US Patent No: 4,554,914

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Prosthetic vertebral body

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Abstract

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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 3 783
Smith, Robert R 2574 Lake Cir., Jackson, MS 39211 9 635

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 4,289,123 Orthopedic appliance 361 1980
* 4,401,112 Spinal fixator 499 1981
 
EDWARDS, CHARLES C. (1)
* 4,369,769 Spinal fixation device and method 226 1980
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (2)
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* 5,669,912 Apparatus for securing a cranial piece in position 52 1995
* 5,800,550 Interbody fusion cage 384 1997
6,197,030 Elastic loaded retractable pin device for cranial bone attachment 7 1997
* 6,066,175 Fusion stabilization chamber 300 1998
6,454,810 Endoprosthesis 29 1999
* 6,077,265 Nail for fixing the position and shape of broken long bones 32 1999
6,605,089 Apparatus and method for the delivery of electrical current for interbody spinal arthrodesis 63 1999
6,833,007 Endoprothesis 7 2002
7,455,672 Method for the delivery of electrical current to promote bone growth between adjacent bone masses 19 2003
* 2005/0197,700 Facet joint prosthesis and method of replacing a facet joint 68 2005
* 2005/0143,837 Arthroplasty devices configured to reduce shear stress 5 2005
* 2005/0182,412 Transverse cavity device and method 32 2005
8,834,526 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 0 2007
8,568,453 Spinal stabilization systems and methods of use 6 2008
7,935,116 Implant for the delivery of electrical current to promote bone growth between adjacent bone masses 10 2008
* 2009/0132,053 Apparatus and method for supporting vertebral bodies 6 2009
* 8,303,629 Spinous process fusion and orthopedic implants and methods 2 2010
* 8,771,359 Spinal implant device 0 2010
* 2012/0143,335 Spinal Implant Device 0 2010
* 8,357,162 Intramedullary mandibular condyle implants and method for application of the same 0 2011
* 2011/0172,668 Intramedullary Mandibular Condyle Implants and Method for Application of the Same 4 2011
8,206,387 Interbody spinal implant inductively coupled to an external power supply 0 2011
* 2011/0208,314 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING VERTEBRAL BODIES 1 2011
8,882,805 Spinal fixation system 0 2012
* 2013/0090,689 SPINAL FIXATION DEVICE 1 2012
8,623,055 Spinous process fusion and orthopedic implants and methods 0 2012
9,060,816 Spinal stabilization systems and methods of use 0 2014
9,510,865 Growth directed vertebral fixation system with distractible connector(s) and apical control 0 2014
 
