US Patent No: 4,554,914

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Prosthetic vertebral body

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A prosthetic vertebral body for use in a cavity left by the removal of a defective vertebral body located between two adjoining healthy vertebral bodies is disclosed. A method of replacing the defective vertebral body with the disclosed prosthetic vertebral body is also disclosed. The prosthetic vertebral body includes an adjustable support device which is located within the cavity between the two adjoining vertebral bodies for supporting and adjusting the axial spacing of the adjoining vertebral bodies. A castable material is poured into the cavity and hardens so that the adjustable support device is embedded therein. An attaching device is also provided for rigidly attaching the spinous process of the defective vertebral body to the spinous processes of the adjoining vertebral bodies. Preferably, the adjustable support device includes a pair of elongate struts whose longitudinal dimensions are adjustable. The castable material is preferably acrylic cement and the attaching device for the spinous processes are preferably a pair of elongate plates which are secured to one another and to the spinous processes.

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Kapp, John P 1933 Petit Bois N., Jackson, MS 39211 3 740
Smith, Robert R 2574 Lake Cir., Jackson, MS 39211 7 587

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 4,289,123 Orthopedic appliance 356 1980
* 4,401,112 Spinal fixator 483 1981
 
EDWARDS, CHARLES C. (1)
* 4,369,769 Spinal fixation device and method 201 1980
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (2)
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* 5,669,912 Apparatus for securing a cranial piece in position 48 1995
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6,197,030 Elastic loaded retractable pin device for cranial bone attachment 5 1997
* 6,066,175 Fusion stabilization chamber 224 1998
6,454,810 Endoprosthesis 24 1999
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6,605,089 Apparatus and method for the delivery of electrical current for interbody spinal arthrodesis 57 1999
6,447,518 Flexible shaft components 111 2000
6,833,007 Endoprothesis 4 2002
7,455,672 Method for the delivery of electrical current to promote bone growth between adjacent bone masses 14 2003
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8,251,891 Totally wireless electronically embedded action-ended endoscope utilizing differential directional illumination with digitally controlled mirrors and/or prisms 0 2007
8,834,526 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 0 2007
8,568,453 Spinal stabilization systems and methods of use 1 2008
7,935,116 Implant for the delivery of electrical current to promote bone growth between adjacent bone masses 9 2008
7,951,180 Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws, zero-profile horizontal intervertebral miniplates, expansile intervertebral body fusion devices, and posterior motion-calibrating interarticulating joint stapling device for spinal fusion 1 2008
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* 2012/0143,335 Spinal Implant Device 0 2010
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* 2011/0172,668 Intramedullary Mandibular Condyle Implants and Method for Application of the Same 2 2011
8,206,387 Interbody spinal implant inductively coupled to an external power supply 0 2011
8,882,805 Spinal fixation system 0 2012
* 2013/0090,689 SPINAL FIXATION DEVICE 0 2012
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KYPHON SARL (117)
6,379,355 Spine distraction implant and method 162 1999
6,332,882 Spine distraction implant 152 1999
7,621,950 Expandable intervertebral spacer 86 2000
6,419,676 Spine distraction implant and method 194 2000
6,451,020 Spine distraction implant and method 179 2000
6,419,677 Spine distraction implant and method 176 2001
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7,101,375 Spine distraction implant 183 2001
6,902,566 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 111 2001
* 2001/0020,170 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 33 2001
* 2001/0012,938 Spine distraction implant 46 2001
6,514,256 Spine distraction implant and method 274 2001
6,478,796 Spin distraction implant and method 213 2001
6,582,433 Spine fixation device and method 335 2001
7,201,751 Supplemental spine fixation device 222 2001
6,699,246 Spine distraction implant 274 2001
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6,926,728 Curved dilator and method 161 2001
6,652,534 Apparatus and method for determining implant size 144 2001
6,712,819 Mating insertion instruments for spinal implants and methods of use 230 2001
6,652,527 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 200 2001
6,695,842 Interspinous process distraction system and method with positionable wing and method 297 2001
7,189,234 Interspinous process implant sizer and distractor with a split head and size indicator and method 59 2001
7,029,473 Deflectable spacer for use as an interspinous process implant and method 55 2002
7,833,246 Interspinous process and sacrum implant and method 0 2003
7,497,859 Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk 18 2003
7,306,628 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 160 2003
7,273,496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 62 2003
7,083,649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 125 2003
6,966,929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 113 2003
7,335,203 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 155 2004
7,901,432 Method for lateral implantation of spinous process spacer 6 2004
7,758,619 Spinous process implant with tethers 22 2004
7,549,999 Interspinous process distraction implant and method of implantation 9 2004
7,510,567 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 14 2004
7,695,513 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 16 2004
7,452,379 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 1 2004
