US Patent No: 5,123,926

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Artificial spinal prosthesis

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An artificial disk prosthesis and methods for implanting it, the prosthesis. In one embodiment having a member for adapting in size and shape to an anatomical space between vertebrae and apparatus for expanding the member to conform to the space.

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PERUMALA CORPORATIONBROWNSVILLE, TX28

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Pisharodi, Madhavan 500 Acacia Lake Dr., Brownsville, TX 78521 47 4124

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4,309,777 Artificial intervertebral disc 730 1980
* 4,863,477 Synthetic intervertebral disc prosthesis 627 1987
* 4,919,668 Temporomandibular joint disc implant 12 1988
 
RAY MEDICA, INC. (1)
* 4,904,260 Prosthetic disc containing therapeutic material 624 1988
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 4,863,476 Spinal implant 684 1987
 
BRANTIGAN, W. JOHN DR.( CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) (1)
* 4,834,757 Prosthetic implant 929 1988
 
ULRICH GROSS (1)
* 5,002,576 Intervertebral disk endoprosthesis 462 1989
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
* 4,932,969 Joint endoprosthesis 416 1987
 
Health & Research Services Inc. (1)
* 4,759,769 Artificial spinal disc 781 1987
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
* 4,932,975 Vertebral prosthesis 594 1989
 
FRIED. KRUPP GMBH (1)
* 4,904,264 Artifical joint system 46 1985
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SPINAL STABILIZATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
* 2014/0277,467 Prosthetic Spinal Disk Nucleus 0 2013
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (56)
* 5,246,458 Artificial disk 382 1992
* 5,423,816 Intervertebral locking device 291 1993
* 5,514,180 Prosthetic intervertebral devices 772 1994
6,120,502 Apparatus and method for the delivery of electrical current for interbody spinal arthrodesis 124 1994
* 5,865,845 Prosthetic intervertebral disc 375 1996
* 6,102,950 Intervertebral body fusion device 395 1999
6,605,089 Apparatus and method for the delivery of electrical current for interbody spinal arthrodesis 60 1999
* 6,770,094 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 68 2002
* 2003/0026,788 Use of extracellular matrix tissue to preserve cultured cell phenotype 17 2002
* 2003/0195,631 Shape-memory spacers for artificial disc replacements 71 2003
* 6,969,405 Inflatable intervertebral disc replacement prosthesis 33 2003
* 2004/0215,342 Inflatable intervertebral disc replacement prosthesis 15 2003
7,455,672 Method for the delivery of electrical current to promote bone growth between adjacent bone masses 17 2003
* 2004/0030,346 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 51 2003
* 2004/0117,020 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 22 2003
* 2005/0165,407 Disk arthroplasty instrumentation and implants 20 2004
* 2004/0236,426 Artificial intervertebral disc having a wave washer force restoring element 10 2004
* 2005/0038,519 Method of reducing spinal implant migration 57 2004
* 2005/0256,576 Artificial expansile total lumbar and thoracic discs for posterior placement without supplemental instrumentation and its adaptation for anterior placement of artificial cervical, thoracic and lumbar discs 33 2004
7,083,650 Artificial expansile total lumbar and thoracic discs for posterior placement without supplemental instrumentation and its adaptation for anterior placement of artificial cervical, thoracic and lumbar discs 61 2004
* 2005/0261,769 Artificial expansile total lumbar and thoracic discs for posterior placement without supplemental instrumentation and its adaptation for anterior placement of artificial cervical, thoracic and lumbar discs 18 2004
* 2006/0052,870 Methods and apparatus to prevent movement through artificial disc replacements 46 2005
* 2005/0267,580 Inflatable intervertebral disc replacement prosthesis 53 2005
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 16 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 32 2005
* 2006/0229,729 Expandable intervertebral implant for use with instrument 98 2006
* 2006/0235,535 Artificial disc and joint replacements with modular cushioning components 27 2006
8,251,891 Totally wireless electronically embedded action-ended endoscope utilizing differential directional illumination with digitally controlled mirrors and/or prisms 1 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
8,834,526 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 0 2007
* 2010/0320,639 Medical Implants with Pre-Settled Cores and Related Methods 2 2008
* 2008/0140,126 ANNULAR REPAIR DEVICES AND METHODS 24 2008
7,857,855 Devices used to treat disc herniation and attachment mechanisms therefore 18 2008
* 2008/0243,256 DEVICES USED TO TREAT DISC HERNIATION AND ATTACHMENT MECHANISMS THEREFORE 21 2008
8,062,373 Spine surgery method and motion preserving implant 7 2008
7,935,116 Implant for the delivery of electrical current to promote bone growth between adjacent bone masses 9 2008
* 2009/0177,285 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 14 2008
* 2009/0105,836 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 12 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
* 2009/0248,160 Inflatable Intervertebral Disc Replacement Prosthesis 1 2009
8,157,865 Apparatus and method for stabilizing adjacent bone portions 3 2010
* 2010/0185,292 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR STABILIZING ADJACENT BONE PORTIONS 9 2010
* 8,690,947 Stand-alone biomimetic artificial intervertebral disc system 0 2010
* 2013/0013,074 STAND-ALONE BIOMIMETIC ARTIFICIAL INTERVERTEBRAL DISC SYSTEM 0 2010
* 2011/0022,176 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods 3 2010
8,353,964 Anatomic total disc replacement 1 2010
8,834,496 Soft tissue repair methods and apparatus 0 2011
8,764,835 Intervertebral disc treatment methods and apparatus 0 2011
* 2011/0190,893 INTERVERTEBRAL DISC TREATMENT METHODS AND APPARATUS 1 2011
8,206,387 Interbody spinal implant inductively coupled to an external power supply 0 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
9,241,796 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 0 2011
8,579,977 Spine surgery method and inserter 4 2012
9,271,843 Spine surgery method and implant 0 2012
9,295,560 Anatomic total disc replacement 0 2013
9,398,961 Plastically deformable inter-osseous device 0 2015
 
RESSPOND SPINAL SYSTEMS (2)
8,795,375 Modular nucleus pulposus prosthesis 0 2009
9,364,338 Modular nucleus pulposus prosthesis 0 2013
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
* 5,702,454 Process for implanting an invertebral prosthesis 360 1996
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (6)
8,597,357 System and method for sizing, inserting and securing artificial disc in intervertebral space 0 2007
8,231,676 Motion preserving artificial intervertebral disc device 1 2009
* 2009/0240,333 Motion Preserving Artificial Intervertebral Disc Device 6 2009
8,715,350 Systems and methods for securing an implant in intervertebral space 0 2009
8,377,133 Systems and methods for sizing, inserting and securing an implant in intervertebral space 4 2010
9,233,011 Systems and apparatuses for inserting an implant in intervertebral space 0 2014
 
THEKEN DISC, LLC (1)
* 2006/0149,384 Artificial disc prosthesis 2 2006
 
THEKEN SURGICAL, INC. (1)
7,785,327 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 16 2005
 
Naxcor, Inc. (1)
6,342,074 Anterior lumbar interbody fusion implant and method for fusing adjacent vertebrae 186 2000
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (1)
* 2008/0103,598 System and Method for Sizing, Inserting and Securing Artificial Disc in Intervertebral Space 14 2007
 
LI MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 6,039,761 Intervertebral spacer and tool and method for emplacement thereof 458 1997
 
ANULEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
8,034,112 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 9 2006
 
MEMX, INC. (1)
* 2003/0174,929 Self-shadowing MEM structures 0 2002
 
SYNTHES AG CHUR (1)
6,719,794 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 229 2001
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
* 2004/0172,133 Intervertebral Implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 30 2004
 
X-SPINE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
8,216,316 Prosthetic implant with biplanar angulation and compound angles 8 2008
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (15)
6,482,233 Prosthetic interbody spacer 162 1999
6,974,480 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 162 2002
7,192,447 Intervertebral implant 63 2002
7,226,483 Method of performing a transforaminal posterior lumber interbody fusion procedure 42 2004
* 2004/0167,538 Method of performing a transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 18 2004
7,563,284 Intervertebral disc implant 46 2005
7,563,286 Controlled artificial intervertebral disc implant 60 2005
* 2005/0251,260 Controlled artificial intervertebral disc implant 156 2005
* 2005/0197,702 Intervertebral disc implant 93 2005
7,223,292 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 60 2005
* 2006/0106,460 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 24 2005
8,231,675 Intervertebral implant 1 2007
* 2008/0161,922 Intervertebral Implant 5 2007
8,313,529 Total disc replacement with W-shaped spring elements 0 2010
* 2011/0208,307 TOTAL DISC REPLACEMENT WITH W-SHAPED SPRING ELEMENTS 1 2010
 
CORE MEDICAL, INC. (2)
* 2005/0273,137 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 125 2005
8,409,248 Plug with detachable guidewire element and methods for use 0 2010
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (11)
8,852,229 Locator and closure device and method of use 1 2003
8,083,768 Vascular plug having composite construction 18 2005
7,753,933 Plug with detachable guidewire element and methods for use 31 2005
8,057,510 Plug with collet and apparatus and method for delivering such plugs 27 2005
8,075,587 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 38 2005
8,088,144 Locator and closure device and method of use 1 2005
8,579,934 Locator and delivery device and method of use 4 2007
* 2008/0065,151 LOCATOR AND DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE 124 2007
8,926,654 Locator and closure device and method of use 0 2008
8,888,812 Plug with collet and apparatus and methods for delivering such plugs 0 2011
9,289,198 Locator and closure device and method of use 0 2014
 
K2M, INC. (11)
8,864,831 Fixation of elastomer to rigid structures 0 2006
7,776,092 Elastomeric intervertebral disc prosthesis 7 2006
* 2008/0306,609 Fixation of Elastomer to Rigid Structures 9 2006
* 2007/0032,874 Elastomeric intervertebral disc prosthesis 12 2006
8,814,938 Intervertebral disc replacement and associated instrumentation 0 2006
* 2008/0046,082 INTERVERTEBRAL DISC AND NUCLEUS PROSTHESIS 20 2007
9,011,542 Intervertebral prosthesis endplate having double dome and surgical tools for implanting same 0 2007
* 2008/0077,243 INTERVERTEBRAL PROSTHESIS ENDPLATE HAVING DOUBLE DOME AND SURGICAL TOOLS FOR IMPLANTING SAME 2 2007
8,470,045 Endplate for an intervertebral prosthesis and prosthesis incorporating the same 0 2009
* 2011/0060,416 ENDPLATE FOR AN INTERVERTEBRAL PROSTHESIS AND PROSTHESIS INCORPORATING THE SAME 0 2009
9,277,930 Intervertebral disc replacement and associated instrumentation 0 2014
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (16)
8,579,908 Device for delivering viscous material 1 2004
8,333,773 Remotely-activated vertebroplasty injection device 9 2007
8,950,929 Fluid delivery system 3 2007
8,540,722 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 8 2009
8,361,078 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 12 2009
* 2009/0270,992 ARTIFICIAL INTERVERTEBRAL DISC IMPLANT 3 2009
8,419,801 Adjustable, remote-controllable orthopaedic prosthesis and associated method 13 2009
* 2009/0259,319 ADJUSTABLE, REMOTE-CONTROLLABLE ORTHOPAEDIC PROSTHESIS AND ASSOCIATED METHOD 4 2009
8,435,300 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 5 2011
* 2011/0160,864 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT FOR TRANSFORAMINAL POSTERIOR LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION PROCEDURE 6 2011
8,435,301 Artificial intervertebral disc implant 1 2011
8,597,356 Intervertebral implant 1 2012
8,809,418 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 4 2013
8,690,949 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 2 2013
8,956,368 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 3 2013
8,992,541 Hydraulic device for the injection of bone cement in percutaneous vertebroplasty 0 2013
 
NEXGEN SPINE, LLC (1)
* 2005/0015,150 Intervertebral disk and nucleus prosthesis 75 2004
 
INFINESSE, CORPORATION (2)
7,309,357 Prosthetic spinal discs 38 2004
* 2009/0157,185 Prosthetic Monolithic Spinal Discs and Method of Customizing and Constructing Discs 8 2007
 
RAYMEDICA, LLC (3)
* 6,113,639 Trial implant and trial implant kit for evaluating an intradiscal space 305 1999
6,602,291 Prosthetic spinal disc nucleus having a shape change characteristic 122 1999
* 6,110,210 Prosthetic spinal disc nucleus having selectively coupled bodies 273 1999
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (4)
7,766,966 Artificial intervertebral disc 12 2006
7,655,045 Artificial intervertebral disc 4 2006
* 2006/0265,072 Artificial intervertebral disc 11 2006
7,832,409 Method of inserting an artificial intervertebral disc 3 2007
 
LDR MEDICAL (16)
7,326,250 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and fitting tools 103 2002
7,682,396 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 92 2003
* 2004/0243,240 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and fitting tools 64 2004
8,858,635 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 2 2005
7,494,508 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 47 2005
7,695,516 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 34 2005
7,632,282 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 18 2005
* 2007/0016,217 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 13 2005
7,842,088 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 24 2006
9,265,618 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and instrumentation for insertion of the prosthesis between the vertebrae 0 2006
8,465,546 Intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion assemblies 10 2007
9,333,095 Intervertebral disc prosthesis, surgical methods, and fitting tools 0 2008
8,343,219 Intersomatic cage, intervertebral prosthesis, anchoring device and implantation instruments 26 2008
8,257,439 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 8 2009
8,267,999 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 12 2009
8,439,931 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 9 2009
 
