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, TX20

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Pisharodi, Madhavan Brownsville, TX 45 3523

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4,309,777 Artificial intervertebral disc 680 1980
* 4,863,477 Synthetic intervertebral disc prosthesis 558 1987
* 4,919,668 Temporomandibular joint disc implant 9 1988
 
RAY MEDICA, INC. (1)
* 4,904,260 Prosthetic disc containing therapeutic material 581 1988
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 4,863,476 Spinal implant 582 1987
 
BRANTIGAN, W. JOHN DR.( CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) (1)
* 4,834,757 Prosthetic implant 824 1988
 
ULRICH GROSS (1)
* 5,002,576 Intervertebral disk endoprosthesis 412 1989
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
* 4,932,969 Joint endoprosthesis 372 1987
 
Health & Research Services Inc. (1)
* 4,759,769 Artificial spinal disc 716 1987
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
* 4,932,975 Vertebral prosthesis 545 1989
 
Fried. Krupp Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung (1)
* 4,904,264 Artifical joint system 39 1985
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (32)
* 5,246,458 Artificial disk 365 1992
* 5,423,816 Intervertebral locking device 253 1993
* 5,514,180 Prosthetic intervertebral devices 678 1994
6,120,502 Apparatus and method for the delivery of electrical current for interbody spinal arthrodesis 117 1994
* 5,865,845 Prosthetic intervertebral disc 312 1996
* 6,102,950 Intervertebral body fusion device 321 1999
6,605,089 Apparatus and method for the delivery of electrical current for interbody spinal arthrodesis 53 1999
* 6,770,094 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 58 2002
* 6,969,405 Inflatable intervertebral disc replacement prosthesis 29 2003
7,455,672 Method for the delivery of electrical current to promote bone growth between adjacent bone masses 13 2003
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 41 2004
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 5 2005
8,251,891 Totally wireless electronically embedded action-ended endoscope utilizing differential directional illumination with digitally controlled mirrors and/or prisms 0 2007
8,834,526 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 0 2007
7,942,903 Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint calibrated stapling devices for spinal fusion 2 2007
8,535,379 Artificial cervical and lumbar discs, disc plate insertion gun for performing sequential single plate intervertebral implantation enabling symmetric bi-disc plate alignment for interplate mobile core placement 0 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 22 2008
7,857,855 Devices used to treat disc herniation and attachment mechanisms therefore 15 2008
8,062,373 Spine surgery method and motion preserving implant 3 2008
7,935,116 Implant for the delivery of electrical current to promote bone growth between adjacent bone masses 8 2008
7,951,180 Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws, zero-profile horizontal intervertebral miniplates, expansile intervertebral body fusion devices, and posterior motion-calibrating interarticulating joint stapling device for spinal fusion 1 2008
8,734,516 Bi-directional fixating/locking transvertebral body screw/intervertebral cage stand-alone constructs having a central screw locking lever, and pliers and devices for spinal fusion 0 2009
8,257,370 Posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint staples, stapling guns, and devices for spinal fusion 0 2009
8,157,865 Apparatus and method for stabilizing adjacent bone portions 0 2010
* 8,690,947 Stand-alone biomimetic artificial intervertebral disc system 0 2010
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
8,353,964 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
8,353,913 Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint calibrated stapling devices for spinal fusion 1 2011
8,206,387 Interbody spinal implant inductively coupled to an external power supply 0 2011
8,579,977 Spine surgery method and inserter 0 2012
 
BENVENUE MEDICAL, INC. (20)
8,057,544 Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine 5 2006
7,785,368 Spinal tissue distraction devices 14 2006
7,670,374 Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine 4 2006
7,670,375 Methods for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue 8 2006
7,666,226 Spinal tissue distraction devices 5 2006
7,666,227 Devices for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue 3 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 1 2008
8,808,376 Intravertebral implants 0 2009
7,967,864 Spinal tissue distraction devices 9 2010
7,967,865 Devices for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue 2 2010
7,963,993 Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine 0 2010
7,955,391 Methods for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue 1 2010
8,535,327 Delivery apparatus for use with implantable medical devices 0 2010
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 0 2011
8,814,873 Devices and methods for treating bone tissue 0 2012
8,882,836 Apparatus and method for treating bone 0 2012
8,961,609 Devices for distracting tissue layers of the human spine 0 2013
 
