US SPINE, INC.
|US SPINE, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140249587||MEDICAL DEVICE LOCKING MECHANISMS AND RELATED METHODS AND SYSTEMS - Medical device locking mechanisms and related methods and systems. In some embodiments, the medical device may comprise an outer surface defining one or more fastener openings configured for receiving one or more fasteners. The one or more fasteners may comprise an upper surface configured to be engaged by a component of the locking system to prevent fastener backout. A plurality of petal structures may be configured to be selectively expanded or contracted to engage the head portion and retain the at least one fastener within the fastener opening to prevent the fastener from backing out of the fastener opening. A biasing member may selectively engage the plurality of petal structures to either expand or contract the plurality of petal structures to facilitate locking the fastener(s) in place within the device.||09-04-2014|
|20140066984||PERCUTANEOUS FACET FIXATION SYSTEM - Percutaneous facet fixation implants. In some embodiments, the implant may comprise fasteners and/or fastener portions configured to be coupled on opposite sides of a facet joint such that a portion of one fastener is configured to be positioned adjacent to one of a superior articular process and an inferior articular process of a facet joint and a portion of another fastener is configured to be positioned adjacent to one of the other of an inferior articular process and a superior articular process of the facet joint so as to engage a surface of the respective articular process. In some embodiments, one or both of the fasteners may be configured to couple with an arm of a facet gun instrument.||03-06-2014|
|20140051932||MINIMALLY-INVASIVE PORTAL METHODS FOR PERFORMING LUMBAR DECOMPRESSION, INSTRUMENTED FUSION/STABILIZATION, AND THE LIKE - Minimally-invasive portal systems and methods for performing lumbar decompression, instrumented fusion/stabilization, and the like. In some implementations, an access tube defining a depth may be disposed at least partially within the body of a patient. A cross-sectional area of the access tube may be adjusted in one or more dimensions. One or more retractor devices may be positioned at least substantially concentrically within the access tube and then secured to the access tube in a fixed position.||02-20-2014|
|20130338717||MONOAXIAL AND POLYAXIAL PEDICLE SCREWS AND RELATED METHODS - Methods for installing bone anchors, such as pedicle screws or other surgical screws. In some implementations, the surgical screw may be coupled with a connection member, such as a tulip assembly, configured to couple the surgical screw with a stabilization member, such as a spinal fixation rod. The connection member may be initially coupled with the surgical screw in a polyaxial configuration, after which the connection member may be secured to the surgical screw in a monoaxial configuration. The stabilization member may then be coupled and secured with the connection member such that the stabilization member cannot move relative to the connection member. In some implementations, the stabilization member may be locked or secured to the connection member after the connection member has been secured to the surgical screw in a monoaxial configuration.||12-19-2013|
|20130304215||SURGICAL POSITIONING ASSEMBLY AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods for placing spinal implants within an intervertebral region. In some embodiments, a surgical positioning tool may be provided that allows for access to an implantation site to be gained along a first axis, and then allows a spinal implant to be repositioned from the first axis to a second axis at an angle with respect to the first axis. The spinal implant may, in some embodiments, comprise a recess comprising two adjacent bars configured to engage elements of the surgical positioning tool to allow for the aforementioned repositioning.||11-14-2013|
|20130261669||NON-PEDICLE BASED INTERSPINOUR SPACER - Methods for non-pedicle spinal fixation. In some implementations, at least one plate member may be placed between an upper spinous process and a lower spinous process of a spine. At least one scissoring element coupled to the at least one plate member may then be positioned to contact opposing lateral surfaces of the upper spinous process and to contact opposing lateral surfaces of the lower spinous process. The at least one scissoring element may then be locked into place to stabilize the spinous processes.||10-03-2013|
|20130085574||Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Cage Devices and Related Systems and Methods - A cage device for performing spinal fusion surgery and related methods. In some embodiments, a housing defining one or more ports may be provided that may be configured to be selectively disposed in an intervertebral space between adjacent vertebrae. One or more extensible retention structures may also be provided that may be configured to be selectively advanced out of the housing through the one or more ports. The one or more extensible retention structures may comprise a cutting edge configured such that the cutting edge is positioned entirely within the housing prior to selective advancement of the one or more extensible retention structures out of the housing through the one or more ports. One or more actuation mechanisms configured for selectively advancing the one or more extensible retention structures out of the housing through the one or more ports may also be provided.||04-04-2013|
|20120035613||BONE FIXATION IMPLANT SYSTEM AND METHOD - In one embodiment, a bone-fastening system includes a handle, a barrel assembly connected to the handle, and a bridge assembly connected to the barrel assembly. The bridge assembly may be configured to receive a first connector element and a second connector element in axial alignment with the first connector element so as to receive a fastening element between the first and second connector elements. The system may also include a control configured to, upon actuation, approximate the first connector element and the second connector element so as to apply compressive pressure to bone portions positioned between the first connector element and the second connector element. A drive mechanism configured to advance the fastening element through the bone portions and connect the first connector element with the second connector element to fasten the bone portions under compression may also be provided with the system.||02-09-2012|
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