US Patent No: 4,349,921

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Intervertebral disc prosthesis

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An intervertebral disc prosthesis intended to replace a natural intervertebral disc and to restore the normal intervertebral spacing without complete loss of flexibility of the spinal joint. The prosthesis comprises a body of biologically-acceptable material suitably dimensioned and shaped to replace a natural disc. One of the longitudinal ends of the prosthesis has suitable means, e.g. a raised flange, to facilitate handling of the prosthesis and to prevent penetration to an excessive depth into the spinal joint. The other longitudinal end is preferably wedge-shaped to facilitate insertion into the intervertebral space. The superior and inferior surfaces are preferably provided with surface characteristics to produce a 'friction-fit' and are convex to correspond to the adjacent vertebral surface. The prosthesis is inexpensive to manufacture and can be implanted quite easily with little danger to the patient. Moreover, the prosthesis maintains at least some of the flexibility of the joint while remaining firmly anchored in place.

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Kuntz, J David 899 Lahakas Blvd., Kitimat, B.C., CA 1 1045

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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
* 2002/0138,146 Anterior expandable spinal fusion cage system 39 2002
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (79)
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6,605,089 Apparatus and method for the delivery of electrical current for interbody spinal arthrodesis 63 1999
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7,351,244 Spinal fusion instrumentation, implant and method 7 2002
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* 2003/0026,788 Use of extracellular matrix tissue to preserve cultured cell phenotype 17 2002
7,377,930 Nerve protecting tube 5 2003
* 2004/0199,187 Nerve protecting tube 5 2003
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7,455,672 Method for the delivery of electrical current to promote bone growth between adjacent bone masses 19 2003
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* 2005/0165,407 Disk arthroplasty instrumentation and implants 20 2004
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8,721,685 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 0 2006
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8,226,722 Sac for use in spinal surgery 0 2006
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8,187,333 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and method for implanting and explanting 3 2008
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8,187,304 Facet fusion system 3 2008
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9,492,214 Flexible spinal stabilization system 0 2008
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8,157,865 Apparatus and method for stabilizing adjacent bone portions 4 2010
* 2010/0185,292 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR STABILIZING ADJACENT BONE PORTIONS 10 2010
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8,353,964 Anatomic total disc replacement 1 2010
8,486,113 Spinal stabilization systems 0 2010
8,834,496 Soft tissue repair methods and apparatus 0 2011
8,764,835 Intervertebral disc treatment methods and apparatus 0 2011
8,206,387 Interbody spinal implant inductively coupled to an external power supply 0 2011
9,241,796 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 0 2011
8,277,505 Devices for providing up to six-degrees of motion having kinematically-linked components and methods of use 1 2011
8,579,977 Spine surgery method and inserter 9 2012
8,814,937 Intervertebral disc prosthesis, method for assembling, method for implanting prosthesis, and method for explanting 2 2012
9,295,560 Anatomic total disc replacement 0 2013
9,510,953 Modular segmented disc nucleus implant 0 2013
9,393,126 Bilaterally placed disc prosthesis for spinal implant and method of bilateral placement 0 2013
9,364,339 Unilaterally placed expansile spinal prosthesis 0 2013
8,992,621 Expandable osteosynthesis cage 1 2013
8,790,407 Expandable osteosynthesis cage 1 2013
9,421,113 Spine surgery method and inserter 0 2013
9,408,711 Unitary spinal disc implant 0 2014
9,510,954 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2014
 
SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, INC. (1)
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RESSPOND SPINAL SYSTEMS (3)
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SONY CORPORATION (1)
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ZIMMER DENTAL, INC. (2)
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ZIMMER GMBH (1)
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SOFAMOR DANEK HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
6,478,823 Artificial spinal fusion implants 190 2000
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (16)
7,001,433 Artificial intervertebral disc device 55 2002
8,241,360 Artificial disc device 7 2004
8,262,731 Artificial disc device 3 2005
8,029,512 Spinal stabilization device and methods 7 2005
* 2006/0129,238 Spinal stabilization device and methods 17 2005
8,002,837 Spinal stabilization device and methods 13 2007
9,445,916 Joint arthroplasty devices having articulating members 0 2007
* 2008/0109,081 Joint Arthroplasty Devices Having Articulating Members 16 2007
8,672,976 Intervertebral implant devices and methods for insertion thereof 5 2008
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* 2009/0164,020 Device for Securing an Implant to Tissue 49 2008
9,351,852 Artificial disc device 0 2012
9,132,021 Intervertebral implant 0 2012
9,241,807 Systems and methods for inserting a spinal device 0 2012
9,233,011 Systems and apparatuses for inserting an implant in intervertebral space 0 2014
9,387,092 Intervertebral implant 0 2015
 
OSTEOTECH, INC. (2)
6,530,955 Ramp-shaped intervertebral implant 119 2001
6,383,221 Method for forming an intervertebral implant 145 2001
 
NAXCOR (1)
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PFIZER INC. (1)
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WENZEL SPINE, INC. (3)
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8,435,299 Expandable osteosynthesis cage 4 2010
9,314,348 Bilaterally expanding intervertebral body fusion device 0 2015
 
Nabil L. Muhanna, M.D. (3)
* 2005/0071,009 System and methods for inserting a vertebral spacer 19 2004
* 2006/0089,721 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and methods of implantation 9 2005
9,468,539 Vertebral body replacement and method of use 0 2014
 
QUANDARY MEDICAL, LLC (12)
8,052,613 Spinal nucleus extraction tool 9 2004
7,740,633 Guide pin for guiding instrumentation along a soft tissue tract to a point on the spine 21 2004
7,588,574 Kits for enabling axial access and procedures in the spine 38 2004
7,530,993 Method of spinal fixation 27 2004
7,500,977 Method and apparatus for manipulating material in the spine 61 2004
7,744,599 Articulating spinal implant 15 2007
7,727,263 Articulating spinal implant 15 2007
7,799,032 Guide pin introducer for guiding instrumentation through soft tissue to a point on the spine 14 2007
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7,914,535 Method and apparatus for manipulating material in the spine 8 2009
 
BRANTIGAN, W. JOHN DR.( CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) (4)
* 4,834,757 Prosthetic implant 960 1988
* 4,878,915 Surgical prosthetic implant facilitating vertebral interbody fusion 829 1989
* 5,192,327 Surgical prosthetic implant for vertebrae 950 1991
* 5,425,772 Prosthetic implant for intervertebral spinal fusion 648 1993
 
LI MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 6,039,761 Intervertebral spacer and tool and method for emplacement thereof 497 1997
 
MARFLY 2, LP (3)
6,413,278 Prosthetic system 123 1999
6,835,208 Prosthetic system 59 2002
* 2002/0138,145 Prosthetic system 3 2002
 
LIFENET HEALTH (1)
6,520,993 Spinal implant 96 2000
 
DBD CREDIT FUNDING LLC (1)
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ANULEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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OSTEOIMPLANT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (4)
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6,371,989 Method of providing proper vertebral spacing 212 2000
7,828,848 Expandable osteosynthesis cage 13 2002
* 2002/0116,066 Expandable osteosynthesis cage 20 2002
 
Loop Telecommunication International, Inc. (1)
* 6,132,465 Tapered prosthetic spinal disc nucleus 384 1998
 
SYNTHES AG CHUR (1)
6,719,794 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 242 2001
 
SYNTHES GMBH (1)
8,425,603 Orthopedic implant with flexible keel 6 2009
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (2)
* 2004/0220,669 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 30 2003
* 2004/0172,133 Intervertebral Implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 35 2004
 
X-SPINE SYSTEMS, INC. (18)
7,182,782 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 78 2003
* 2005/0071,006 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 18 2003
7,641,701 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 21 2004
* 2005/0071,008 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 41 2004
8,821,553 Spinal fusion system utilizing an implant plate having at least one integral lock 1 2006
8,062,367 Screw locking mechanism and method 25 2007
7,655,028 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 6 2007
8,372,152 Spinal fusion system utilizing an implant plate having at least one integral lock and ratchet lock 11 2007
7,963,982 Implant plate screw locking system and screw having a locking member 6 2007
8,216,316 Prosthetic implant with biplanar angulation and compound angles 10 2008
8,282,682 Fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 3 2009
* 2010/0145,453 FUSION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FUSING SPINAL BONES 2 2009
8,728,130 Implant plate screw locking system and screw having a locking member 1 2011
* 2011/0238,123 IMPLANT PLATE SCREW LOCKING SYSTEM AND SCREW HAVING A LOCKING MEMBER 2 2011
8,734,493 Screw locking mechanism and method 0 2011
9,078,706 Intervertebral fusion device utilizing multiple mobile uniaxial and bidirectional screw interface plates 0 2012
8,795,370 Fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 1 2012
* 2015/0119,992 SPINAL IMPLANT CO-INSERTION SYSTEM AND METHOD 1 2015
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (11)
6,482,233 Prosthetic interbody spacer 181 1999
6,974,480 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 176 2002
7,226,483 Method of performing a transforaminal posterior lumber interbody fusion procedure 48 2004
* 2004/0167,538 Method of performing a transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 19 2004
7,563,284 Intervertebral disc implant 46 2005
7,563,286 Controlled artificial intervertebral disc implant 65 2005
7,223,292 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 69 2005
* 2006/0106,460 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 26 2005
8,231,675 Intervertebral implant 1 2007
* 2008/0161,922 Intervertebral Implant 5 2007
8,337,500 Drilling/milling guide and keel cut preparation system 7 2007
 
RTI BIOLOGICS, INC. (1)
* 2002/0138,143 Cortical bone cervical Smith-Robinson fusion implant 37 2001
 
EBI, LLC (6)
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* 2006/0085,077 Intervertebral implant and associated method 59 2005
* 2007/0038,303 Foot/ankle implant and associated method 17 2006
8,721,722 Intervertebral implant and associated method 8 2006
7,780,676 Intervertebral implantation apparatus 3 2007
* 2009/0138,096 FOOT/ANKLE IMPLANT AND ASSOCIATED METHOD 8 2008
 
The Regents of the University of California (3)
7,156,877 Biodegradable/bioactive nucleus pulposus implant and method for treating degenerated intervertebral discs 54 2002
7,641,691 Biodegradable/bioactive nucleus pulposus implant and method for treating degenerated intervertebral discs 5 2006
* 2009/0234,457 SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF INTERVERTEBRAL DISORDERS 25 2009
 
