NLT SPINE LTD.
|NLT SPINE LTD. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140163624||Bone Screw with Deflectable Portion - An anchoring element, such as a bone screw, may comprise an at least partially threaded shaft having a core and a longitudinal channel. An elongated element movable with the channel may be a tensioning element, for example affixed to the distal portion, and/or a rigid element. The core may have one or more lateral cut-outs, which may be V-shaped, at the distal portion. Each cut-out may be backed by an effective hinge that may be displaced from the longitudinal axis, and may have a transverse slit between the hinge and an opposite surface of the core from the cut-out. Upon axial movement of the elongated element, e.g. toward a proximal end of the shaft, the distal portion may deflect to an angle from the shaft's longitudinal axis. Alternatively, the anchoring element may be pre-biased to deflect and maintained straight by a rigid element until axial movement of the rigid element.||06-12-2014|
|20140128682||RETRACTOR TOOL - An apparatus for tissue separation comprises a hollow retractor expandable in at least one dimension, the retractor having upper and lower guide surface portions for contacting respective upper and lower tissue surfaces; a first dilator having a distal portion configured to fit inside the upper and lower guide surface portions of the retractor so as to expand a distance between the upper and lower guide surface portions of the retractor and thereby separate the upper and lower tissue surfaces by a first distance; and a second dilator having a distal portion configured to fit inside the upper and lower guide surface portions of the retractor so as to expand a distance between the upper and lower guide surface portions of the retractor and thereby render the upper and lower tissue surfaces being separated by a second distance, the second distance greater than the first distance.||05-08-2014|
|20140074096||DEFLECTABLE TISSUE DISRUPTION DEVICE - A tissue disruption device may comprise a deflectable elongated tissue disrupting element rotatable around its central axis, the central axis being a longitudinal axis when the disrupting element is in a straightened state. The tissue disrupting element may be rotatably anchored at a distal location and may be deflectable into a curved configuration. A rotary drive configured to rotate the tissue disrupting element around its central axis in the straightened state and in the curved configuration. An elongated element may be wound around and rigidly affixed to the tissue disrupting element. In some embodiments, the elongated element protrudes sufficiently radially from the tissue disrupting element that rotation of the tissue disrupting element generates an axial motion of disrupted tissue. In one preferred embodiment, the tissue disrupting element and/or elongated element comprises wire mesh.||03-13-2014|
|20140058394||Tissue Disruption Device and Corresponding Methods - A tissue disruption device (||02-27-2014|
|20130144391||SURGICAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLANTING DEFLECTABLE IMPLANTS - Deflectable implants, systems and methods for implanting deflectable implants are disclosed. The deflectable implant (||06-06-2013|
|20130041471||Laterally Deflectable Implant - A laterally deflectable asymmetric implant for implanting into a body may comprise a deflectable piece having distal and proximal ends and assuming a straightened insertion state. The backbone may abut or interconnect with said deflectable piece at the distal end of the deflectable piece. In a fully deflected state the implant may define an asymmetric shape, e.g. a D-shaped loop, defining an at least partially enclosed volume. The deflectable piece may comprise a sequence of segments interconnected at effective hinges. Longitudinal pressure applied to the proximal end of the deflectable piece (or applied to the backbone in an opposite direction) may cause relative longitudinal movement between the backbone and the proximal end of the deflectable piece and may generate outward horizontal movement of the deflectable piece away from the backbone. In one embodiment, the implant is implanted using lateral access into an anterior zone of a vertebra and deployed posteriorly.||02-14-2013|
|20130035762||MEDICAL DEVICE LOCK MECHANISM - A medical device (||02-07-2013|
|20120310048||EXPANDING CONDUITS - A device comprising an elongated conduit comprising further at least an upper profile and at least a lower profile is disclosed. The upper and lower profiles being relatively displaceable such that when a distal part of the conduit is deployed between two regions of tissue, a spacing between an upper distal surface of the upper profile and a lower distal surface of the lower profile can be varied, thereby opening a space between the two regions of tissue, and wherein the upper and lower profiles are further configured so as to define therebetween a working channel to provide access to the space between the two regions of tissue through the conduit.||12-06-2012|
|20120245570||Devices For Introduction Into A Body Via A Substantially Straight Conduit To Form A Predefined Curved Configuration, And Methods Employing Such Devices - A device for introduction into a body in a straight configuration and assuming within the body a predefined curved configuration, includes an elongated element formed from a number of segments interconnected so as to form effective hinges therebetween. When the elongated element is confined to a straight state, the effective hinges transfer compressive forces from each segment to the next so that the elongated element can be pushed to advance it through a conduit. When the elongated element is not confined to a straight state, the effective hinges allow deflection of each segment relative to adjacent segments until abutment surfaces of the segments come into abutment, thereby defining a fully flexed state of the elongated element with a predefined curved configuration. The device can be produced with a wide range of two-dimensional and three-dimensional curved forms, and has both medical and non-medical applications.||09-27-2012|
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