Artificial spinal prosthesis

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PATENT NO 5123926
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07659757

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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, TX29

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Pisharodi, Madhavan 500 Acacia Lake Dr., Brownsville, TX 78521 48 4575

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4309777 Artificial intervertebral disc 759 1980
* 4863477 Synthetic intervertebral disc prosthesis 688 1987
* 4919668 Temporomandibular joint disc implant 13 1988
 
RAY MEDICA, INC. (1)
* 4904260 Prosthetic disc containing therapeutic material 650 1988
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 4863476 Spinal implant 780 1987
 
ULRICH GROSS (1)
* 5002576 Intervertebral disk endoprosthesis 494 1989
 
BRANTIGAN, W. JOHN DR.( CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) (1)
* 4834757 Prosthetic implant 1011 1988
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
* 4932969 Joint endoprosthesis 448 1987
 
Health & Research Services Inc. (1)
* 4759769 Artificial spinal disc 827 1987
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
* 4932975 Vertebral prosthesis 621 1989
 
Fried. Krupp Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung (1)
* 4904264 Artifical joint system 49 1985
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SPINAL STABILIZATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
* 2014/0277,467 Prosthetic Spinal Disk Nucleus 1 2013
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (51)
* 5246458 Artificial disk 395 1992
* 5423816 Intervertebral locking device 324 1993
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6120502 Apparatus and method for the delivery of electrical current for interbody spinal arthrodesis 135 1994
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6605089 Apparatus and method for the delivery of electrical current for interbody spinal arthrodesis 65 1999
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7455672 Method for the delivery of electrical current to promote bone growth between adjacent bone masses 20 2003
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7857855 Devices used to treat disc herniation and attachment mechanisms therefore 21 2008
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8062373 Spine surgery method and motion preserving implant 9 2008
7935116 Implant for the delivery of electrical current to promote bone growth between adjacent bone masses 10 2008
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8353964 Anatomic total disc replacement 2 2010
9706947 Method of performing an anchor implantation procedure within a disc 0 2011
8834496 Soft tissue repair methods and apparatus 0 2011
8764835 Intervertebral disc treatment methods and apparatus 0 2011
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8206387 Interbody spinal implant inductively coupled to an external power supply 0 2011
9241796 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 0 2011
8579977 Spine surgery method and inserter 17 2012
9271843 Spine surgery method and implant 0 2012
9295560 Anatomic total disc replacement 0 2013
9707091 Expandable vertebral implant 0 2013
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9707092 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2015
 
RESSPOND SPINAL SYSTEMS (3)
8795375 Modular nucleus pulposus prosthesis 1 2009
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9364338 Modular nucleus pulposus prosthesis 0 2013
 
CRG SERVICING LLC, (1)
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ZIMMER GMBH (1)
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PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (7)
8597357 System and method for sizing, inserting and securing artificial disc in intervertebral space 2 2007
8231676 Motion preserving artificial intervertebral disc device 4 2009
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8715350 Systems and methods for securing an implant in intervertebral space 3 2009
8377133 Systems and methods for sizing, inserting and securing an implant in intervertebral space 6 2010
9233011 Systems and apparatuses for inserting an implant in intervertebral space 1 2014
9693872 Intervertebral disc implant 0 2016
 
THEKEN DISC, LLC (1)
* 2006/0149,384 Artificial disc prosthesis 3 2006
 
THEKEN SURGICAL, INC. (1)
7785327 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 25 2005
 
NAXCOR (1)
6342074 Anterior lumbar interbody fusion implant and method for fusing adjacent vertebrae 229 2000
 
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* 2008/0103,598 System and Method for Sizing, Inserting and Securing Artificial Disc in Intervertebral Space 24 2007
 
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6719794 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 267 2001
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
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X-spine Systems, Inc. (1)
8216316 Prosthetic implant with biplanar angulation and compound angles 10 2008
 
CORE MEDICAL, INC. (2)
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8409248 Plug with detachable guidewire element and methods for use 0 2010
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (14)
6482233 Prosthetic interbody spacer 205 1999
6974480 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 201 2002
7226483 Method of performing a transforaminal posterior lumber interbody fusion procedure 60 2004
* 2004/0167,538 Method of performing a transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 19 2004
7563284 Intervertebral disc implant 51 2005
7563286 Controlled artificial intervertebral disc implant 76 2005
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* 2005/0197,702 Intervertebral disc implant 107 2005
7223292 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 86 2005
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8231675 Intervertebral implant 2 2007
* 2008/0161,922 Intervertebral Implant 7 2007
8313529 Total disc replacement with W-shaped spring elements 0 2010
* 2011/0208,307 TOTAL DISC REPLACEMENT WITH W-SHAPED SPRING ELEMENTS 1 2010
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
9289198 Locator and closure device and method of use 0 2014
 