Advanced Medical Technologies AG (1)
* 2004/0127,993 Spreader implant for placement between vertebrae 60 2003
 
K2M, INC. (14)
8,864,831 Fixation of elastomer to rigid structures 0 2006
7,776,092 Elastomeric intervertebral disc prosthesis 7 2006
* 2008/0306,609 Fixation of Elastomer to Rigid Structures 10 2006
* 2007/0032,874 Elastomeric intervertebral disc prosthesis 13 2006
8,814,938 Intervertebral disc replacement and associated instrumentation 0 2006
* 2009/0216,329 INTERVERTEBRAL DISC REPLACEMENT AND ASSOCIATED INSTRUMENTATION 3 2006
* 2008/0046,082 INTERVERTEBRAL DISC AND NUCLEUS PROSTHESIS 22 2007
9,011,542 Intervertebral prosthesis endplate having double dome and surgical tools for implanting same 0 2007
* 2008/0077,243 INTERVERTEBRAL PROSTHESIS ENDPLATE HAVING DOUBLE DOME AND SURGICAL TOOLS FOR IMPLANTING SAME 2 2007
8,343,164 Implant insertion tool 3 2008
* 2010/0262,199 IMPLANT INSERTION TOOL 3 2008
8,470,045 Endplate for an intervertebral prosthesis and prosthesis incorporating the same 0 2009
* 2011/0060,416 ENDPLATE FOR AN INTERVERTEBRAL PROSTHESIS AND PROSTHESIS INCORPORATING THE SAME 0 2009
9,277,930 Intervertebral disc replacement and associated instrumentation 0 2014
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (25)
* 7,819,918 Implantable tissue repair device 13 2003
8,579,908 Device for delivering viscous material 1 2004
8,506,634 Intervertebral implant 2 2004
8,535,326 Insertion instrument for an intervertebral implant 2 2006
7,871,440 Unitary surgical device and method 7 2006
* 8,715,352 Buckling disc replacement 0 2006
* 2008/0147,191 BUCKLING DISC REPLACEMENT 24 2006
8,663,229 Instruments and method for preparing an intervertebral space for receiving an artificial disc implant 5 2007
8,795,371 Intervertebral implant 0 2007
* 8,702,797 Intervertebral implant 1 2007
* 2008/0033,554 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT 2 2007
8,333,773 Remotely-activated vertebroplasty injection device 10 2007
8,950,929 Fluid delivery system 4 2007
8,540,722 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 9 2009
8,361,078 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 13 2009
8,435,300 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 5 2011
* 2011/0160,864 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT FOR TRANSFORAMINAL POSTERIOR LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION PROCEDURE 6 2011
8,435,301 Artificial intervertebral disc implant 1 2011
8,597,356 Intervertebral implant 1 2012
8,882,839 Intervertebral implant 0 2013
8,809,418 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 5 2013
8,690,949 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 2 2013
8,876,836 Insertion instrument for an intervertebral implant 0 2013
8,956,368 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 4 2013
8,992,541 Hydraulic device for the injection of bone cement in percutaneous vertebroplasty 0 2013
 
NEXGEN SPINE, INC. (1)
* 2006/0276,800 Intervertebral disc replacement and surgical instruments therefor 7 2006
 
NEXGEN SPINE, LLC (1)
* 2005/0015,150 Intervertebral disk and nucleus prosthesis 78 2004
 
RTI SURGICAL, INC. (14)
7,763,071 Bone block assemblies and their use in assembled bone-tendon-bone grafts 9 2005
7,763,072 Intermediate bone block and its use in bone block assemblies and assembled bone-tendon-bone grafts 3 2005
* 2006/0212,036 Bone block assemblies and their use in assembled bone-tendon-bone grafts 5 2005
* 2006/0200,236 Intermediate bone block and its use in bone block assemblies and assembled bone-tendon-bone grafts 5 2005
8,470,038 Adjustable and fixed assembled bone-tendon-bone graft 3 2005
* 2006/0229,722 Adjustable and fixed assembled bone-tendon-bone graft 14 2005
7,727,278 Self fixing assembled bone-tendon-bone graft 16 2006
* 2006/0271,192 Self Fixing Assembled Bone-Tendon-Bone Graft 98 2006
D630748 Orthopedic bone block 0 2008
D608891 Set of orthopedic bone block assemblies 1 2008
D604850 Orthopedic bone block assembly 5 2008
D625822 Orthopedic bone block assembly 3 2009
8,291,572 Multi-component cortical bone assembled implant 1 2010
D630329 Orthopedic bone block assembly 3 2010
 
BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC (2)
8,535,357 Continuous phase compositions for ACL repair 3 2007
* 2007/0141,110 Continuous phase compositions for ACL repair 7 2007
 
KINAMED, INC. (1)
6,319,257 Inserter assembly 273 1999
 
UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY (2)
* 5,171,281 Functional and biocompatible intervertebral disc spacer containing elastomeric material of varying hardness 296 1991
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DANEK MEDICAL, INC. (2)
7,981,156 Bone grafts 4 2004
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RAYMEDICA, LLC (4)
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6,436,119 Adjustable surgical dilator 100 1999
 
SCOLIO GMBH (1)
* 6,699,288 Cage-type intervertebral implant 73 2002
 
LDR MEDICAL (14)
7,326,250 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and fitting tools 108 2002
7,682,396 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 109 2003
8,858,635 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 3 2005
7,494,508 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 52 2005
7,695,516 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 39 2005
7,632,282 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 20 2005
7,842,088 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 28 2006
9,265,618 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and instrumentation for insertion of the prosthesis between the vertebrae 0 2006
8,465,546 Intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion assemblies 16 2007
9,333,095 Intervertebral disc prosthesis, surgical methods, and fitting tools 0 2008
8,343,219 Intersomatic cage, intervertebral prosthesis, anchoring device and implantation instruments 33 2008
8,257,439 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 14 2009
8,267,999 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 16 2009
8,439,931 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 12 2009
 
ABBOTT SPINE INC. (1)
* 2004/0133,278 Spinal disc implant 117 2003
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (23)
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* 5,458,638 Non-threaded spinal implant 530 1992
* 5,489,308 Spinal implant 540 1994
* 5,609,636 Spinal implant 514 1996
* 5,658,337 Intervertebral fusion implant 332 1996
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* 5,895,427 Method for spinal fixation 100 1996
6,224,631 Intervertebral implant with reduced contact area and method 224 1998
6,287,343 Threaded spinal implant with bone ingrowth openings 76 1999
6,599,320 Alignment guide assembly for spinal stabilization 46 1999
6,391,058 Threaded spinal implant with convex trailing surface 85 1999
6,855,166 Intevertebral implant with reduced contact area and method 47 2001
* 2001/0011,191 Intervertebral implant with reduced contact area and method 2 2001
* 2003/0208,274 Pseudo arthrosis device 15 2001
7,112,223 Pseudo arthrosis device 19 2002
* 2003/0229,397 Pseudo arthrosis device 14 2002
7,135,026 Laparoscopic spinal stabilization surgical method 1 2003
* 2005/0131,539 Intervertebral implant with reduced contact area and method 9 2005
7,722,621 Laparoscopic spinal stabilization surgical method 1 2006
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7,905,922 Surgical implant suitable for replacement of an intervertebral disc 9 2006
 
Trimedyne, Inc. (1)
* 2005/0222,681 Devices and methods for minimally invasive treatment of degenerated spinal discs 91 2004
 
MALM, BRIAN (1)
8,435,298 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 22 2010
 
WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG (2)
* 5,401,269 Intervertebral disc endoprosthesis 705 1993
* 2004/0083,000 Cervical intervertebral prosthesis 12 2003
 
MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION (3)
* 6,111,164 Bone graft insert 110 1997
7,879,103 Vertebral disc repair 16 2006
* 2006/0235,534 Vertebral disc repair 40 2006
 
Perumala Corporation (8)
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6,264,655 Cervical disk and spinal stabilizer 99 1997
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6,610,093 Method and apparatus for stabilizing adjacent vertebrae 172 2000
7,074,240 Method and apparatus for stabilizing adjacent vertebrae 22 2003
* 2004/0039,448 Method and apparatus for stabilizing adjacent vertebrae 14 2003
 
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (2)
8,070,777 Method and device for treating abnormal curvature of a spine 2 2008
* 2008/0287,996 Method and device for treating scoliosis 23 2008
 
BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (3)
6,960,232 Artificial intervertebral disc 38 2003
8,696,749 Artificial intervertebral disc 1 2004
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ZYVOGEN, LLC (1)
6,824,565 System and methods for inserting a vertebral spacer 113 2001
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (23)
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* 5,425,773 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device 528 1994
* 5,480,442 Fixedly adjustable intervertebral prosthesis 195 1994
* 5,562,738 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device 576 1995
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* 6,019,792 Articulating spinal implant 543 1998
* 7,048,762 Elongated cortical bone implant 48 1998
6,371,988 Bone grafts 212 2000
6,375,655 Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy 82 2000
6,613,091 Spinal fusion implants and tools for insertion and revision 177 2000
6,471,724 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 180 2001
* 2002/0052,656 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 27 2001
6,881,228 Artificial disc implant 128 2002
6,695,851 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 155 2002
6,893,466 Intervertebral disc nucleus implants and methods 157 2002
* 6,733,535 Spinal fusion implant having a trailing end adapted to engage an insertion device 98 2002
7,063,700 System for radial bone displacement 0 2003
6,991,654 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 54 2004
* 2006/0089,719 In situ formation of intervertebral disc implants 170 2004
* 2005/0096,746 Instrumentation and associated methods for joint prosthesis implantation 5 2004
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* 2007/0134,343 COLLAGEN-BASED MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR TREATING SYNOVIAL JOINTS 1 2007
 
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6,635,086 Implant for placement between cervical vertebrae 127 2001
 