RESSPOND SPINAL SYSTEMS (1)
8,795,375 Modular nucleus pulposus prosthesis 0 2009
 
FLEXUSPINE, INC. (26)
7,909,869 Artificial spinal unit assemblies 22 2004
8,753,398 Method of inserting an expandable intervertebral implant without overdistraction 2 2005
8,257,440 Method of insertion of an expandable intervertebral implant 9 2005
8,172,903 Expandable intervertebral implant with spacer 11 2005
8,147,550 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with limited articulation 4 2005
8,123,810 Expandable intervertebral implant with wedged expansion member 16 2005
8,118,870 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with spacer 15 2005
8,118,871 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant 16 2005
7,708,778 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with cam 32 2005
8,603,168 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 3 2006
8,118,869 Dynamic interbody device 15 2006
8,052,723 Dynamic posterior stabilization systems and methods of use 20 2006
7,799,082 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 25 2006
7,794,480 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 35 2006
7,785,351 Artificial functional spinal implant unit system and method for use 42 2006
8,940,022 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 0 2007
8,597,358 Dynamic interbody devices 5 2007
8,377,098 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 7 2007
7,959,677 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 19 2007
8,523,912 Posterior stabilization systems with shared, dual dampener systems 3 2007
8,267,965 Spinal stabilization systems with dynamic interbody devices 8 2007
8,187,330 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 12 2007
8,182,514 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a fixed length elongated member 11 2007
8,162,994 Posterior stabilization system with isolated, dual dampener systems 5 2007
8,157,844 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 11 2007
8,940,051 Interbody device insertion systems and methods 0 2013
 
KYPHON SARL (63)
6,379,355 Spine distraction implant and method 155 1999
6,332,882 Spine distraction implant 144 1999
* 7,621,950 Expandable intervertebral spacer 81 2000
7,097,648 Expandable element delivery system 202 2000
6,746,485 Hair used as a biologic disk, replacement, and/or structure and method 62 2000
6,419,676 Spine distraction implant and method 184 2000
6,419,677 Spine distraction implant and method 168 2001
6,796,983 Spine distraction implant and method 163 2001
7,101,375 Spine distraction implant 174 2001
6,902,566 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 100 2001
6,514,256 Spine distraction implant and method 262 2001
6,478,796 Spin distraction implant and method 201 2001
6,582,433 Spine fixation device and method 321 2001
7,201,751 Supplemental spine fixation device 216 2001
6,699,246 Spine distraction implant 262 2001
6,699,247 Spine distraction implant 165 2001
6,926,728 Curved dilator and method 151 2001
6,652,534 Apparatus and method for determining implant size 131 2001
6,712,819 Mating insertion instruments for spinal implants and methods of use 216 2001
6,652,527 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 191 2001
6,695,842 Interspinous process distraction system and method with positionable wing and method 286 2001
7,189,234 Interspinous process implant sizer and distractor with a split head and size indicator and method 55 2001
7,029,473 Deflectable spacer for use as an interspinous process implant and method 50 2002
7,833,246 Interspinous process and sacrum implant and method 0 2003
7,497,859 Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk 16 2003
7,306,628 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 158 2003
7,273,496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 59 2003
7,083,649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 121 2003
6,966,929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 107 2003
7,217,291 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 94 2003
7,335,203 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 150 2004
7,901,432 Method for lateral implantation of spinous process spacer 5 2004
7,758,619 Spinous process implant with tethers 20 2004
7,549,999 Interspinous process distraction implant and method of implantation 8 2004
7,510,567 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 12 2004
7,695,513 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 14 2004
7,452,379 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 1 2004
7,481,840 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with selectably positioning articulating element 37 2004
7,691,146 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 20 2004
7,670,377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 19 2004
7,520,899 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 23 2004
7,503,935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 33 2004
7,320,707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 58 2004
7,481,839 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 15 2004
7,575,600 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 35 2004
7,524,324 System and method for an interspinous process implant as a supplement to a spine stabilization implant 53 2004
7,601,170 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 40 2005
7,591,851 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 41 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 11 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 8 2005
8,048,117 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 4 2005
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 11 2006
7,749,252 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 80 2006
7,959,652 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 7 2006
7,828,822 Spinous process implant 13 2006
7,476,251 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 38 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
7,635,378 Spine distraction implant and method 24 2007
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
* 5,702,454 Process for implanting an invertebral prosthesis 304 1996
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (4)
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 0 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 2 2010
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (4)
6,296,664 Artificial intervertebral disc 183 1998
6,315,797 Artificial intervertebral disc 179 2000
6,656,224 Artificial intervertebral disc 63 2001
7,128,762 Artificial intervertebral disc 8 2003
 
