US Patent No: 5,062,845

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Method of making an intervertebral reamer

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A surgical tool is disclosed for use in spinal stabilization for fusing contiguous vertebra in an animal spine. The tool includes a distal end having external dimensions sized for the distal end to be inserted within the animal body and located against a tissue layer between contiguous vertebra. Cutting blades are carried on the distal end for cutting at least a portion of the layer and at least a portion of vertebra bodies to form a chamber within the contiguous vertebra. The cutting blades are selected for the chamber to be sized greater than the external dimensions of the distal end. A control element is provided for controlling a depth of cut of the cutting blade between at least first and second positions with the cutting blade retained within the external dimensions when in the first position and with the cutting blade extended to form the chamber when in the second position.

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ZIMMER SPINE, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN372
KUSLICH, STEPHEN D., 2400 KELLER PARKWAY, MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119MINNEAPOLIS, MN0

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Corin, James D Englewood, CO 6 1778
Kuslich, Stephen D Grant Township, MN 79 7122

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LINVATEC CORPORATION (2)
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SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (2)
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BRANTIGAN, W. JOHN DR.( CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) (1)
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Dapra; David J. (1)
* 4,586,497 Drill fixation device and method for vertebra cutting 38 1983
 
EDWARDS, CHARLES C. (1)
* 4,369,769 Spinal fixation device and method 185 1980
 
FELDMUHLE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
* 4,468,200 Helical mandibular implant 128 1983
 
HENRY FORD HOSPITAL (1)
* 4,553,273 Vertebral body prosthesis and spine stabilizing method 405 1983
 
HOWLAND, ROBERT W. (1)
* 4,653,481 Advanced spine fixation system and method 293 1986
 
MIDAS REX, L.P. (1)
* 4,612,922 Drilling apparatus and method 31 1983
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
* 4,589,414 Surgical cutting instrument 187 1984
 
PFIZER HOSPITAL PRODUCTS GROUP, INC. (1)
* 4,714,469 Spinal implant 548 1987
 
RAY MEDICA, INC. (1)
* 4,772,287 Prosthetic disc and method of implanting 703 1987
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
* 4,636,217 Anterior spinal implant 462 1985
 
SPINE-TECH, INC. (1)
* 4,501,269 Process for fusing bone joints 606 1984
 
Sulzer Brothers Limited (1)
* 4,447,915 Expandable medullary canal plug 62 1982
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (1)
* 4,473,070 Intramedullary reamer 62 1983
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (1)
* 4,686,997 Skeletal bone remodeling studies using guided trephine sample 60 1986
 
