US Patent Application No: 2010/0211,101

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Spinous Process Stabilization Devices and Methods

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Devices and methods for supporting adjacent spinous processes include opposing plates movable toward one another along a cross post to contact opposite sides of each of the spinous processes, and a spacer member about the cross post contacting the adjacent surfaces of the spinous processes to resist movement of the spinous processes toward one another under spinal extension motion.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.WARSAW, IN1741

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Blackwell, Jonathan Cordova, US 16 764
Bruneau, Aurelien Memphis, US 52 4622

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IMDS LLC (1)
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* 4,721,103 Orthopedic device 301 1986
* 5,098,433 Winged compression bolt orthopedic fastener 227 1989
* 5,011,484 Surgical implant for restricting the relative movement of vertebrae 396 1989
* 5,092,866 Flexible inter-vertebral stabilizer as well as process and apparatus for determining or verifying its tension before installation on the spinal column 728 1990
* 5,306,275 Lumbar spine fixation apparatus and method 505 1992
* 5,609,634 Intervertebral prosthesis making possible rotatory stabilization and flexion/extension stabilization 437 1995
* 5,716,416 Artificial intervertebral disk and method for implanting the same 356 1996
* 5,725,341 Self fusing fastener 101 1997
* 5,980,523 Transverse connectors for spinal rods 246 1998
* 6,214,050 Expandable implant for inter-bone stabilization and adapted to extrude osteogenic material, and a method of stabilizing bones while extruding osteogenic material 174 1999
* 6,364,883 Spinous process clamp for spinal fusion and method of operation 265 2001
* 6,520,991 Expandable implant for inter-vertebral stabilization, and a method of stabilizing vertebrae 144 2001
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* 2006/0085,074 Medical device systems for the spine 180 2005
 
PERUMALA CORPORATION (1)
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VERTIFLEX, INC. (1)
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SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (5)
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* 2005/0085,814 Dynamizable orthopedic implants and their use in treating bone defects 84 2003
* 2006/0089,719 In situ formation of intervertebral disc implants 167 2004
 
MEDTRONIC SPINE LLC (2)
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KYPHON SARL (15)
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* 6,048,342 Spine distraction implant 456 1998
* 6,514,256 Spine distraction implant and method 287 2001
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* 6,699,246 Spine distraction implant 287 2001
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* 2003/0065,330 Deflectable spacer for use as an interspinous process implant and method 46 2002
* 7,335,203 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 169 2004
* 2005/0010,293 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 245 2004
* 2006/0064,165 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 175 2005
* 2007/0010,813 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 109 2006
* 2007/0043,363 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 102 2006
* 2007/0043,362 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 163 2006
* 2009/0062,915 SPINOUS-PROCESS IMPLANTS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME 114 2007
* 2008/0058,934 PERCUTANEOUS SPINAL IMPLANTS AND METHODS 86 2007
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
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HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (1)
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ALLO PRO AG (1)
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JBS S.A. (1)
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ANULEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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MBA INCORPORADO S.A. (1)
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Biomet Merck France (50% interest) (1)
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Pina Vertriebs AG (1)
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Fossa Medical, Inc. (1)
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NUVASIVE, INC. (1)
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SCIENT'X (1)
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (8)
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* 6,723,126 Laterally expandable cage 230 2002
* 6,685,742 Articulated anterior expandable spinal fusion cage system 212 2002
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* 2007/0005,064 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 96 2005
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SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
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Environmental Robots, Inc. (1)
* 6,511,508 Surgical correction of human eye refractive errors by active composite artificial muscle implants 71 2000
 
ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 6,190,413 Vertebral implant 190 1999
 
LANX, INC. (1)
* 2006/0089,654 Interspinous distraction devices and associated methods of insertion 174 2005
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (4)
* 2005/0203,512 Posterior process dynamic spacer 211 2004
* 2006/0004,447 Adjustable posterior spinal column positioner 195 2004
* 7,658,752 Posterior dynamic stabilization x-device 112 2005
* 2007/0073,289 POSTERIOR DYNAMIC STABILIZATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS 203 2005
 