JOINT SYNERGY, LLC (4)
7,115,144 Spinal implant 10 2004
7,083,651 Spinal implant 55 2004
7,195,644 Ball and dual socket joint 17 2005
7,491,239 Interior insert ball and dual socket joint 2 2005
 
INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC. (32)
6,482,235 Devices and methods of vertebral disc augmentation 236 2000
7,220,281 Implant for reinforcing and annulus fibrosis 69 2002
7,094,258 Methods of reinforcing an annulus fibrosis 47 2002
6,883,520 Methods and apparatus for dynamically stable spinal implant 147 2002
7,124,761 Deployment devices and methods for vertebral disc augmentation 49 2002
7,717,961 Apparatus delivery in an intervertebral disc 22 2003
7,507,243 Devices and method for augmenting a vertebral disc 27 2003
7,563,282 Method of supporting nucleus pulposus 24 2003
7,727,241 Device for delivering an implant through an annular defect in an intervertebral disc 18 2004
8,002,836 Method for the treatment of the intervertebral disc anulus 0 2004
7,749,275 Method of reducing spinal implant migration 18 2004
7,513,911 Method of implanting dynamically stable spinal implant 46 2004
7,553,329 Stabilized intervertebral disc barrier 53 2004
7,658,765 Resilient intervertebral disc implant 17 2004
8,231,678 Method of treating a herniated disc 3 2006
7,879,097 Method of performing a procedure within a disc 20 2006
* 7,524,333 Method of anchoring an implant in an intervertebral disc 39 2006
7,500,978 Method for delivering and positioning implants in the intervertebral disc environment 21 2006
7,553,330 Methods of reinforcing an intervertebral disc annulus 28 2006
7,998,213 Intervertebral disc herniation repair 8 2006
7,972,337 Devices and methods for bone anchoring 14 2006
7,959,679 Intervertebral anulus and nucleus augmentation 9 2007
7,867,278 Intervertebral disc anulus implant 17 2008
8,025,698 Method of rehabilitating an anulus fibrosus 8 2009
8,021,425 Versatile method of repairing an intervertebral disc 9 2009
8,454,612 Method for vertebral endplate reconstruction 0 2009
8,114,082 Anchoring system for disc repair 12 2009
8,323,341 Impaction grafting for vertebral fusion 0 2009
8,361,155 Soft tissue impaction methods 0 2010
8,409,284 Methods of repairing herniated segments in the disc 1 2011
8,257,437 Methods of intervertebral disc augmentation 4 2011
8,394,146 Vertebral anchoring methods 0 2011
 
THEKEN SURGICAL, INC. (1)
7,785,327 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 11 2005
 
NAXCOR (1)
6,342,074 Anterior lumbar interbody fusion implant and method for fusing adjacent vertebrae 139 2000
 
INFINTIY ORTHOPAEDICS COMPANY, LTD. (1)
8,632,594 Intervertebral device and method of use 1 2006
 
LI MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 6,039,761 Intervertebral spacer and tool and method for emplacement thereof 341 1997
 
Bridport-Gundry PLC c/o Pearsalls Implants (1)
* 6,093,205 Surgical implant 344 1998
 
ANULEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
6,805,695 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 234 2003
8,034,112 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 2 2006
 
SPINAL CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
* 6,736,850 Vertebral pseudo arthrosis device and method 72 2001
 