VALENTI, ANDREW (1)
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
* 2002/0138,146 Anterior expandable spinal fusion cage system 8 2002
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (13)
* 4,349,921 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 894 1980
* 4,309,777 Artificial intervertebral disc 674 1980
* 4,401,112 Spinal fixator 475 1981
* 4,479,491 Intervertebral stabilization implant 229 1982
* 4,545,374 Method and instruments for performing a percutaneous lumbar diskectomy 761 1982
* 4,596,243 Surgical methods and apparatus for bone removal 29 1983
* 4,554,914 Prosthetic vertebral body 531 1983
* 4,599,086 Spine stabilization device and method 524 1985
* 4,696,292 Tool for use in anchoring implantable prosthesis and method 40 1985
* 4,657,550 Buttressing device usable in a vertebral prosthesis 474 1986
* 4,714,478 Prosthesis, method, and tool for installing same 82 1986
* 4,690,595 De-burring tool for the de-burring of the edges of holes in curved or oblique surfaces of a work piece 12 1986
* 4,756,649 Counterbore for the bilateral attachment of plane surfaces to bolt holes 45 1987
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (116)
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6,923,810 Frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 124 1995
6,270,498 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 201 1995
6,210,412 Method for inserting frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 203 1995
6,096,038 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 320 1995
6,436,098 Method for inserting spinal implants and for securing a guard to the spine 167 1996
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6,123,705 Interbody spinal fusion implants 201 1996
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6,174,311 Interbody fusion grafts and instrumentation 366 1998
6,241,770 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 120 1999
6,245,072 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 101 1999
7,147,665 Threaded cylindrical multidiscoid single or multiple array disc prosthesis 78 1999
7,291,149 Method for inserting interbody spinal fusion implants 26 1999
6,610,089 Spinal implant and cutting tool preparation accessory for mounting the implant 86 1999
6,315,795 Fusion implant device and method of use 115 2000
7,462,195 Artificial lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 15 2000
6,350,283 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 110 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 21 2000
8,734,447 Apparatus and method of inserting spinal implants 0 2000
7,993,347 Guard for use in performing human interbody spinal surgery 0 2000
6,758,849 Interbody spinal fusion implants 71 2000
6,595,995 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 43 2000
RE42576 Human spinal disc prosthesis 0 2001
8,882,835 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 0 2001
7,479,160 Interbody fusion grafts and instrumentation 107 2001
7,641,692 Implantable joint prosthesis 9 2001
6,562,045 Machining apparatus 24 2001
6,666,890 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 50 2001
6,770,074 Apparatus for use in inserting spinal implants 162 2001
RE42480 Human spinal disc prothesis with hinges 2 2001
7,520,878 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 0 2002
6,814,734 Surgical instrumentation and method for forming a passage in bone having an enlarged cross-sectional portion 29 2002
7,207,991 Method for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 99 2002
6,989,031 Hemi-interbody spinal implant manufactured from a major long bone ring or a bone composite 64 2002
6,890,355 Artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 76 2002
6,749,636 Contoured spinal fusion implants made of bone or a bone composite material 70 2002
7,399,303 Bone cutting device and method for use thereof 26 2002
7,503,933 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 64 2002
7,169,183 Vertebral implant for promoting arthrodesis of the spine 60 2002
7,025,787 Implantable joint prosthesis and associated instrumentation 104 2002
8,066,705 Instrumentation for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 16 2003
7,674,265 Minimally invasive instruments and methods for preparing vertebral endplates 4 2003
7,300,440 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 21 2003
7,601,174 Wear-resistant endoprosthetic devices 11 2003
7,112,224 Spinal implant and cutting tool preparation accessory for mounting the implant 28 2003
7,326,214 Bone cutting device having a cutting edge with a non-extending center 24 2003
7,625,374 Interbody fusion grafts and instrumentation 19 2003
7,662,185 Intervertebral implants 6 2003
8,673,004 Method for inserting an interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 0 2003
7,264,622 System for radial bone displacement 29 2003
7,678,149 Open intervertebral spacer 2 2003
7,637,953 Interbody fusion grafts and instrumentation 8 2003
7,387,643 Method for installation of artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 41 2003
7,156,875 Arcuate artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 37 2003
7,179,262 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 4 2003
7,022,137 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 22 2003
7,273,498 Open intervertebral spacer 31 2004
7,641,664 Surgical instrumentation and method for treatment of a spinal structure 10 2004
7,435,262 Contoured cortical bone implants 29 2004
7,429,264 Minimally invasive deployable cutting instrument 10 2004
7,686,805 Methods for distraction of a disc space 43 2004
7,749,225 Surgical instrumentation and method for forming a passage in bone having an enlarged cross-sectional portion 1 2004
7,789,914 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 19 2004
7,618,461 Composite intervertebral disc implants and methods for forming the same 19 2004
* 7,503,936 Methods for forming and retaining intervertebral disc implants 30 2004
7,726,002 Processes for making spinal intervertebral implant, interconnections for such implant 0 2004
8,333,985 Non-glycerol stabilized bone graft 0 2005
7,780,708 Implant retaining device 7 2005
7,776,090 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 47 2005
7,691,148 Frusto-conical spinal implant 10 2005
8,105,383 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 3 2005
7,540,882 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 26 2005
7,455,692 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 27 2005
7,763,050 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 27 2005
7,329,283 Open intervertebral spacer 16 2005
7,520,900 Intervertebral disc nucleus implants and methods 12 2005
7,569,054 Tubular member having a passage and opposed bone contacting extensions 39 2005
8,066,749 Implant for stabilizing a bone graft during spinal fusion 8 2005
8,034,088 Surgical instrumentation and method for treatment of a spinal structure 1 2006
7,611,536 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 31 2006
8,163,018 Treatment of the vertebral column 2 2006
7,520,888 Treatment of the vertebral column 9 2006
7,887,565 Apparatus and method for sequential distraction 22 2006
8,292,957 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 1 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 15 2006
7,722,619 Method of maintaining distraction of a spinal disc space 17 2006
8,480,745 Spinal implant and cutting tool preparation accessory for mounting the implant 0 2006
7,857,818 Method and apparatus for delivering an intervertebral disc implant 4 2007
8,372,157 Joint revision implant 0 2008
8,323,340 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 1 2008
7,828,800 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 14 2009
7,935,149 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws 21 2009
8,137,403 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 1 2009
7,998,209 Interbody fusion grafts and instrumentation 1 2009
8,092,542 Implantable joint prosthesis 3 2009
8,070,782 Facet fusion implants and methods of use 4 2010
8,343,220 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 1 2010
8,460,296 Minimally invasive instruments and methods for preparing vertebral endplates 0 2010
7,993,406 Open intervertebral spacer 0 2010
7,942,933 Frusto-conical spinal implant 7 2010
8,672,980 Implant retaining device 0 2010
8,021,430 Anatomic spinal implant having anatomic bearing surfaces 39 2010
8,057,475 Threaded interbody spinal fusion implant 2 2010
8,409,292 Spinal fusion implant 1 2011
8,425,530 Apparatus for sizing a facet joint 1 2011
8,444,696 Anatomic spinal implant having anatomic bearing surfaces 1 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 31 2011
8,679,118 Spinal implants 1 2012
8,758,344 Spinal implant and instruments 0 2012
8,834,569 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion cage having an asymmetrical leading end 0 2012
8,858,638 Spinal implant 0 2013
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (35)
6,610,091 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 335 2000
6,811,567 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 292 2002
6,974,478 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 162 2002
7,074,238 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 51 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
7,087,084 Method for replacing a natural facet joint with a prosthesis having an artificial facet joint structure 133 2003
8,187,303 Anti-rotation fixation element for spinal prostheses 0 2004
7,051,451 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 136 2004
7,691,145 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 15 2004
7,608,104 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 8 2004
7,588,578 Surgical measurement systems and methods 4 2004
7,507,242 Surgical measurement and resection framework 7 2004
7,674,293 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 31 2005
7,959,634 Orthopedic surgery access devices 3 2005
8,398,681 Adjacent level facet arthroplasty devices, spine stabilization systems, and methods 1 2005
7,406,775 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 44 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
8,523,907 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 8 2006
7,290,347 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 32 2006
8,231,655 Prostheses and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 1 2006
7,914,556 Arthroplasty revision system and method 0 2006
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 7 2007
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
8,623,025 Delivery apparatus and methods for vertebrostenting 0 2010
 