KYPHON SARL (138)
6,379,355 Spine distraction implant and method 184 1999
6,332,882 Spine distraction implant 170 1999
7,621,950 Expandable intervertebral spacer 117 2000
6,419,676 Spine distraction implant and method 222 2000
6,451,020 Spine distraction implant and method 202 2000
6,419,677 Spine distraction implant and method 196 2001
* 6,796,983 Spine distraction implant and method 207 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
* 2004/0097,931 Interspinous process and sacrum implant and method 175 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
* 2006/0064,165 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 181 2005
8,048,117 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 12 2005
8,038,698 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 5 2005
8,057,513 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 14 2006
8,029,567 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 3 2006
7,988,709 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 8 2006
7,927,354 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 23 2006
8,147,548 Interspinous process implant having a thread-shaped wing and method of implantation 6 2006
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
7,828,822 Spinous process implant 27 2006
8,100,943 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 2 2006
7,998,174 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 16 2006
7,993,342 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2006
7,846,186 Equipment for surgical treatment of two vertebrae 27 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
8,034,080 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 11 2007
8,007,521 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 10 2007
* 2007/0276,373 Percutaneous Spinal Implants and Methods 53 2007
8,012,209 Interspinous process implant including a binder, binder aligner and method of implantation 7 2007
* 2007/0265,624 SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT AND METHOD 35 2007
7,666,209 Spine distraction implant and method 80 2007
8,096,994 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 8 2007
8,096,995 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2007
7,998,208 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 2 2007
* 2007/0225,807 PERCUTANEOUS SPINAL IMPLANTS AND METHODS 126 2007
7,749,253 Spine distraction implant and method 49 2007
7,635,377 Spine distraction implant and method 32 2007
* 2007/0203,497 Spine distraction implant and method 45 2007
* 2007/0203,490 Spine distraction implant and method 19 2007
8,157,841 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 3 2007
8,097,018 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 8 2007
8,092,459 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 3 2007
* 2008/0294,199 Spinous process implants and methods of using the same 17 2007
8,221,463 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 4 2007
8,092,535 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 4 2007
8,128,663 Spine distraction implant 2 2007
8,157,840 Spine distraction implant and method 2 2007
* 2008/0071,378 SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT AND METHOD 40 2007
8,454,659 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 0 2007
8,007,537 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 9 2007
* 7,662,187 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 37 2007
8,348,976 Spinous-process implants and methods of using the same 2 2007
* 7,588,592 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 24 2007
* 2008/0021,472 System and Method for Immobilizing Adjacent Spinous Processes 13 2007
8,097,019 Systems and methods for in situ assembly of an interspinous process distraction implant 4 2007
* 2008/0177,391 Systems and Methods for In Situ Assembly of an Interspinous Process Distraction Implant 31 2007
8,273,107 Interspinous process implant having a thread-shaped wing and method of implantation 6 2007
8,128,702 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 8 2007
8,109,972 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 9 2007
7,635,378 Spine distraction implant and method 41 2007
8,221,458 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 2 2007
8,167,890 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2007
8,147,516 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 2 2007
8,043,335 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 4 2007
8,029,549 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 8 2007
7,993,374 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 9 2007
* 2008/0051,891 PERCUTANEOUS SPINAL IMPLANTS AND METHODS 7 2007
* 2008/0051,893 PERCUTANEOUS SPINAL IMPLANTS AND METHODS 10 2007
8,029,542 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 4 2007
8,118,839 Interspinous implant 11 2007
8,105,358 Medical implants and methods 18 2008
8,114,131 Extension limiting devices and methods of use for the spine 3 2008
8,114,135 Adjustable surgical cables and methods for treating spinal stenosis 6 2009
8,372,117 Multi-level interspinous implants and methods of use 1 2009
8,157,842 Interspinous implant and methods of use 8 2009
8,128,661 Interspinous process distraction system and method with positionable wing and method 3 2009
8,216,277 Spine distraction implant and method 7 2009
8,317,831 Interspinous process spacer diagnostic balloon catheter and methods of use 2 2010
8,114,132 Dynamic interspinous process device 12 2010
8,147,526 Interspinous process spacer diagnostic parallel balloon catheter and methods of use 5 2010
8,349,013 Spine distraction implant 13 2010
8,454,693 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 2 2011
 
SOFAMOR DANEK HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
* 6,126,660 Spinal compression and distraction devices and surgical methods 224 1998
6,478,823 Artificial spinal fusion implants 190 2000
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
6,395,030 Spinal fixation system 133 2000
6,682,561 Spinal fixation system 80 2002
 
GMEDELEWARE 2 LLC (1)
9,237,916 Devices and methods for vertebrostenting 0 2007
 
Flex Technologies, Inc. (1)
6,447,518 Flexible shaft components 205 2000
 
SPINELOGIK, INC. (7)
8,313,528 Intervertebral fusion device and method of use 16 2008
8,333,804 Intervertebral fusion device and method of use 9 2009
* 8,382,839 Intervertebral fusion device and method of use 5 2009
8,551,175 Method and apparatus for retaining a fusion member while delivering the fusion member between two vertebral bodies 4 2010
* 8,460,385 Fusion member for insertion between vertebral bodies 6 2010
9,427,324 Intervertebral fusion device and method of use 0 2011
9,028,549 Intervertebral fusion device and method of use 2 2013
 
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
 
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
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (3)
* 2007/0265,706 FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS 26 2007
* 2008/0119,845 FACET REPLACEMENT DEVICE REMOVAL AND REVISION SYSTEMS AND METHODS 17 2007
* 2008/0091,201 Facet Arthroplasty Devices and Methods 17 2007
 