SPINAL GENERATIONS, LLC (1)
7,819,922 Vertebral prosthesis 11 2003
 
SPINAL INNOVATIONS, L.L.C. (1)
* 5,749,916 Fusion implant 170 1997
 
FLEXUSPINE (2)
7,753,958 Expandable intervertebral implant 51 2005
8,647,386 Expandable intervertebral implant system and method 3 2010
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (8)
7,708,776 Intervertebral disk replacement system and methods 17 2003
8,328,851 Total disc replacement system and related methods 1 2006
8,167,915 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 2 2006
7,946,236 Using zigzags to create three-dimensional embroidered structures 13 2007
7,942,104 3-dimensional embroidery structures via tension shaping 2 2007
8,282,681 Bioresorbable spinal implant and related methods 0 2008
8,377,135 Textile-based surgical implant and related methods 0 2009
8,870,960 Total disc replacement system and related methods 0 2012
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (130)
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 563 1995
7,534,254 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 38 1995
7,491,205 Instrumentation for the surgical correction of human thoracic and lumbar spinal disease from the lateral aspect of the spine 29 1995
6,923,810 Frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 129 1995
* 6,270,498 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 204 1995
6,210,412 Method for inserting frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 207 1995
6,096,038 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 325 1995
5,797,909 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 430 1995
6,123,705 Interbody spinal fusion implants 205 1996
* 5,860,973 Translateral spinal implant 383 1996
6,302,914 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 147 1997
6,193,757 Expandable intervertebral spacers 292 1998
6,241,770 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 122 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
6,447,544 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 171 1999
7,462,195 Artificial lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 16 2000
6,500,205 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 175 2000
6,350,283 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 113 2000
6,814,756 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 64 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
7,008,453 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 82 2000
7,993,347 Guard for use in performing human interbody spinal surgery 0 2000
6,758,849 Interbody spinal fusion implants 72 2000
6,830,570 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 161 2000
6,709,458 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 88 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 144 2001
6,808,537 Expandable implant with interlocking walls 94 2001
6,949,105 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 36 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 53 2001
6,652,584 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 71 2001
6,770,074 Apparatus for use in inserting spinal implants 169 2001
6,962,606 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 122 2001
RE42480 Human spinal disc prothesis with hinges 2 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 110 2002
7,207,991 Method for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 100 2002
7,128,760 Radially expanding interbody spinal fusion implants, instrumentation, and methods of insertion 155 2002
6,989,031 Hemi-interbody spinal implant manufactured from a major long bone ring or a bone composite 68 2002
6,749,636 Contoured spinal fusion implants made of bone or a bone composite material 73 2002
7,060,073 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 128 2002
6,716,247 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 175 2002
7,399,303 Bone cutting device and method for use thereof 26 2002
7,503,933 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 65 2002
7,118,598 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 79 2002
7,025,787 Implantable joint prosthesis and associated instrumentation 107 2002
6,972,035 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 84 2002
8,066,705 Instrumentation for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 17 2003
7,601,174 Wear-resistant endoprosthetic devices 11 2003
7,935,124 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 20 2003
7,326,214 Bone cutting device having a cutting edge with a non-extending center 24 2003
8,075,621 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 9 2003
6,793,679 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 99 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 32 2003
7,655,027 Method for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 48 2003
7,387,643 Method for installation of artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 42 2003
7,156,875 Arcuate artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 39 2003
7,758,644 Systems and techniques for intravertebral spinal stabilization with expandable devices 20 2003
7,361,193 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 35 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 24 2003
7,435,262 Contoured cortical bone implants 32 2004
7,686,805 Methods for distraction of a disc space 44 2004
8,444,692 Instrumentation with inwardly moveable extensions for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 0 2004
7,922,729 Instrumentation for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 22 2004
7,445,636 Instrumentation for use with radially expanding interbody spinal fusion implant 41 2004
7,410,501 Radially expanding interbody spinal fusion implants, instrumentation, and method of insertion 87 2004
7,789,914 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 19 2004
7,537,612 Lumbar composite nucleus 5 2004
7,608,107 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 55 2004
8,097,034 Expandable arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with two expanders 13 2004
7,837,732 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods 17 2004
7,655,042 Expandable intervertebral spacers 26 2004
8,728,160 Expandable intervertebral spacer 0 2005
7,776,090 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 48 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 28 2005
7,455,692 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 29 2005
7,763,050 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 28 2005
8,262,736 Radially expanding implants 7 2005
7,892,286 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 24 2005
7,569,054 Tubular member having a passage and opposed bone contacting extensions 40 2005
8,007,534 Expandable implant with expander 15 2005
7,611,536 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 33 2006
7,887,565 Apparatus and method for sequential distraction 23 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
7,481,812 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 21 2006
8,066,750 Port structures for non-rigid bone plates 0 2006
8,771,358 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 0 2006
7,972,382 Minimally invasive spinal distraction devices and methods 7 2006
* 7,837,734 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 43 2007
8,323,340 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 1 2008
7,998,215 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 3 2008
7,967,863 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 4 2008
8,123,809 Deployment system and method for an expandable vertebral implant 0 2009
7,828,800 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 14 2009
7,935,149 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws 22 2009
8,137,403 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 1 2009
8,092,542 Implantable joint prosthesis 3 2009
7,993,403 Expandable intervertebral spacers 4 2010
8,343,220 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 2 2010
7,942,933 Frusto-conical spinal implant 7 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 42 2010
8,491,653 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods 0 2010
8,057,475 Threaded interbody spinal fusion implant 2 2010
8,926,703 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws and a bone screw lock 0 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 0 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 34 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
 
