US Patent Application No: 2006/0229,729

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Expandable intervertebral implant for use with instrument

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An artificial functional spinal unit including an expandable intervertebral implant that can be inserted via a posterior surgical approach and used with one or more facet replacement devices to provide an anatomically correct range of motion is described. Lordotic and non-lordotic expandable, articulating implants and cages are described, along with embodiments of facet replacement devices and instruments for insertion. Methods of insertion are also described.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gordon, Charles R Tyler, TX 48 2123
Hanson, Heather S San Antonio, TX 25 2127
Harbold, Corey T Tyler, TX 20 2072

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* 5,042,982 Positioning device 228 1989
* 4,946,458 Pedicle screw 573 1989
* 5,092,867 Correction and supporting apparatus, in particular for the spinal column 183 1990
* 5,336,223 Telescoping spinal fixator 295 1993
* 5,423,816 Intervertebral locking device 286 1993
* 5,665,122 Expandable intervertebral cage and surgical method 605 1995
* 5,672,175 Dynamic implanted spinal orthosis and operative procedure for fitting 595 1996
* 5,672,176 Anchoring member 492 1996
* 5,865,846 Human spinal disc prosthesis 686 1997
* 5,800,550 Interbody fusion cage 361 1997
* 5,980,522 Expandable spinal implants 350 1997
* 5,989,290 Height-adjustable artificial vertebral body 220 1997
* 5,951,555 Device for the correction of spinal deformities 157 1998
* 6,102,950 Intervertebral body fusion device 384 1999
* 2003/0220,643 Devices to prevent spinal extension 407 2003
 
Perumala Corporation (2)
* 5,171,278 Middle expandable intervertebral disk implants 508 1991
* 5,123,926 Artificial spinal prosthesis 623 1991
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (7)
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* 5,397,364 Anterior interbody fusion device 517 1993
* 5,425,773 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device 518 1994
* 5,571,109 System for the immobilization of vertebrae 434 1994
* 5,562,663 Implant interconnection mechanism 263 1995
* 6,019,792 Articulating spinal implant 528 1998
 
ZIMMER GMBH (2)
* 5,370,697 Artificial intervertebral disk member 632 1993
* 6,165,218 Intervertebral prosthesis 99 1999
 
MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK, INC. (3)
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* 6,001,130 Human spinal disc prosthesis with hinges 651 1997
 
Fairant; Paulette (2)
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SOFAMOR DANEK HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
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HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (5)
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* 5,976,186 Hydrogel intervertebral disc nucleus 494 1996
* 5,782,832 Spinal fusion implant and method of insertion thereof 526 1996
* 6,187,048 Intervertebral disc implant 272 1997
* 6,136,031 Artificial intervertebral disc 283 1998
 
JBS S.A. (1)
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DISC REPLACEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (5)
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* 5,545,165 Anchoring member 239 1994
* 5,725,527 Anchoring member 216 1996
* 6,106,526 Member for stabilizing cervical vertebrae 71 1996
* 6,200,348 Spacer with adjustable axial length 148 1999
 
ELECTRO-BIOLOGY, LLC (1)
* 6,206,924 Three-dimensional geometric bio-compatible porous engineered structure for use as a bone mass replacement or fusion augmentation device 103 1999
 
Bridport-Gundry PLC c/o Pearsalls Implants (1)
* 6,093,205 Surgical implant 374 1998
 
PSI (1)
* 5,480,401 Extra-discal inter-vertebral prosthesis for controlling the variations of the inter-vertebral distance by means of a double damper 315 1994
 
DARRELL C. BRETT, M.D., P.C. (1)
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TECHSYS, LLC (1)
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Loop Telecommunication International, Inc. (1)
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Gordon, Maya, Roberts and Thomas, Number 1, LLC (1)
* 6,146,421 Multiple axis intervertebral prosthesis 382 1999
 
PARADIGM SPINE (1)
* 5,645,599 Interspinal vertebral implant 781 1996
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (8)
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* 5,683,391 Anterior spinal instrumentation and method for implantation and revision 239 1995
* 5,609,635 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 694 1995
* 5,522,899 Artificial spinal fusion implants 661 1995
* 6,096,038 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 374 1995
* 5,984,967 Osteogenic fusion devices 226 1996
* 5,776,199 Artificial spinal fusion implants 411 1997
* 6,179,874 Articulating spinal implant 354 1999
 
Prufer (1)
* 5,207,678 Pedicle screw and receiver member therefore 460 1992
 
Shima; Yumiko (1)
* 5,534,029 Articulated vertebral body spacer 310 1993
 
EBI, LLC (1)
* 5,496,321 Rod anchor seat having a sliding interlocking rod connector 304 1994
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (1)
* 5,415,661 Implantable spinal assist device 812 1993
 