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7,833,246 Interspinous process and sacrum implant and method 0 2003
7,758,619 Spinous process implant with tethers 19 2004
7,549,999 Interspinous process distraction implant and method of implantation 7 2004
7,695,513 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 12 2004
7,524,324 System and method for an interspinous process implant as a supplement to a spine stabilization implant 52 2004
7,601,170 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 39 2005
7,591,851 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 40 2005
7,955,356 Laterally insertable interspinous process implant 4 2005
7,918,877 Lateral insertion method for spinous process spacer with deployable member 3 2005
7,621,939 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 10 2005
8,100,944 Inter-cervical facet implant and method for preserving the tissues surrounding the facet joint 9 2005
7,909,853 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 7 2005
8,048,117 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 3 2005
8,172,877 Inter-cervical facet implant with surface enhancements 10 2005
8,128,660 Inter-cervical facet joint implant with locking screw system 9 2005
7,682,364 Method for treating a bone 5 2006
8,070,778 Interspinous process implant with slide-in distraction piece and method of implantation 3 2006
7,931,674 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 10 2006
7,749,252 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 79 2006
7,959,652 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 7 2006
7,828,822 Spinous process implant 13 2006
8,029,540 Inter-cervical facet implant with implantation tool 8 2006
8,118,838 Inter-cervical facet implant with multiple direction articulation joint and method for implanting 9 2006
8,317,865 Methods and devices for treating fractured and/or diseased bone using a mesh structure 0 2006
8,152,813 Methods for treating fractured and/or diseased bone by introduction of different bone filling materials 11 2006
7,476,251 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 37 2006
7,803,190 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 7 2006
8,012,209 Interspinous process implant including a binder, binder aligner and method of implantation 2 2007
8,246,681 Methods for treating a fractured and/or diseased and/or weakened bone 4 2007
7,879,038 Apparatus, kits, and methods for creating cavities in cancellous bone using an elongated loop structure or bristles 14 2007
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (28)
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6,368,325 Bone blocks and methods for inserting bone blocks into intervertebral spaces 78 1999
6,290,724 Methods for separating and stabilizing adjacent vertebrae 189 1999
6,251,140 Interlocking spinal inserts 118 1999
6,887,248 Bone blocks and methods for inserting bone blocks into intervertebral spaces 41 2001
7,776,049 Spinal implant inserter, implant, and method 20 2002
6,923,814 System and methods for cervical spinal fusion 75 2002
7,618,423 System and method for performing spinal fusion 27 2003
7,887,568 Stackable spinal support system and related methods 2 2005
7,918,891 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 19 2005
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7,776,094 Spinal implants and methods for inserting spinal implants into intervertebral spaces 22 2005
8,328,851 Total disc replacement system and related methods 1 2006
8,475,496 Stackable spinal support system 0 2007
8,460,384 Stackable spinal support system 0 2007
8,673,005 System and methods for spinal fusion 0 2008
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8,187,334 System and methods for spinal fusion 3 2011
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8,870,960 Total disc replacement system and related methods 0 2012
* 8,608,804 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 2 2013
8,574,301 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 2 2013
8,685,105 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 0 2013
* 8,814,940 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 0 2014
 