X-SPINE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
8,216,316 Prosthetic implant with biplanar angulation and compound angles 4 2008
 
CORE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
8,409,248 Plug with detachable guidewire element and methods for use 0 2010
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (10)
6,482,233 Prosthetic interbody spacer 126 1999
6,719,794 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 172 2001
6,974,480 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 115 2002
7,192,447 Intervertebral implant 29 2002
7,226,483 Method of performing a transforaminal posterior lumber interbody fusion procedure 21 2004
7,563,284 Intervertebral disc implant 32 2005
7,563,286 Controlled artificial intervertebral disc implant 39 2005
7,223,292 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 33 2005
8,231,675 Intervertebral implant 0 2007
8,313,529 Total disc replacement with W-shaped spring elements 0 2010
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (9)
8,852,229 Locator and closure device and method of use 0 2003
8,083,768 Vascular plug having composite construction 3 2005
7,753,933 Plug with detachable guidewire element and methods for use 15 2005
8,057,510 Plug with collet and apparatus and method for delivering such plugs 16 2005
8,075,587 Apparatus and methods for sealing vascular punctures 25 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 0 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
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
* 6,458,159 Disc prosthesis 129 2000
 
K2M, INC. (4)
8,864,831 Fixation of elastomer to rigid structures 0 2006
7,776,092 Elastomeric intervertebral disc prosthesis 6 2006
8,814,938 Intervertebral disc replacement and associated instrumentation 0 2006
8,470,045 Endplate for an intervertebral prosthesis and prosthesis incorporating the same 0 2009
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (14)
8,579,908 Device for delivering viscous material 1 2004
8,415,407 Methods, materials, and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 4 2006
8,360,629 Mixing apparatus having central and planetary mixing elements 4 2006
8,333,773 Remotely-activated vertebroplasty injection device 7 2007
8,950,929 Fluid delivery system 0 2007
8,540,722 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 4 2009
8,361,078 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 5 2009
8,419,801 Adjustable, remote-controllable orthopaedic prosthesis and associated method 2 2009
8,435,300 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 0 2011
8,435,301 Artificial intervertebral disc implant 1 2011
8,597,356 Intervertebral implant 0 2012
8,809,418 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 1 2013
8,690,949 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 0 2013
8,956,368 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 0 2013
 
INFINESSE, CORPORATION (1)
7,309,357 Prosthetic spinal discs 23 2004
 
R&B SURGICAL SOLUTIONS, LTD. (1)
* 5,888,223 Anterior stabilization device 299 1998
 