K2M, INC. (13)
8864831 Fixation of elastomer to rigid structures 0 2006
7776092 Elastomeric intervertebral disc prosthesis 7 2006
* 2008/0306,609 Fixation of Elastomer to Rigid Structures 15 2006
* 2007/0032,874 Elastomeric intervertebral disc prosthesis 14 2006
8814938 Intervertebral disc replacement and associated instrumentation 0 2006
* 2009/0216,329 INTERVERTEBRAL DISC REPLACEMENT AND ASSOCIATED INSTRUMENTATION 3 2006
* 2008/0046,082 INTERVERTEBRAL DISC AND NUCLEUS PROSTHESIS 30 2007
9011542 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
8470045 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
9277930 Intervertebral disc replacement and associated instrumentation 0 2014
9642631 Intervertebral prosthesis endplate having double dome and surgical tools for implanting same 0 2015
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (17)
7192447 Intervertebral implant 90 2002
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8333773 Remotely-activated vertebroplasty injection device 11 2007
8950929 Fluid delivery system 5 2007
8540722 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 11 2009
8361078 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 17 2009
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8419801 Adjustable, remote-controllable orthopaedic prosthesis and associated method 19 2009
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8435300 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 9 2011
* 2011/0160,864 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT FOR TRANSFORAMINAL POSTERIOR LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION PROCEDURE 9 2011
8435301 Artificial intervertebral disc implant 2 2011
8597356 Intervertebral implant 2 2012
8809418 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 6 2013
8690949 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 3 2013
8956368 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 5 2013
8992541 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 85 2004
 
INFINESSE CORPORATION (2)
7309357 Prosthetic spinal discs 58 2004
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RAYMEDICA, LLC (3)
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6602291 Prosthetic spinal disc nucleus having a shape change characteristic 132 1999
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7766966 Artificial intervertebral disc 15 2006
7655045 Artificial intervertebral disc 4 2006
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7832409 Method of inserting an artificial intervertebral disc 4 2007
 
LDR Medical (16)
7326250 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and fitting tools 117 2002
7682396 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 124 2003
* 2004/0243,240 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and fitting tools 80 2004
8858635 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 4 2005
7494508 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 56 2005
7695516 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 43 2005
7632282 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 20 2005
* 2007/0016,217 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 13 2005
7842088 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 30 2006
9265618 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and instrumentation for insertion of the prosthesis between the vertebrae 0 2006
8465546 Intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion assemblies 19 2007
9333095 Intervertebral disc prosthesis, surgical methods, and fitting tools 0 2008
8343219 Intersomatic cage, intervertebral prosthesis, anchoring device and implantation instruments 43 2008
8257439 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 15 2009
8267999 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 18 2009
8439931 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 13 2009
 
ABBOTT SPINE, INC. (1)
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Disc-O-Tech Orthopedic Technologies Inc. (1)
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6595992 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 214 1997
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* 6080193 Adjustable height fusion device 384 1998
6391030 Surgical cable system and method 224 1998
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6368350 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and method 508 1999
6442814 Apparatus for manufacturing a bone dowel 101 1999
6682533 Surgical cable system and method 243 1999
6557226 Apparatus for manufacturing a bone dowel 11 1999
6613050 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 241 1999
6447512 Instrument and method for implanting an interbody fusion device 141 2000
6576016 Adjustable height fusion device 235 2000
6562040 Spinal fixation system 193 2000
6524312 Instrument and method for implanting an interbody fusion device 158 2001
6616671 Instrument and method for implanting an interbody fusion device 108 2001
6964664 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 224 2001
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7637952 Instrumentation and procedure for implanting spinal implant devices 24 2003
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7905922 Surgical implant suitable for replacement of an intervertebral disc 9 2006
8480715 Spinal implant system and method 2 2007
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THAKEN SURGICAL, LLC (1)
7780666 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 12 2005
 
PERUMALA CORPORATION (7)
6989013 Medical appliance for bridging and stabilizing spaced apart bone segments having a bone screw locking system 8 2003
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7879095 Method of inserting, rotating and releasing a spring-loaded artificial disk 9 2004
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8480740 Rotating, locking, spring-loaded artificial disk 1 2011
 
