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 49 2492
Hanson, Heather S San Antonio, TX 26 2474
Harbold, Corey T Tyler, TX 21 2411

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* 4,946,458 Pedicle screw 600 1989
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* 5,423,816 Intervertebral locking device 303 1993
* 5,665,122 Expandable intervertebral cage and surgical method 665 1995
* 5,672,175 Dynamic implanted spinal orthosis and operative procedure for fitting 633 1996
* 5,672,176 Anchoring member 519 1996
* 5,865,846 Human spinal disc prosthesis 706 1997
* 5,800,550 Interbody fusion cage 384 1997
* 5,980,522 Expandable spinal implants 376 1997
* 5,989,290 Height-adjustable artificial vertebral body 231 1997
* 5,951,555 Device for the correction of spinal deformities 163 1998
* 6,102,950 Intervertebral body fusion device 417 1999
* 2003/0220,643 Devices to prevent spinal extension 439 2003
 
Perumala Corporation (2)
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* 5,123,926 Artificial spinal prosthesis 652 1991
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (7)
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* 5,425,773 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device 528 1994
* 5,571,109 System for the immobilization of vertebrae 449 1994
* 5,562,663 Implant interconnection mechanism 277 1995
* 6,019,792 Articulating spinal implant 543 1998
 
ZIMMER GMBH (2)
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* 6,165,218 Intervertebral prosthesis 101 1999
 
MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK, INC. (3)
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Fairant; Paulette (2)
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SOFAMOR DANEK HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
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HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (5)
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* 5,782,832 Spinal fusion implant and method of insertion thereof 558 1996
* 6,187,048 Intervertebral disc implant 284 1997
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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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* 5,725,527 Anchoring member 228 1996
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ELECTRO-BIOLOGY, LLC (1)
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Bridport-Gundry PLC c/o Pearsalls Implants (1)
* 6,093,205 Surgical implant 387 1998
 
PSI (1)
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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)
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PARADIGM SPINE (1)
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SPINAL INNOVATIONS, L.L.C. (1)
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (8)
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* 5,522,899 Artificial spinal fusion implants 719 1995
* 6,096,038 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 393 1995
* 5,984,967 Osteogenic fusion devices 238 1996
* 5,776,199 Artificial spinal fusion implants 432 1997
* 6,179,874 Articulating spinal implant 361 1999
 
Prufer (1)
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Shima; Yumiko (1)
* 5,534,029 Articulated vertebral body spacer 321 1993
 
EBI, LLC (1)
* 5,496,321 Rod anchor seat having a sliding interlocking rod connector 324 1994
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (1)
* 5,415,661 Implantable spinal assist device 841 1993
 
UNITED STATE SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
* 5,785,647 Surgical instruments useful for spinal surgery 226 1996
 
Artifex Ltd. (1)
* 5,865,848 Dynamic intervertebral spacer and method of use 436 1997
 
RAYMEDICA, LLC (2)
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* 6,110,210 Prosthetic spinal disc nucleus having selectively coupled bodies 280 1999
 
LAWSON, KEVIN J., AN INDIVIDUAL (1)
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STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (1)
* 5,938,663 Spinal instruments, particularly for a rod 308 1997
 
J.B.S. Limited Company (1)
* 5,314,477 Prosthesis for intervertebral discs and instruments for implanting it 609 1992
 
BIEDERMANN MOTECH GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 5,196,013 Pedicel screw and correcting and supporting apparatus comprising such screw 128 1991
 