RAYMEDICA, LLC (3)
* 6,113,639 Trial implant and trial implant kit for evaluating an intradiscal space 281 1999
6,602,291 Prosthetic spinal disc nucleus having a shape change characteristic 102 1999
* 6,110,210 Prosthetic spinal disc nucleus having selectively coupled bodies 236 1999
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (3)
7,766,966 Artificial intervertebral disc 7 2006
7,655,045 Artificial intervertebral disc 3 2006
7,832,409 Method of inserting an artificial intervertebral disc 2 2007
 
LDR MEDICAL (12)
7,326,250 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and fitting tools 81 2002
7,682,396 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 56 2003
8,858,635 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 0 2005
7,494,508 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 35 2005
7,695,516 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 19 2005
7,632,282 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 12 2005
7,842,088 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 15 2006
8,465,546 Intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion assemblies 2 2007
8,343,219 Intersomatic cage, intervertebral prosthesis, anchoring device and implantation instruments 9 2008
8,257,439 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 5 2009
8,267,999 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 5 2009
8,439,931 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 5 2009
 
AESCULAP AG (4)
7,198,644 Intervertebral implant 48 2004
6,986,789 Intervertebral implant 58 2004
7,549,995 Surgical instrument for handling an implant 106 2004
7,585,325 Intervertebral implant 3 2005
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (29)
6,416,515 Spinal fixation system 179 1996
* 5,928,243 Pedicle probe and depth gage 40 1997
* 5,964,769 Surgical cable system and method 159 1997
6,595,992 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 150 1997
* 5,989,250 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 153 1998
* 6,053,921 Surgical cable system and method 135 1998
6,454,769 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 272 1998
* 6,132,430 Spinal fixation system 213 1998
* 6,030,389 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 283 1998
* 6,080,193 Adjustable height fusion device 265 1998
6,391,030 Surgical cable system and method 149 1998
* 5,935,133 Surgical cable system and method 129 1998
6,368,350 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and method 399 1999
6,442,814 Apparatus for manufacturing a bone dowel 64 1999
6,682,533 Surgical cable system and method 161 1999
6,557,226 Apparatus for manufacturing a bone dowel 11 1999
6,613,050 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 167 1999
6,447,512 Instrument and method for implanting an interbody fusion device 114 2000
6,576,016 Adjustable height fusion device 137 2000
6,562,040 Spinal fixation system 144 2000
6,524,312 Instrument and method for implanting an interbody fusion device 124 2001
6,616,671 Instrument and method for implanting an interbody fusion device 86 2001
6,964,664 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 161 2001
7,112,223 Pseudo arthrosis device 7 2002
7,637,952 Instrumentation and procedure for implanting spinal implant devices 14 2003
* 7,645,301 Devices and methods for disc replacement 10 2006
7,905,922 Surgical implant suitable for replacement of an intervertebral disc 6 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
 
POREX TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (1)
* 5,545,226 Implants for cranioplasty 27 1994
 
ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 5,645,596 Ceramic vertebrae prosthesis 191 1994
 
COHORT MEDICAL PRODUCTS GROUP, INC. (1)
* 5,658,335 Spinal fixator 253 1995
 
KERAPLAST TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. (3)
6,379,690 Keratin-based hydrogel for biomedical applications and method of production 19 2000
6,849,092 Implantable prosthetic or tissue expanding device 17 2001
6,783,546 Implantable prosthetic or tissue expanding device 146 2001
 
CAUTHEN RESEARCH GROUP, INC. (1)
7,670,379 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method 21 2006
 
THAKEN SURGICAL, LLC (1)
7,780,666 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 6 2005
 
Pinnacle Spine Group, LLC (2)
8,343,224 Intervertebral implants and graft delivery systems and methods 26 2011
8,308,805 Methods of delivering an implant to an intervertebral space 4 2012
 
IMDS LLC (3)
* 6,113,638 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 242 1999
6,800,092 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 34 2000
7,717,959 Intervertebral device and method of use 41 2003
 
PERUMALA CORPORATION (3)
6,989,013 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 4 2004
8,480,740 Rotating, locking, spring-loaded artificial disk 0 2011
 
BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (3)
6,413,259 Bone plate assembly including a screw retaining member 318 2000
6,960,232 Artificial intervertebral disc 33 2003
8,696,749 Artificial intervertebral disc 0 2004
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (3)
6,395,031 Expandable intervertebral spacers 117 2000
6,833,006 Expandable intervertebral spacers 70 2002
7,063,700 System for radial bone displacement 0 2003
 
