US 10,376,257 B2
Retractor
Tyson Vogel, San Diego, CA (US); and Jason Blain, Encinitas, CA (US)
Assigned to Spinal Elements, Inc., Carlsbad, CA (US)
Appl. No. 15/504,581
Filed by Spinal Elements, Inc., Carlsbad, CA (US)
PCT Filed Sep. 9, 2015, PCT No. PCT/US2015/049211
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Feb. 16, 2017,
PCT Pub. No. WO2016/040497, PCT Pub. Date Mar. 17, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/048,639, filed on Sep. 10, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0231614 A1, Aug. 17, 2017
Int. Cl. A61B 17/02 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61N 1/05 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/0206 (2013.01) [A61B 5/4893 (2013.01); A61B 17/025 (2013.01); A61N 1/0551 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0262 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A retractor comprising:
a first blade,
a first rotation mechanism that rotates the first blade about a first axis,
a second blade,
a second rotation mechanism that rotates the second blade about a second axis,
a first pivot mechanism that pivots the first blade about a fourth axis, wherein the fourth axis is skewed to the first axis;
a second pivot mechanism that pivots the second blade about a fifth axis, wherein the fifth axis is skewed to the second axis;
an actuator that translates the first blade and second blade about a third axis; and
a slide mechanism that slides the first blade and second blade along a sixth axis.