Societe PSI (1)
* 5,375,823 Application of an improved damper to an intervertebral stabilization device 425 1993
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (16)
* 4,743,260 Method for a flexible stabilization system for a vertebral column 551 1985
* 5,895,427 Method for spinal fixation 100 1996
* 6,045,579 Adjustable height fusion device 440 1997
* 5,928,243 Pedicle probe and depth gage 48 1997
* 5,964,769 Surgical cable system and method 235 1997
* 5,989,250 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 171 1998
* 6,063,089 Side mounted polyaxial pedicle screw 195 1998
* 5,961,518 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a through bar clamp locking mechanism 50 1998
* 5,997,539 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a compression locking rod gripping mechanism 161 1998
* 6,053,921 Surgical cable system and method 186 1998
* 6,132,430 Spinal fixation system 232 1998
* 6,030,389 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 334 1998
* 6,080,193 Adjustable height fusion device 348 1998
* 5,935,133 Surgical cable system and method 175 1998
* 6,123,707 Reduction instrument 165 1999
* 6,017,344 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a through bar clamp locking mechanism 54 1999
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (6)
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* 4,696,290 Apparatus for straightening spinal columns 408 1986
* 4,854,311 Bone screw 163 1988
* 5,498,263 Transverse connector for spinal column corrective devices 155 1994
* 6,139,579 Spinal disc 173 1997
* 6,162,252 Artificial spinal disc 208 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 6 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. (28)
7,909,869 Artificial spinal unit assemblies 53 2004
8,753,398 Method of inserting an expandable intervertebral implant without overdistraction 12 2005
8,257,440 Method of insertion of an expandable intervertebral implant 16 2005
8,172,903 Expandable intervertebral implant with spacer 17 2005
8,147,550 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with limited articulation 11 2005
8,123,810 Expandable intervertebral implant with wedged expansion member 50 2005
8,118,870 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with spacer 22 2005
8,118,871 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant 24 2005
7,708,778 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with cam 42 2005
8,603,168 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 5 2006
8,118,869 Dynamic interbody device 17 2006
8,052,723 Dynamic posterior stabilization systems and methods of use 22 2006
7,799,082 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 30 2006
7,794,480 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 48 2006
7,785,351 Artificial functional spinal implant unit system and method for use 58 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 2 2007
8,597,358 Dynamic interbody devices 8 2007
8,377,098 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 9 2007
7,959,677 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 24 2007
8,523,912 Posterior stabilization systems with shared, dual dampener systems 5 2007
8,267,965 Spinal stabilization systems with dynamic interbody devices 10 2007
8,187,330 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 14 2007
8,182,514 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a fixed length elongated member 13 2007
8,162,994 Posterior stabilization system with isolated, dual dampener systems 7 2007
8,157,844 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 13 2007
8,940,051 Interbody device insertion systems and methods 2 2013
9,492,288 Expandable fusion device for positioning between adjacent vertebral bodies 0 2014
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (3)
8,882,838 Articulating disc implant 1 2010
* 2011/0172,773 ARTICULATING DISC IMPLANT 6 2010
8,845,703 Red light implants for treating osteoporosis 1 2012
 
MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL (3)
* 9,039,768 Composite vertebral spacers and instrument 0 2006
* 2008/0154,377 Composite vertebral spacers and instrument 74 2006
9,265,621 Composite vertebral spacers and instrument 0 2015
 
SEASPINE, INC. (5)
* 2007/0213,826 Intervertebral spacer and insertion tool providing multiple angles of insertion 37 2006
7,799,083 Prosthesis for restoring motion in an appendage or spinal joint and an intervertebral spacer 27 2006
* 2009/0082,868 Prosthesis for restoring motion in an appendage or spinal joint and an intervertebral spacer 11 2006
8,409,290 Interbody device for spinal applications 10 2010
8,673,012 Intervertebral spacer and insertion tool providing multiple angles of insertion 5 2012
 
JCBD, LLC (4)
9,381,045 Sacroiliac joint implant and sacroiliac joint instrument for fusing a sacroiliac joint 0 2012
9,421,109 Systems and methods of fusing a sacroiliac joint 0 2013
* 9,333,090 Systems for and methods of fusing a sacroiliac joint 0 2013
* 2014/0031,935 SYSTEMS FOR AND METHODS OF FUSING A SACROILIAC JOINT 9 2013
 