VERTX, INC. (1)
7,114,501 Transverse cavity device and method 35 2001
 
QUANDARY MEDICAL, LLC (30)
6,575,979 Method and apparatus for providing posterior or anterior trans-sacral access to spinal vertebrae 218 2000
6,558,386 Axial spinal implant and method and apparatus for implanting an axial spinal implant within the vertebrae of the spine 176 2000
6,790,210 Methods and apparatus for forming curved axial bores through spinal vertebrae 190 2000
6,740,090 Methods and apparatus for forming shaped axial bores through spinal vertebrae 165 2000
* 6,558,390 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 365 2001
6,899,716 Method and apparatus for spinal augmentation 217 2002
6,921,403 Method and apparatus for spinal distraction and fusion 203 2002
7,309,338 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 86 2003
7,087,058 Method and apparatus for providing posterior or anterior trans-sacral access to spinal vertebrae 138 2003
7,569,056 Methods and apparatus for forming shaped axial bores through spinal vertebrae 37 2004
7,500,977 Method and apparatus for manipulating material in the spine 61 2004
7,608,077 Method and apparatus for spinal distraction and fusion 35 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 33 2006
7,641,657 Method and apparatus for providing posterior or anterior trans-sacral access to spinal vertebrae 13 2006
7,744,599 Articulating spinal implant 15 2007
7,727,263 Articulating spinal implant 15 2007
7,794,463 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 16 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 7 2009
8,747,472 Spinal therapy device with fixated distraction distance 2 2009
* 2011/0040,329 SPINAL THERAPY DEVICE WITH FIXATED DISTRACTION DISTANCE 8 2009
8,292,928 Method and apparatus for spinal distraction and fusion 2 2009
8,167,947 Methods for push distraction and for provision of therapy to adjacent motion segments 4 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 3 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 (2)
* 2010/0121,239 SUPPORT INCLUDING STABILIZING BRACE AND INSERTS FOR USE WITH ANY NUMBER OF SPINAL VERTEBRAE SUCH AS UPPER THORACIC VERTEBRAE 0 2009
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 797 1987
 