7,481,840 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with selectably positioning articulating element 41 2004
7,691,146 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 22 2004
7,670,377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 21 2004
7,520,899 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 25 2004
7,503,935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 37 2004
7,320,707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 63 2004
7,481,839 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 17 2004
7,575,600 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 41 2004
7,524,324 System and method for an interspinous process implant as a supplement to a spine stabilization implant 54 2004
7,601,170 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 50 2005
7,591,851 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 51 2005
7,955,356 Laterally insertable interspinous process implant 5 2005
7,918,877 Lateral insertion method for spinous process spacer with deployable member 4 2005
7,621,939 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 15 2005
8,100,944 Inter-cervical facet implant and method for preserving the tissues surrounding the facet joint 12 2005
7,909,853 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 10 2005
8,048,117 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 6 2005
8,038,698 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 2 2005
8,057,513 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 3 2006
8,029,567 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 1 2006
7,988,709 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 4 2006
7,927,354 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 22 2006
8,147,548 Interspinous process implant having a thread-shaped wing and method of implantation 4 2006
8,070,778 Interspinous process implant with slide-in distraction piece and method of implantation 4 2006
7,931,674 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 18 2006
7,749,252 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 87 2006
7,959,652 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 13 2006
7,828,822 Spinous process implant 15 2006
8,100,943 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2006
7,998,174 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 11 2006
7,993,342 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2006
7,846,186 Equipment for surgical treatment of two vertebrae 15 2006
7,476,251 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 45 2006
7,803,190 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 9 2006
8,034,080 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 6 2007
8,007,521 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 6 2007
8,012,209 Interspinous process implant including a binder, binder aligner and method of implantation 4 2007
7,666,209 Spine distraction implant and method 53 2007
8,096,994 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 3 2007
8,096,995 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2007
7,998,208 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2007
7,749,253 Spine distraction implant and method 31 2007
7,635,377 Spine distraction implant and method 19 2007
8,157,841 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 1 2007
8,097,018 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 3 2007
8,092,459 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2007
8,221,463 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 2 2007
8,092,535 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 2 2007
8,128,663 Spine distraction implant 2 2007
8,157,840 Spine distraction implant and method 2 2007
8,454,659 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 0 2007
8,007,537 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 6 2007
* 7,662,187 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 24 2007
8,348,976 Spinous-process implants and methods of using the same 1 2007
* 7,588,592 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 18 2007
8,097,019 Systems and methods for in situ assembly of an interspinous process distraction implant 1 2007
8,273,107 Interspinous process implant having a thread-shaped wing and method of implantation 3 2007
8,128,702 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 4 2007
8,109,972 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 4 2007
7,635,378 Spine distraction implant and method 27 2007
8,221,458 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 1 2007
8,167,890 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2007
8,147,516 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 1 2007
8,043,335 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 2 2007
8,029,549 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 5 2007
7,993,374 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 4 2007
8,029,542 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 2 2007
8,118,839 Interspinous implant 6 2007
8,105,358 Medical implants and methods 8 2008
8,114,131 Extension limiting devices and methods of use for the spine 2 2008
8,114,135 Adjustable surgical cables and methods for treating spinal stenosis 3 2009
8,372,117 Multi-level interspinous implants and methods of use 0 2009
8,157,842 Interspinous implant and methods of use 5 2009
8,128,661 Interspinous process distraction system and method with positionable wing and method 1 2009
8,216,277 Spine distraction implant and method 4 2009
8,317,831 Interspinous process spacer diagnostic balloon catheter and methods of use 1 2010
8,114,132 Dynamic interspinous process device 5 2010
8,147,526 Interspinous process spacer diagnostic parallel balloon catheter and methods of use 3 2010
8,349,013 Spine distraction implant 9 2010
8,454,693 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2011
 
SOFAMOR DANEK HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
* 6,126,660 Spinal compression and distraction devices and surgical methods 203 1998
6,478,823 Artificial spinal fusion implants 167 2000
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
6,395,030 Spinal fixation system 120 2000
6,682,561 Spinal fixation system 65 2002
 