UNITED STATE SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
* 5,785,647 Surgical instruments useful for spinal surgery 181 1996
 
ARTIFEX LTD. (1)
* 5,865,848 Dynamic intervertebral spacer and method of use 402 1997
 
RAYMEDICA, LLC (2)
* 6,022,376 Percutaneous prosthetic spinal disc nucleus and method of manufacture 426 1998
* 6,110,210 Prosthetic spinal disc nucleus having selectively coupled bodies 265 1999
 
LAWSON, KEVIN J., AN INDIVIDUAL (1)
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STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (1)
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J.B.S. Limited Company (1)
* 5,314,477 Prosthesis for intervertebral discs and instruments for implanting it 582 1992
 
BIEDERMANN MOTECH GMBH (1)
* 5,196,013 Pedicel screw and correcting and supporting apparatus comprising such screw 124 1991
 
Societe PSI (1)
* 5,375,823 Application of an improved damper to an intervertebral stabilization device 390 1993
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (16)
* 4,743,260 Method for a flexible stabilization system for a vertebral column 530 1985
* 5,895,427 Method for spinal fixation 94 1996
* 6,045,579 Adjustable height fusion device 386 1997
* 5,928,243 Pedicle probe and depth gage 46 1997
* 5,964,769 Surgical cable system and method 203 1997
* 5,989,250 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 162 1998
* 6,063,089 Side mounted polyaxial pedicle screw 190 1998
* 5,961,518 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a through bar clamp locking mechanism 49 1998
* 5,997,539 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a compression locking rod gripping mechanism 149 1998
* 6,053,921 Surgical cable system and method 162 1998
* 6,132,430 Spinal fixation system 227 1998
* 6,030,389 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 317 1998
* 6,080,193 Adjustable height fusion device 316 1998
* 5,935,133 Surgical cable system and method 157 1998
* 6,123,707 Reduction instrument 156 1999
* 6,017,344 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a through bar clamp locking mechanism 53 1999
 
INTELLIGENT IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
* 5,863,293 Spinal implant fixation assembly 363 1996
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 7,291,173 Artificial intervertebral disc 24 2003
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (6)
* 4,611,581 Apparatus for straightening spinal columns 434 1983
* 4,696,290 Apparatus for straightening spinal columns 401 1986
* 4,854,311 Bone screw 153 1988
* 5,498,263 Transverse connector for spinal column corrective devices 147 1994
* 6,139,579 Spinal disc 163 1997
* 6,162,252 Artificial spinal disc 199 1997
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 2009/0171,394 Devices And Methods For The Treatment Of Facet Joint Disease 4 2008
8,845,728 Spinal fixation devices and methods of use 1 2012
9,314,350 Spinal fixation devices and methods of use 0 2014
 
Flexuspine, Inc. (27)
7,909,869 Artificial spinal unit assemblies 36 2004
8,753,398 Method of inserting an expandable intervertebral implant without overdistraction 6 2005
8,257,440 Method of insertion of an expandable intervertebral implant 13 2005
8,172,903 Expandable intervertebral implant with spacer 14 2005
8,147,550 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with limited articulation 7 2005
8,123,810 Expandable intervertebral implant with wedged expansion member 30 2005
8,118,870 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with spacer 19 2005
8,118,871 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant 20 2005
7,708,778 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with cam 38 2005
8,603,168 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 4 2006
8,118,869 Dynamic interbody device 16 2006
8,052,723 Dynamic posterior stabilization systems and methods of use 21 2006
7,799,082 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 28 2006
7,794,480 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 43 2006
7,785,351 Artificial functional spinal implant unit system and method for use 52 2006
9,066,811 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 0 2007
8,940,022 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 1 2007
8,597,358 Dynamic interbody devices 7 2007
8,377,098 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 8 2007
7,959,677 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 22 2007
8,523,912 Posterior stabilization systems with shared, dual dampener systems 4 2007
8,267,965 Spinal stabilization systems with dynamic interbody devices 9 2007
8,187,330 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 13 2007
8,182,514 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a fixed length elongated member 12 2007
8,162,994 Posterior stabilization system with isolated, dual dampener systems 6 2007
8,157,844 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 12 2007
8,940,051 Interbody device insertion systems and methods 1 2013
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (3)
8,882,838 Articulating disc implant 1 2010
* 2011/0172,773 ARTICULATING DISC IMPLANT 5 2010
8,845,703 Red light implants for treating osteoporosis 0 2012
 
MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL (3)
* 9,039,768 Composite vertebral spacers and instrument 0 2006
* 2008/0154,377 Composite vertebral spacers and instrument 61 2006
9,265,621 Composite vertebral spacers and instrument 0 2015
 
