US Patent Application No: 2008/0287,981

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

DILATION INTRODUCER AND METHODS FOR ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

A method is provided for a minimally invasive procedure utilizing the telescoping dilation introducer to insert a bone fixation device into a patient's spine for posterior spine fusion. The dilation introducer has a locked assembled configuration for placement of the dilation introducer against a patient's bone tissue to be treated, and an unlocked, collapsed configuration for dilating the patient's soft tissue down to the bone tissue to be treated to a desired degree of dilation to permit minimally invasive surgical procedures on the patient's bone tissue to be treated. Dilator tubes are successively released and advanced to progressively expand the patient's soft tissue down to the bone tissue to be treated.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE, INC.IRVINE, CA35

International Classification(s)

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Boomer, Mark C Phoenix, AZ 17 347
Culbert, Brad S Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 50 1767
Warren, Christopher Aliso Viejo, CA 33 467

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ENDOCARE, INC. (1)
* 2002/0087,152 Systems and methods for delivering a probe into tissue 14 2001
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (13)
* 4,369,790 Catheter 5 1981
* 4,449,532 Dilator to facilitate endoscope insertion into the body 163 1981
* 5,002,557 Laparoscopic cannula 313 1989
* 4,981,482 Device for forming an inserting hole for an endoscope 38 1989
* 4,994,027 Percutaneous femoral bypass system 106 1989
* 5,176,697 Laparoscopic cannula 177 1990
* 5,312,417 Laparoscopic cannula assembly and associated method 293 1992
* 5,613,950 Multifunctional manipulating instrument for various surgical procedures 56 1993
* 5,713,870 Retractable safety penetrating instrument with laterally extendable spring strip 47 1995
* 5,707,359 Expanding trocar assembly 251 1995
* 5,782,800 Expandable multifunctional manipulating instruments for various medical procedures and methods therefor 56 1996
* 6,554,852 Multi-anchor suture 245 2000
* 2002/0001,476 Image forming apparatus 4 2001
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (2)
* 5,176,651 Combination surgical trocar housing and selective reducer sleeve assembly 24 1991
* 6,213,957 Apparatus and method for removing tissue 168 1998
 
HASHIMOTO, DAIJO (1)
* 5,649,955 Surgical instrument 40 1995
 
Sofamor S.N.C. (1)
* 5,752,969 Instrument for the surgical treatment of an intervertebral disc by the anterior route 112 1996
 
GREATBATCH LTD. (1)
* 5,304,142 Dilator - Introducer locking hub and sheath valve apparatus 51 1992
 
OLYMPUS CORPORATION (1)
* 7,172,612 Trocar and trocar system 5 2002
 
ETHICON, INC. (3)
* 5,114,407 Safety mechanism for trocar 143 1990
* 5,224,952 Safety trocar 68 1992
* 5,342,382 Surgical trocar 205 1993
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (8)
* 5,902,231 Devices and methods for percutaneous surgery 365 1996
* 6,206,922 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 274 1998
* 6,200,322 Minimal exposure posterior spinal interbody instrumentation and technique 265 1999
* 6,723,096 Devices and methods for implanting fusion cages 20 2000
* 6,582,437 Devices and methods for implanting fusion cages 48 2001
* 6,679,833 Devices and methods for percutaneous surgery 233 2001
* 2004/0059,339 Oval dilator and retractor set and method 36 2002
* 6,719,760 Devices and methods for implanting fusion cages 37 2003
 
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 6,743,166 Apparatus for introducing an intubation tube into the trachea 47 2001
 
YALE UNIVERSITY (1)
* 7,025,746 Vascular access device 77 2002
 
Pressure Products Medical Supplies, Inc. (1)
* 2004/0019,359 Telescopic introducer with a compound curvature for inducing alignment and method of using the same 113 2002
 
Aptec Medical Corporation (1)
* 5,743,881 Laparoscopic surgical instrument and method of using same 18 1995
 
CAVITECH, LLC (1)
* 6,746,451 Tissue cavitation device and method 249 2001
 
HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED (1)
* 5,231,336 Actuator for active vibration control 76 1992
 
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE, INC. (3)
* 6,348,053 Bone fixation device 171 2000
* 6,511,481 Method and apparatus for fixation of proximal femoral fractures 66 2001
* 6,685,706 Proximal anchors for bone fixation system 86 2001
 
MOSS TUBES, INC. (1)
* 5,139,486 Dilator/introducer for percutaneous gastrostomy 66 1991
 
B. BRAUN-SSC AG (1)
* 4,451,256 Catheter set 126 1982
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (1)
* 6,592,553 Introducer assembly and method therefor 29 2001
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (2)
* 6,048,309 Soft tissue retractor and delivery device therefor 187 1997
* 6,689,152 Introducer/dilator with balloon protection and methods of use 34 2003
 
INTERVENTIONAL THERMODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
* 5,183,464 Radially expandable dilator 355 1991
 
BONUTTI IP, LLC (1)
* 6,364,897 Method and apparatus for positioning a suture anchor 112 2000
 
THINQ TANQ, INC. (1)
* 5,407,430 Intravenous catheter 35 1994
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (1)
* 4,573,448 Method for decompressing herniated intervertebral discs 573 1983
 
COOPERSURGICAL, INC. (1)
* 5,772,678 Retractable disposable tip reusable trocar obturator 60 1995
 
