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 8211 Rugby St., Philadelphia, PA 19150 63 1812
Hanson, Heather S San Antonio, TX 44 1857
Harbold, Corey T Tyler, TX 36 1779

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2003/0220,643 Devices to prevent spinal extension 373 2003
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 7,291,173 Artificial intervertebral disc 23 2003
* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
9,066,811 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 0 2007
8,845,728 Spinal fixation devices and methods of use 0 2012
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (17)
8,062,375 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 47 2009
8,685,098 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 1 2010
8,845,731 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2010
8,876,866 Spinous process fusion devices and methods thereof 0 2010
8,864,833 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
8,679,183 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 1 2012
9,039,771 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2012
8,556,979 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 2 2012
8,518,120 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 1 2012
8,771,277 Device and a method for implanting a spinous process fixation device 0 2012
8,852,279 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2012
8,845,734 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2012
8,709,086 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 1 2012
9,011,493 Spinous process fixation system and methods thereof 0 2012
9,034,045 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2013
 
FLEXUSPINE, INC. (26)
7,909,869 Artificial spinal unit assemblies 25 2004
8,753,398 Method of inserting an expandable intervertebral implant without overdistraction 3 2005
8,257,440 Method of insertion of an expandable intervertebral implant 10 2005
8,172,903 Expandable intervertebral implant with spacer 12 2005
8,147,550 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with limited articulation 5 2005
8,123,810 Expandable intervertebral implant with wedged expansion member 18 2005
8,118,870 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with spacer 17 2005
8,118,871 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant 18 2005
7,708,778 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with cam 33 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 26 2006
7,794,480 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 40 2006
7,785,351 Artificial functional spinal implant unit system and method for use 47 2006
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 20 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 (2)
8,882,838 Articulating disc implant 0 2010
8,845,703 Red light implants for treating osteoporosis 0 2012
 
AMICUS, LLC (1)
8,425,528 Insertion tool for inter-body vertebral prosthetic device with self-deploying screws 1 2009
 
MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL (1)
* 9,039,768 Composite vertebral spacers and instrument 0 2006
 
SEASPINE, INC. (3)
7,799,083 Prosthesis for restoring motion in an appendage or spinal joint and an intervertebral spacer 17 2006
8,409,290 Interbody device for spinal applications 1 2010
8,673,012 Intervertebral spacer and insertion tool providing multiple angles of insertion 0 2012
 
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 21 2010
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (3)
* 8,574,300 Expandable interbody spacer device 0 2009
* 2011/0015,747 EXPANDABLE INTERBODY SPACER DEVICE 2 2009
* 2014/0018,924 EXPANDABLE INTERBODY SPACER DEVICE 0 2013
 
FLEXUSPINE (2)
7,753,958 Expandable intervertebral implant 60 2005
8,647,386 Expandable intervertebral implant system and method 4 2010
 
AMICUS DESIGN GROUP, LLC (3)
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 0 2013
8,906,101 Interbody vertebral prosthetic and orthopedic fusion device with self-deploying anchors 0 2014
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (11)
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 5 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 10 2008
7,998,178 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 10 2008
7,914,560 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 10 2008
7,815,648 Surgical measurement systems and methods 0 2008
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
* 2011/0218,574 DYNAMIC VERTEBRAL CONSTRUCT 0 2010
* Cited By Examiner