ABBOTT SPINE, INC. (1)
* 2004/0133,278 Spinal disc implant 110 2003
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (33)
6,416,515 Spinal fixation system 194 1996
* 5,928,243 Pedicle probe and depth gage 47 1997
* 5,964,769 Surgical cable system and method 211 1997
6,595,992 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 179 1997
* 5,989,250 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 167 1998
* 6,053,921 Surgical cable system and method 170 1998
6,454,769 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 315 1998
* 6,132,430 Spinal fixation system 229 1998
* 6,030,389 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 324 1998
* 6,080,193 Adjustable height fusion device 325 1998
6,391,030 Surgical cable system and method 187 1998
* 5,935,133 Surgical cable system and method 164 1998
6,368,350 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and method 463 1999
6,442,814 Apparatus for manufacturing a bone dowel 84 1999
6,682,533 Surgical cable system and method 207 1999
6,557,226 Apparatus for manufacturing a bone dowel 11 1999
6,613,050 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 198 1999
6,447,512 Instrument and method for implanting an interbody fusion device 127 2000
6,576,016 Adjustable height fusion device 191 2000
6,562,040 Spinal fixation system 165 2000
6,524,312 Instrument and method for implanting an interbody fusion device 141 2001
6,616,671 Instrument and method for implanting an interbody fusion device 99 2001
6,964,664 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 195 2001
* 2002/0045,898 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 80 2001
7,112,223 Pseudo arthrosis device 16 2002
* 2003/0229,397 Pseudo arthrosis device 14 2002
7,637,952 Instrumentation and procedure for implanting spinal implant devices 18 2003
* 2004/0030,387 Instrumentation and procedure for implanting spinal implant devices 184 2003
* 2004/0002,758 Spinal implant including a compressible connector 75 2003
* 7,645,301 Devices and methods for disc replacement 15 2006
7,905,922 Surgical implant suitable for replacement of an intervertebral disc 7 2006
8,480,715 Spinal implant system and method 1 2007
8,025,677 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 5 2009
 
Disc-O-Tech Orthopedic Technologies Inc. (1)
* 2004/0167,625 Spacer filler 258 2003
 
THAKEN SURGICAL, LLC (1)
7,780,666 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 11 2005
 
Perumala Corporation (7)
6,989,013 Medical appliance for bridging and stabilizing spaced apart bone segments having a bone screw locking system 8 2003
* 2004/0030,340 Medical appliance for bridging and stabilizing spaced apart bone segments having a bone screw locking system 6 2003
7,879,095 Method of inserting, rotating and releasing a spring-loaded artificial disk 7 2004
* 2005/0065,610 Rotating, locking, spring-loaded artificial disk 16 2004
* 2007/0032,873 Total artificial intervertebral disc 14 2005
* 2006/0282,165 Intervertebral disc implant 16 2006
8,480,740 Rotating, locking, spring-loaded artificial disk 1 2011
 
BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (4)
6,413,259 Bone plate assembly including a screw retaining member 365 2000
6,960,232 Artificial intervertebral disc 38 2003
8,696,749 Artificial intervertebral disc 1 2004
* 2004/0267,369 Artificial intervertebral disc 84 2004
 
JEFFREY THRAMANN (2)
7,101,400 Shaped memory artificial disc and methods of engrafting the same 24 2003
* 2004/0078,080 Shaped memory artificial disc and methods of engrafting the same 4 2003
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (6)
6,395,031 Expandable intervertebral spacers 151 2000
* 2002/0052,656 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 26 2001
6,833,006 Expandable intervertebral spacers 95 2002
* 2003/0199,738 Clamping apparatus and methods 13 2003
7,063,700 System for radial bone displacement 0 2003
* 2005/0096,746 Instrumentation and associated methods for joint prosthesis implantation 5 2004
 
Infinity Orthopaedics Company (1)
8,435,295 System and method for intervertebral implant delivery and removal 0 2006
 
AXIOMED SPINE CORPORATION (3)
* 7,695,517 Apparatus for replacing a damaged spinal disc 21 2003
7,588,600 Method for replacing a damaged spinal disc 12 2003
* 2005/0131,543 Method and apparatus for replacing a damaged spinal disc 18 2003
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF, THE (1)
* 6,146,419 Method for forming a hollow prosthesis 20 2000
 
CAROLL DANIEL B (1)
* 2005/0049,590 Spinal implant with securement spikes 107 2004
 
STRYKER SPINE (5)
* 6,582,468 Intervertebral disc prosthesis with compressible body 257 2001
6,733,532 Intervertebral disc prosthesis with improved mechanical behavior 184 2001
* 6,527,804 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 326 2001
8,303,601 Collet-activated distraction wedge inserter 3 2006
* 2010/0204,798 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FUSION CAGE IMPLANTATION 56 2010
 
TRINITY ORTHOPEDICS, LLC (2)
8,529,628 Expanding intervertebral device and methods of use 7 2010
* 2011/0004,308 EXPANDING INTERVERTEBRAL DEVICE AND METHODS OF USE 5 2010
 
AMENDIA, INC. (1)
* 7,740,658 Intervertebral disk prosthesis methods of use 1 2004
 
IHIP SURGICAL, LLC (6)
8,029,573 Method and apparatus for total hip replacement 9 2006
8,211,183 Methods and systems for total hip replacement 8 2011
8,579,985 Method and apparatus for hip replacement 5 2011
8,795,381 Methods and systems for hip replacement 0 2012
8,974,540 Method and apparatus for attachment in a modular hip replacement or fracture fixation device 0 2013
9,237,949 Method and apparatus for hip replacement 0 2013
 
KRT INVESTORS, INC. (26)
6,805,695 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 259 2003
7,189,235 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 78 2003
7,753,941 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 24 2004
7,615,076 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 94 2005
7,935,147 Method and apparatus for enhanced delivery of treatment device to the intervertebral disc annulus 11 2005
8,048,160 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 4 2005
7,828,850 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 63 2006
8,088,165 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 4 2006
8,632,590 Apparatus and methods for the treatment of the intervertebral disc 6 2006
7,985,257 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 8 2006
7,909,879 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 11 2006
7,922,768 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 14 2006
7,993,405 Spinal disc annulus repair system and methods 7 2006
7,951,201 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 11 2007
7,749,273 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 72 2007
7,905,923 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 5 2007
7,963,992 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 4 2008
8,128,698 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 8 2008
8,163,022 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 3 2009
8,652,153 Intervertebral disc annulus repair system and bone anchor delivery tool 0 2010
8,460,319 Intervertebral disc annulus repair system and method 0 2010
8,556,977 Tissue anchoring system and method 5 2010
9,114,025 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 0 2011
9,095,442 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 0 2012
8,454,697 Method and apparatus for the treatment of tissue 4 2012
9,192,372 Method for the treatment of tissue 0 2013
 
EndoOrthopaedics, Inc. (1)
* 2010/0137,862 Intramedullary Repair System for Bone Fractures 0 2009
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS (1)
* 6,283,998 Alloplastic vertebral disk replacement 45 1999
 
ICON ORTHOPAEDIC CONCEPTS, LLC (1)
9,226,783 Ankle arthrodesis nail and outrigger assembly 0 2013
 
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. (4)
7,481,841 Adjustable orthopaedic prosthesis and associated method 19 2004
* 2006/0004,459 Adjustable orthopaedic prosthesis and associated method 42 2004
7,559,951 Adjustable, remote-controllable orthopaedic prosthesis and associated method 50 2005
* 2006/0069,447 Adjustable, remote-controllable orthopaedic prosthesis and associated method 68 2005
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (3)
7,226,480 Disc prosthesis 43 2002
* 2003/0023,312 Disc prosthesis 10 2002
8,066,713 Remotely-activated vertebroplasty injection device 19 2003
 
GATEWAY MEDICAL, INC. (4)
6,736,815 Apparatus and methods for treating spinal discs 132 2001
* 2004/0083,002 Methods for treating spinal discs 93 2003
* 2004/0172,132 Apparatus and methods for treating spinal discs 50 2004
* 2004/0158,248 Apparatus and methods for treating spinal discs 40 2004
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (10)
7,771,478 Artificial disc prosthesis 9 2004
7,766,911 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 11 2005
7,806,935 Artificial disc prosthesis 6 2006
7,771,480 Artificial disc prosthesis 5 2006
7,763,075 Artificial disc prosthesis 1 2006
7,763,076 Artificial disc prosthesis 8 2006
* 2006/0259,143 Artificial disc prosthesis 14 2006
* 2006/0259,146 Artificial disc prosthesis 34 2006
* 2006/0149,377 Artificial disc prosthesis 16 2006
* 2006/0142,860 Artificial disc prosthesis 15 2006
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (7)
* 2004/0122,518 Intervertebral implant 39 2002
8,415,407 Methods, materials, and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 10 2006
8,360,629 Mixing apparatus having central and planetary mixing elements 8 2006
9,381,024 Marked tools 0 2006
9,259,696 Mixing apparatus having central and planetary mixing elements 1 2012
9,289,309 Intervertebral implant 0 2013
9,186,194 Hydraulic device for the injection of bone cement in percutaneous vertebroplasty 1 2015
 
MOSKOWITZ, NATHAN (3)
7,854,766 Artificial total lumbar disc for unilateral safe and simple posterior placement in the lumbar spine, and removable bifunctional screw which drives vertical sliding expansile plate expansion, and interplate widening, and angled traction spikes 17 2006
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 9 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 30 2006
 
Infinity Orthopedics Ltd. (1)
7,618,459 Universal spinal disc implant system 17 2006
 
ACTIVE IMPLANTS CORPORATION (4)
7,497,868 Method and apparatus for computerized surgery 2 2004
7,491,219 Method and apparatus for computerized surgery 7 2004
* 2005/0197,701 Method and apparatus for computerized surgery 5 2004
* 2005/0177,239 Method and apparatus for computerized surgery 14 2004
 
MOSKOWITZ, NATHAN C. (14)
7,942,903 Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint calibrated stapling devices for spinal fusion 10 2007
* 2008/0033,440 BI-DIRECTIONAL FIXATING TRANSVERTEBRAL BODY SCREWS AND POSTERIOR CERVICAL AND LUMBAR INTERARTICULATING JOINT CALIBRATED STAPLING DEVICES FOR SPINAL FUSION 42 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 39 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 31 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 8 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 7 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
 
Infinity Orthopaedics Company, Ltd (1)
* 2005/0027,362 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 58 2004
 
F3 Technologies, LLC (3)
* 2005/0165,487 Artificial intervertebral disc 47 2004
8,066,773 Artificial intervertebral disc 1 2006
* 2007/0112,429 Artificial intervertebral disc 18 2006
 
Warsaw Orothpedic, Inc. (1)
9,107,649 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 0 2011
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (5)
6,520,996 Orthopedic implant 209 2000
6,802,867 Orthopedic implant 39 2002
* 2003/0078,667 Orthopedic implant 18 2002
* 7,008,452 Dual durometer elastomer artificial disc 15 2003
* 2005/0010,290 Dual durometer elastomer artificial disc 2 2003
 
Microaire Surgical Instruments LLC (1)
* 2009/0048,683 Tissue positioning device 10 2008
 
United States Surgical Corporation (2)
* 5,620,458 Surgical instruments useful for endoscopic spinal procedures 55 1994
* 5,755,732 Surgical instruments useful for endoscopic spinal procedures 149 1997
 
BENVENUE MEDICAL, INC. (27)
8,057,544 Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine 12 2006
7,785,368 Spinal tissue distraction devices 24 2006
7,670,374 Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine 12 2006
7,670,375 Methods for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue 17 2006
7,666,226 Spinal tissue distraction devices 11 2006
7,666,227 Devices for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue 7 2006
8,366,773 Apparatus and method for treating bone 3 2008
8,591,583 Devices for treating the spine 0 2008
8,454,617 Devices for treating the spine 8 2008
9,066,808 Method of interdigitating flowable material with bone tissue 0 2009
8,808,376 Intravertebral implants 0 2009
7,967,864 Spinal tissue distraction devices 15 2010
7,967,865 Devices for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue 4 2010
7,963,993 Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine 2 2010
7,955,391 Methods for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue 3 2010
8,535,327 Delivery apparatus for use with implantable medical devices 1 2010
8,979,929 Spinal tissue distraction devices 0 2011
8,801,787 Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine 0 2011
8,556,978 Devices and methods for treating the vertebral body 1 2011
8,814,873 Devices and methods for treating bone tissue 0 2012
8,882,836 Apparatus and method for treating bone 0 2012
9,044,338 Spinal tissue distraction devices 0 2013
8,968,408 Devices for treating the spine 0 2013
8,961,609 Devices for distracting tissue layers of the human spine 1 2013
9,326,866 Devices for treating the spine 0 2013
9,314,252 Devices and methods for treating bone tissue 0 2014
9,259,326 Spinal tissue distraction devices 0 2014
 
Japan Servo Co., Ltd. (1)
* 2005/0194,846 Permanent magnet type three-phase stepping motor 0 2005
 
KYPHON SARL (78)
6,379,355 Spine distraction implant and method 176 1999
6,332,882 Spine distraction implant 165 1999
* 7,621,950 Expandable intervertebral spacer 107 2000
7,097,648 Expandable element delivery system 251 2000
6,746,485 Hair used as a biologic disk, replacement, and/or structure and method 79 2000
6,419,676 Spine distraction implant and method 215 2000
6,419,677 Spine distraction implant and method 191 2001
6,796,983 Spine distraction implant and method 199 2001
7,101,375 Spine distraction implant 207 2001
6,902,566 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 133 2001
* 2001/0020,170 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 36 2001
* 2001/0012,938 Spine distraction implant 53 2001
6,514,256 Spine distraction implant and method 293 2001
6,478,796 Spin distraction implant and method 233 2001
6,582,433 Spine fixation device and method 364 2001
7,201,751 Supplemental spine fixation device 248 2001
6,699,246 Spine distraction implant 297 2001
6,699,247 Spine distraction implant 198 2001
6,926,728 Curved dilator and method 185 2001
6,652,534 Apparatus and method for determining implant size 160 2001
* 2003/0018,350 Curved dilator and method 6 2001
6,712,819 Mating insertion instruments for spinal implants and methods of use 261 2001
6,652,527 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 222 2001
6,695,842 Interspinous process distraction system and method with positionable wing and method 318 2001
7,189,234 Interspinous process implant sizer and distractor with a split head and size indicator and method 78 2001
* 2002/0143,331 Inter-spinous process implant and method with deformable spacer 235 2001
7,029,473 Deflectable spacer for use as an interspinous process implant and method 69 2002
* 2003/0065,330 Deflectable spacer for use as an interspinous process implant and method 47 2002
7,833,246 Interspinous process and sacrum implant and method 2 2003
7,497,859 Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk 32 2003
7,306,628 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 173 2003
7,273,496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 73 2003
7,083,649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 143 2003
6,966,929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 127 2003
* 2004/0181,282 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 37 2003
* 2004/0172,135 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 15 2003
7,217,291 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 160 2003
* 2005/0101,955 Spine distraction implant 61 2003
7,335,203 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 175 2004
7,901,432 Method for lateral implantation of spinous process spacer 11 2004
7,758,619 Spinous process implant with tethers 32 2004
7,549,999 Interspinous process distraction implant and method of implantation 21 2004
7,510,567 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 27 2004
7,695,513 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 30 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 55 2004
7,691,146 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 32 2004
7,670,377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 31 2004
7,520,899 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 35 2004
7,503,935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 53 2004
7,320,707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 78 2004
* 2005/0149,192 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation method 62 2004
* 2005/0149,193 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods 40 2004
7,481,839 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 29 2004
7,575,600 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 55 2004
7,524,324 System and method for an interspinous process implant as a supplement to a spine stabilization implant 66 2004
7,601,170 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 70 2005
7,591,851 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 72 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 28 2005
* 2005/0240,182 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 68 2005
8,100,944 Inter-cervical facet implant and method for preserving the tissues surrounding the facet joint 20 2005
* 2006/0149,239 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 44 2005
7,909,853 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 14 2005
8,048,117 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 11 2005
8,070,778 Interspinous process implant with slide-in distraction piece and method of implantation 7 2006
7,931,674 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 24 2006
7,749,252 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 103 2006
7,959,652 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 21 2006
7,828,822 Spinous process implant 25 2006
7,476,251 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 68 2006
7,803,190 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 19 2006
8,012,209 Interspinous process implant including a binder, binder aligner and method of implantation 7 2007
* 2007/0191,955 System and Method for Replacing Degenerated Spinal Disks 14 2007
* 2007/0282,443 Expandable element 167 2007
7,635,378 Spine distraction implant and method 40 2007
* 2008/0046,089 SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT AND METHOD 8 2007
 
FLEXUSPINE, INC. (29)
7,909,869 Artificial spinal unit assemblies 41 2004
8,753,398 Method of inserting an expandable intervertebral implant without overdistraction 7 2005
8,257,440 Method of insertion of an expandable intervertebral implant 15 2005
8,172,903 Expandable intervertebral implant with spacer 16 2005
8,147,550 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with limited articulation 10 2005
8,123,810 Expandable intervertebral implant with wedged expansion member 38 2005
8,118,870 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with spacer 21 2005
8,118,871 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant 23 2005
7,708,778 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with cam 41 2005
* 2005/0283,248 Expandable intervertebral implant with spacer 64 2005
8,603,168 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 4 2006
8,118,869 Dynamic interbody device 16 2006
8,052,723 Dynamic posterior stabilization systems and methods of use 21 2006
7,799,082 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 29 2006
7,794,480 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 44 2006
7,785,351 Artificial functional spinal implant unit system and method for use 54 2006
* 2006/0241,769 Artificial functional spinal implant unit system and method for use 100 2006
9,066,811 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 0 2007
8,940,022 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 1 2007
8,597,358 Dynamic interbody devices 7 2007
8,377,098 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 8 2007
7,959,677 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 22 2007
8,523,912 Posterior stabilization systems with shared, dual dampener systems 4 2007
8,267,965 Spinal stabilization systems with dynamic interbody devices 9 2007
8,187,330 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 13 2007
8,182,514 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a fixed length elongated member 12 2007
8,162,994 Posterior stabilization system with isolated, dual dampener systems 6 2007
8,157,844 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 12 2007
8,940,051 Interbody device insertion systems and methods 1 2013
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (5)
6,296,664 Artificial intervertebral disc 214 1998
6,315,797 Artificial intervertebral disc 205 2000
6,656,224 Artificial intervertebral disc 75 2001
7,128,762 Artificial intervertebral disc 12 2003
* 2004/0176,842 Artificial intervertebral disc 5 2003
 
SENTRON MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 2005/0043,796 Spinal disc nucleus implant 83 2004
 
JOINT SYNERGY, LLC (6)
7,115,144 Spinal implant 11 2004
7,083,651 Spinal implant 70 2004
* 2005/0197,703 Spinal implant 3 2004
7,195,644 Ball and dual socket joint 21 2005
7,491,239 Interior insert ball and dual socket joint 2 2005
* 2007/0162,133 CONCENTRIC INTERIOR INSERT BALL AND DUAL SOCKET JOINT 38 2007
 
Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc. (36)
6,482,235 Devices and methods of vertebral disc augmentation 273 2000
7,220,281 Implant for reinforcing and annulus fibrosis 96 2002
7,094,258 Methods of reinforcing an annulus fibrosis 54 2002
6,883,520 Methods and apparatus for dynamically stable spinal implant 165 2002
7,124,761 Deployment devices and methods for vertebral disc augmentation 62 2002
* 2003/0093,155 Deployment devices and methods for vertebral disc augmentation 8 2002
7,717,961 Apparatus delivery in an intervertebral disc 26 2003
7,507,243 Devices and method for augmenting a vertebral disc 32 2003
7,563,282 Method of supporting nucleus pulposus 28 2003
7,727,241 Device for delivering an implant through an annular defect in an intervertebral disc 33 2004
8,002,836 Method for the treatment of the intervertebral disc anulus 3 2004
7,749,275 Method of reducing spinal implant migration 22 2004
7,513,911 Method of implanting dynamically stable spinal implant 52 2004
7,553,329 Stabilized intervertebral disc barrier 65 2004
7,658,765 Resilient intervertebral disc implant 23 2004
8,231,678 Method of treating a herniated disc 8 2006
7,879,097 Method of performing a procedure within a disc 26 2006
* 7,524,333 Method of anchoring an implant in an intervertebral disc 56 2006
7,500,978 Method for delivering and positioning implants in the intervertebral disc environment 25 2006
7,553,330 Methods of reinforcing an intervertebral disc annulus 40 2006
7,998,213 Intervertebral disc herniation repair 11 2006
7,972,337 Devices and methods for bone anchoring 23 2006
7,959,679 Intervertebral anulus and nucleus augmentation 13 2007
7,867,278 Intervertebral disc anulus implant 20 2008
8,025,698 Method of rehabilitating an anulus fibrosus 11 2009
8,021,425 Versatile method of repairing an intervertebral disc 12 2009
8,454,612 Method for vertebral endplate reconstruction 3 2009
8,114,082 Anchoring system for disc repair 21 2009
8,323,341 Impaction grafting for vertebral fusion 5 2009
8,361,155 Soft tissue impaction methods 3 2010
8,409,284 Methods of repairing herniated segments in the disc 4 2011
8,257,437 Methods of intervertebral disc augmentation 7 2011
8,394,146 Vertebral anchoring methods 3 2011
9,226,832 Interbody fusion material retention methods 0 2013
9,039,741 Bone anchor systems 2 2013
9,333,087 Herniated disc repair 0 2014
 
INFINTIY ORTHOPAEDICS COMPANY, LTD. (2)
8,632,594 Intervertebral device and method of use 2 2006
* 2007/0010,887 Intervertebral Device and Method of Use 41 2006
 
Bridport-Gundry PLC c/o Pearsalls Implants (1)
* 6,093,205 Surgical implant 379 1998
 
SPINAL CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
* 6,736,850 Vertebral pseudo arthrosis device and method 86 2001
 
PAONAN BIOTECH CO., LTD. (2)
* 2007/0203,580 Intervertebral filling 13 2006
* 2011/0022,177 INTERVERTEBRAL FILLING FOR CERVICAL VERTEBRAE 1 2010
 
SPINAL GENERATIONS, LLC (2)
7,819,922 Vertebral prosthesis 12 2003
* 2005/0085,910 Vertebral prosthesis 58 2003
 
SPINAL INNOVATIONS, L.L.C. (1)
* 5,749,916 Fusion implant 187 1997
 
FLEXUSPINE (2)
7,753,958 Expandable intervertebral implant 89 2005
8,647,386 Expandable intervertebral implant system and method 20 2010
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (19)
* 7,338,526 Method and apparatus for computerized surgery 125 2001
* 2002/0107,573 Method and apparatus for computerized surgery 105 2001
7,708,776 Intervertebral disk replacement system and methods 25 2003
* 2008/0269,900 Surgical Implants 2 2005
* 2008/0228,273 Implants 2 2006
8,328,851 Total disc replacement system and related methods 7 2006
8,167,915 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 11 2006
* 2008/0015,697 Prosthetic spinal disc and related methods 12 2007
* 2009/0018,658 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 17 2007
9,017,313 Method and apparatus for computerized surgery 0 2007
7,946,236 Using zigzags to create three-dimensional embroidered structures 16 2007
7,942,104 3-dimensional embroidery structures via tension shaping 2 2007
* 2008/0173,223 3-DIMENSIONAL EMBROIDERY STRUCTURES VIA TENSION SHAPING 3 2007
8,282,681 Bioresorbable spinal implant and related methods 1 2008
* 2009/0048,677 Bioresorbable Spinal Implant and Related Methods 29 2008
8,377,135 Textile-based surgical implant and related methods 1 2009
* 2011/0098,746 Methods and Apparatus For Treating Spinal Stenosis 2 2011
* 2011/0218,632 SURGICAL IMPLANTS 0 2011
8,870,960 Total disc replacement system and related methods 0 2012
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (173)
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 661 1995
7,534,254 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 47 1995
7,491,205 Instrumentation for the surgical correction of human thoracic and lumbar spinal disease from the lateral aspect of the spine 48 1995
6,923,810 Frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 155 1995
* 6,270,498 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 247 1995
6,210,412 Method for inserting frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 231 1995
6,096,038 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 384 1995
5,797,909 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 517 1995
6,123,705 Interbody spinal fusion implants 236 1996
* 5,860,973 Translateral spinal implant 465 1996
6,302,914 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 182 1997
6,193,757 Expandable intervertebral spacers 368 1998
6,241,770 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 148 1999
7,147,665 Threaded cylindrical multidiscoid single or multiple array disc prosthesis 109 1999
7,291,149 Method for inserting interbody spinal fusion implants 36 1999
6,447,544 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 210 1999
7,462,195 Artificial lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 21 2000
6,500,205 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 214 2000
6,350,283 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 134 2000
6,814,756 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 101 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 30 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 114 2000
7,993,347 Guard for use in performing human interbody spinal surgery 1 2000
6,758,849 Interbody spinal fusion implants 90 2000
6,830,570 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 210 2000
6,709,458 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 123 2001
RE42576 Human spinal disc prosthesis 0 2001
8,882,835 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 0 2001
6,764,491 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 189 2001
6,808,537 Expandable implant with interlocking walls 139 2001
6,949,105 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 42 2001
7,641,692 Implantable joint prosthesis 16 2001
* 2002/0128,715 Implantable joint prosthesis 150 2001
6,562,045 Machining apparatus 27 2001
6,666,890 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 74 2001
6,652,584 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 94 2001
6,770,074 Apparatus for use in inserting spinal implants 211 2001
6,962,606 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 169 2001
* 2003/0208,270 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 10 2001
RE42480 Human spinal disc prothesis with hinges 5 2001
7,520,878 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 0 2002
7,118,579 Instrumentation for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 140 2002
* 2002/0177,897 Instrumentation and method for inserting and deploying and expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 55 2002
7,207,991 Method for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 128 2002
7,128,760 Radially expanding interbody spinal fusion implants, instrumentation, and methods of insertion 202 2002
6,989,031 Hemi-interbody spinal implant manufactured from a major long bone ring or a bone composite 92 2002
6,749,636 Contoured spinal fusion implants made of bone or a bone composite material 89 2002
7,060,073 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 175 2002
* 2002/0165,550 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 49 2002
6,716,247 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 215 2002
7,399,303 Bone cutting device and method for use thereof 34 2002
7,503,933 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 98 2002
7,118,598 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 111 2002
7,025,787 Implantable joint prosthesis and associated instrumentation 137 2002
* 2003/0135,277 Implantable joint prosthesis and associated instrumentation 74 2002
6,972,035 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 123 2002
* 2003/0100,949 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 23 2002
8,066,705 Instrumentation for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 27 2003
* 2004/0210,310 Implant system and method for intervertebral disc augmentation 66 2003
7,601,174 Wear-resistant endoprosthetic devices 19 2003
7,935,124 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 30 2003
7,326,214 Bone cutting device having a cutting edge with a non-extending center 32 2003
8,075,621 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 21 2003
6,793,679 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 132 2003
8,673,004 Method for inserting an interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 2 2003
* 2004/0064,185 Interbody spinal fusion implant having a reduced width and an anatomically conformed trailing end 21 2003
7,264,622 System for radial bone displacement 46 2003
7,655,027 Method for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 72 2003
7,387,643 Method for installation of artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 52 2003
7,156,875 Arcuate artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 55 2003
7,758,644 Systems and techniques for intravertebral spinal stabilization with expandable devices 35 2003
7,361,193 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 52 2003
7,179,262 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 6 2003
* 2005/0059,976 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 5 2003
7,022,137 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 36 2003
* 2004/0172,131 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 0 2003
* 2004/0158,254 Instrument and method for milling a path into bone 87 2004
* 2005/0222,683 Shape memory alloy disc replacement device 25 2004
* 2004/0210,313 Method for inserting nested interbody spinal fusion implants 71 2004
7,435,262 Contoured cortical bone implants 49 2004
* 2004/0230,308 Contoured cortical bone implants 4 2004
7,686,805 Methods for distraction of a disc space 62 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 42 2004
* 2005/0010,294 Instrumentation for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 29 2004
7,445,636 Instrumentation for use with radially expanding interbody spinal fusion implant 63 2004
7,410,501 Radially expanding interbody spinal fusion implants, instrumentation, and method of insertion 128 2004
* 2005/0021,041 Instrumentation for use with radially expanding interbody spinal fusion implant 52 2004
7,789,914 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 29 2004
7,537,612 Lumbar composite nucleus 8 2004
* 2005/0038,515 Lumbar composite nucleus 50 2004
7,608,107 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 87 2004
* 2005/0060,037 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 28 2004
8,097,034 Expandable arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with two expanders 24 2004
* 2005/0065,608 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 42 2004
7,837,732 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods 33 2004
7,655,042 Expandable intervertebral spacers 47 2004
* 2005/0113,920 Expandable intervertebral spacers 21 2004
8,728,160 Expandable intervertebral spacer 3 2005
7,776,090 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 83 2005
7,691,148 Frusto-conical spinal implant 12 2005
* 2005/0165,399 Frusto-conical spinal implant 9 2005
8,105,383 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 9 2005
7,540,882 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 43 2005
7,455,692 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 47 2005
* 2005/0187,628 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 8 2005
* 2005/0187,629 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 2 2005
* 2005/0171,606 Method for installation of manufactured implants shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 19 2005
* 2005/0171,607 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 21 2005
7,763,050 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 49 2005
9,078,768 Arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having a reduced width and an anatomically conformed trailing end 0 2005
* 2005/0216,089 Arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having a reduced width and an anatomically conformed trailing end 14 2005
* 2006/0036,247 Distractor for use in spinal surgery 46 2005
8,262,736 Radially expanding implants 17 2005
7,892,286 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 38 2005
7,569,054 Tubular member having a passage and opposed bone contacting extensions 57 2005
8,007,534 Expandable implant with expander 29 2005
* 2006/0079,962 Expandable implant with expander 24 2005
* 2007/0173,855 Devices and methods for spacing of vertebral members over multiple levels 11 2006
7,611,536 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 41 2006
* 2006/0122,702 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 3 2006
7,887,565 Apparatus and method for sequential distraction 34 2006
* 2007/0225,806 Arthroplasty device 23 2006
8,292,957 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 1 2006
* 2006/0235,519 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 12 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 23 2006
7,722,619 Method of maintaining distraction of a spinal disc space 24 2006
7,481,812 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 32 2006
8,066,750 Port structures for non-rigid bone plates 0 2006
8,771,358 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 2 2006
* 2007/0032,871 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 51 2006
7,972,382 Minimally invasive spinal distraction devices and methods 12 2006
* 7,837,734 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 93 2007
8,323,340 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 1 2008
* 2009/0105,821 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 18 2008
7,998,215 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 4 2008
7,967,863 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 13 2008
8,123,809 Deployment system and method for an expandable vertebral implant 2 2009
7,828,800 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 15 2009
7,935,149 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws 32 2009
* 2009/0270,991 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws 14 2009
8,137,403 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 1 2009
* 2010/0030,333 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 20 2009
8,092,542 Implantable joint prosthesis 5 2009
* 2010/0070,042 Implantable Joint Prosthesis 14 2009
* 2010/0114,107 Intervertebral Disc Nucleus Implants and Methods 1 2009
7,993,403 Expandable intervertebral spacers 14 2010
8,343,220 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 3 2010
* 2010/0145,463 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 35 2010
7,942,933 Frusto-conical spinal implant 8 2010
* 8,353,957 Expandable medical device and method 0 2010
* 2011/0257,688 EXPANDABLE MEDICAL DEVICE AND METHOD 0 2010
8,021,430 Anatomic spinal implant having anatomic bearing surfaces 67 2010
8,491,653 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods 7 2010
8,057,475 Threaded interbody spinal fusion implant 2 2010
9,345,584 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 0 2011
* 2011/0137,420 EXPANDABLE PUSH-IN ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANT 18 2011
8,926,703 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws and a bone screw lock 1 2011
8,409,292 Spinal fusion implant 1 2011
8,500,813 Minimally invasive spinal distraction devices and methods 0 2011
8,491,654 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 1 2011
8,425,530 Apparatus for sizing a facet joint 5 2011
8,444,696 Anatomic spinal implant having anatomic bearing surfaces 6 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 51 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
8,771,321 Method for loading a spinal implant 0 2013
* 8,858,638 Spinal implant 0 2013
* 2013/0253,652 SPINAL IMPLANT 0 2013
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
* 6,458,159 Disc prosthesis 158 2000
 
FLEXMEDEX, LLC (2)
9,149,286 Guidance tool and method for use 1 2011
9,050,112 Tissue removal device and method 0 2012
 
R&B SURGICAL SOLUTIONS, LTD. (1)
* 5,888,223 Anterior stabilization device 347 1998
 
AESCULAP AG (5)
7,198,644 Intervertebral implant 67 2004
6,986,789 Intervertebral implant 73 2004
* 2005/0043,803 Intervertebral implant 48 2004
7,549,995 Surgical instrument for handling an implant 127 2004
7,585,325 Intervertebral implant 6 2005
 
Nathan MOSKOWITZ (1)
* 2007/0198,089 Artificial total lumbar disc for unilateral safe and simple posterior placement in the lumbar spine, and removable bifunctional screw which drives vertical sliding expansile plate expansion, and interplate widening,and angled traction spikes 25 2006
 
POREX TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (1)
* 5,545,226 Implants for cranioplasty 32 1994
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 2004/0225,363 Artificial intervertebral disc 34 2003
 
ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 5,645,596 Ceramic vertebrae prosthesis 242 1994
 
COHORT MEDICAL PRODUCTS GROUP, INC. (1)
* 5,658,335 Spinal fixator 291 1995
 
ORTHOPHOENIX, LLC (1)
* 2004/0133,280 Systems and techniques for interbody spinal stabilization with expandable devices 247 2003
 
CAUTHEN RESEARCH GROUP, INC. (1)
7,670,379 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method 27 2006
 
KERAPLAST TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. (4)
6,379,690 Keratin-based hydrogel for biomedical applications and method of production 25 2000
6,849,092 Implantable prosthetic or tissue expanding device 19 2001
6,783,546 Implantable prosthetic or tissue expanding device 179 2001
* 2005/0169,963 Implantable prosthetic or tissue expanding device 8 2005
 
Pinnacle Spine Group, LLC (5)
8,343,224 Intervertebral implants and graft delivery systems and methods 39 2011
* 2011/0230,970 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANTS AND GRAFT DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS 42 2011
8,308,805 Methods of delivering an implant to an intervertebral space 16 2012
9,380,932 Retractor devices for minimally invasive access to the spine 0 2012
9,216,096 Intervertebral implants and related tools 0 2015
 
IMDS LLC (6)
* 6,113,638 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 287 1999
6,800,092 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 45 2000
7,717,959 Intervertebral device and method of use 54 2003
* 2004/0010,316 Intervertebral device and method of use 206 2003
* 2007/0072,475 UNIVERSAL SPINAL DISC IMPLANT SYSTEM 4 2006
* 2007/0073,311 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT DELIVERY AND REMOVAL 9 2006
 
RIVERBEND DESIGN LLC (3)
7,201,776 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements with endplates 60 2002
* 2003/0074,076 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements with endplates 47 2002
* 2006/0106,381 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 272 2005
 
STEPHEN BRIGIDO (4)
8,328,807 Ankle arthrodesis nail and outrigger assembly 2 2009
* 2010/0010,490 ANKLE ARTHRODESIS NAIL AND OUTRIGGER ASSEMBLY 11 2009
8,414,584 Ankle arthrodesis nail and outrigger assembly 0 2010
* 2011/0054,473 ANKLE ARTHRODESIS NAIL AND OUTRIGGER ASSEMBLY 6 2010
 
Dynamic Spine, Inc. (4)
* 5,827,328 Intervertebral prosthetic device 363 1996
7,303,565 Apparatus and method for performing spinal surgery 16 2003
* 2004/0092,943 Apparatus and method for performing spinal surgery 0 2003
8,057,549 Apparatus and method for performing spinal surgery 6 2007
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 6,102,949 Intervertebrae implant 45 1998
 
Neuropro Technologies, Inc. (3)
9,155,629 Ankle and foot bone growth compositions and methods 0 2011
* 9,186,262 Bone fusion device 0 2013
* 2014/0058,521 BONE FUSION DEVICE 2 2013
 
ANOVA CORPORATION C/O THE VERTICAL GROUP (2)
8,679,180 Devices used to treat disc herniation and attachment mechanisms therefore 0 2008
* 2008/0221,686 DEVICES USED TO TREAT DISC HERNIATION AND ATTACHMENT MECHANISMS THEREFORE 22 2008
 
NEUROPRO SPINAL JAXX, INC. (1)
9,358,123 Bone fusion device, apparatus and method 0 2012
 
STOUT MEDICAL GROUP LP (4)
9,314,349 Expandable support device and method of use 0 2007
* 8,709,042 Expandable support device and method of use 4 2007
8,535,380 Fixation device and method 5 2010
9,259,329 Expandable support device and method of use 0 2013
 
BORGWARNER INC. (1)
* 2006/0009,541 Saturant for friction material containing friction modifying layer 2 2004
 
Vertebration, Inc. (2)
8,236,058 Spine surgery method and implant 16 2005
* 2007/0073,398 Spine surgery method and implant 46 2005
 
KARIN TEHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,875,213 Method of inserting spinal implants with the use of imaging 124 2003
 
Synergy Disc Replacement, Inc. (13)
8,100,974 Artificial spinal disc 9 2005
* 2008/0133,013 Artificial Spinal Disc 55 2005
8,172,904 Artificial spinal disc 2 2006
* 2007/0088,441 Artificial Spinal Disc 22 2006
7,927,374 Artificial spinal disc 14 2006
* 2009/0069,894 Artificial Spinal Disc 11 2006
9,237,958 Joint prostheses 0 2008
9,125,754 Artificial spinal disc 0 2008
8,038,716 Artificial spinal disc 2 2008
* 2009/0043,393 Artificial Spinal Disc 14 2008
8,852,193 Systems and methods for vertebral disc replacement 0 2008
8,231,677 Artificial spinal disc 1 2010
* 2011/0082,556 Artificial Spinal Disc 5 2010
 
Ortho Development Corporation (10)
6,579,318 Intervertebral spacer 182 2000
6,852,127 Method of implanting an intervertebral spacer 22 2002
* 2002/0065,560 Intervertebral spacing implant system 46 2002
D501555 Implant 37 2003
D494274 Implant 38 2003
D493225 Implant 40 2003
* 2004/0186,574 Intervertebral spacing implant system 13 2004
* 2004/0186,575 Method of implanting an intervertebral spacer 14 2004
7,766,947 Cervical plate for stabilizing the human spine 4 2004
* 2006/0212,119 Intervertebral spacer 10 2006
 
LANX, INC. (2)
* 2007/0088,439 ARTIFICIAL DISC WITH ENDPLATES HAVING CAGES TO PROMOTE BONE FUSION 2 2005
* 2006/0293,753 CORRECTIVE ARTIFICIAL DISC 43 2006
 
PEARL TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
* 6,482,234 Prosthetic spinal disc 130 2000
 
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE (PARIS 6) (1)
* 5,674,294 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 294 1994
 
Collabcom II, LLC (2)
8,202,299 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 6 2008
8,721,688 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 0 2012
 
NaVasive, Inc. (1)
9,168,149 Total disc replacement system and related methods 0 2014
 
PEARSALLS LIMITED (1)
* 2008/0306,595 Porous Implant For Spinal Disc Nucleus Replacement 6 2005
 
RSB Spine LLC (1)
6,235,034 Bone plate and bone screw guide mechanism 397 1998
 
ANOVA CORP. (26)
6,419,704 Artificial intervertebral disc replacement methods and apparatus 499 1999
6,454,804 Engineered tissue annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 114 2000
6,969,404 Annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 130 2002
6,793,677 Method of providing cells and other biologic materials for transplantation 39 2002
* 2002/0128,630 Method and apparatus for providing nutrition to intervertebral disc tissue 1 2002
* 2002/0128,652 Version with markings to show changes made 31 2002
6,755,863 Rotator cuff repair using engineered tissues 13 2002
* 2004/0093,092 Rotator cuff repair using engineered tissues 1 2002
6,648,919 Transplantation of engineered meniscus tissue to the intervertebral disc 76 2002
6,648,920 Natural and synthetic supplements to engineered annulus and disc tissues 79 2002
* 2002/0151,981 Transplantation of engineered meniscus tissue to the intervertebral disc 4 2002
* 2003/0040,796 Devices used to treat disc herniation and attachment mechanisms therefore 135 2002
* 2004/0172,019 Reinforcers for artificial disc replacement methods and apparatus 13 2002
* 2003/0078,579 Annular repair devices and methods 76 2002
7,201,774 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements incorporating reinforced wall sections 22 2003
7,273,497 Methods for treating a defect in the annulus fibrosis 51 2003
* 2004/0097,980 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 30 2003
7,435,260 Use of morphogenetic proteins to treat human disc disease 30 2004
* 2004/0230,310 Use of morphogenic proteins to treat human disc disease 1 2004
7,060,100 Artificial disc and joint replacements with modular cushioning components 26 2004
9,084,616 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 0 2006
* 2007/0027,471 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 21 2006
8,679,179 Annular repair devices and methods 0 2008
8,821,549 Methods and apparatus for anulus repair 0 2009
8,936,642 Methods for treating a defect in the annulus fibrosis 0 2011
9,232,938 Method and apparatus for closing fissures in the annulus fibrosus 0 2012
 
COLLABCOM5, LLC., A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY CORP. (3)
* 2008/0167,655 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 49 2007
8,974,496 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 0 2007
* 2009/0062,918 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 16 2007
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (2)
* 6,770,096 Interbody spinal stabilization cage and spinal stabilization method 198 2002
* 2003/0187,436 Interbody spinal stabilization cage and spinal stabilization method 37 2002
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (18)
7,674,296 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 41 2005
8,721,723 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 6 2009
* 2010/0324,680 INTRADISCAL MOTION LIMITING MEMBER AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION THEREOF 1 2009
8,282,683 Expandable vertebral implant 7 2010
9,358,126 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2011
9,358,128 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2012
9,119,730 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2012
9,155,628 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2012
9,204,972 Articulating expandable intervertebral implant 0 2013
9,351,848 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2013
9,358,129 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2013
9,216,095 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2013
9,125,757 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2013
9,198,772 Articulating expandable intervertebral implant 0 2013
9,233,009 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2013
9,370,434 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2013
9,226,836 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2014
9,204,974 Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof 0 2014
 
CORTEK SPINE, INC. (1)
6,241,769 Implant for spinal fusion 241 1998
 
Spineco, Inc. (2)
7,824,444 Expandable spherical spinal implant 12 2004
* 2004/0186,576 Expandable spherical spinal implant 95 2004
 
SPINECORE, INC. (3)
* 6,468,310 Intervertebral spacer device having a wave washer force restoring element 146 2001
7,314,486 Artificial intervertebral disc having a wave washer force restoring element 2 2004
7,314,487 Intervertebral spacer device having a wave washer force restoring element 10 2004
 
Spine Wave, Inc. (3)
8,641,769 Plastically deformable inter-osseous device 8 2011
8,920,507 Plastically deformable inter-osseous device 2 2013
9,101,488 Apparatus for use in spinal surgery 2 2014
 
SYNERGY DISC REPLACEMENT (4)
* 2008/0215,156 Joint Prostheses 33 2008
8,894,709 Systems and methods for vertebral disc replacement 0 2008
8,454,699 Systems and methods for vertebral disc replacement 1 2008
* 2009/0076,616 Systems and Methods for Vertebral Disc Replacement 22 2008
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