MEDTRONIC INTERNATIONAL, LTD. (1)
* 2003/0078,588 Protection device 10 2002
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (9)
7,708,776 Intervertebral disk replacement system and methods 28 2003
8,167,915 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 12 2006
* 2007/0093,825 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 26 2006
* 2009/0018,658 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 18 2007
7,842,074 Spinal stabilization systems and methods of use 9 2008
8,343,190 Systems and methods for spinous process fixation 20 2009
8,801,757 Spinal stabilization systems and methods of use 1 2010
* 2011/0098,746 Methods and Apparatus For Treating Spinal Stenosis 2 2011
D757943 Spinous process plate 0 2014
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (229)
* 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
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
* 6,123,705 Interbody spinal fusion implants 244 1996
* 6,120,503 Apparatus instrumentation, and method for spinal fixation 333 1997
6,224,595 Method for inserting a spinal implant 141 1998
6,344,057 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 224 1998
6,264,656 Threaded spinal implant 228 1998
* 6,149,650 Threaded spinal implant 91 1998
* 6,136,001 Apparatus and method for linking spinal implants 123 1998
6,193,757 Expandable intervertebral spacers 399 1998
7,291,149 Method for inserting interbody spinal fusion implants 38 1999
6,500,205 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 221 2000
6,364,880 Spinal implant with bone screws 174 2000
6,814,756 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 114 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
6,972,019 Interbody spinal implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 147 2001
6,709,458 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 129 2001
6,652,584 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 97 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
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
7,914,554 Spinal implant containing multiple bone growth promoting materials 13 2002
7,207,991 Method for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 135 2002
7,976,566 Apparatus for insertion into an implantation space 22 2002
* 2002/0099,378 Apparatus, instrumentation and method for spinal fixation 44 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
7,048,736 Device for fixation of spinous processes 318 2002
* 2003/0216,736 Device for fixation of spinous processes 35 2002
7,399,303 Bone cutting device and method for use thereof 35 2002
7,503,933 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 110 2002
* 2003/0040,798 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 36 2002
7,118,598 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 115 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
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
7,563,281 Apparatus and method for supporting vertebral bodies 10 2003
7,326,214 Bone cutting device having a cutting edge with a non-extending center 34 2003
7,255,698 Apparatus and method for anterior spinal stabilization 87 2003
7,776,069 Posterior vertebral support assembly 15 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
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
7,655,027 Method for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 79 2003
7,585,316 Interspinous spacer 60 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
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
7,608,107 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
* 2005/0065,518 Spinal fusion system including spinal fusion device and additional orthopedic hardware 25 2004
7,655,042 Expandable intervertebral spacers 54 2004
* 2005/0113,920 Expandable intervertebral spacers 23 2004
8,728,160 Expandable intervertebral spacer 3 2005
7,776,090 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 87 2005
7,691,148 Frusto-conical spinal implant 13 2005
7,763,050 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 50 2005
8,066,742 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 8 2005
* 2006/0241,757 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same 216 2005
7,938,858 Spinal implant system 3 2005
* 2005/0228,501 Spinal implant system 103 2005
7,749,256 Ratcheting fixation plate 8 2005
* 2006/0235,398 Ratcheting fixation plate 30 2005
7,862,590 Interspinous process spacer 28 2005
8,034,079 Implants and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of a spinal motion segment 8 2005
7,780,709 Implants and methods for inter-transverse process dynamic stabilization of a spinal motion segment 16 2005
* 2006/0241,613 Implants and methods for inter-transverse process dynamic stabilization of a spinal motion segment 140 2005
7,789,898 Transverse process/laminar spacer 35 2005
7,384,431 Height adjustable vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 29 2005
* 2006/0235,387 Transverse process/laminar spacer 179 2005
* 2005/0187,634 Height adjustable vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 17 2005
7,727,233 Spinous process stabilization devices and methods 52 2005
* 2006/0247,623 Local delivery of an active agent from an orthopedic implant 250 2005
8,357,181 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 18 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
7,862,591 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 32 2005
* 7,699,873 Spinous process anchoring systems and methods 54 2005
* 2007/0118,120 Spinous process anchoring systems and methods 21 2005
8,007,534 Expandable implant with expander 30 2005
7,442,209 Implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 56 2005
* 2006/0079,962 Expandable implant with expander 24 2005
* 2006/0079,961 Implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 30 2005
* 2007/0173,820 Materials, devices, and methods for treating multiple spinal regions including the anterior region 62 2006
* 2007/0168,038 Materials, devices and methods for treating multiple spinal regions including the interbody region 33 2006
8,083,795 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same 4 2006
7,837,711 Artificial spinous process for the sacrum and methods of use 33 2006
7,691,130 Spinal implants including a sensor and methods of use 10 2006
7,682,376 Interspinous devices and methods of use 56 2006
7,887,565 Apparatus and method for sequential distraction 37 2006
8,262,698 Expandable device for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 5 2006