Spinelogik, Inc. (6)
8,313,528 Intervertebral fusion device and method of use 10 2008
8,333,804 Intervertebral fusion device and method of use 3 2009
* 8,382,839 Intervertebral fusion device and method of use 3 2009
8,551,175 Method and apparatus for retaining a fusion member while delivering the fusion member between two vertebral bodies 1 2010
* 8,460,385 Fusion member for insertion between vertebral bodies 1 2010
9,028,549 Intervertebral fusion device and method of use 0 2013
 
INFINTIY ORTHOPAEDICS COMPANY, LTD. (1)
8,632,594 Intervertebral device and method of use 1 2006
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (58)
7,041,136 Facet joint replacement 210 2003
8,163,017 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 0 2003
8,092,532 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 0 2003
8,070,811 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 0 2003
8,066,771 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 0 2003
8,187,303 Anti-rotation fixation element for spinal prostheses 0 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 21 2004
7,588,590 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 19 2004
7,691,145 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 19 2004
* 7,608,104 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 14 2004
7,588,578 Surgical measurement systems and methods 6 2004
7,507,242 Surgical measurement and resection framework 9 2004
7,993,373 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus 13 2005
7,674,293 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 34 2005
7,722,647 Apparatus and method for posterior vertebral stabilization 5 2005
7,566,345 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 18 2005
7,445,635 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 49 2005
8,398,681 Adjacent level facet arthroplasty devices, spine stabilization systems, and methods 1 2005
8,313,511 Facet joint replacement 0 2005
7,618,453 Facet joint replacement 17 2005
8,066,740 Facet joint prostheses 0 2005
8,221,461 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and systems for treating spinal pathologies 0 2005
8,062,336 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus with independent locking modes 12 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 9 2006
8,764,801 Facet joint implant crosslinking apparatus and method 0 2006
8,231,655 Prostheses and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 1 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 1 2006
8,579,941 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 0 2007
7,621,955 Facet joint replacement 18 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 0 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 1 2007
8,496,687 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 0 2007
* 7,909,873 Delivery apparatus and methods for vertebrostenting 9 2007
8,900,273 Taper-locking fixation system 0 2008
9,056,016 Polyaxial adjustment of facet joint prostheses 0 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 5 2008
8,906,063 Spinal facet joint implant 0 2008
8,777,994 System and method for multiple level facet joint arthroplasty and fusion 0 2008
7,998,177 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 11 2008
7,998,178 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 11 2008
7,914,560 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 11 2008
7,815,648 Surgical measurement systems and methods 0 2008
8,623,025 Delivery apparatus and methods for vertebrostenting 0 2010
* 2013/0325,127 Facet Arthoplasty Devices and Methods 0 2013
 
ZYGA TECHNOLOGY, INC. (5)
8,696,707 Facet joint stabilization 0 2006
8,343,189 Method and apparatus for facet joint stabilization 4 2008
8,394,125 Systems and methods for facet joint treatment 9 2009
8,663,293 Systems and methods for facet joint treatment 1 2011
9,017,389 Methods for facet joint treatment 0 2013
 
VERTX, INC. (1)
7,114,501 Transverse cavity device and method 25 2001
 
QUANDARY MEDICAL, LLC (29)
6,575,979 Method and apparatus for providing posterior or anterior trans-sacral access to spinal vertebrae 179 2000
6,558,386 Axial spinal implant and method and apparatus for implanting an axial spinal implant within the vertebrae of the spine 153 2000
6,790,210 Methods and apparatus for forming curved axial bores through spinal vertebrae 139 2000
6,740,090 Methods and apparatus for forming shaped axial bores through spinal vertebrae 130 2000
* 6,558,390 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 304 2001
6,899,716 Method and apparatus for spinal augmentation 180 2002
6,921,403 Method and apparatus for spinal distraction and fusion 175 2002
7,309,338 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 71 2003
7,087,058 Method and apparatus for providing posterior or anterior trans-sacral access to spinal vertebrae 108 2003
7,569,056 Methods and apparatus for forming shaped axial bores through spinal vertebrae 32 2004
7,500,977 Method and apparatus for manipulating material in the spine 52 2004
7,608,077 Method and apparatus for spinal distraction and fusion 32 2005
7,776,042 Methods and apparatus for provision of therapy to adjacent motion segments 3 2005
7,547,317 Methods of performing procedures in the spine 26 2006
7,641,657 Method and apparatus for providing posterior or anterior trans-sacral access to spinal vertebrae 10 2006
7,744,599 Articulating spinal implant 12 2007
7,727,263 Articulating spinal implant 12 2007
7,794,463 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 12 2007
7,914,535 Method and apparatus for manipulating material in the spine 8 2009
8,034,055 Method and apparatus for providing access to a presacral space 6 2009
8,747,472 Spinal therapy device with fixated distraction distance 1 2009
8,292,928 Method and apparatus for spinal distraction and fusion 0 2009
8,167,947 Methods for push distraction and for provision of therapy to adjacent motion segments 3 2010
8,328,847 Assemblies for provision of therapy to motion segments 1 2010
8,105,365 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 4 2010
8,308,777 Method and apparatus for removable spinal implant extending between at least two adjacent vertebral bodies 0 2010
8,317,867 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 1 2012
8,709,087 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 0 2012
8,523,918 Therapy to adjacent motion segments 0 2012
 
Linares Medical Devices, LLC (1)
9,084,638 Implant for providing inter-vertebral support and for relieving pinching of the spinal nerves 0 2013
 
RAY MEDICA, INC. (1)
* 4,772,287 Prosthetic disc and method of implanting 738 1987
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (5)
7,708,776 Intervertebral disk replacement system and methods 23 2003
8,167,915 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 6 2006
7,842,074 Spinal stabilization systems and methods of use 5 2008
8,343,190 Systems and methods for spinous process fixation 8 2009
8,801,757 Spinal stabilization systems and methods of use 0 2010
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (180)
* 5,741,253 Method for inserting spinal implants 545 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 591 1995
7,534,254 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 43 1995
7,491,205 Instrumentation for the surgical correction of human thoracic and lumbar spinal disease from the lateral aspect of the spine 36 1995
7,452,359 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 47 1995
6,923,810 Frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 144 1995
6,270,498 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 220 1995
6,210,412 Method for inserting frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 218 1995
* 6,096,038 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 346 1995
* 5,797,909 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 458 1995
* 6,123,705 Interbody spinal fusion implants 221 1996
* 6,120,503 Apparatus instrumentation, and method for spinal fixation 273 1997
6,224,595 Method for inserting a spinal implant 124 1998
6,344,057 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 206 1998
6,264,656 Threaded spinal implant 206 1998
* 6,149,650 Threaded spinal implant 82 1998
* 6,136,001 Apparatus and method for linking spinal implants 100 1998
6,193,757 Expandable intervertebral spacers 321 1998
7,291,149 Method for inserting interbody spinal fusion implants 32 1999
6,500,205 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 190 2000
6,364,880 Spinal implant with bone screws 132 2000
6,814,756 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 71 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 25 2000
8,734,447 Apparatus and method of inserting spinal implants 0 2000
7,008,453 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 96 2000
7,993,347 Guard for use in performing human interbody spinal surgery 0 2000
6,758,849 Interbody spinal fusion implants 81 2000
6,972,019 Interbody spinal implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 101 2001
6,709,458 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 98 2001
6,652,584 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 79 2001
6,770,074 Apparatus for use in inserting spinal implants 184 2001
6,962,606 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 141 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 130 2002
7,914,554 Spinal implant containing multiple bone growth promoting materials 10 2002
7,207,991 Method for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 115 2002
7,976,566 Apparatus for insertion into an implantation space 19 2002
6,716,247 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 191 2002
7,285,121 Devices and methods for the correction and treatment of spinal deformities 42 2002
7,048,736 Device for fixation of spinous processes 277 2002
7,399,303 Bone cutting device and method for use thereof 30 2002
7,503,933 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 78 2002
7,118,598 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 94 2002
7,288,093 Spinal fusion implant having a curved end 83 2002
7,066,961 Spinal implant 153 2002
6,972,035 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 101 2002
8,066,705 Instrumentation for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 22 2003
7,563,281 Apparatus and method for supporting vertebral bodies 7 2003
7,326,214 Bone cutting device having a cutting edge with a non-extending center 28 2003
7,255,698 Apparatus and method for anterior spinal stabilization 62 2003
7,776,069 Posterior vertebral support assembly 12 2003
8,075,621 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 14 2003
6,793,679 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 113 2003
7,115,128 Method for forming through a guard an implantation space in the human spine 52 2003
7,264,622 System for radial bone displacement 39 2003
7,655,027 Method for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 59 2003
7,585,316 Interspinous spacer 36 2004
7,686,805 Methods for distraction of a disc space 52 2004
8,444,692 Instrumentation with inwardly moveable extensions for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 0 2004
7,922,729 Instrumentation for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 30 2004
7,789,914 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 25 2004
7,608,107 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 69 2004
8,097,034 Expandable arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with two expanders 18 2004
7,655,042 Expandable intervertebral spacers 32 2004
8,728,160 Expandable intervertebral spacer 0 2005
7,776,090 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 60 2005
7,691,148 Frusto-conical spinal implant 11 2005
7,763,050 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 33 2005
8,066,742 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 5 2005
7,938,858 Spinal implant system 2 2005
7,749,256 Ratcheting fixation plate 5 2005
7,862,590 Interspinous process spacer 7 2005
8,034,079 Implants and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of a spinal motion segment 4 2005
7,780,709 Implants and methods for inter-transverse process dynamic stabilization of a spinal motion segment 6 2005
7,789,898 Transverse process/laminar spacer 20 2005
7,384,431 Height adjustable vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 26 2005
7,727,233 Spinous process stabilization devices and methods 31 2005
8,357,181 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 9 2005
7,892,286 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 32 2005
7,569,054 Tubular member having a passage and opposed bone contacting extensions 48 2005
7,862,591 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 29 2005
* 7,699,873 Spinous process anchoring systems and methods 40 2005
8,007,534 Expandable implant with expander 22 2005
7,442,209 Implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 36 2005
8,083,795 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same 2 2006
7,837,711 Artificial spinous process for the sacrum and methods of use 20 2006
7,691,130 Spinal implants including a sensor and methods of use 6 2006
7,682,376 Interspinous devices and methods of use 33 2006
7,887,565 Apparatus and method for sequential distraction 30 2006
8,262,698 Expandable device for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 3 2006
7,985,246 Methods and instruments for delivering interspinous process spacers 7 2006
8,657,882 Expandable intervertebral devices and methods of use 0 2006
8,118,844 Expandable device for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 4 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 19 2006
7,722,619 Method of maintaining distraction of a spinal disc space 20 2006
8,187,331 Expandable vertebral implant and methods of use 6 2006
7,981,157 Self-contained expandable implant and method 10 2006
7,914,581 Expandable implant, instrument, and method 8 2006
7,879,096 Centrally driven expandable implant 8 2006
7,794,501 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 36 2006
7,758,648 Stabilized, adjustable expandable implant and method 30 2006
7,575,601 Locking expandable implant and method 14 2006
8,348,978 Interosteotic implant 4 2006
8,252,031 Molding device for an expandable interspinous process implant 4 2006
8,105,357 Interspinous process brace 4 2006
8,048,118 Adjustable interspinous process brace 9 2006
7,846,185 Expandable interspinous process implant and method of installing same 14 2006
7,708,779 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 29 2006
8,062,337 Expandable device for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 4 2006
8,147,517 Systems and methods for adjusting properties of a spinal implant 5 2006
7,862,618 Expandable vertebral body implants and methods of use 10 2006
8,048,119 Apparatus for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 0 2006
8,771,358 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 0 2006
7,815,683 Implants with helical supports and methods of use for spacing vertebral members 21 2006
7,879,104 Spinal implant system 3 2006
7,955,392 Interspinous process devices and methods 9 2006
8,672,974 Spine distraction implant and method 3 2007
8,540,751 Spine distraction implant and method 3 2007
* 8,617,211 Spine distraction implant and method 3 2007
* 8,821,548 Spine distraction implant and method 0 2007
8,568,454 Spine distraction implant and method 3 2007
8,568,460 Spine distraction implant and method 0 2007
8,840,646 Spinous process implants and methods 0 2007
8,828,017 Spine distraction implant and method 0 2007
8,894,686 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 0 2007
8,672,975 Spine distraction implant and method 3 2007
8,568,455 Spine distraction implant and method 3 2007
8,679,161 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2007
8,114,136 Implants and methods for inter-spinous process dynamic stabilization of a spinal motion segment 1 2008
7,794,502 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 27 2008
8,012,213 Apparatus and method for supporting vertebral bodies 1 2009
* 8,123,808 Vertebral endplate connection implant and method 2 2009
8,123,809 Deployment system and method for an expandable vertebral implant 1 2009
7,828,800 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 15 2009
8,043,378 Intercostal spacer device and method for use in correcting a spinal deformity 0 2009
8,216,276 Interspinous spacer 3 2009
8,029,550 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 0 2009
8,740,943 Spine distraction implant and method 0 2009
8,771,317 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 0 2009
8,690,919 Surgical spacer with shape control 0 2009
7,993,403 Expandable intervertebral spacers 4 2010
8,043,336 Posterior vertebral support assembly 2 2010
8,216,279 Spinal implant kits with multiple interchangeable modules 0 2010
8,888,816 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 0 2010
7,942,933 Frusto-conical spinal implant 8 2010
8,353,957 Expandable medical device and method 0 2010
8,226,653 Spinous process stabilization devices and methods 1 2010
8,221,465 Multi-chamber expandable interspinous process spacer 1 2010
8,348,977 Artificial spinous process for the sacrum and methods of use 0 2010
8,268,004 Stabilized, adjustable expandable implant and method 3 2010
8,814,908 Injectable flexible interspinous process device system 0 2010
8,021,430 Anatomic spinal implant having anatomic bearing surfaces 51 2010
8,167,946 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 6 2010
8,057,475 Threaded interbody spinal fusion implant 2 2010
8,740,980 Expandable medical implant 0 2011
8,562,650 Percutaneous spinous process fusion plate assembly and method 1 2011
8,366,779 Expandable implant, instrument, and method 0 2011
8,591,548 Spinous process fusion plate assembly 0 2011
8,591,549 Variable durometer lumbar-sacral implant 0 2011
8,613,769 Apparatus and method for supporting vertebral bodies 1 2011
8,409,292 Spinal fusion implant 1 2011
8,231,681 Self-contained expandable implant and method 1 2011
8,425,530 Apparatus for sizing a facet joint 1 2011
8,444,696 Anatomic spinal implant having anatomic bearing surfaces 2 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 38 2011
8,591,546 Interspinous process implant having a thread-shaped wing and method of implantation 0 2011
8,641,762 Systems and methods for in situ assembly of an interspinous process distraction implant 0 2012
8,840,617 Interspinous process spacer diagnostic parallel balloon catheter and methods of use 0 2012
8,317,832 Implants and methods for inter-spinous process dynamic stabilization of spinal motion segment 0 2012
8,343,188 Device and method for locking a screw with a bendable plate portion 1 2012
8,668,741 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 0 2012
8,679,118 Spinal implants 1 2012
8,579,979 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 1 2012
8,758,344 Spinal implant and instruments 0 2012
8,771,321 Method for loading a spinal implant 0 2013
8,858,638 Spinal implant 0 2013
8,801,788 Expandable medical implant 0 2013
* 2015/0025,636 SPINAL CONSTRUCT AND METHOD 0 2013
 
SPINAL ELEMENTS, INC. (6)
8,496,691 Side-biased orthopedic fastener retention 0 2006
8,496,708 Flanged interbody fusion device with hinge 1 2006
8,470,039 Flanged interbody fusion device with fastener insert and retaining ring 0 2006
8,100,955 Orthopedic expansion fastener 28 2006
8,696,721 Orthopedic expansion fastener 0 2011
8,801,794 Flanged interbody fusion device with fastener insert and retaining ring 0 2013
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (3)
6,482,233 Prosthetic interbody spacer 136 1999
6,176,881 Telescopic vertebral prosthesis 166 1999
6,524,341 Telescopic vertebral prosthesis 82 2001
 
CO-LIGNE AG (1)
* 7,288,114 Medical implant 5 2002
 
OHIO MEDICAL INSTRUMENT COMPANY, INC. (1)
* 4,892,545 Vertebral lock 236 1988
 
K2M, INC. (5)
8,162,979 Medical device and method to correct deformity 7 2008
8,673,011 Expandable cage 1 2009
8,585,761 Expandable cage with locking device 2 2009
8,518,086 Semi-constrained anchoring system 3 2010
9,011,491 Facet device and method 0 2012
 
GME Delaware 2 LLC (1)
* 7,955,390 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 11 2008
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (10)
8,579,908 Device for delivering viscous material 1 2004
8,415,407 Methods, materials, and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 5 2006
8,360,629 Mixing apparatus having central and planetary mixing elements 5 2006
8,333,773 Remotely-activated vertebroplasty injection device 8 2007
8,950,929 Fluid delivery system 0 2007
8,540,722 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 5 2009
8,361,078 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 8 2009
8,809,418 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 1 2013
8,956,368 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 0 2013
8,992,541 Hydraulic device for the injection of bone cement in percutaneous vertebroplasty 0 2013
 
PARADIGM SPINE, LLC (3)
8,470,000 Interspinous vertebral and lumbosacral stabilization devices and methods of use 2 2006
8,328,848 Interspinous vertebral stabilization devices 3 2006
7,922,750 Interlaminar-interspinous vertebral stabilization system 9 2007
 
ARTIFEX LTD. (1)
* 5,865,848 Dynamic intervertebral spacer and method of use 363 1997
 
DANEK GROUP, INC. (1)
* 5,108,395 Implant for anterior dorsolumbar spinal osteosynthesis, intended for the correction of kyphoses 185 1990
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (8)
8,182,537 Vertebral body replacement device and method for use to maintain a space between two vertebral bodies within a spine 6 2007
8,142,441 Surgical instrument and method of use for inserting an implant between two bones 6 2008
8,142,435 Multi-functional surgical instrument and method of use for inserting an implant between two bones 5 2009
* 8,702,719 Surgical instrument and method of use for inserting an implant between two bones 1 2011
* 2012/0310,293 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT AND METHOD OF USE FOR INSERTING AN IMPLANT BETWEEN TWO BONES 0 2011
8,591,587 Vertebral body replacement device and method for use to maintain a space between two vertebral bodies within a spine 0 2012
8,690,950 Vertebral body replacement device and method for use to maintain a space between two vertebral bodies within a spine 0 2013
9,034,046 Vertebral body replacement device and method for use to maintain a space between two vertebral bodies within a spine 0 2014
 
SPINEFRONTIER INC (1)
* 8,758,408 Spinous process fixation implant 0 2006
 
Zimmer Spine, Inc. (13)
* 5,015,255 Spinal stabilization method 514 1989
* 5,445,639 Intervertebral reamer construction 323 1991
* 5,489,308 Spinal implant 490 1994
* 6,149,686 Threaded spinal implant with bone ingrowth openings 85 1996
* 5,895,427 Method for spinal fixation 91 1996
6,419,705 Expandable fusion device and method 180 1999
6,287,343 Threaded spinal implant with bone ingrowth openings 67 1999
6,391,058 Threaded spinal implant with convex trailing surface 79 1999
6,743,231 Temporary spinal fixation apparatuses and methods 140 2000
6,830,589 Expandable fusion device and method 98 2002
7,618,440 Temporary spinal fixation apparatuses and methods 4 2004
* 8,439,953 Spinal stabilization system and method 0 2007
8,709,047 Spinal stabilization system and method 0 2013
 
KSPINE, INC. (5)
8,114,158 Facet device and method 7 2008
8,357,182 Alignment system with longitudinal support features 3 2009
8,357,183 Semi-constrained anchoring system 3 2009
8,828,058 Growth directed vertebral fixation system with distractible connector(s) and apical control 1 2010
8,920,472 Spinal correction and secondary stabilization 0 2013
 
ONIKE TECHNOLOGIES (1)
* 8,690,918 Spinous process fusion reduction plate for lumbar spine 0 2011
 
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OF GERMANY (1)
* 2012/0116,457 Stabilizer for assisting stabilization of a spinal implant and method of using the stabilizer 0 2010
 
ORTHOPHOENIX, LLC (2)
7,909,827 Systems and methods for creating cavities in interior body regions 22 2007
7,879,038 Apparatus, kits, and methods for creating cavities in cancellous bone using an elongated loop structure or bristles 15 2007
 
TRANS1 INC. (2)
7,905,905 Spinal mobility preservation apparatus 7 2007
7,905,908 Spinal mobility preservation method 6 2007
 
IMDS LLC (3)
* 6,113,638 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 255 1999
6,800,092 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 37 2000
7,717,959 Intervertebral device and method of use 45 2003
 
BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (2)
6,960,232 Artificial intervertebral disc 36 2003
8,696,749 Artificial intervertebral disc 1 2004
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (8)
* 5,306,310 Vertebral prosthesis 232 1992
* 5,702,453 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 317 1996
* 5,776,197 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 130 1996
* 5,776,198 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 164 1997
6,395,031 Expandable intervertebral spacers 130 2000
6,833,006 Expandable intervertebral spacers 76 2002
6,733,535 Spinal fusion implant having a trailing end adapted to engage an insertion device 73 2002
7,063,700 System for radial bone displacement 0 2003
 