EBI, LLC (1)
* 6,352,537 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 188 1998
 
OHIO MEDICAL INSTRUMENT COMPANY, INC. (1)
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THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (5)
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REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
* 4,636,217 Anterior spinal implant 482 1985
 
PREMIA SPINE LTD. (1)
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INTERVENTIONAL SPINE, INC. (1)
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RAYMEDICA, LLC (1)
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D.A.O. s.r.l. (1)
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ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (1)
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NIFCO INC. (1)
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SPINE, ZIMMER (1)
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WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG (1)
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VEXIM SAS (1)
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LANX, INC. (2)
* 8,382,801 Spinous process implants, instruments, and methods 5 2009
* 2011/0054,531 SPINOUS PROCESS IMPLANTS, INSTRUMENTS, AND METHODS 24 2009
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
8,882,805 Spinal fixation system 0 2012
* 2012/0310,282 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE PREVENTION OF MULTI-LEVEL VERTEBRAL EXTENSION 1 2012
 
JG SPINE, LLC (1)
* 2012/0101,528 SPINOUS PROCESS IMPLANT AND METHOD OF FIXATION 8 2011
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 2012/0221,050 Spinous Process Fusion Devices 2 2012
 
KYPHON SARL (20)
8,100,943 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2006
8,096,994 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 5 2007
8,096,995 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2007
8,157,841 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 3 2007
8,097,018 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 4 2007
8,221,463 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 3 2007
8,128,663 Spine distraction implant 2 2007
8,454,659 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 0 2007
* 2008/0033,559 INTERSPINOUS PROCESS IMPLANTS AND METHODS OF USE 38 2007
8,273,107 Interspinous process implant having a thread-shaped wing and method of implantation 6 2007
8,128,702 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 7 2007
8,167,890 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2007
8,118,839 Interspinous implant 6 2007
8,105,358 Medical implants and methods 11 2008
8,372,117 Multi-level interspinous implants and methods of use 0 2009
8,216,277 Spine distraction implant and method 7 2009
8,317,831 Interspinous process spacer diagnostic balloon catheter and methods of use 2 2010
8,114,132 Dynamic interspinous process device 7 2010
8,147,526 Interspinous process spacer diagnostic parallel balloon catheter and methods of use 5 2010
8,349,013 Spine distraction implant 12 2010
 
X-SPINE SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
8,262,697 Modular interspinous fixation system and method 7 2010
8,932,333 Modular interspinous fixation system and method 0 2012
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (18)
8,083,795 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same 4 2006
8,118,844 Expandable device for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 6 2006
8,252,031 Molding device for an expandable interspinous process implant 6 2006
8,105,357 Interspinous process brace 6 2006
8,568,454 Spine distraction implant and method 5 2007
8,568,460 Spine distraction implant and method 0 2007
8,840,646 Spinous process implants and methods 1 2007
8,679,161 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 1 2007
8,114,136 Implants and methods for inter-spinous process dynamic stabilization of a spinal motion segment 2 2008
8,888,816 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 0 2010
8,221,465 Multi-chamber expandable interspinous process spacer 3 2010
8,591,548 Spinous process fusion plate assembly 0 2011
8,591,549 Variable durometer lumbar-sacral implant 0 2011
8,591,546 Interspinous process implant having a thread-shaped wing and method of implantation 0 2011
8,641,762 Systems and methods for in situ assembly of an interspinous process distraction implant 0 2012
8,840,617 Interspinous process spacer diagnostic parallel balloon catheter and methods of use 0 2012
8,317,832 Implants and methods for inter-spinous process dynamic stabilization of spinal motion segment 0 2012
9,072,550 Spinal fixation system and method 0 2013
 
SPECTRUM SPINE IP HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
8,603,142 Spinous process fixation apparatus and method 0 2010
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (3)
* 8,636,773 Spinous process device and method of use 2 2012
* 2012/0253,396 SPINOUS PROCESS DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE 1 2012
* 2014/0107,705 SPINOUS PROCESS DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner