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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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ZIMMER SPINE, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN373
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 Minneapolis, MN 6 1939
Kuslich, Stephen D Maplewood, MN 66 8168

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VALENTI, ANDREW (1)
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Dapra; David J. (1)
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8,152,813 Methods for treating fractured and/or diseased bone by introduction of different bone filling materials 21 2006
7,967,827 Methods and devices for treating fractured and/or diseased bone using an expandable structure that remains within the bone 4 2006
7,909,827 Systems and methods for creating cavities in interior body regions 29 2007
* 2007/0197,861 Systems and methods for creating cavities in interior body regions 7 2007
* 2008/0140,083 Systems and methods treating a vertebral body 4 2007
* 2008/0132,934 Systems and methods treating a vertebral body related applications 5 2007
* 2008/0065,138 Systems and methods treating a vertebral body 0 2007
8,246,681 Methods for treating a fractured and/or diseased and/or weakened bone 6 2007
* 2008/0065,142 Systems and methods for treating a vertebral body through a posterior percutaneous access path 12 2007
* 2008/0058,855 Systems and methods treating a vertebral body 2 2007
7,879,038 Apparatus, kits, and methods for creating cavities in cancellous bone using an elongated loop structure or bristles 22 2007
 
CONVENTUS ORTHOPAEDICS (2)
8,961,518 Apparatus and methods for bone access and cavity preparation 1 2011
8,906,022 Apparatus and methods for securing a bone implant 0 2011
 
THYSSENKRUPP STEEL AG (1)
* 2008/0058,857 Systems and methods treating a vertebral body 0 2007
 
JOIMAX GMBH (1)
* 2007/0123,891 Facet joint reamer 15 2006
 
MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION (1)
* 6,111,164 Bone graft insert 101 1997
 
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (1)
8,070,777 Method and device for treating abnormal curvature of a spine 1 2008
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
8,246,627 Cement delivery device for introducing cement into tissue, the device having a cavity creator 6 2008
 
ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2006/0200,137 Method and device for treating ailments of the spine 69 2006
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (10)
* 5,171,279 Method for subcutaneous suprafascial pedicular internal fixation 413 1992
* 5,357,983 Method for subcutaneous suprafascial pedicular internal fixation 187 1993
* 5,496,322 Method for subcutaneous suprafascial pedicular internal fixation 90 1994
* 5,569,248 Apparatus for subcutaneous suprafascial pedicular internal fixation 340 1995
* 5,728,097 Method for subcutaneous suprafascial internal fixation 247 1996
6,793,656 Systems and methods for fixation of adjacent vertebrae 218 2000
6,610,065 Interbody fusion implants and instrumentation 130 2000
7,063,700 System for radial bone displacement 0 2003
* 2005/0277,971 Minimally invasive instruments and methods for preparing vertebral endplates 2 2004
* 2005/0154,463 Spinal nucleus replacement implants and methods 92 2005
 
DYNAMIC SPINE, INC. (3)
* 5,827,328 Intervertebral prosthetic device 355 1996
7,303,565 Apparatus and method for performing spinal surgery 16 2003
8,057,549 Apparatus and method for performing spinal surgery 6 2007
 
CENTERPULSE SPINE-TECH INC. (1)
* 5,904,686 Apparatus and method for preparing a site for an interbody fusion implant 43 1997
 
AOI MEDICAL, INC. (2)
8,353,911 Extendable cutting member 3 2008
8,221,420 Trauma nail accumulator 4 2010
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (3)
7,896,880 Apparatus and method for tissue removal 15 2001
7,727,283 Tissue stabilizing implant method 8 2004
7,462,200 Method for tissue grafting 7 2005
 
KARIN TEHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,875,213 Method of inserting spinal implants with the use of imaging 117 2003
 
SPINEOLOGY, INC. (1)
* RE42757 Expandable reamer 4 2004
 
SPINE TEK, INC. (2)
8,540,752 Interspinous mesh 1 2008
* 2011/0054,532 INTERSPINOUS MESH 1 2008
 
VERIGEN AG (7)
6,866,668 Methods, instruments and materials for chondrocyte cell transplantation 20 2001
* 2002/0045,940 Methods, instruments and materials for chondrocyte cell transplantation 76 2001
* 2004/0136,968 Autologous cells on a support matrix for tissue repair 12 2003
* 2006/0025,786 Method for autologous transplantation 1 2004
* 2005/0129,668 Methods, instruments and materials for chondrocyte cell transplantation 11 2005
* 2006/0167,483 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 14 2006
* 2007/0212,396 Autologous cells on a support matrix for tissue repair 2 2007
 
NaVasive, Inc. (1)
9,168,149 Total disc replacement system and related methods 0 2014
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (2)
7,918,876 Spinal implant adjustment device 17 2004
7,544,208 Adjustable corpectomy apparatus 31 2005
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (2)
8,721,723 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 1 2009
8,337,559 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 5 2010
 
SPINE DESIGN, INC. (1)
7,465,304 Anterior cervical facet discectomy surgery kit and method for its use 21 2003
 
CROSSTREES MEDICAL INC. (4)
9,113,988 Method for inserting medicine into animal tissue 0 2007
* 2007/0142,765 EXTRACTABLE FILLER FOR INSERTING MEDICINE INTO ANIMAL TISSUE 9 2007
* 9,066,732 Method and apparatus for bone removal 0 2008
* 2011/0093,024 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BONE REMOVAL 0 2008
 
F3 Technologies, LLC (1)
8,066,773 Artificial intervertebral disc 0 2006
 
VERICEL CORPORATION (8)
6,569,172 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 44 2001
6,592,598 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 19 2002
6,599,300 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 13 2002
6,592,599 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 15 2002
6,599,301 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 24 2002
7,137,989 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 12 2003
7,048,750 Method, instruments, and kits for autologous transplantation 11 2003
* 2003/0195,532 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 0 2003
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (2)
* 6,063,088 Method and instrumentation for implant insertion 407 1997
* 6,004,326 Method and instrumentation for implant insertion 254 1997
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