Infinity Orthopaedics Company (1)
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7,632,294 Devices and methods for spine repair 43 2004
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AMENDIA, INC. (19)
7,105,023 Vertebral defect device 25 2003
7,011,684 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 81 2003
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7,674,295 Vertebral defect device 4 2006
* 2007/0016,299 Vertebral Defect Device 12 2006
D549344 Diskectomy tool with convex head 0 2006
D557417 Disk prosthesis 0 2006
8,353,962 Dual composition vertebral defect device 0 2007
7,871,441 Cervical fixation device 19 2007
* 2008/0015,581 CERVICAL FIXATION DEVICE 5 2007
8,137,402 Vertebral defect device 2 2008
* 2008/0249,629 VERTEBRAL DEFECT DEVICE 2 2008
8,167,886 Insertion tool for a vertebral defect device 0 2009
 
DISC REPLACEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 6,039,763 Articulating spinal disc prosthesis 442 1998
 
HH SPINAL LLC (14)
7,901,459 Split spinal device and method 11 2005
7,875,077 Support structure device and method 9 2005
7,771,479 Dual articulating spinal device and method 62 2005
7,556,651 Posterior spinal device and method 40 2005
* 7,550,010 Spinal arthroplasty device and method 16 2005
* 2005/0171,609 Spinal arthroplasty device and method 59 2005
* 2005/0154,461 Dual articulating spinal device and method 73 2005
* 2005/0154,464 Support structure device and method 54 2005
* 2005/0154,466 Posterior spinal device and method 85 2005
* 2005/0154,465 Split spinal device and method 81 2005
7,811,326 Posterior joint replacement device 14 2006
7,635,389 Posterior joint replacement device 10 2006
8,864,832 Posterior total joint replacement 0 2007
8,888,852 Spinal athroplasty device and method 0 2009
 
ADVANCED TECHNICAL FABRICATION (1)
* 5,683,463 Intersomatic vertebral column implant 220 1994
 
SIMONSON, CYNTHIA JEANNE (3)
7,052,515 Vertebral implant with dampening matrix adapted for posterior insertion 51 2003
* 2004/0181,284 Vertebral implant with dampening matrix adapted for posterior insertion 8 2003
7,485,134 Vertebral implants adapted for posterior insertion 38 2003
 
KRT INVESTORS, INC. (23)
7,189,235 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 79 2003
7,753,941 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 25 2004
7,615,076 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 107 2005
7,935,147 Method and apparatus for enhanced delivery of treatment device to the intervertebral disc annulus 13 2005
8,048,160 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 5 2005
7,828,850 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 75 2006
8,088,165 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 5 2006
8,632,590 Apparatus and methods for the treatment of the intervertebral disc 6 2006
7,985,257 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 9 2006
7,909,879 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 13 2006
7,922,768 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 15 2006
7,993,405 Spinal disc annulus repair system and methods 8 2006
7,951,201 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 12 2007
7,749,273 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 77 2007
7,905,923 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 6 2007
7,963,992 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 5 2008
8,128,698 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 9 2008
8,163,022 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 3 2009
8,556,977 Tissue anchoring system and method 5 2010
9,114,025 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 0 2011
9,095,442 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 0 2012
8,454,697 Method and apparatus for the treatment of tissue 4 2012
9,192,372 Method for the treatment of tissue 0 2013
 
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (1)
* 2007/0173,651 Two-stage dehydration of sugars 19 2006
 
CONNER, E. SCOTT (3)
7,963,991 Spinal implants and methods of providing dynamic stability to the spine 6 2007
* 2008/0071,377 Spinal implants and methods of providing dynamic stability to the spine 4 2007
* 2009/0138,015 SPINAL IMPLANTS AND METHODS 25 2008
 
COMERICA BANK (1)
* 2011/0009,972 EXPANDABLE OSTEOSYNTHESIS CAGE 4 2010
 
REGENERATION TECHNOLOGIES, A DE CORPORATION (2)
7,776,089 Assembled bone-tendon-bone grafts 5 2005
* 2006/0200,235 Assembled bone-tendon-bone grafts 60 2005
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (22)
* 6,575,982 Method and apparatus for use in operating on a bone 184 2000
7,780,670 Changing relationship between bones 26 2002
8,486,066 Spacer 9 2003
* 2003/0199,881 Method and apparatus for use in operating on a bone 32 2003
9,044,341 Joint spacer 4 2004
7,892,261 Spinal implant and methods for changing spatial relationships between vertebrae 105 2004
7,001,385 Joint spacer with compartment for orthobiologic material 112 2004
* 2004/0254,582 Joint spacer 13 2004
* 2004/0153,072 Spinal spacer 17 2004
* 2004/0148,026 Joint spacer with compartment for orthobiologic material 68 2004
8,814,902 Method of securing body tissue 8 2006
8,690,944 Wedge apparatus for use in operating on a bone 8 2007
* 2008/0058,822 JOINT SPACER 18 2007
8,845,699 Method of securing tissue 8 2012
8,808,329 Apparatus and method for securing a portion of a body 2 2012
* 8,956,417 Joint spacer 4 2013
* 2013/0144,389 JOINT SPACER 23 2013
8,795,363 Wedge apparatus for use in operating on a bone 4 2013
8,845,687 Anchor for securing a suture 1 2013
9,192,459 Method of performing total knee arthroplasty 0 2014
9,044,322 Method and apparatus for use in operating on a bone 4 2014
9,050,152 Method and apparatus for use in operating on a bone 4 2014
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (9)
* 6,764,512 Plastic implant with channel for radiographic contrast wire 57 2001
7,226,480 Disc prosthesis 46 2002
* 2003/0023,312 Disc prosthesis 14 2002
8,066,713 Remotely-activated vertebroplasty injection device 21 2003
* 2006/0136,062 Height-and angle-adjustable motion disc implant 58 2004
* 7,690,381 Intervertebral prosthetic disc and method for installing using a guidewire 9 2005
* 2006/0178,746 Intervertebral prosthetic disc and method for installing using a guidewire 92 2005
* 8,133,280 Methods and devices for expanding a spinal canal 2 2008
* 2010/0161,056 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR EXPANDING A SPINAL CANAL 26 2008
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
* 4,636,217 Anterior spinal implant 497 1985
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (4)
7,918,876 Spinal implant adjustment device 28 2004
7,771,478 Artificial disc prosthesis 10 2004
7,544,208 Adjustable corpectomy apparatus 39 2005
8,506,636 Offset radius lordosis 19 2007
 
KUSLICH, STEPHEN D., 2400 KELLER PARKWAY, MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119 (1)
* 5,062,845 Method of making an intervertebral reamer 350 1989
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (32)
7,204,852 Intervertebral implant, insertion tool and method of inserting same 105 2002
* 2004/0117,022 Intervertebral implant, insertion tool and method of inserting same 63 2002
7,192,447 Intervertebral implant 73 2002
* 2004/0122,518 Intervertebral implant 41 2002
7,803,162 Instruments and method for inserting an intervertebral implant 26 2003
8,974,530 Intervertebral implant 0 2005
9,216,024 System and method for an intervertebral implant 0 2005
* 2009/0216,330 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT 22 2005
8,415,407 Methods, materials, and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 11 2006
8,360,629 Mixing apparatus having central and planetary mixing elements 9 2006
9,381,024 Marked tools 0 2006
8,998,990 Intervertebral implant with keel 0 2007
9,375,237 System and method for stabilizing vertebrae in spine surgery through a lateral access channel 0 2010
8,579,978 Intervertebral implant, insertion tool and method of inserting same 1 2012
8,449,580 Methods and devices for expanding a spinal canal 1 2012
9,259,696 Mixing apparatus having central and planetary mixing elements 2 2012
9,254,139 Drilling/milling guide and keel cut preparation system 0 2012
9,402,735 Zero-profile interbody spacer and coupled plate assembly 0 2013
9,295,562 Expandable intervertebral implant and associated method of manufacturing the same 0 2013
9,084,682 Intervertebral implant, insertion tool and method of inserting same 0 2013
9,289,309 Intervertebral implant 0 2013
9,320,615 Distractible intervertebral implant 0 2013
9,463,097 Intervertebral implant 0 2014
9,358,133 Self-pivoting spinal implant and associated instrumentation 0 2014
9,402,737 Highly lordosed fusion cage 0 2014
9,414,934 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2014
9,504,508 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 0 2015
9,186,194 Hydraulic device for the injection of bone cement in percutaneous vertebroplasty 2 2015
9,387,086 Intervertebral implant with keel 0 2015
9,414,935 Zero-profile interbody spacer and coupled plate assembly 0 2015
9,433,510 Expandable intervertebral implant and associated method of manufacturing the same 0 2015
9,474,623 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2015
 
Infinity Orthopedics Ltd. (1)
7,618,459 Universal spinal disc implant system 18 2006
 
SOFAMOR DANEK GROUP, INC. (2)
6,447,547 Artificial spinal fusion implants 242 2000
* 2003/0065,396 Artificial spinal fusion implant 34 2002
 
FIXANO (2)
* 7,867,276 Dynamic intervertebral implant 20 2003
* 2005/0125,063 Dynamic intervertebral implant 48 2004
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (4)
7,879,109 Continuous phase composite for musculoskeletal repair 62 2004
* 2006/0121,084 Continuous phase composite for musculoskeletal repair 99 2004
8,679,191 Continuous phase composite for musculoskeletal repair 1 2011
9,456,905 Continuous phase composite for musculoskeletal repair 0 2014
 
Infinity Orthopaedics Company, Ltd (1)
* 2005/0027,362 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 58 2004
 
INFINITY ORTHOPAEDICS (1)
* 2010/0057,205 Universal Spinal Disc Implant System 8 2009
 
Warsaw Orthoepdic, Inc. (1)
* 6,942,698 Spinal fusion interbody spacer 89 2004
 
F3 Technologies, LLC (2)
* 2005/0165,487 Artificial intervertebral disc 50 2004
8,066,773 Artificial intervertebral disc 1 2006
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
7,252,686 Methods for reducing bone compression fractures using wedges 11 2003
* 2005/0038,517 Apparatus and methods of reducing bone compression fractures using wedges 20 2003
 
Warsaw Orothpedic, Inc. (1)
9,107,649 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 0 2011
 
DiscoTech N.V. (1)
* 6,127,597 Systems for percutaneous bone and spinal stabilization, fixation and repair 633 1998
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (6)
6,245,108 Spinal fusion implant 355 2000
6,520,996 Orthopedic implant 214 2000
6,676,703 Spinal fusion implant 179 2001
7,229,477 Spinal fusion implant 33 2002
6,802,867 Orthopedic implant 39 2002
* 2003/0078,667 Orthopedic implant 22 2002
 