7,985,246 Methods and instruments for delivering interspinous process spacers 17 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 6 2006
* 2007/0250,171 Expandable intervertebral devices and methods of use 25 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
8,187,331 Expandable vertebral implant and methods of use 11 2006
7,981,157 Self-contained expandable implant and method 10 2006
7,914,581 Expandable implant, instrument, and method 13 2006
7,879,096 Centrally driven expandable implant 10 2006
7,794,501 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 50 2006
7,758,648 Stabilized, adjustable expandable implant and method 44 2006
7,575,601 Locking expandable implant and method 17 2006
* 2007/0255,413 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 42 2006
8,348,978 Interosteotic implant 6 2006
8,252,031 Molding device for an expandable interspinous process implant 7 2006
8,105,357 Interspinous process brace 6 2006
8,048,118 Adjustable interspinous process brace 13 2006
7,846,185 Expandable interspinous process implant and method of installing same 27 2006
7,708,779 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 42 2006
* 2007/0255,415 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 96 2006
8,062,337 Expandable device for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 9 2006
8,147,517 Systems and methods for adjusting properties of a spinal implant 20 2006
* 2006/0241,764 Spinal implant 36 2006
7,862,618 Expandable vertebral body implants and methods of use 16 2006
* 2008/0021,555 Expandable vertebral body implants and methods of use 21 2006
8,048,119 Apparatus for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 2 2006
8,771,358 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 3 2006
7,815,683 Implants with helical supports and methods of use for spacing vertebral members 55 2006
* 2008/0161,926 Implants with Helical Supports and Methods of Use for Spacing Vertebral Members 6 2006
* 2008/0177,333 Adjustable jacking implant 14 2006
* 2008/0114,401 Posterior Fixation Devices and Methods of Use 12 2006
* 2008/0114,358 Intervertebral Prosthetic Assembly for Spinal Stabilization and Method of Implanting Same 93 2006
7,879,104 Spinal implant system 8 2006
* 2008/0114,357 INTER-TRANSVERSE PROCESS SPACER DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USE IN CORRECTING A SPINAL DEFORMITY 113 2006
7,955,392 Interspinous process devices and methods 25 2006
8,672,974 Spine distraction implant and method 5 2007
8,540,751 Spine distraction implant and method 5 2007
* 8,617,211 Spine distraction implant and method 5 2007
* 8,821,548 Spine distraction implant and method 0 2007
8,568,454 Spine distraction implant and method 5 2007
8,568,460 Spine distraction implant and method 0 2007
8,840,646 Spinous process implants and methods 1 2007
* 2008/0281,361 Posterior stabilization and spinous process systems and methods 94 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 5 2007
8,568,455 Spine distraction implant and method 5 2007
8,679,161 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 2 2007
8,114,136 Implants and methods for inter-spinous process dynamic stabilization of a spinal motion segment 4 2008
7,794,502 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 43 2008
* 2009/0062,921 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 12 2008
8,012,213 Apparatus and method for supporting vertebral bodies 2 2009
* 8,123,808 Vertebral endplate connection implant and method 2 2009
8,123,809 Deployment system and method for an expandable vertebral implant 3 2009
* 2010/0268,341 MINIMALLY INVASIVE EXPANDABLE VERTEBRAL IMPLANT AND METHOD 9 2009
* 2010/0268,340 Minimally Invasive Expandable Contained Vertebral Implant and Method 8 2009
* 2010/0268,343 VERTEBRAL ENDPLATE CONNECTION IMPLANT AND METHOD 7 2009
* 2010/0268,338 DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN EXPANDABLE VERTEBRAL IMPLANT 5 2009
7,828,800 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 16 2009
8,043,378 Intercostal spacer device and method for use in correcting a spinal deformity 1 2009
8,216,276 Interspinous spacer 7 2009
8,029,550 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 1 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 2 2009
7,993,403 Expandable intervertebral spacers 23 2010
8,043,336 Posterior vertebral support assembly 4 2010
8,216,279 Spinal implant kits with multiple interchangeable modules 1 2010
* 2010/0145,387 SPINAL IMPLANTS INCLUDING A SENSOR AND METHODS OF USE 3 2010
8,888,816 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 0 2010
7,942,933 Frusto-conical spinal implant 9 2010
8,353,957 Expandable medical device and method 0 2010
8,226,653 Spinous process stabilization devices and methods 4 2010
8,221,465 Multi-chamber expandable interspinous process spacer 3 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 4 2010
8,814,908 Injectable flexible interspinous process device system 3 2010
8,021,430 Anatomic spinal implant having anatomic bearing surfaces 74 2010
8,167,946 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 10 2010
8,057,475 Threaded interbody spinal fusion implant 2 2010
* 2011/0087,328 CENTRALLY DRIVEN EXPANDABLE IMPLANT AND METHOD 9 2010
8,740,980 Expandable medical implant 4 2011
9,345,584 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 0 2011
8,562,650 Percutaneous spinous process fusion plate assembly and method 2 2011
8,366,779 Expandable implant, instrument, and method 1 2011
* 2011/0172,779 Expandable Implant, Instrument, and Method 1 2011
8,591,548 Spinous process fusion plate assembly 1 2011
8,591,549 Variable durometer lumbar-sacral implant 0 2011
8,613,769 Apparatus and method for supporting vertebral bodies 2 2011
8,409,292 Spinal fusion implant 1 2011
8,231,681 Self-contained expandable implant and method 9 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
8,591,546 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 1 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 3 2012
8,679,118 Spinal implants 1 2012
8,579,979 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 5 2012
8,758,344 Spinal implant and instruments 1 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
* 9,283,090 Spinal construct and method 0 2013
* 2015/0025,636 SPINAL CONSTRUCT AND METHOD 0 2013
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (3)
6,482,233 Prosthetic interbody spacer 181 1999
6,176,881 Telescopic vertebral prosthesis 191 1999
6,524,341 Telescopic vertebral prosthesis 88 2001
 