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6413259 Bone plate assembly including a screw retaining member 389 2000
6960232 Artificial intervertebral disc 39 2003
8696749 Artificial intervertebral disc 2 2004
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JEFFREY THRAMANN (2)
7101400 Shaped memory artificial disc and methods of engrafting the same 25 2003
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6395031 Expandable intervertebral spacers 176 2000
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6833006 Expandable intervertebral spacers 113 2002
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7063700 System for radial bone displacement 0 2003
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Infinity Orthopaedics Company (1)
8435295 System and method for intervertebral implant delivery and removal 0 2006
 
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7588600 Method for replacing a damaged spinal disc 15 2003
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CAROLL DANIEL B (1)
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8795381 Methods and systems for hip replacement 0 2012
8974540 Method and apparatus for attachment in a modular hip replacement or fracture fixation device 0 2013
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7935147 Method and apparatus for enhanced delivery of treatment device to the intervertebral disc annulus 17 2005
8048160 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 8 2005
7828850 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 91 2006
8088165 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 8 2006
8632590 Apparatus and methods for the treatment of the intervertebral disc 9 2006
7985257 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 11 2006
7909879 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 17 2006
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7993405 Spinal disc annulus repair system and methods 10 2006
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8834526 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 0 2007
 
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7806935 Artificial disc prosthesis 7 2006
7771480 Artificial disc prosthesis 6 2006
7763075 Artificial disc prosthesis 3 2006
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8415407 Methods, materials, and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 14 2006
8360629 Mixing apparatus having central and planetary mixing elements 12 2006
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9289309 Intervertebral implant 1 2013
9504508 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 1 2015
9186194 Hydraulic device for the injection of bone cement in percutaneous vertebroplasty 3 2015
9700432 Intervertebral prosthesis or disk prosthesis 0 2015
9642713 In-situ formed intervertebral fusion device and method 0 2015
9642714 In-situ formed intervertebral fusion device and method 0 2015
9642715 In-situ formed intervertebral fusion device and method 0 2015
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9642717 In-situ formed intervertebral fusion device and method 0 2015
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9554919 Intervertebral implant 0 2016
9662147 Dynamized interspinal implant 0 2016
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8747444 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 1 2010
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* 2005/0027,362 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 70 2004
 
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UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (2)
* 5620458 Surgical instruments useful for endoscopic spinal procedures 65 1994
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Benvenue Medical, Inc. (28)
8057544 Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine 26 2006
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8591583 Devices for treating the spine 2 2008
8454617 Devices for treating the spine 31 2008
9066808 Method of interdigitating flowable material with bone tissue 0 2009
8808376 Intravertebral implants 0 2009
7967864 Spinal tissue distraction devices 19 2010
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7963993 Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine 4 2010
7955391 Methods for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue 5 2010
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9044338 Spinal tissue distraction devices 0 2013
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JAPAN SERVO CO., LTD. (1)
* 2005/0194,846 Permanent magnet type three-phase stepping motor 0 2005
 