ReGen Corporation (2)
* 5,108,438 Prosthetic intervertebral disc 293 1990
* 5,258,043 Method for making a prosthetic intervertebral disc 235 1991
 
DEPUY MITEK, INC. (4)
6,241,771 Resorbable interbody spinal fusion devices 381 1998
7,077,866 Resorbable interbody spinal fusion devices 20 2001
* 2001/0008,980 Resorbable interbody spinal fusion devices 10 2001
6,548,002 Method of making a biodegradable interbody spinal fusion devices 65 2001
 
Kowmedica Osteonics Corp. (1)
6,902,581 Apparatus for fusing adjacent bone structure 46 2001
 
Japan Servo Co., Ltd. (1)
* 2005/0194,846 Permanent magnet type three-phase stepping motor 0 2005
 
FLEXUSPINE, INC. (36)
7,909,869 Artificial spinal unit assemblies 54 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 51 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
* 2006/0247,779 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 108 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
* 2008/0234,740 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 12 2007
* 2008/0234,764 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 14 2007
* 2008/0234,823 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 13 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
* 2009/0105,828 Posterior stabilization system with isolated, dual dampener systems 8 2007
* 2009/0105,827 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a fixed length elongated member 8 2007
* 2009/0105,759 Spinal stabilization systems with dynamic interbody devices 9 2007
* 2009/0105,829 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 8 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
 
KYPHON SARL (103)
* 5,836,948 Spine distraction implant and method 688 1997
* 5,860,977 Spine distraction implant and method 573 1997
* 6,074,390 Spine distraction implant and method 325 1998
* 6,090,112 Spine distraction implant and method 194 1998
* 5,876,404 Spine distraction implant and method 244 1998
* 6,068,630 Spine distraction implant 432 1998
* 6,048,342 Spine distraction implant 494 1998
* 6,156,038 Spine distraction implant and method 197 1999
6,500,178 Spine distraction implant and method 295 1999
6,379,355 Spine distraction implant and method 184 1999
* 6,152,926 Spine distraction implant and method 187 1999
* 6,149,652 Spine distraction implant and method 187 1999
6,332,882 Spine distraction implant 170 1999
6,235,030 Spine distraction implant 268 1999
6,190,387 Spine distraction implant 205 1999
7,621,950 Expandable intervertebral spacer 117 2000
6,746,485 Hair used as a biologic disk, replacement, and/or structure and method 81 2000
6,451,019 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 416 2000
6,332,883 Spine distraction implant 194 2000
6,451,020 Spine distraction implant and method 202 2000
6,419,677 Spine distraction implant and method 196 2001
7,101,375 Spine distraction implant 213 2001
6,902,566 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 140 2001
* 2001/0020,170 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 36 2001
* 2001/0012,938 Spine distraction implant 56 2001
6,514,256 Spine distraction implant and method 298 2001
6,478,796 Spin distraction implant and method 238 2001
6,582,433 Spine fixation device and method 376 2001
7,201,751 Supplemental spine fixation device 257 2001
6,699,246 Spine distraction implant 307 2001
6,699,247 Spine distraction implant 211 2001
6,926,728 Curved dilator and method 190 2001
6,652,534 Apparatus and method for determining implant size 164 2001
* 2003/0018,350 Curved dilator and method 6 2001
6,712,819 Mating insertion instruments for spinal implants and methods of use 271 2001
6,652,527 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 231 2001
6,695,842 Interspinous process distraction system and method with positionable wing and method 328 2001
7,189,234 Interspinous process implant sizer and distractor with a split head and size indicator and method 80 2001
* 2002/0143,331 Inter-spinous process implant and method with deformable spacer 241 2001
7,029,473 Deflectable spacer for use as an interspinous process implant and method 71 2002
* 2003/0065,330 Deflectable spacer for use as an interspinous process implant and method 51 2002
7,833,246 Interspinous process and sacrum implant and method 2 2003
7,497,859 Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk 34 2003
7,306,628 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 176 2003
7,273,496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 75 2003
7,083,649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 146 2003
6,966,929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 131 2003
* 2004/0181,282 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 42 2003
* 2004/0172,135 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 16 2003
7,217,291 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 180 2003
* 2005/0101,955 Spine distraction implant 63 2003
* 2004/0162,617 Mating insertion instruments for spinal implants and methods of use 69 2004
7,335,203 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 187 2004
* 2004/0249,379 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 16 2004
7,901,432 Method for lateral implantation of spinous process spacer 11 2004
7,758,619 Spinous process implant with tethers 33 2004
7,549,999 Interspinous process distraction implant and method of implantation 23 2004
7,510,567 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 29 2004
* 2004/0193,159 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 42 2004
7,695,513 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 32 2004
7,452,379 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 3 2004
7,481,840 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with selectably positioning articulating element 57 2004
7,691,146 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 34 2004
7,670,377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 33 2004
7,520,899 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 37 2004
7,503,935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 56 2004
7,320,707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 81 2004
7,481,839 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 30 2004
7,575,600 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 59 2004
7,524,324 System and method for an interspinous process implant as a supplement to a spine stabilization implant 73 2004
7,601,170 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 73 2005
7,591,851 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 74 2005
7,955,356 Laterally insertable interspinous process implant 8 2005
7,918,877 Lateral insertion method for spinous process spacer with deployable member 8 2005
7,621,939 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 32 2005
8,100,944 Inter-cervical facet implant and method for preserving the tissues surrounding the facet joint 21 2005
7,909,853 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 15 2005
8,048,117 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 12 2005
8,172,877 Inter-cervical facet implant with surface enhancements 21 2005
8,128,660 Inter-cervical facet joint implant with locking screw system 21 2005
* 2006/0276,897 Implant for stabilizing a bone graft during spinal fusion 157 2005
* 2006/0247,650 Inter-cervical facet joint fusion implant 121 2005
* 2006/0247,632 Inter-cervical facet implant with surface enhancements 148 2005
* 2006/0241,597 Inter-cervical facet joint implant with locking screw system 70 2005
8,070,778 Interspinous process implant with slide-in distraction piece and method of implantation 7 2006
7,931,674 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 28 2006
7,749,252 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 108 2006
7,959,652 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 22 2006
* 2006/0276,801 Inter-cervical facet implant distraction tool 68 2006
7,828,822 Spinous process implant 27 2006
8,029,540 Inter-cervical facet implant with implantation tool 16 2006
* 2007/0244,483 Inter-cervical facet implant with implantation tool 47 2006
* 2007/0016,218 Inter-cervical facet implant with implantation tool 59 2006
* 2007/0016,196 Inter-cervical facet implant with implantation tool 87 2006
8,118,838 Inter-cervical facet implant with multiple direction articulation joint and method for implanting 20 2006
* 2007/0123,863 Inter-cervical facet implant with multiple direction articulation joint and method for implanting 74 2006
* 2008/0177,311 FACET JOINT IMPLANT SIZING TOOL 34 2006
7,476,251 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 72 2006
7,803,190 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 20 2006
8,012,209 Interspinous process implant including a binder, binder aligner and method of implantation 7 2007
* 2007/0191,955 System and Method for Replacing Degenerated Spinal Disks 14 2007
* 2008/0177,390 Disk Replacement Endoprosthesis 9 2007
7,635,378 Spine distraction implant and method 41 2007
 
SENTRON MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 2005/0043,796 Spinal disc nucleus implant 89 2004
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (23)
* 5,047,055 Hydrogel intervertebral disc nucleus 722 1990
* 5,676,701 Low wear artificial spinal disc 664 1995
* 5,885,299 Apparatus and method for implant insertion 368 1996
* 5,976,186 Hydrogel intervertebral disc nucleus 500 1996
* 5,906,616 Conically shaped anterior fusion cage and method of implantation 188 1997
* 6,042,582 Instrumentation and method for facilitating insertion of spinal implant 252 1998
6,296,664 Artificial intervertebral disc 224 1998
* 6,136,031 Artificial intervertebral disc 302 1998
6,280,475 Hydrogel intervertebral disc nucleus implantation method 179 1999
6,315,797 Artificial intervertebral disc 217 2000
6,656,224 Artificial intervertebral disc 75 2001
6,726,722 Threaded apparatus for fusing adjacent bone structure 33 2001
6,783,721 Method of making an ion treated hydrogel 13 2001
* 2003/0114,854 Conically shaped anterior fusion cage and method of implantation 14 2003
7,128,762 Artificial intervertebral disc 12 2003
* 2004/0176,842 Artificial intervertebral disc 6 2003
7,282,165 Wear resistant hydrogel for bearing applications 17 2004
* 2005/0236,742 Wear resistant hydrogel for bearing applications 2 2004
7,332,117 Ion treated hydrogel 8 2004
* 2004/0212,130 Ion treated hydrogel 0 2004
8,870,956 Barrel-shaped apparatus for fusing adjacent bone structure 0 2005
* 2005/0159,816 Barrel-shaped apparatus for fusing adjacent bone structure 4 2005
7,608,105 Methods of inserting conically-shaped fusion cages 15 2005
 
Joint Synergy, LLC (7)
7,115,144 Spinal implant 12 2004
7,083,651 Spinal implant 75 2004
* 2005/0197,703 Spinal implant 3 2004
7,195,644 Ball and dual socket joint 21 2005
* 2006/0142,862 Ball and dual socket joint 29 2005
7,491,239 Interior insert ball and dual socket joint 2 2005
* 2007/0162,133 CONCENTRIC INTERIOR INSERT BALL AND DUAL SOCKET JOINT 39 2007
 
Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc. (35)
6,482,235 Devices and methods of vertebral disc augmentation 282 2000
7,220,281 Implant for reinforcing and annulus fibrosis 103 2002
7,094,258 Methods of reinforcing an annulus fibrosis 54 2002
6,883,520 Methods and apparatus for dynamically stable spinal implant 166 2002
7,124,761 Deployment devices and methods for vertebral disc augmentation 62 2002
7,717,961 Apparatus delivery in an intervertebral disc 28 2003
7,507,243 Devices and method for augmenting a vertebral disc 32 2003
7,563,282 Method of supporting nucleus pulposus 28 2003
7,727,241 Device for delivering an implant through an annular defect in an intervertebral disc 34 2004
8,002,836 Method for the treatment of the intervertebral disc anulus 3 2004
7,749,275 Method of reducing spinal implant migration 22 2004
7,513,911 Method of implanting dynamically stable spinal implant 53 2004
7,553,329 Stabilized intervertebral disc barrier 65 2004
7,658,765 Resilient intervertebral disc implant 24 2004
8,231,678 Method of treating a herniated disc 9 2006
7,879,097 Method of performing a procedure within a disc 26 2006
7,524,333 Method of anchoring an implant in an intervertebral disc 56 2006
7,500,978 Method for delivering and positioning implants in the intervertebral disc environment 25 2006
7,553,330 Methods of reinforcing an intervertebral disc annulus 41 2006
7,998,213 Intervertebral disc herniation repair 12 2006
7,972,337 Devices and methods for bone anchoring 24 2006
7,959,679 Intervertebral anulus and nucleus augmentation 14 2007
7,867,278 Intervertebral disc anulus implant 21 2008
8,025,698 Method of rehabilitating an anulus fibrosus 12 2009
8,021,425 Versatile method of repairing an intervertebral disc 13 2009
8,454,612 Method for vertebral endplate reconstruction 3 2009
8,114,082 Anchoring system for disc repair 22 2009
8,323,341 Impaction grafting for vertebral fusion 5 2009
8,361,155 Soft tissue impaction methods 3 2010
8,409,284 Methods of repairing herniated segments in the disc 4 2011
8,257,437 Methods of intervertebral disc augmentation 8 2011
8,394,146 Vertebral anchoring methods 3 2011
9,226,832 Interbody fusion material retention methods 0 2013
9,039,741 Bone anchor systems 2 2013
9,333,087 Herniated disc repair 0 2014
 
INFINTIY ORTHOPAEDICS COMPANY, LTD. (2)
8,632,594 Intervertebral device and method of use 2 2006
* 2007/0010,887 Intervertebral Device and Method of Use 42 2006
 
Zyga Technology, Inc. (8)
8,696,707 Facet joint stabilization 1 2006
* 2006/0235,391 Facet joint stabilization 90 2006
8,343,189 Method and apparatus for facet joint stabilization 12 2008
8,394,125 Systems and methods for facet joint treatment 20 2009
8,663,293 Systems and methods for facet joint treatment 3 2011
9,233,006 Systems and methods for facet joint treatment 2 2012
9,017,389 Methods for facet joint treatment 4 2013
9,314,277 Systems and methods for facet joint treatment 1 2013
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (1)
* 2007/0265,706 FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS 26 2007
 
DOTY, KEITH (1)
8,287,598 True spinal motion preserving, shock absorbing, intervertebral spinal disc prosthesis 2 2011
 
RAY MEDICA, INC. (1)
* 4,772,287 Prosthetic disc and method of implanting 797 1987
 
ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
* 2005/0216,471 System and method for analyzing content on a web page using an embedded filter 1 2004
 
CERVITECH, INC. (4)
* 7,267,691 Cervical intervertebral prosthesis 35 2003
* 2005/0171,605 Cervical prosthesis and instrument set 2 2004
7,862,614 Intervertebral prosthesis system, in particular for the cervical spine 5 2006
* 2006/0190,082 Intervertebral prosthesis system, in particular for the cervical spine 31 2006
 
Bridport-Gundry PLC c/o Pearsalls Implants (1)
* 6,093,205 Surgical implant 387 1998
 
ATLAS SPINE, INC. (4)
8,172,905 Spinal implant 4 2007
* 2008/0269,901 SPINAL IMPLANT 29 2007
* 8,083,799 Spinal implant 4 2008
* 2008/0275,506 Spinal implant 18 2008
 
DIMICRON, INC. (1)
7,494,507 Articulating diamond-surfaced spinal implants 68 2002
 
MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK COMPANY (1)
* 2005/0165,483 Bone grafts 21 2004
 
Synthesis (U.S.A.) (1)
* 5,888,224 Implant for intervertebral space 420 1997
 
PENTAX SALES COL, LTD. (1)
* 2005/0159,815 Intervertebral spacer 3 2004
 
SPINAL CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
6,736,850 Vertebral pseudo arthrosis device and method 91 2001
 
Health & Research Services Inc. (1)
* 4,759,769 Artificial spinal disc 798 1987
 
FLEXUSPINE (2)
7,753,958 Expandable intervertebral implant 110 2005
8,647,386 Expandable intervertebral implant system and method 31 2010
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (39)
7,708,776 Intervertebral disk replacement system and methods 28 2003
* 7,918,891 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 47 2005
* 2008/0269,900 Surgical Implants 3 2005
* 2008/0228,273 Implants 2 2006
8,328,851 Total disc replacement system and related methods 8 2006
8,876,904 Surgical access system and related methods 3 2006
* 2007/0100,212 Surgical access system and related methods 36 2006
* 2008/0015,697 Prosthetic spinal disc and related methods 12 2007
7,946,236 Using zigzags to create three-dimensional embroidered structures 18 2007
7,942,104 3-dimensional embroidery structures via tension shaping 2 2007
* 2008/0178,786 USING ZIGZAGS TO CREATE THREE-DIMENSIONAL EMBROIDERED STRUCTURES 2 2007
* 2008/0173,223 3-DIMENSIONAL EMBROIDERY STRUCTURES VIA TENSION SHAPING 3 2007
8,673,005 System and methods for spinal fusion 2 2008
8,282,681 Bioresorbable spinal implant and related methods 3 2008
* 2009/0048,677 Bioresorbable Spinal Implant and Related Methods 32 2008
* 8,623,088 Spinal fusion implant and related methods 2 2008
8,377,135 Textile-based surgical implant and related methods 1 2009
* 9,226,834 Spinal fusion implant and related methods 0 2011
* 2011/0112,642 SPINAL FUSION IMPLANT AND RELATED METHODS 11 2011
* 8,187,334 System and methods for spinal fusion 19 2011
* 2012/0029,641 System and Methods for Spinal Fusion 9 2011
* 2011/0218,632 SURGICAL IMPLANTS 1 2011
9,168,152 Implants and methods for spinal fusion 0 2011
8,361,156 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 21 2012
D711537 Intervertebral implant 12 2012
9,198,765 Expandable spinal fusion implants and related methods 0 2012
8,870,960 Total disc replacement system and related methods 0 2012
* 8,608,804 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 16 2013
* 2013/0138,216 Systems and Methods for Spinal Fusion 9 2013
8,574,301 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 19 2013
8,685,105 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 0 2013
D754346 Spinal fusion implant 0 2014
* 8,814,940 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 2 2014
* 2014/0148,908 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SPINAL FUSION 0 2014
9,186,261 System and methods for spinal fusion 1 2014
9,180,021 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 0 2014
9,486,199 Surgical access system and related methods 0 2014
9,474,627 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 0 2015
9,486,329 System and methods for spinal fusion 0 2015
 
MMSN LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (4)
8,617,214 Spinal tension band 1 2008
7,935,133 Interlaminar hook 7 2008
8,097,038 Prosthetic vertebral assembly 2 2008
9,301,787 Medical apparatus and method for spinal surgery 0 2010
 