VLEUGELS HOLDING B.V. (1)
* 2005/0021,078 Surgical instrument 7 2002
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (8)
* 5,792,044 Devices and methods for percutaneous surgery 450 1996
* 5,728,097 Method for subcutaneous suprafascial internal fixation 248 1996
* 6,033,406 Method for subcutaneous suprafascial pedicular internal fixation 183 1998
* 6,217,509 Devices and methods for percutaneous surgery 230 1999
* 6,520,907 Methods for accessing the spinal column 342 1999
* 6,562,046 Screw delivery system and method 203 2001
* 6,695,851 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 140 2002
* 2006/0020,284 Systems and methods for determining optimal retractor length in minimally invasive procedures 0 2004
 
LACHOWICZ, THEODORE COLLATERAL AGENT (1)
* 2004/0147,950 Atraumatic dilator for human mammary duct 3 2003
 
ADVANCED BYPASS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2002/0032,462 THERMAL SECURING ANASTOMOSIS SYSTEMS 86 1999
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
* 5,324,261 Drug delivery balloon catheter with line of weakness 128 1992
 
JAKOUBEK-MEDIZINTECHNIK GMBH (1)
* 5,195,506 Surgical retractor for puncture operation 71 1991
 
Arizona Medical Systems, LLC (1)
* 2004/0147,877 Catheter introducer system 2 2003
 
LUTHER MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 4,401,433 Apparatus for advancing oversized catheter through cannula, and the like 80 1980
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
* 6,562,049 Medical introducer apparatus 74 2000
 
Richard Wolf GmbH (1)
* 4,686,984 Catheter for widening a puncture channel 8 1985
 
DAVOL, INC. (a C.R. Bard Company) (1)
* 5,505,710 Telescoping probe 72 1994
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (1)
* 6,589,240 Tissue biopsy apparatus with collapsible cutter 21 2001
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
* 6,066,142 Variable position bone drilling alignment guide 81 1998
 
DATASCOPE CORP. (1)
* 5,873,854 Method for percutaneous insertion of catheters 15 1996
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (1)
* 7,762,995 Expandable guide sheath and apparatus and methods using such sheaths 15 2003
 
WILK PATENT DEVELOPMENT CORPOERTION (1)
* 5,280,782 Variable length laparoscopic retractor and associated method of use 27 1992
 
ORIGIN MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 2004/0143,284 Subxiphoid procedures and apparatus for placement of cardiac defibrillator and pacer 5 2003
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (1)
* 4,802,479 Hand-held instrument for implanting, dispensing, and inflating an inflatable membrane 157 1986
 
ARLANDA MEDICINSKA INSTRUMENT COMPANY AB (1)
* 5,188,118 Automatic biopsy instrument with independently actuated stylet and cannula 227 1991
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
* 6,228,058 Sleeve trocar with penetration indicator 20 1998
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 2003/0083,688 Configured and sized cannula 98 2001
 
SYMMETRY MEDICAL MANUFACTURING, INC. (1)
* 5,624,447 Surgical tool guide and entry hole positioner 51 1995
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
* 6,428,556 Longitudinal dilator and method 20 2001
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (5)
* 6,264,676 Protective sheath for transvaginal anchor implantation devices 140 1999
* 6,371,971 Guidewire filter and methods of use 308 2000
* 2001/0012,950 Dilation systems and related methods 14 2001
* 2004/0049,223 Dilation systems and related methods 3 2003
* 2004/0059,350 Suturing instruments and methods of use 12 2003
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (2)
* 5,647,857 Protective intraluminal sheath 149 1995
* 6,582,390 Dual lumen peel-away sheath introducer 24 2000
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION (1)
* 6,582,441 Surgical insertion tool 158 2001
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (5)
* 4,601,710 Trocar assembly 472 1984
* 6,197,041 Trocar 18 1993
* 5,512,037 Percutaneous surgical retractor 154 1994
* 5,486,190 Safety trocar 91 1994
* 5,776,156 Endoscopic cutting instrument 35 1995
 
Spider-Tek, LLC (1)
* 6,368,351 Intervertebral space implant for use in spinal fusion procedures 212 2001
 
Technalytics Inc. (1)
* 5,290,243 Trocar system 177 1992
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (2)
* 6,053,935 Transvaginal anchor implantation device 260 1996
* 6,030,364 Apparatus and method for percutaneous placement of gastro-intestinal tubes 189 1997
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (2)
8,814,914 Fusion method and pedicle access tool 0 2009
* 2011/0054,537 FUSION METHOD AND PEDICLE ACCESS TOOL 7 2009
 
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE, INC. (6)
8,109,977 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 3 2007
7,938,832 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 9 2007
* 2008/0097,436 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPINAL FIXATION 30 2007
9,101,411 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 0 2011
* 2011/0218,575 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPINAL FIXATION 0 2011
8,945,190 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 2 2011
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
8,834,507 Dilation instruments and methods 0 2011
 
Spinefrontier Inc (2)
* 8,834,508 Methods, tools and devices for percutaneous access in minimally invasive spinal surgeries 0 2012
* 2012/0303,039 METHODS, TOOLS AND DEVICES FOR PERCUTANEOUS ACCESS IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINAL SURGERIES 1 2012
* Cited By Examiner