Fairant; Paulette (1)
* 5,733,284 Device for anchoring spinal instrumentation on a vertebra 208 1996
 
Infinity Orthopaedics Company (1)
8,435,295 System and method for intervertebral implant delivery and removal 0 2006
 
HOSPITAL FOR JOINT DISEASES (1)
* 5,700,292 Spinal stabilization system and method 154 1995
 
PROMETHEAN SURGICAL DEVICES (1)
7,632,294 Devices and methods for spine repair 29 2004
 
STRYKER SPINE (1)
6,908,485 Implant for replacing a vertebra 42 2003
 
KARIN TEHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,875,213 Method of inserting spinal implants with the use of imaging 110 2003
 
SPINEOLOGY, INC. (1)
7,931,689 Method and apparatus for treating a vertebral body 19 2004
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (1)
8,066,713 Remotely-activated vertebroplasty injection device 13 2003
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION (1)
7,090,698 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 178 2002
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
* 4,636,217 Anterior spinal implant 477 1985
 
Collabcom II, LLC (2)
8,202,299 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 2 2008
8,721,688 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 0 2012
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
6,616,695 Implant for replacing a vertebra 67 2000
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (3)
7,918,876 Spinal implant adjustment device 14 2004
7,544,208 Adjustable corpectomy apparatus 29 2005
8,152,851 Expandable corpectomy device 2 2008
 
KUSLICH, STEPHEN D., 2400 KELLER PARKWAY, MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119 (1)
* 5,062,845 Method of making an intervertebral reamer 318 1989
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
8,992,617 Adjustable intervertebral implant 0 2008
 
MOSKOWITZ, NATHAN (1)
7,846,188 Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws, zero-profile horizontal intervertebral miniplates, total intervertebral body fusion devices, and posterior motion-calibrating interarticulating joint stapling device for spinal fusion 6 2006
 
COLLABCOM5, LLC., A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY CORP. (1)
8,974,496 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 0 2007
 
Infinity Orthopedics Ltd. (1)
7,618,459 Universal spinal disc implant system 14 2006
 
SOFAMOR DANEK GROUP, INC. (1)
6,447,547 Artificial spinal fusion implants 201 2000
 
MOSKOWITZ, NATHAN C. (9)
7,942,903 Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint calibrated stapling devices for spinal fusion 2 2007
8,535,379 Artificial cervical and lumbar discs, disc plate insertion gun for performing sequential single plate intervertebral implantation enabling symmetric bi-disc plate alignment for interplate mobile core placement 1 2007
7,972,363 Bi-directional fixating/locking transvertebral body screw/intervertebral cage stand-alone constructs and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint stapling guns and devices for spinal fusion 32 2008
8,734,516 Bi-directional fixating/locking transvertebral body screw/intervertebral cage stand-alone constructs having a central screw locking lever, and pliers and devices for spinal fusion 0 2009
8,257,370 Posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint staples, stapling guns, and devices for spinal fusion 0 2009
8,747,444 Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws, zero-profile horizontal intervertebral miniplates, total intervertebral body fusion devices, and posterior motion-calibrating interarticulating joint stapling device for spinal fusion 0 2010
8,353,913 Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint calibrated stapling devices for spinal fusion 3 2011
9,005,293 Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint calibrated stapling devices for spinal fusion 0 2011
9,056,018 Artificial cervical and lumbar discs, disc plate insertion gun for performing sequential single plate intervertebral implantation enabling symmetric bi-disc plate alignment for interplate mobile core placement 0 2013
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (5)
7,674,296 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 30 2005
8,721,723 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 0 2009
8,282,683 Expandable vertebral implant 1 2010
8,337,559 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 4 2010
* 8,690,917 Distraction screw 0 2011
 
DiscoTech N.V. (1)
* 6,127,597 Systems for percutaneous bone and spinal stabilization, fixation and repair 545 1998
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
* 4,932,975 Vertebral prosthesis 562 1989
 
SPINE WAVE, INC. (2)
7,234,468 Transverse cavity device and method 22 2005
7,815,643 Transverse cavity device and method 1 2009
 
Gmedelware 2 LLC (1)
8,926,700 Spinal facet joint implant 0 2004
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