SPINAL ELEMENTS, INC. (8)
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
9,220,547 Flanged interbody fusion device 0 2010
8,696,721 Orthopedic expansion fastener 3 2011
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
 
Co-Ligne AG (2)
* 7,288,114 Medical implant 7 2002
* 2004/0158,324 Medical implant 6 2004
 
OHIO MEDICAL INSTRUMENT COMPANY, INC. (1)
* 4,892,545 Vertebral lock 275 1988
 
K2M, INC. (10)
8,162,979 Medical device and method to correct deformity 19 2008
8,673,011 Expandable cage 5 2009
8,585,761 Expandable cage with locking device 13 2009
* 2010/0179,656 EXPANDABLE CAGE WITH LOCKING DEVICE 12 2009
* 2010/0179,594 EXPANDABLE CAGE 13 2009
8,518,086 Semi-constrained anchoring system 14 2010
9,011,491 Facet device and method 2 2012
9,358,044 Semi-constrained anchoring system 0 2012
9,451,997 Facet device and method 0 2015
9,408,638 Spinal correction system actuators 0 2016
 
GME Delaware 2 LLC (1)
* 7,955,390 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 13 2008
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (8)
8,579,908 Device for delivering viscous material 1 2004
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
8,809,418 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 5 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
 
PARADIGM SPINE, LLC (8)
8,470,000 Interspinous vertebral and lumbosacral stabilization devices and methods of use 2 2006
* 2006/0241,601 Interspinous vertebral and lumbosacral stabilization devices and methods of use 250 2006
8,328,848 Interspinous vertebral stabilization devices 5 2006
* 2007/0161,993 INTERSPINOUS VERTEBRAL STABILIZATION DEVICES 72 2006
7,922,750 Interlaminar-interspinous vertebral stabilization system 18 2007
* 2008/0228,225 Interlaminar-Interspinous Vertebral Stabilization System 75 2007
9,173,746 Interspinous vertebral stabilization devices 0 2012
9,402,657 Interspinous vertebral and lumbosacral stabilization devices and methods of use 0 2013
 
Artifex Ltd. (1)
* 5,865,848 Dynamic intervertebral spacer and method of use 436 1997
 
DANEK GROUP, INC. (1)
* 5,108,395 Implant for anterior dorsolumbar spinal osteosynthesis, intended for the correction of kyphoses 198 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 9 2007
8,142,441 Surgical instrument and method of use for inserting an implant between two bones 9 2008
8,142,435 Multi-functional surgical instrument and method of use for inserting an implant between two bones 7 2009
* 8,702,719 Surgical instrument and method of use for inserting an implant between two bones 2 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 5 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 1 2014
 
SPINEFRONTIER INC (1)
* 8,758,408 Spinous process fixation implant 0 2006
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (18)
* 5,015,255 Spinal stabilization method 555 1989
* 5,445,639 Intervertebral reamer construction 393 1991
* 5,489,308 Spinal implant 540 1994
* 6,149,686 Threaded spinal implant with bone ingrowth openings 89 1996
* 5,895,427 Method for spinal fixation 100 1996
6,419,705 Expandable fusion device and method 230 1999
6,287,343 Threaded spinal implant with bone ingrowth openings 76 1999
6,391,058 Threaded spinal implant with convex trailing surface 85 1999
6,743,231 Temporary spinal fixation apparatuses and methods 174 2000
6,830,589 Expandable fusion device and method 154 2002
* 2003/0004,575 Expandable fusion device and method 12 2002
7,618,440 Temporary spinal fixation apparatuses and methods 5 2004
* 2005/0137,593 Temporary spinal fixation apparatuses and methods 50 2004
* 8,439,953 Spinal stabilization system and method 0 2007
* 2008/0140,125 SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD 31 2007
8,709,047 Spinal stabilization system and method 0 2013
9,107,707 Spinal stabilization system and method 0 2014
* 2015/0305,784 SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD 0 2015
 