JEFFREY THRAMANN (1)
7,101,400 Shaped memory artificial disc and methods of engrafting the same 20 2003
 
RIVERBEND DESIGN LLC (1)
7,201,776 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements with endplates 52 2002
 
STEPHEN BRIGIDO (2)
8,328,807 Ankle arthrodesis nail and outrigger assembly 1 2009
8,414,584 Ankle arthrodesis nail and outrigger assembly 0 2010
 
AXIOMED SPINE CORPORATION (2)
* 7,695,517 Apparatus for replacing a damaged spinal disc 12 2003
7,588,600 Method for replacing a damaged spinal disc 6 2003
 
Infinity Orthopaedics Company (1)
8,435,295 System and method for intervertebral implant delivery and removal 0 2006
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF, THE (1)
* 6,146,419 Method for forming a hollow prosthesis 19 2000
 
DYNAMIC SPINE, INC. (3)
* 5,827,328 Intervertebral prosthetic device 337 1996
7,303,565 Apparatus and method for performing spinal surgery 15 2003
8,057,549 Apparatus and method for performing spinal surgery 4 2007
 
STRYKER SPINE (4)
* 6,582,468 Intervertebral disc prosthesis with compressible body 216 2001
6,733,532 Intervertebral disc prosthesis with improved mechanical behavior 156 2001
* 6,527,804 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 272 2001
8,303,601 Collet-activated distraction wedge inserter 0 2006
 
TRINITY ORTHOPEDICS, LLC (1)
8,529,628 Expanding intervertebral device and methods of use 1 2010
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 6,102,949 Intervertebrae implant 40 1998
 
IHIP SURGICAL, LLC (4)
8,029,573 Method and apparatus for total hip replacement 4 2006
8,211,183 Methods and systems for total hip replacement 4 2011
8,579,985 Method and apparatus for hip replacement 1 2011
8,795,381 Methods and systems for hip replacement 0 2012
 
KRT INVESTORS, INC. (22)
7,189,235 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 67 2003
7,753,941 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 20 2004
7,615,076 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 68 2005
7,935,147 Method and apparatus for enhanced delivery of treatment device to the intervertebral disc annulus 4 2005
8,048,160 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 0 2005
7,828,850 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 45 2006
8,088,165 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 0 2006
8,632,590 Apparatus and methods for the treatment of the intervertebral disc 0 2006
7,985,257 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 4 2006
7,909,879 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 5 2006
7,922,768 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 6 2006
7,993,405 Spinal disc annulus repair system and methods 3 2006
7,951,201 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 4 2007
7,749,273 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 51 2007
7,905,923 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 2 2007
7,963,992 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 1 2008
8,128,698 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 3 2008
8,163,022 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 2 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 0 2010
8,454,697 Method and apparatus for the treatment of tissue 0 2012
 
ANOVA CORPORATION C/O THE VERTICAL GROUP (1)
8,679,180 Devices used to treat disc herniation and attachment mechanisms therefore 0 2008
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS (1)
* 6,283,998 Alloplastic vertebral disk replacement 38 1999
 
STOUT MEDICAL GROUP, L.P. (2)
* 8,709,042 Expandable support device and method of use 0 2007
8,535,380 Fixation device and method 0 2010
 
VERTEBRATION, INC. (1)
8,236,058 Spine surgery method and implant 5 2005
 
KARIN TEHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,875,213 Method of inserting spinal implants with the use of imaging 99 2003
 
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
7,481,841 Adjustable orthopaedic prosthesis and associated method 12 2004
7,559,951 Adjustable, remote-controllable orthopaedic prosthesis and associated method 30 2005
 
ORTHO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (6)
6,579,318 Intervertebral spacer 147 2000
6,852,127 Method of implanting an intervertebral spacer 16 2002
D501555 Implant 33 2003
D494274 Implant 34 2003
D493225 Implant 36 2003
7,766,947 Cervical plate for stabilizing the human spine 1 2004
 
