
  • Patent number: RE47796
    Abstract: An intervertebral joint assembly includes an upper support and a lower support, each of which has two or more components. The upper and lower support components are arranged in situ to form the upper and lower supports, respectively. By arranging the supports in situ, the supports can be introduced from the back of the patient, for example with an arthroscope. Each of the upper and lower supports has a surface adapted to engage a vertebra and a surface adapted to engage the other support or an intermediate member to form an articulate joint which articulates the joint assembly. In some embodiments, the components of the upper and lower supports are assembled in situ, for example with pivoting, telescoping or bending, to form the upper and lower supports, respectively. The supports can be attached to vertebrae with pedicles screws, and/or other anchors attached to the supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Simplify Medical Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Malan de Villiers, David Hovda
  • Patent number: RE48058
    Abstract: Implants for positioning between vertebral members. The implant may include a superior surface to contact against a first vertebral member, and an inferior surface to contact against a second vertebral member. The implant may include a central web that extends between first and second flanges. The flanges may be shaped to form gaps that extend the height of the implant. Spaces in communication with the gaps may be formed in an interior of the implant to hold bone growth material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: William David Armstrong, Stephen Edward White, Randall Frederick Dryer, Richard A. Hynes