REPLICATION MEDICAL, INC. (5)
6,264,695 Spinal nucleus implant 328 1999
6,726,721 Hydrogel-based prosthetic device for replaceing at least a part of the nucleus of a spinal disc 115 2001
* RE42837 Spinal nucleus implant 3 2003
7,204,897 Hydrogel-based prosthetic device for replacing at least a part of the nucleus of a spinal disc 11 2004
* 2005/0171,611 Hydrogel-based prosthetic device for replacing at least a part of the nucleus of a spinal disc 5 2004
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (292)
* 5,015,247 Threaded spinal implant 1056 1988
* 5,741,253 Method for inserting spinal implants 628 1992
* 5,772,661 Methods and instrumentation for the surgical correction of human thoracic and lumbar spinal disease from the antero-lateral aspect of the spine 685 1995
* 5,782,919 Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy 353 1995
7,534,254 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 51 1995
7,491,205 Instrumentation for the surgical correction of human thoracic and lumbar spinal disease from the lateral aspect of the spine 53 1995
7,452,359 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 57 1995
* 6,923,810 Frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 161 1995
6,270,498 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 252 1995
6,210,412 Method for inserting frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 234 1995
* 6,096,038 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 394 1995
* 5,797,909 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 534 1995
* 5,984,967 Osteogenic fusion devices 238 1996
6,423,095 Intervertebral spacers 168 1996
* 5,782,830 Implant insertion device 402 1996
* 5,895,426 Fusion implant device and method of use 190 1996
* 6,123,705 Interbody spinal fusion implants 244 1996
* 5,860,973 Translateral spinal implant 506 1996
6,302,914 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 199 1997
* 5,776,199 Artificial spinal fusion implants 433 1997
* 5,888,222 Intervertebral spacers 171 1997
6,206,922 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 298 1998
6,224,595 Method for inserting a spinal implant 141 1998
6,264,656 Threaded spinal implant 228 1998
* 6,149,650 Threaded spinal implant 91 1998
* 6,045,580 Fusion implant device and method of use 183 1998
6,241,770 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 157 1999
* 6,245,072 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 138 1999
6,179,874 Articulating spinal implant 361 1999
6,547,823 Intervertebral implant 148 1999
6,277,149 Ramp-shaped intervertebral implant 332 1999
7,147,665 Threaded cylindrical multidiscoid single or multiple array disc prosthesis 124 1999
6,440,168 Articulating spinal implant 202 1999
7,291,149 Method for inserting interbody spinal fusion implants 38 1999
6,447,544 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 221 1999
6,610,089 Spinal implant and cutting tool preparation accessory for mounting the implant 109 1999
7,276,081 Bone grafts 12 1999
6,827,740 Spinal implant surface configuration 125 1999
6,582,432 Cap for use with artificial spinal fusion implant 60 2000
6,679,915 Articulating spinal implant 176 2000
6,645,206 Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy 58 2000
6,315,795 Fusion implant device and method of use 134 2000
7,462,195 Artificial lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 24 2000
6,500,205 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 221 2000
6,350,283 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 142 2000
6,558,423 Interbody spinal fusion implants with multi-lock for locking opposed screws 259 2000
6,485,517 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 150 2000
7,115,143 Orthopedic implant surface configuration 28 2000
6,814,756 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 114 2000
6,402,785 Artificial disc implant 331 2000
7,431,722 Apparatus including a guard member having a passage with a non-circular cross section for providing protected access to the spine 32 2000
8,734,447 Apparatus and method of inserting spinal implants 3 2000
7,008,453 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 117 2000
7,993,347 Guard for use in performing human interbody spinal surgery 2 2000
6,758,849 Interbody spinal fusion implants 96 2000
6,620,196 Intervertebral disc nucleus implants and methods 221 2000
6,527,773 Cervical dowel and insertion tool 97 2000
6,733,531 Anchoring devices and implants for intervertebral disc augmentation 234 2000
6,830,570 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 224 2000
6,595,995 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 54 2000
6,709,458 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 129 2001
RE42576 Human spinal disc prosthesis 0 2001
6,562,073 Spinal bone implant 150 2001
8,882,835 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 1 2001
6,764,491 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 198 2001
7,166,129 Method for forming a spinal implant surface configuration 61 2001
* 2002/0013,624 Spinal implant surface configuration 10 2001
* 2001/0047,208 Spinal implant surface configuration 63 2001
6,949,105 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 43 2001
7,641,692 Implantable joint prosthesis 17 2001
6,562,045 Machining apparatus 27 2001
6,666,890 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 79 2001
6,652,584 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 97 2001
6,733,504 Cervical dowel and insertion tool 39 2001
6,770,074 Apparatus for use in inserting spinal implants 222 2001
6,962,606 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 177 2001
* 2003/0208,270 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 11 2001
RE42480 Human spinal disc prothesis with hinges 5 2001
7,520,878 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 0 2002
7,118,579 Instrumentation for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 149 2002
* 2002/0177,897 Instrumentation and method for inserting and deploying and expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 61 2002
7,207,991 Method for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 135 2002
6,989,031 Hemi-interbody spinal implant manufactured from a major long bone ring or a bone composite 100 2002
6,890,355 Artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 116 2002
6,749,636 Contoured spinal fusion implants made of bone or a bone composite material 96 2002
* 2003/0195,629 Bone grafts 20 2002
7,060,073 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 188 2002
6,716,247 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 225 2002
7,285,121 Devices and methods for the correction and treatment of spinal deformities 48 2002
7,399,303 Bone cutting device and method for use thereof 35 2002
7,503,933 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 110 2002
7,169,183 Vertebral implant for promoting arthrodesis of the spine 76 2002
* 2003/0023,306 Vertebral implant for promoting arthrodesis of the spine 22 2002
* 2004/0054,414 Collagen-based materials and methods for augmenting intervertebral discs 70 2002
7,637,951 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 68 2002
* 2003/0023,307 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 16 2002
7,063,725 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 81 2002
7,118,598 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 115 2002
* 6,723,126 Laterally expandable cage 255 2002
* 7,288,093 Spinal fusion implant having a curved end 105 2002
* 2003/0065,394 Spinal fusion implant having a curved end 10 2002
7,066,961 Spinal implant 191 2002
* 2003/0149,482 Artificial spinal fusion implants 45 2002
* 2003/0135,279 Artificial spinal fusion implants 73 2002
7,025,787 Implantable joint prosthesis and associated instrumentation 150 2002
* 2003/0135,277 Implantable joint prosthesis and associated instrumentation 85 2002
7,041,135 Interbody spinal fusion implants with single-lock for locking opposed screws 123 2002
* 2003/0078,668 Interbody spinal fusion implants with single-lock for locking opposed screws 41 2002
6,972,035 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 131 2002
* 2003/0100,949 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 24 2002
8,066,705 Instrumentation for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 29 2003
* 2003/0139,816 Threaded spinal implant for insertion between vertebral bodies 33 2003
7,125,380 Clamping apparatus and methods 6 2003
7,354,452 Spinal bone implant 40 2003
6,846,328 Articulating spinal implant 61 2003
* 2004/0049,280 Articulating spinal implant 26 2003
6,974,479 System and method for blocking and/or retaining a prosthetic spinal implant 129 2003
* 2004/0210,310 Implant system and method for intervertebral disc augmentation 70 2003
* 2004/0111,161 System and method for blocking and/or retaining a prosthetic spinal implant 31 2003
7,300,440 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 32 2003
7,033,394 Interbody spinal fusion implants with end cap for locking vertebral body penetrating members 129 2003
* 2003/0199,983 Interbody spinal fusion implants with end cap for locking vertebral body penetrating members 60 2003
7,601,174 Wear-resistant endoprosthetic devices 22 2003
7,112,224 Spinal implant and cutting tool preparation accessory for mounting the implant 40 2003
* 2004/0106,996 Spinal implant and cutting tool preparation accessory for mounting the implant 8 2003
7,935,124 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 32 2003
7,326,214 Bone cutting device having a cutting edge with a non-extending center 34 2003
7,238,186 Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy 57 2003
7,309,359 Allogenic/xenogenic implants and methods for augmenting or repairing intervertebral discs 24 2003
7,662,185 Intervertebral implants 27 2003
7,887,593 Method of implanting natural tissue within the vertebral disc nucleus space using a drawstring 8 2003
* 2004/0059,418 Natural tissue devices and methods of implantation 77 2003
8,075,621 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 26 2003
6,793,679 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 136 2003
8,673,004 Method for inserting an interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 3 2003
7,972,381 Spinal implant surface configuration with a projection having a back cut 18 2003
7,115,128 Method for forming through a guard an implantation space in the human spine 61 2003
* 2004/0078,039 Method for forming through a guard an implantation space in the human spine 1 2003
7,264,622 System for radial bone displacement 51 2003
7,244,275 Orthopedic implant surface configuration with a projection having a back cut 61 2003
7,655,027 Method for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 79 2003
7,387,643 Method for installation of artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 56 2003
7,156,875 Arcuate artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 58 2003
7,204,851 Method and apparatus for delivering an intervertebral disc implant 73 2003
* 2004/0117,019 Method and apparatus for delivering an intervertebral disc implant 53 2003
7,179,262 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 6 2003
* 2005/0059,976 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 6 2003
7,022,137 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 40 2003
* 2004/0172,131 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 1 2003
7,270,681 Articulating spinal implant 25 2004
7,621,958 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 25 2004
7,125,425 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 76 2004
* 2004/0162,616 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 30 2004
* 7,331,995 Method for inserting an articular disc prosthesis via the transforaminal approach 91 2004
* 2004/0225,365 Articular disc prosthesis for transforaminal insertion 42 2004
7,311,734 Intervertebral spacers 37 2004
6,953,477 Laterally expandable cage 119 2004
7,051,417 Method for forming an orthopedic implant surface configuration 39 2004
7,163,561 Flanged interbody spinal fusion implants 168 2004
* 2004/0210,314 Flanged interbody spinal fusion implants 26 2004
7,435,262 Contoured cortical bone implants 52 2004
* 2004/0230,308 Contoured cortical bone implants 5 2004
7,686,805 Methods for distraction of a disc space 68 2004
8,444,692 Instrumentation with inwardly moveable extensions for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 3 2004
7,922,729 Instrumentation for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 48 2004
* 2005/0010,294 Instrumentation for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 30 2004
7,717,944 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 33 2004
7,789,914 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 35 2004
* 2005/0038,512 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 70 2004
7,637,954 Apparatus for inserting nested interbody spinal fusion implants 56 2004
* 2005/0038,513 Apparatus for inserting nested interbody spinal fusion implants 45 2004
* 2006/0058,881 Intervertebral disc nucleus implants and methods 21 2004
7,618,461 Composite intervertebral disc implants and methods for forming the same 25 2004
7,503,936 Methods for forming and retaining intervertebral disc implants 44 2004
7,726,002 Processes for making spinal intervertebral implant, interconnections for such implant 13 2004
7,608,107 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 94 2004
* 2005/0060,037 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 30 2004
8,097,034 Expandable arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with two expanders 25 2004
* 2005/0065,608 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 46 2004
* 2005/0065,518 Spinal fusion system including spinal fusion device and additional orthopedic hardware 25 2004
7,837,732 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods 39 2004
7,744,651 Compositions and methods for treating intervertebral discs with collagen-based materials 2 2005
* 2005/0171,610 Mobile bearing spinal device and method 120 2005
* 2005/0171,608 Centrally articulating spinal device and method 90 2005
* 2005/0154,467 Interconnected spinal device and method 80 2005
8,728,160 Expandable intervertebral spacer 3 2005
8,333,985 Non-glycerol stabilized bone graft 4 2005
7,780,708 Implant retaining device 10 2005
7,776,090 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 87 2005
* 2005/0143,821 Artificial disc implant 26 2005
7,691,148 Frusto-conical spinal implant 13 2005
8,105,383 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 12 2005
7,540,882 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 48 2005
7,455,692 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 51 2005
* 2005/0187,628 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 9 2005
* 2005/0187,629 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 3 2005
* 2005/0171,606 Method for installation of manufactured implants shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 20 2005
* 2005/0171,607 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 31 2005
7,763,050 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 50 2005
7,713,303 Collagen-based materials and methods for augmenting intervertebral discs 3 2005
* 2005/0197,707 Collagen-based materials and methods for augmenting intervertebral discs 39 2005
9,078,768 Arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having a reduced width and an anatomically conformed trailing end 0 2005
7,520,900 Intervertebral disc nucleus implants and methods 21 2005
7,988,699 Adjustable instrumentation for spinal implant insertion 15 2005
* 2006/0095,043 Adjustable instrumentation for spinal implant insertion 23 2005
7,892,286 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 41 2005
7,569,054 Tubular member having a passage and opposed bone contacting extensions 63 2005
* 2006/0069,442 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 31 2005
8,007,534 Expandable implant with expander 30 2005
* 2006/0079,962 Expandable implant with expander 24 2005
8,066,749 Implant for stabilizing a bone graft during spinal fusion 18 2005
7,763,055 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 53 2006
8,361,124 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 5 2006
7,611,536 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 45 2006
* 2006/0122,702 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 4 2006
7,887,565 Apparatus and method for sequential distraction 37 2006
* 2007/0225,806 Arthroplasty device 33 2006
7,615,077 Intervertebral implants with radial teeth and methods of use 4 2006
* 2007/0233,263 Intervertebral implants with radial teeth and methods of use 8 2006
8,292,957 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 2 2006
8,353,909 Surgical instrument for distracting a spinal disc space 0 2006
7,914,530 Tissue dilator and method for performing a spinal procedure 26 2006
7,722,619 Method of maintaining distraction of a spinal disc space 26 2006
* 2007/0270,963 Intervertebral implants and methods of use 45 2006
8,403,986 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implant with multi-lock for locking opposed screws and method for use thereof 4 2006
* 2006/0206,208 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implant with multi-lock for locking opposed screws and method for use thereof 65 2006
7,481,812 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 36 2006
8,349,011 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 0 2006
7,476,252 System and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 15 2006
* 2006/0241,764 Spinal implant 36 2006
8,399,619 Injectable collagen material 0 2006
8,118,779 Collagen delivery device 0 2006
7,967,862 Posterior articular disc and method for implantation 1 2006
* 2007/0118,223 Posterior Articular Disc and Method for Implantation 64 2006
8,480,745 Spinal implant and cutting tool preparation accessory for mounting the implant 2 2006
8,066,750 Port structures for non-rigid bone plates 0 2006
8,771,358 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 3 2006
* 2007/0032,871 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 53 2006
* 2007/0032,872 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 12 2006
8,323,343 Flanged interbody spinal fusion implants 10 2006
* 2007/0106,388 Flanged interbody spinal fusion implants 66 2006
8,075,596 Spinal prosthesis systems 3 2007
7,867,259 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 24 2007
7,862,595 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 23 2007
7,731,981 Collagen-based materials and methods for treating synovial joints 2 2007
7,857,818 Method and apparatus for delivering an intervertebral disc implant 7 2007
* 2007/0293,949 Interior connecting interbody cage insertional tools, methods and devices 52 2007
7,837,734 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 118 2007
9,011,543 Methods for augmenting or repairing intervertebral discs with allogenic/xenogenic implants 0 2007
* 2008/0058,952 ALLOGENIC/XENOGENIC IMPLANTS AND METHODS FOR AUGMENTING OR REPAIRING INTERVERTEBRAL DISCS 2 2007
8,075,622 Intervertebral spacers 4 2007
* 2009/0187,246 Interbody implants for spinal alignment procedures 18 2008
8,372,157 Joint revision implant 3 2008
8,323,340 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 2 2008
7,998,215 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 5 2008
7,967,863 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 14 2008
* 2009/0143,862 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BLOCKING AND/OR RETAINING A PROSTHETIC SPINAL IMPLANT 55 2009
7,828,800 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 16 2009
7,935,149 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws 35 2009
* 2009/0259,255 Spinal Arthroplasty Device and Method 3 2009
* 2009/0254,184 Spinal Arthroplasty Device and Method 1 2009
8,137,403 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 5 2009
7,985,258 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 25 2009
8,092,542 Implantable joint prosthesis 7 2009
8,343,220 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 4 2010
7,942,933 Frusto-conical spinal implant 9 2010
* 8,372,149 Artifical disc implant 0 2010
* 2010/0234,957 ARTIFICAL DISC IMPLANT 23 2010
8,672,980 Implant retaining device 0 2010
8,021,430 Anatomic spinal implant having anatomic bearing surfaces 74 2010
8,491,653 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods 10 2010
8,057,475 Threaded interbody spinal fusion implant 2 2010
8,961,524 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 0 2010
9,345,584 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 0 2011
* 2011/0137,420 EXPANDABLE PUSH-IN ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANT 21 2011
8,926,703 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws and a bone screw lock 4 2011
8,409,292 Spinal fusion implant 1 2011
8,491,654 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 1 2011
8,425,530 Apparatus for sizing a facet joint 5 2011
8,444,696 Anatomic spinal implant having anatomic bearing surfaces 9 2011
8,226,652 Threaded frusto-conical spinal implants 1 2011
8,251,997 Method for inserting an artificial implant between two adjacent vertebrae along a coronal plane 58 2011
8,353,959 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implants for use with self-locking screws 2 2012
8,679,118 Spinal implants 1 2012
8,758,344 Spinal implant and instruments 1 2012
8,900,275 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 0 2012
9,011,541 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 0 2012
8,882,843 Interbody spinal fusion implant having a trailing end with at least one stabilization element 1 2012
8,834,569 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion cage having an asymmetrical leading end 0 2012
8,771,321 Method for loading a spinal implant 0 2013
8,858,638 Spinal implant 0 2013
9,463,098 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws and a bone screw lock 0 2015
 