FLEXUSPINE, INC. (32)
7909869 Artificial spinal unit assemblies 67 2004
8753398 Method of inserting an expandable intervertebral implant without overdistraction 23 2005
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8147550 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with limited articulation 16 2005
8123810 Expandable intervertebral implant with wedged expansion member 65 2005
8118870 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with spacer 28 2005
8118871 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant 30 2005
7708778 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with cam 47 2005
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7799082 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 35 2006
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8940022 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 5 2007
8597358 Dynamic interbody devices 11 2007
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KYPHON SARL (81)
6379355 Spine distraction implant and method 194 1999
6332882 Spine distraction implant 178 1999
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7097648 Expandable element delivery system 273 2000
6746485 Hair used as a biologic disk, replacement, and/or structure and method 88 2000
6419676 Spine distraction implant and method 231 2000
6419677 Spine distraction implant and method 203 2001
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7101375 Spine distraction implant 229 2001
6902566 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 154 2001
* 2001/0020,170 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 38 2001
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6514256 Spine distraction implant and method 312 2001
6478796 Spin distraction implant and method 252 2001
6582433 Spine fixation device and method 387 2001
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6699246 Spine distraction implant 315 2001
6699247 Spine distraction implant 225 2001
6926728 Curved dilator and method 210 2001
6652534 Apparatus and method for determining implant size 172 2001
* 2003/0018,350 Curved dilator and method 6 2001
6712819 Mating insertion instruments for spinal implants and methods of use 290 2001
6652527 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 240 2001
6695842 Interspinous process distraction system and method with positionable wing and method 339 2001
7189234 Interspinous process implant sizer and distractor with a split head and size indicator and method 87 2001
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7029473 Deflectable spacer for use as an interspinous process implant and method 79 2002
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7833246 Interspinous process and sacrum implant and method 3 2003
7497859 Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk 39 2003
7306628 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 184 2003
7273496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 83 2003
7083649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 156 2003
6966929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 141 2003
* 2004/0181,282 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 48 2003
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7217291 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 207 2003
* 2005/0101,955 Spine distraction implant 68 2003
* 2004/0162,617 Mating insertion instruments for spinal implants and methods of use 71 2004
7335203 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 198 2004
7901432 Method for lateral implantation of spinous process spacer 11 2004
7758619 Spinous process implant with tethers 38 2004
7549999 Interspinous process distraction implant and method of implantation 29 2004
7510567 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 34 2004
* 2004/0193,159 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 42 2004
7695513 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 38 2004
7452379 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 3 2004
7481840 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with selectably positioning articulating element 63 2004
7691146 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 39 2004
7670377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 38 2004
7520899 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 42 2004
7503935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 63 2004
7320707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 91 2004
* 2005/0149,192 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation method 107 2004
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7481839 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 37 2004
7575600 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 69 2004
7524324 System and method for an interspinous process implant as a supplement to a spine stabilization implant 74 2004
7601170 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 86 2005
7591851 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 85 2005
7955356 Laterally insertable interspinous process implant 8 2005
7918877 Lateral insertion method for spinous process spacer with deployable member 8 2005
7621939 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 39 2005
* 2005/0240,182 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 70 2005
8100944 Inter-cervical facet implant and method for preserving the tissues surrounding the facet joint 27 2005
* 2006/0149,239 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 45 2005
7909853 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 16 2005
8048117 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 13 2005
8070778 Interspinous process implant with slide-in distraction piece and method of implantation 8 2006
7931674 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 30 2006
7749252 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 118 2006
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7828822 Spinous process implant 32 2006
7476251 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 85 2006
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8012209 Interspinous process implant including a binder, binder aligner and method of implantation 7 2007
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7635378 Spine distraction implant and method 46 2007
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* 2008/0033,440 BI-DIRECTIONAL FIXATING TRANSVERTEBRAL BODY SCREWS AND POSTERIOR CERVICAL AND LUMBAR INTERARTICULATING JOINT CALIBRATED STAPLING DEVICES FOR SPINAL FUSION 65 2007
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7972363 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 54 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 49 2008
8734516 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 2 2009
8257370 Posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint staples, stapling guns, and devices for spinal fusion 1 2009
* 2009/0224,023 POSTERIOR CERVICAL AND LUMBAR INTERARTICULATING JOINT STAPLES, STAPLING GUNS, AND DEVICES FOR SPINAL FUSION 11 2009
8353913 Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint calibrated stapling devices for spinal fusion 13 2011
9675385 Spinous process staple with interdigitating-interlocking hemi-spacers for adjacent spinous process separation and distraction 0 2011
9603713 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 0 2011
9005293 Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint calibrated stapling devices for spinal fusion 5 2011
9532821 Bi-directional fixating/locking transvertebral body screw/intervertebral cage stand-alone constructs with vertical hemi-bracket screw locking mechanism 0 2012
9301854 Bi-directional fixating transvertebral body screws and posterior cervical and lumbar interarticulating joint calibrated stapling devices for spinal fusion 1 2013
9056018 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
9622875 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 2014
 
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6656224 Artificial intervertebral disc 78 2001
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SENTRON MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 2005/0043,796 Spinal disc nucleus implant 97 2004
 