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6,267,763 Method and apparatus for spinal implant insertion 163 1999
6,899,734 Modular implant for fusing adjacent bone structure 41 2001
7,303,584 Modular implant for fusing adjacent bone structure 11 2005
7,608,105 Methods of inserting conically-shaped fusion cages 9 2005
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (8)
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6,793,656 Systems and methods for fixation of adjacent vertebrae 194 2000
6,610,065 Interbody fusion implants and instrumentation 101 2000
7,063,700 System for radial bone displacement 0 2003
 
VERIGEN AG (8)
6,866,668 Methods, instruments and materials for chondrocyte cell transplantation 20 2001
6,569,172 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 41 2001
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ORTHOPHOENIX, LLC (6)
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8,096,996 Rod reducer 8 2008
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BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (3)
7,896,880 Apparatus and method for tissue removal 10 2001
7,727,283 Tissue stabilizing implant method 7 2004
7,462,200 Method for tissue grafting 6 2005
 
CAVITECH, LLC (3)
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8,562,634 Instruments and methods for reducing and stabilizing bone fractures 0 2012
 
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AOI MEDICAL, INC. (2)
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GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (2)
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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (2)
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F3 TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
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MEDIATEK INC. (1)
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MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION (1)
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QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (1)
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SPINE DESIGN, INC. (1)
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SPINE TEK, INC. (1)
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SPINEOLOGY, INC. (1)
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STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. (1)
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