SPINAL ELEMENTS, INC. (32)
7,846,183 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 99 2004
* 2005/0177,240 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 152 2004
8,496,691 Side-biased orthopedic fastener retention 3 2006
8,496,708 Flanged interbody fusion device with hinge 5 2006
8,470,039 Flanged interbody fusion device with fastener insert and retaining ring 3 2006
8,100,955 Orthopedic expansion fastener 39 2006
* 2006/0235,409 Flanged interbody fusion device 35 2006
* 2006/0235,411 Orthopedic expansion fastener 26 2006
* 2006/0235,533 Flanged interbody fusion device with hinge 44 2006
* 2006/0235,403 Flanged interbody fusion device with locking plate 42 2006
8,652,137 Vertebral facet joint drill and method of use 17 2008
7,998,172 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 52 2009
9,220,547 Flanged interbody fusion device 0 2010
8,992,533 Vertebral facet joint drill and method of use 8 2010
8,858,597 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 11 2010
8,740,949 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing bone 14 2011
9,301,786 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing bone 1 2011
8,998,953 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 7 2011
D724733 Interbody bone implant 9 2011
8,696,721 Orthopedic expansion fastener 3 2011
9,271,765 Vertebral facet joint fusion implant and method for fusion 2 2012
9,060,787 Method of using a vertebral facet joint drill 6 2012
8,740,942 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 14 2013
9,421,044 Apparatus for bone stabilization and distraction and methods of use 0 2013
8,882,804 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 10 2013
9,265,546 Side-biased orthopedic fastener retention 1 2013
8,801,794 Flanged interbody fusion device with fastener insert and retaining ring 4 2013
9,179,943 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing bone 3 2014
9,456,855 Method of placing an implant between bone portions 0 2014
D748793 Interbody bone implant 2 2015
D748262 Interbody bone implant 2 2015
D765853 Flexible elongate member with a portion configured to receive a bone anchor 0 2015
 
MUHANNA, NABIL L. (1)
* 6,936,070 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and methods of implantation 91 2002
 
MUHANNA, NABIL L., M.D. (1)
8,628,575 Vertebral body replacement and method of use 2 2011
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
* 6,458,159 Disc prosthesis 165 2000
 
GME Delaware 2 LLC (1)
7,955,390 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 13 2008
 
NEURO CARE INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
7,632,312 Artifical lumbar disc 4 2005
* 2006/0217,810 Artifical lumbar disc 1 2005
 
MAGELLAN SPINE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (5)
* 2007/0050,028 Spinal implants and methods of providing dynamic stability to the spine 4 2006
* 2007/0244,562 Spinal implants and methods of providing dynamic stability to the spine 5 2007
* 2009/0270,989 SPINAL IMPLANTS AND METHODS 85 2008
* 2009/0149,959 SPINAL IMPLANTS AND METHODS 61 2008
* 2009/0138,084 SPINAL IMPLANTS AND METHODS 3 2008
 
SPINEFRONTIER INC (2)
7,214,243 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 61 2003
* 2004/0254,644 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 87 2003
 
AESCULAP AG (2)
* 8,021,424 Intervertebral implant 9 2009
* 2009/0192,614 Intervertebral implant 0 2009
 
KERAPLAST TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. (4)
6,379,690 Keratin-based hydrogel for biomedical applications and method of production 25 2000
6,849,092 Implantable prosthetic or tissue expanding device 19 2001
6,783,546 Implantable prosthetic or tissue expanding device 184 2001
* 2005/0169,963 Implantable prosthetic or tissue expanding device 8 2005
 
CAUTHEN RESEARCH GROUP, INC. (1)
7,670,379 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method 28 2006
 
IMDS LLC (6)
* 6,113,638 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 298 1999
6,800,092 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 48 2000
7,717,959 Intervertebral device and method of use 57 2003
* 2004/0010,316 Intervertebral device and method of use 210 2003
* 2007/0072,475 UNIVERSAL SPINAL DISC IMPLANT SYSTEM 5 2006
* 2007/0073,311 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT DELIVERY AND REMOVAL 9 2006
 
Advanced Bio Surfaces, Inc. (1)
8,100,979 Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing 3 2009
 
ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
6,183,471 Spine distraction implant and method 193 1998
* 2006/0200,137 Method and device for treating ailments of the spine 79 2006
 
RIVERBEND DESIGN LLC (2)
7,201,776 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements with endplates 61 2002
* 2003/0074,076 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements with endplates 52 2002
 
St. Francis Technologies, Inc. (2)
6,238,397 Spine distraction implant and method 238 1999
6,280,444 Spine distraction implant and method 165 2000
 
P TECH, LLC. (1)
8,747,439 Method of using ultrasonic vibration to secure body tissue with fastening element 5 2006
 
TUTOGEN MEDICAL GMBH (1)
6,379,385 Implant of bone matter 63 2000
 
KARIN TEHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,875,213 Method of inserting spinal implants with the use of imaging 129 2003
 
SPINEOLOGY, INC. (7)
7,025,771 Tool to direct bone replacement material 98 2000
* 2002/0010,472 Tool to direct bone replacement material 28 2000
7,931,689 Method and apparatus for treating a vertebral body 26 2004
* 2007/0016,214 Tool to direct bone graft 3 2006
7,959,683 Packed demineralized cancellous tissue forms for disc nucleus augmentation, restoration, or replacement and methods of implantation 16 2007
* 2008/0027,546 Packed demineralized cancellous tissue forms for disc nucleus augmentation, restoration, or replacement and methods of implantation 32 2007
* 2008/0113,008 Absorbent fabric implant 14 2007
 