STRYKER SPINE (2)
* 9,050,194 Expandable spinal implant apparatus and method of use 1 2010
* 2010/0286,779 EXPANDABLE SPINAL IMPLANT APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE 50 2010
 
TRINITY ORTHOPEDICS, LLC (1)
* 2010/0241,231 INTERVERTEBRAL FIXATION DEVICE 9 2010
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (7)
* 8,574,300 Expandable interbody spacer device 7 2009
* 2011/0015,747 EXPANDABLE INTERBODY SPACER DEVICE 19 2009
* 2011/0087,331 ARTICULATING DISC IMPLANT 9 2009
* 9,149,364 Expandable interbody spacer device 0 2013
* 2014/0018,924 EXPANDABLE INTERBODY SPACER DEVICE 3 2013
9,474,912 Red light implants for treating osteoporosis 0 2014
9,168,148 Articulating disc implant 0 2014
 
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 5 2013
8,906,101 Interbody vertebral prosthetic and orthopedic fusion device with self-deploying anchors 1 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
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (58)
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 9 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 13 2008
7,998,178 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 13 2008
7,914,560 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 13 2008
7,815,648 Surgical measurement systems and methods 2 2008
8,062,375 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 111 2009
* 2011/0093,074 Expandable Fusion Device and Method of Installation Thereof 70 2009
8,685,098 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 20 2010
8,845,731 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 13 2010
8,876,866 Spinous process fusion devices and methods thereof 1 2010
8,864,833 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 10 2011
9,358,126 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2011
9,034,040 Devices and methods for treating bone 0 2012
8,998,992 Devices and methods for treating bone 0 2012
9,445,856 Devices and methods for treating bone 0 2012
9,492,287 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2012
9,452,063 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2012
9,358,128 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2012
9,119,730 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 2 2012
8,679,183 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 19 2012
9,039,771 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 6 2012
8,556,979 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 21 2012
8,518,120 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 22 2012
8,771,277 Device and a method for implanting a spinous process fixation device 3 2012
8,852,279 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 16 2012
8,845,734 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 17 2012
8,709,086 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 18 2012
9,155,628 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2012
9,492,283 Expandable spacer and method of use thereof 0 2012
9,011,493 Spinous process fixation system and methods thereof 3 2012
9,474,625 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2013
9,402,738 Devices and methods for correcting vertebral misalignment 0 2013
9,204,972 Articulating expandable intervertebral implant 0 2013
9,351,848 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 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 1 2013
9,034,045 Expandable intervertebral implant 4 2013
9,358,129 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 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
9,456,906 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2013
9,233,009 Expandable intervertebral implant 1 2013
9,486,251 Spinous process fixation system and methods thereof 0 2013
9,370,434 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2013
9,402,739 Variable lordosis spacer and related methods of use 0 2014
9,226,836 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2014
9,486,254 Device and method for implanting a spinous process fixation device 0 2014
9,204,974 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2014
9,486,325 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2015
9,480,579 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2015
 
AMICUS, LLC (1)
8,425,528 Insertion tool for inter-body vertebral prosthetic device with self-deploying screws 3 2009
 
FLEXUSPINE (2)
7,753,958 Expandable intervertebral implant 109 2005
8,647,386 Expandable intervertebral implant system and method 30 2010
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (3)
* 2008/0183,292 COMPLIANT INTERVERTEBRAL PROSTHETIC DEVICES EMPLOYING COMPOSITE ELASTIC AND TEXTILE STRUCTURES 13 2007
* 2009/0299,478 Lordotic Implant for Posterior Approach 58 2008
* 2011/0218,574 DYNAMIC VERTEBRAL CONSTRUCT 0 2010
 
Pinnacle Spine Group, LLC (2)
9,380,932 Retractor devices for minimally invasive access to the spine 0 2012
9,216,096 Intervertebral implants and related tools 1 2015
* Cited By Examiner