KSPINE, INC. (13)
8,114,158 Facet device and method 20 2008
8,357,182 Alignment system with longitudinal support features 14 2009
8,357,183 Semi-constrained anchoring system 14 2009
9,168,071 Growth modulation system 0 2009
8,828,058 Growth directed vertebral fixation system with distractible connector(s) and apical control 6 2010
9,468,468 Transverse connector for spinal stabilization system 0 2011
9,333,009 Spinal correction system actuators 0 2012
9,173,681 Alignment system with longitudinal support features 0 2012
8,920,472 Spinal correction and secondary stabilization 2 2013
9,468,469 Transverse coupler adjuster spinal correction systems and methods 0 2013
9,468,471 Transverse coupler adjuster spinal correction systems and methods 0 2013
9,451,987 System and method for spinal correction 0 2014
9,113,959 Spinal correction and secondary stabilization 0 2014
 
Onike Technologies (1)
* 8,690,918 Spinous process fusion reduction plate for lumbar spine 1 2011
 
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
* 2012/0116,457 Stabilizer for assisting stabilization of a spinal implant and method of using the stabilizer 0 2010
 
ORTHOPHOENIX, LLC (4)
7,909,827 Systems and methods for creating cavities in interior body regions 37 2007
* 2007/0197,861 Systems and methods for creating cavities in interior body regions 16 2007
* 2007/0198,020 Apparatus and method for creating cavities in interior body regions 35 2007
7,879,038 Apparatus, kits, and methods for creating cavities in cancellous bone using an elongated loop structure or bristles 29 2007
 
TRANS1 INC. (2)
7,905,905 Spinal mobility preservation apparatus 8 2007
7,905,908 Spinal mobility preservation method 13 2007
 
IMDS LLC (4)
* 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
 
BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (3)
6,960,232 Artificial intervertebral disc 38 2003
8,696,749 Artificial intervertebral disc 1 2004
* 2004/0267,369 Artificial intervertebral disc 87 2004
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (11)
* 5,306,310 Vertebral prosthesis 271 1992
* 5,702,453 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 366 1996
* 5,776,197 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 148 1996
* 5,776,198 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 193 1997
6,395,031 Expandable intervertebral spacers 163 2000
* 2002/0052,656 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 27 2001
6,833,006 Expandable intervertebral spacers 103 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
* 2007/0270,960 Extendable anchor in a vertebral implant and methods of use 14 2006
* 2007/0255,421 Locking expandable implant and method 16 2006
 
RIVERBEND DESIGN LLC (1)
* 2006/0106,381 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 283 2005
 
Fairant; Paulette (1)
* 5,733,284 Device for anchoring spinal instrumentation on a vertebra 246 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 178 1995
 
PROMETHEAN SURGICAL DEVICES, LLC (1)
7,632,294 Devices and methods for spine repair 43 2004
 
STRYKER SPINE (1)
6,908,485 Implant for replacing a vertebra 46 2003
 
FACET SOLUTIONS, INC. (3)
* 2005/0261,770 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 154 2005
* 2007/0079,517 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 56 2006
* 2008/0045,954 PROSTHESES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REPLACEMENT OF NATURAL FACET JOINTS WITH ARTIFICIAL FACET JOINT SURFACES 31 2007
 
SOUTHERN SPINE, LLC (1)
* 2010/0049,252 Transverse Connector Device for Extending an Existing Spinal Fixation System 12 2009
 
KARIN TEHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,875,213 Method of inserting spinal implants with the use of imaging 129 2003
 
SPINEOLOGY, INC. (1)
7,931,689 Method and apparatus for treating a vertebral body 26 2004
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (1)
8,066,713 Remotely-activated vertebroplasty injection device 21 2003
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (1)
7,090,698 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 197 2002
 
ABDOU, SAMY (1)
* 2014/0121,705 SPINOUS PROCESS FUSION AND ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANTS AND METHODS 1 2014
 
ZIMMER BIOMET SPINE, INC. (1)
9,247,968 Spinous process implants and associated methods 0 2010
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
* 4,636,217 Anterior spinal implant 497 1985
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
6,616,695 Implant for replacing a vertebra 78 2000
 
