US 10,376,386 B2
Spinal staple
Ahmnon D. Moskowitz, Rockville, MD (US); Pablo A. Valdivia Y. Alvarado, Cambridge, MA (US); Mosheh T. Moskowitz, Rockville, MD (US); and Nathan C. Moskowitz, Rockville, MD (US)
Assigned to Moskowitz Family LLC, Rockville, MD (US)
Filed by Moskowitz Family LLC, Rockville, MD (US)
Filed on Jun. 26, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/18,354.
Application 16/018,354 is a continuation of application No. 15/976,340, filed on May 10, 2018, granted, now 10,307,268.
Application 15/976,340 is a continuation of application No. 15/894,471, filed on Feb. 12, 2018.
Application 15/894,471 is a continuation of application No. 13/210,157, filed on Aug. 15, 2011, granted, now 9,889,022.
Application 13/210,157 is a continuation of application No. 13/084,543, filed on Apr. 11, 2011, granted, now 8,353,913.
Application 13/084,543 is a continuation of application No. 13/108,982, filed on May 16, 2011, granted, now 9,005,293.
Application 13/084,543 is a continuation of application No. 11/842,855, filed on Aug. 21, 2007, granted, now 7,942,903.
Application 13/108,982 is a continuation of application No. 11/842,855, filed on Aug. 21, 2007, granted, now 7,942,903.
Application 11/842,855 is a continuation in part of application No. 11/536,815, filed on Sep. 29, 2006, granted, now 7,846,188.
Application 11/536,815 is a continuation in part of application No. 11/208,644, filed on Aug. 23, 2005, granted, now 7,704,279.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/670,231, filed on Apr. 12, 2005.
Prior Publication US 2018/0311052 A1, Nov. 1, 2018
Int. Cl. A61B 17/80 (2006.01); A61F 2/46 (2006.01); A61B 17/064 (2006.01); A61B 17/70 (2006.01); A61B 17/88 (2006.01); A61F 2/44 (2006.01); A61B 17/86 (2006.01); A61B 17/92 (2006.01); A61F 2/28 (2006.01); A61F 2/30 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/17 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 2/4611 (2013.01) [A61B 17/0642 (2013.01); A61B 17/7064 (2013.01); A61B 17/809 (2013.01); A61B 17/8635 (2013.01); A61B 17/8875 (2013.01); A61B 17/8894 (2013.01); A61B 17/92 (2013.01); A61F 2/447 (2013.01); A61F 2/4465 (2013.01); A61B 17/0644 (2013.01); A61B 17/1757 (2013.01); A61B 17/86 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00407 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0641 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0648 (2013.01); A61B 2017/922 (2013.01); A61F 2002/2835 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3055 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30133 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30387 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30448 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30507 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30579 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30604 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30772 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30878 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30879 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30904 (2013.01); A61F 2002/448 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4475 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4627 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4681 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4687 (2013.01); A61F 2220/005 (2013.01); A61F 2220/0025 (2013.01); A61F 2230/0015 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0007 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A spinal staple comprising:
a staple base having a top surface, a bottom surface positioned opposite of the top surface, a first end, a second end positioned opposite of the first end, a first side between the first and second ends and between the top and bottom surfaces, and a second side between the first and second ends and between the top and bottom surfaces, wherein the top surface and the bottom surface are contoured as curved surfaces, wherein curvature of the top surface is at least partially concave and curvature of the bottom surface is at least partially convex;
a first staple spike extending from the bottom surface of the staple base with a first proximal end integrally and rigidly attached to the staple base at the bottom surface of the staple base and with a first distal end extending distally away from the staple base, wherein the first distal end of the first staple spike has a first pointed tip configured to perforate spinal bone and wherein the first staple spike comprises first means to facilitate irreversible extraction;
a second staple spike extending from the bottom surface of the staple base with a second proximal end integrally and rigidly attached to the staple base at the bottom surface of the staple base and with a second distal end extending distally away from the staple base, wherein the second distal end of the second staple spike has a second pointed tip configured to perforate spinal bone and wherein the second staple spike comprises second means to facilitate irreversible extraction,
wherein a midline axis of the staple base extends from the first side to the second side and is equally spaced from the first end and the second end, wherein the first and second staple spikes are positioned on opposite sides of the midline axis with the first staple spike nearer the first end of the staple base and the second staple spike nearer the second end of the staple base, and wherein the spinal staple defines a threaded hole positioned along the midline axis that is accessible by a tool positioned on top of the spinal staple.