SeaSpine, Inc. (4)
* 2007/0213,826 Intervertebral spacer and insertion tool providing multiple angles of insertion 29 2006
7,799,083 Prosthesis for restoring motion in an appendage or spinal joint and an intervertebral spacer 22 2006
8,409,290 Interbody device for spinal applications 5 2010
8,673,012 Intervertebral spacer and insertion tool providing multiple angles of insertion 2 2012
 
JCBD, LLC (1)
* 2014/0031,935 SYSTEMS FOR AND METHODS OF FUSING A SACROILIAC JOINT 3 2013
 
STRYKER SPINE (2)
* 9,050,194 Expandable spinal implant apparatus and method of use 0 2010
* 2010/0286,779 EXPANDABLE SPINAL IMPLANT APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE 31 2010
 
TRINITY ORTHOPEDICS, LLC (1)
* 2010/0241,231 INTERVERTEBRAL FIXATION DEVICE 6 2010
 
Amicus Design Group, LLC (5)
8,998,920 Insertion tool for inter-body vertebral prosthetic device with self-deploying screws 0 2013
8,685,104 Interbody vertebral prosthetic and orthopedic fusion device with self-deploying anchors 1 2013
8,906,101 Interbody vertebral prosthetic and orthopedic fusion device with self-deploying anchors 0 2014
9,107,761 Interbody vertebral prosthetic and orthopedic fusion device with self-deploying anchors 0 2014
9,283,087 Interbody vertebral prosthetic and orthopedic fusion device with self-deploying anchors 0 2015
 
AMENDIA, INC. (1)
9,277,946 Spinal fusion system 0 2011
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (6)
* 8,574,300 Expandable interbody spacer device 3 2009
* 2011/0015,747 EXPANDABLE INTERBODY SPACER DEVICE 10 2009
* 2011/0087,331 ARTICULATING DISC IMPLANT 8 2009
* 9,149,364 Expandable interbody spacer device 0 2013
* 2014/0018,924 EXPANDABLE INTERBODY SPACER DEVICE 1 2013
9,168,148 Articulating disc implant 0 2014
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (10)
9,050,144 System and method for implant anchorage with anti-rotation features 0 2008
8,702,759 System and method for bone anchorage 0 2008
8,252,027 System and method for facet joint replacement 1 2008
8,211,147 System and method for facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,206,418 System and method for facet joint replacement with detachable coupler 7 2008
8,906,063 Spinal facet joint implant 0 2008
8,777,994 System and method for multiple level facet joint arthroplasty and fusion 0 2008
7,998,177 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 11 2008
7,998,178 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 11 2008
7,914,560 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 11 2008
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (31)
7,815,648 Surgical measurement systems and methods 1 2008
8,062,375 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 75 2009
* 2011/0093,074 Expandable Fusion Device and Method of Installation Thereof 40 2009
8,685,098 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 7 2010
8,845,731 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 4 2010
8,876,866 Spinous process fusion devices and methods thereof 1 2010
8,864,833 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 4 2011
9,034,040 Devices and methods for treating bone 0 2012
8,998,992 Devices and methods for treating bone 0 2012
9,119,730 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2012
8,679,183 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 8 2012
9,039,771 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 2 2012
8,556,979 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 8 2012
8,518,120 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 8 2012
8,771,277 Device and a method for implanting a spinous process fixation device 1 2012
8,852,279 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 5 2012
8,845,734 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 5 2012
8,709,086 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 6 2012
9,155,628 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2012
9,011,493 Spinous process fixation system and methods thereof 1 2012
9,204,972 Articulating expandable intervertebral implant 0 2013
9,198,697 Spinous process fixation system and methods thereof 0 2013
9,186,258 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2013
9,149,367 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2013
9,034,045 Expandable intervertebral implant 1 2013
9,216,095 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2013
9,125,757 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2013
9,198,772 Articulating expandable intervertebral implant 0 2013
9,233,009 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2013
9,226,836 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2014
9,204,974 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2014
 
AMICUS, LLC (1)
8,425,528 Insertion tool for inter-body vertebral prosthetic device with self-deploying screws 1 2009
 
FLEXUSPINE (2)
7,753,958 Expandable intervertebral implant 79 2005
8,647,386 Expandable intervertebral implant system and method 14 2010
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (3)
* 2008/0183,292 COMPLIANT INTERVERTEBRAL PROSTHETIC DEVICES EMPLOYING COMPOSITE ELASTIC AND TEXTILE STRUCTURES 10 2007
* 2009/0299,478 Lordotic Implant for Posterior Approach 37 2008
* 2011/0218,574 DYNAMIC VERTEBRAL CONSTRUCT 0 2010
 
Pinnacle Spine Group, LLC (1)
9,216,096 Intervertebral implants and related tools 0 2015
* Cited By Examiner