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
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (3)
7,918,876 Spinal implant adjustment device 28 2004
7,544,208 Adjustable corpectomy apparatus 39 2005
8,152,851 Expandable corpectomy device 7 2008
 
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. (7)
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
8,992,617 Adjustable intervertebral implant 0 2008
9,259,696 Mixing apparatus having central and planetary mixing elements 2 2012
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
 
MOSKOWITZ, NATHAN (2)
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 16 2006
* 2007/0049,943 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 37 2006
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (1)
* 2003/0208,272 Implant for replacing a vertebra 3 2003
 
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 18 2006
 
SOFAMOR DANEK GROUP, INC. (1)
6,447,547 Artificial spinal fusion implants 242 2000
 
MOSKOWITZ, NATHAN C. (20)
* 7,704,279 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 24 2005
* 2006/0241,621 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 33 2005
8,251,891 Totally wireless electronically embedded action-ended endoscope utilizing differential directional illumination with digitally controlled mirrors and/or prisms 2 2007
* 2007/0167,678 TOOLS FOR IMPLANTATION AND EXTRACTION OF POSTERIORLY PLACED LUMBAR ARTICIAL DISCS INCLUDING: A TOTALLY WIRELESS ELECTRONICALLY EMBEDDED ACTION-ENDED ENDOSCOPE UTILIZING DIFFERENTIAL DIRECTIONAL ILLUMINATION WITH DIGITALLY CONTROLLED MIRRORS AND/OR PRISMS, AND A DISC BALL INSERTER , A PLATE EXTRACTOR, AND RESCUE DISC PLATES 8 2007
7,942,903 Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint calibrated stapling devices for spinal fusion 21 2007
* 2008/0033,440 BI-DIRECTIONAL FIXATING TRANSVERTEBRAL BODY SCREWS AND POSTERIOR CERVICAL AND LUMBAR INTERARTICULATING JOINT CALIBRATED STAPLING DEVICES FOR SPINAL FUSION 53 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
* 2009/0132,051 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 3 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 41 2008
* 2008/0177,307 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 39 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 3 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
* 2009/0224,023 POSTERIOR CERVICAL AND LUMBAR INTERARTICULATING JOINT STAPLES, STAPLING GUNS, AND DEVICES FOR SPINAL FUSION 11 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 10 2011
* 2011/0208,312 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 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
9,301,854 Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint calibrated stapling devices for spinal fusion 0 2013
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. (70)
7,041,136 Facet joint replacement 236 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
* 2004/0049,275 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 195 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 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
7,674,296 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 49 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
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
* 2008/0249,568 Crossbar Spinal Prosthesis Having a Modular Design and Systems for Treating Spinal Pathologies 6 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
* 2006/0100,709 FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS 41 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 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
* 7,909,873 Delivery apparatus and methods for vertebrostenting 12 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
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
* 2009/0082,871 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPINE JOINT REPLACEMENT 16 2008
8,721,723 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 11 2009
8,623,025 Delivery apparatus and methods for vertebrostenting 0 2010
9,480,485 Devices and methods for vertebrostenting 0 2010
8,282,683 Expandable vertebral implant 9 2010
8,337,559 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 15 2010
* 8,690,917 Distraction screw 1 2011
* 9,107,759 Facet arthoplasty devices and methods 0 2013
* 2013/0325,127 Facet Arthoplasty Devices and Methods 0 2013
 
Infinity Orthopaedics Company, Ltd (1)
* 2005/0027,362 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 58 2004
 
DiscoTech N.V. (1)
* 6,127,597 Systems for percutaneous bone and spinal stabilization, fixation and repair 633 1998
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
2011/0270,510 CONTROLLING CYLINDER MIXTURE AND TURBOCHARGER OPERATION 0 2011
 
Spinefrontier LLS (1)
* 2007/0162,001 SPINOUS PROCESS FIXATION IMPLANT 30 2006
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
* 4,932,975 Vertebral prosthesis 604 1989
 
SPINE WAVE, INC. (5)
7,234,468 Transverse cavity device and method 28 2005
* 2005/0182,413 Transverse cavity device and method 19 2005
* 2007/0162,032 Transverse Cavity Device and Method 3 2007
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