US 11,051,950 B2
Expansible intersomatic cage
Pierre Bernard, Bordeaux (FR); Herve Chataigner, Boussieres (FR); Craig Chebuhar, Marietta, GA (US); Alexander Kirgis, Krailling (DE); Ross Sherban, Clarence, NY (US); Samuel Lequette, Pessac (FR); Emmanuel Bougere, Bordeaux (FR); and Aymeric Fresneau, Bordeaux (FR)
Assigned to LDR Medical, S.A.S., Sainte-Savine (FR)
Filed by LDR Medical, S.A.S., Sainte-Savine (FR)
Filed on Jun. 26, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/453,337.
Application 16/453,337 is a continuation of application No. 15/796,735, filed on Oct. 27, 2017, granted, now 10,624,756.
Claims priority of application No. 1660473 (FR), filed on Oct. 27, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2019/0336299 A1, Nov. 7, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61F 2/44 (2006.01); A61F 2/30 (2006.01); A61F 2/46 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 2/442 (2013.01) [A61F 2/4455 (2013.01); A61F 2/30767 (2013.01); A61F 2/4611 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3006 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30112 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30329 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30537 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30538 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30556 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An expandable interbody implant comprising:
a body elongated along a first axis extending between a proximal end and a distal end of the body;
a first pair of opposing arms pivotally mounted to the distal end of the body, the first pair of opposing arms pivotable from a folded position to a deployed position, each arm of the first pair of opposing arms including a flexible extension extending from a free end of each arm; and
an actuation means configured to transition the first pair of opposing arms from the folded position to the deployed position to laterally expand the interbody implant,
wherein the body includes an upper portion hinged with a lower portion, and the actuation means includes a wedge device to separate distal ends of the upper portion and the lower portion in the deployed position.