SYNERGY DISC REPLACEMENT, INC. (6)
8,100,974 Artificial spinal disc 4 2005
8,172,904 Artificial spinal disc 1 2006
7,927,374 Artificial spinal disc 9 2006
8,038,716 Artificial spinal disc 2 2008
8,852,193 Systems and methods for vertebral disc replacement 0 2008
8,231,677 Artificial spinal disc 0 2010
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (2)
7,226,480 Disc prosthesis 29 2002
8,066,713 Remotely-activated vertebroplasty injection device 12 2003
 
PEARL TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
* 6,482,234 Prosthetic spinal disc 112 2000
 
GATEWAY MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,736,815 Apparatus and methods for treating spinal discs 117 2001
 
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE (PARIS 6) (1)
* 5,674,294 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 273 1994
 
Collabcom II, LLC (2)
8,202,299 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 2 2008
8,721,688 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 0 2012
 
CONCEPT MATRIX, LLC (1)
* 7,740,658 Intervertebral disk prosthesis methods of use 0 2004
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (6)
7,771,478 Artificial disc prosthesis 5 2004
7,766,911 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 5 2005
7,806,935 Artificial disc prosthesis 4 2006
7,771,480 Artificial disc prosthesis 3 2006
7,763,075 Artificial disc prosthesis 0 2006
7,763,076 Artificial disc prosthesis 4 2006
 
RSB SPINE LLC (1)
6,235,034 Bone plate and bone screw guide mechanism 355 1998
 
MOSKOWITZ, NATHAN (2)
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 10 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 6 2006
 
ANOVA CORP. (14)
6,419,704 Artificial intervertebral disc replacement methods and apparatus 436 1999
6,454,804 Engineered tissue annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 94 2000
6,969,404 Annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 106 2002
6,793,677 Method of providing cells and other biologic materials for transplantation 34 2002
6,755,863 Rotator cuff repair using engineered tissues 13 2002
6,648,919 Transplantation of engineered meniscus tissue to the intervertebral disc 60 2002
6,648,920 Natural and synthetic supplements to engineered annulus and disc tissues 67 2002
7,201,774 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements incorporating reinforced wall sections 20 2003
7,273,497 Methods for treating a defect in the annulus fibrosis 32 2003
7,435,260 Use of morphogenetic proteins to treat human disc disease 26 2004
7,060,100 Artificial disc and joint replacements with modular cushioning components 23 2004
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
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (1)
* 6,770,096 Interbody spinal stabilization cage and spinal stabilization method 161 2002
 
ACTIVE IMPLANTS CORPORATION (3)
* 7,338,526 Method and apparatus for computerized surgery 108 2001
7,497,868 Method and apparatus for computerized surgery 1 2004
7,491,219 Method and apparatus for computerized surgery 5 2004
 
Infinity Orthopedics Ltd. (1)
7,618,459 Universal spinal disc implant system 12 2006
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (3)
7,674,296 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 29 2005
8,721,723 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 0 2009
8,282,683 Expandable vertebral implant 1 2010
 
CORTEK SPINE, INC. (1)
6,241,769 Implant for spinal fusion 179 1998
 
F3 TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
8,066,773 Artificial intervertebral disc 0 2006
 
SPINECO, INC. (1)
7,824,444 Expandable spherical spinal implant 8 2004
 
SPINECORE, INC. (3)
* 6,468,310 Intervertebral spacer device having a wave washer force restoring element 133 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
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (3)
6,520,996 Orthopedic implant 188 2000
6,802,867 Orthopedic implant 34 2002
* 7,008,452 Dual durometer elastomer artificial disc 13 2003
 
United States Surgical Corporation (2)
* 5,620,458 Surgical instruments useful for endoscopic spinal procedures 48 1994
* 5,755,732 Surgical instruments useful for endoscopic spinal procedures 125 1997
 
SPINE WAVE, INC. (2)
8,641,769 Plastically deformable inter-osseous device 0 2011
8,920,507 Plastically deformable inter-osseous device 0 2013
 
SYNERGY DISC REPLACEMENT (2)
8,894,709 Systems and methods for vertebral disc replacement 0 2008
8,454,699 Systems and methods for vertebral disc replacement 1 2008
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