LDR HOLDING CORPORATION (1)
8,932,359 Intervertebral implant having extendable bone fixation members 2 2013
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (5)
6,579,319 Facet joint replacement 355 2000
6,565,605 Multiple facet joint replacement 372 2000
6,419,703 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 364 2001
7,090,698 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 197 2002
* 2003/0004,572 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 57 2002
 
Transl, Inc. (1)
7,329,259 Articulating spinal implant 80 2004
 
SPINEMEDICA, LLC (1)
* 2007/0164,464 FLEXIBLE SPINAL DISC 8 2007
 
Warsaw Orthpedic, Inc. (1)
8,372,150 Spinal device and method 2 2010
 
Collabcom II, LLC (2)
8,202,299 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 7 2008
8,721,688 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 1 2012
 
NaVasive, Inc. (1)
9,168,149 Total disc replacement system and related methods 0 2014
 
PEARSALLS LIMITED (1)
* 2008/0306,595 Porous Implant For Spinal Disc Nucleus Replacement 6 2005
 
CONCEPT MATRIX, LLC (1)
* 2006/0155,378 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 42 2006
 
Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd. (2)
* 7,331,996 Intervertebral spacer 36 2003
* 2004/0102,847 Intervertebral spacer 9 2003
 
SpineWave, Inc. (1)
6,595,998 Tissue distraction device 305 2001
 
Pioneer Signal Technology, Inc. (1)
8,388,684 Artificial disc device 10 2003
 
ANOVA CORP. (23)
6,419,704 Artificial intervertebral disc replacement methods and apparatus 511 1999
6,454,804 Engineered tissue annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 115 2000
6,969,404 Annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 138 2002
6,793,677 Method of providing cells and other biologic materials for transplantation 39 2002
* 2002/0128,630 Method and apparatus for providing nutrition to intervertebral disc tissue 1 2002
* 2002/0128,718 Method of providing cells and other biologic materials for transplantation 3 2002
6,755,863 Rotator cuff repair using engineered tissues 14 2002
* 2004/0093,092 Rotator cuff repair using engineered tissues 2 2002
6,648,919 Transplantation of engineered meniscus tissue to the intervertebral disc 79 2002
6,648,920 Natural and synthetic supplements to engineered annulus and disc tissues 80 2002
* 6,645,247 Supplementing engineered annulus tissues with autograft of allograft tendons 95 2002
* 2002/0151,981 Transplantation of engineered meniscus tissue to the intervertebral disc 5 2002
* 2004/0172,019 Reinforcers for artificial disc replacement methods and apparatus 13 2002
7,201,774 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements incorporating reinforced wall sections 23 2003
* 2003/0191,536 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements incorporating reinforced wall sections 35 2003
7,273,497 Methods for treating a defect in the annulus fibrosis 58 2003
7,435,260 Use of morphogenetic proteins to treat human disc disease 31 2004
* 2004/0230,310 Use of morphogenic proteins to treat human disc disease 2 2004
7,060,100 Artificial disc and joint replacements with modular cushioning components 29 2004
9,084,616 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 0 2006
8,821,549 Methods and apparatus for anulus repair 0 2009
8,936,642 Methods for treating a defect in the annulus fibrosis 0 2011
9,232,938 Method and apparatus for closing fissures in the annulus fibrosus 0 2012
 
COLLABCOM5, LLC., A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY CORP. (1)
8,974,496 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 0 2007
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (4)
* 6,679,887 Surgical procedure for implanting spinal fusion device 118 2001
6,743,257 Dynamic implanted intervertebral spacer 232 2001
* 7,485,145 Artificial intervertebral disc assembly 46 2005
* 2005/0273,169 Artificial intervertebral disc assembly 26 2005
 
SPINE SOLUTIONS, INC. (3)
6,936,071 Intervertebral implant 184 1999
8,105,381 Intervertebral implant, insertion tool and method of inserting same 3 2007
8,349,017 Instruments and method for inserting an intervertebral implant 2 2010
 
ULRICH GROSS (1)
* 5,002,576 Intervertebral disk endoprosthesis 471 1989
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (128)
6,974,478 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 228 2002
* 2003/0028,250 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 80 2002
6,902,580 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 182 2002
7,074,237 Multiple facet joint replacement 158 2003
7,041,136 Facet joint replacement 236 2003
7,074,238 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 77 2003
* 2005/0010,291 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 39 2003
8,163,017 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 2 2003
8,092,532 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 1 2003
8,070,811 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 1 2003
8,066,771 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 1 2003
7,087,084 Method for replacing a natural facet joint with a prosthesis having an artificial facet joint structure 147 2003
* 2004/0111,154 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 32 2003
* 2004/0049,274 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 211 2003
* 7,621,956 Prosthetic spinal disc replacement 44 2004
* 2005/0043,800 Prosthetic spinal disc replacement 145 2004
8,187,303 Anti-rotation fixation element for spinal prostheses 0 2004
7,051,451 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 173 2004
* 2005/0235,508 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 9 2004
8,419,770 Spinal facet implants with mating articulating bearing surface and methods of use 0 2004
7,753,937 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 36 2004
7,588,590 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 35 2004
7,691,145 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 34 2004
7,608,104 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 25 2004
7,588,578 Surgical measurement systems and methods 21 2004
7,507,242 Surgical measurement and resection framework 24 2004
7,993,373 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus 17 2005
7,674,293 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 49 2005
7,722,647 Apparatus and method for posterior vertebral stabilization 20 2005
7,566,345 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 36 2005
7,445,635 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 71 2005
8,398,681 Adjacent level facet arthroplasty devices, spine stabilization systems, and methods 2 2005
8,313,511 Facet joint replacement 1 2005
7,618,453 Facet joint replacement 33 2005
7,406,775 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 75 2005
8,066,740 Facet joint prostheses 1 2005
8,221,461 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and systems for treating spinal pathologies 1 2005
8,062,336 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus with independent locking modes 15 2005
8,523,907 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 0 2006
7,608,106 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 11 2006
8,764,801 Facet joint implant crosslinking apparatus and method 0 2006
7,290,347 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 63 2006
8,231,655 Prostheses and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 6 2006
8,562,649 System and method for multiple level facet joint arthroplasty and fusion 0 2006
7,914,556 Arthroplasty revision system and method 3 2006
8,579,941 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 0 2007
7,621,955 Facet joint replacement 34 2007
8,496,686 Minimally invasive spine restoration systems, devices, methods and kits 0 2007
8,702,755 Angled washer polyaxial connection for dynamic spine prosthesis 1 2007
8,491,635 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 0 2007
8,425,557 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 4 2007
8,496,687 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 1 2007
8,900,273 Taper-locking fixation system 0 2008
9,198,766 Prostheses, tools, and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 0 2008
9,056,016 Polyaxial adjustment of facet joint prostheses 0 2008
* 2008/0287,959 MEASUREMENT AND TRIALING SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE COMPONENT SELECTION 11 2008
8,353,933 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,333,789 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,409,254 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 0 2008
8,675,930 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 0 2008
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
8,308,768 System and method for facet joint replacement 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 112 2009
* 2011/0093,074 Expandable Fusion Device and Method of Installation Thereof 71 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
8,632,595 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 12 2010
8,491,659 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 14 2010
8,398,713 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 33 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
9,358,127 Intervertebral fusion implant 0 2012
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
9,326,861 Stabilizing joints 0 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
9,023,108 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 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
9,364,343 Intervertebral fusion implant 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
9,486,327 Standalone interbody implants 0 2014
9,486,325 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2015
9,393,128 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 0 2015
9,480,579 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2015
 
CORTEK SPINE, INC. (1)
6,241,769 Implant for spinal fusion 255 1998
 
SPINECO, INC. (4)
6,478,822 Spherical spinal implant 145 2001
* 2003/0023,308 Spherical spinal implant 7 2002
6,689,132 Spinal implant insertion tool 59 2002
7,824,444 Expandable spherical spinal implant 15 2004
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (3)
8,110,003 Prostheses for spine discs having fusion capability 1 2005
* 2006/0052,874 Prostheses for spine discs having fusion capability 28 2005
8,540,771 Prostheses for spine discs having fusion capability 0 2012
 
Spinadyne, Inc. (4)
* 2006/0265,074 Posterior spinal arthroplasty-development of a new posteriorly inserted artificial disc, a new anteriorly inserted artifical disc and an artificial facet joint 91 2006
8,852,235 Posteriorly inserted artificial disc and an artificial facet joint 0 2007
8,673,008 Posterior spinal arthroplasty system 0 2012
8,673,009 Spinal prosthesis and facet joint prosthesis 0 2012
 
US SPINE, INC. (1)
* 2009/0030,519 INTERVERTEBRAL CAGE DESIGNS 22 2007
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
* 4,932,975 Vertebral prosthesis 604 1989
 
SPINE WAVE, INC. (9)
8,123,755 Tissue distraction device 14 2007
* 2008/0027,453 Tissue Distraction Device 29 2007
8,075,623 Apparatus and kit for distraction of tissue surfaces 1 2010
* 2011/0009,971 Apparatus and Kit for Distraction of Tissue Surfaces 6 2010
8,206,398 Apparatus for spinal fusion 0 2010
8,535,353 Method of providing spinal interbody fusion 1 2011
8,343,193 Method of supporting and distracting opposing vertebral bodies 16 2012
8,337,531 Method of supporting and distracting opposing vertebral bodies of a spine 7 2012
8,974,464 Expansion member for insertion into a body tissue space 0 2013
 
Sepitec Foundation (1)
* 2006/0116,767 Implant Used in Procedures for Stiffening the Vertebral Column 30 2003
 
Gmedelware 2 LLC (1)
8,926,700 Spinal facet joint implant 0 2004
 
VERTEBRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (7)
7,267,690 Interlocked modular disc nucleus prosthesis 34 2006
* 2006/0293,756 Interlocked modular nucleus prosthesis 5 2006
8,038,718 Multi-composite disc prosthesis 3 2006
* 2008/0071,379 Intervertebral disc replacement 2 2007
8,100,977 Interlocked modular disc nucleus prosthesis 1 2007
7,914,582 Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing 40 2007
* 2008/0234,820 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAMMALIAN JOINT RESURFACING 53 2007
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