Joint Synergy, LLC (6)
7115144 Spinal implant 12 2004
7083651 Spinal implant 81 2004
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7195644 Ball and dual socket joint 21 2005
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6482235 Devices and methods of vertebral disc augmentation 292 2000
7220281 Implant for reinforcing and annulus fibrosis 112 2002
7094258 Methods of reinforcing an annulus fibrosis 58 2002
6883520 Methods and apparatus for dynamically stable spinal implant 172 2002
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7124761 Deployment devices and methods for vertebral disc augmentation 66 2002
* 2003/0093,155 Deployment devices and methods for vertebral disc augmentation 8 2002
7717961 Apparatus delivery in an intervertebral disc 30 2003
7507243 Devices and method for augmenting a vertebral disc 34 2003
7563282 Method of supporting nucleus pulposus 30 2003
7727241 Device for delivering an implant through an annular defect in an intervertebral disc 42 2004
8002836 Method for the treatment of the intervertebral disc anulus 5 2004
7749275 Method of reducing spinal implant migration 24 2004
7513911 Method of implanting dynamically stable spinal implant 55 2004
7553329 Stabilized intervertebral disc barrier 67 2004
7658765 Resilient intervertebral disc implant 27 2004
8231678 Method of treating a herniated disc 11 2006
7879097 Method of performing a procedure within a disc 28 2006
* 7524333 Method of anchoring an implant in an intervertebral disc 62 2006
7500978 Method for delivering and positioning implants in the intervertebral disc environment 27 2006
7553330 Methods of reinforcing an intervertebral disc annulus 43 2006
7998213 Intervertebral disc herniation repair 14 2006
7972337 Devices and methods for bone anchoring 26 2006
7959679 Intervertebral anulus and nucleus augmentation 17 2007
7867278 Intervertebral disc anulus implant 24 2008
8025698 Method of rehabilitating an anulus fibrosus 14 2009
8021425 Versatile method of repairing an intervertebral disc 15 2009
8454612 Method for vertebral endplate reconstruction 6 2009
8114082 Anchoring system for disc repair 24 2009
8323341 Impaction grafting for vertebral fusion 8 2009
8361155 Soft tissue impaction methods 5 2010
8409284 Methods of repairing herniated segments in the disc 6 2011
8257437 Methods of intervertebral disc augmentation 10 2011
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9226832 Interbody fusion material retention methods 2 2013
9039741 Bone anchor systems 4 2013
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INFINTIY ORTHOPAEDICS COMPANY, LTD. (2)
8632594 Intervertebral device and method of use 3 2006
* 2007/0010,887 Intervertebral Device and Method of Use 46 2006
 
Bridport-Gundry PLC c/o Pearsalls Implants (1)
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SPINAL CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
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PAONAN BIOTECH CO., LTD. (2)
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* 2011/0022,177 INTERVERTEBRAL FILLING FOR CERVICAL VERTEBRAE 2 2010
 
SPINAL GENERATIONS, LLC (2)
7819922 Vertebral prosthesis 15 2003
* 2005/0085,910 Vertebral prosthesis 66 2003
 
SPINAL INNOVATIONS, L.L.C. (1)
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NUVASIVE, INC. (24)
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7708776 Intervertebral disk replacement system and methods 31 2003
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* 2009/0105,826 Surgical Implants 4 2006
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8328851 Total disc replacement system and related methods 10 2006
8167915 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 15 2006
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9668875 Method and apparatus for computerized surgery 0 2007
9017313 Method and apparatus for computerized surgery 0 2007
7946236 Using zigzags to create three-dimensional embroidered structures 20 2007
7942104 3-dimensional embroidery structures via tension shaping 2 2007
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8282681 Bioresorbable spinal implant and related methods 3 2008
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8377135 Textile-based surgical implant and related methods 1 2009
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FLEXUSPINE (4)
7753958 Expandable intervertebral implant 130 2005
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5772661 Methods and instrumentation for the surgical correction of human thoracic and lumbar spinal disease from the antero-lateral aspect of the spine 734 1995
7534254 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 59 1995
7491205 Instrumentation for the surgical correction of human thoracic and lumbar spinal disease from the lateral aspect of the spine 59 1995
6923810 Frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 170 1995
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6210412 Method for inserting frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 246 1995
6096038 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 424 1995
5797909 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 566 1995
6123705 Interbody spinal fusion implants 256 1996
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6302914 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 225 1997
6193757 Expandable intervertebral spacers 449 1998
6241770 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 165 1999
7147665 Threaded cylindrical multidiscoid single or multiple array disc prosthesis 139 1999
7291149 Method for inserting interbody spinal fusion implants 47 1999
6447544 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 243 1999
7462195 Artificial lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 24 2000
6500205 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 238 2000
6350283 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 154 2000
6814756 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 125 2000
7431722 Apparatus including a guard member having a passage with a non-circular cross section for providing protected access to the spine 36 2000
8734447 Apparatus and method of inserting spinal implants 4 2000
7008453 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 129 2000
7993347 Guard for use in performing human interbody spinal surgery 2 2000
6758849 Interbody spinal fusion implants 102 2000
6830570 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 236 2000
6709458 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 147 2001
RE42576 Human spinal disc prosthesis 0 2001
8882835 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 1 2001
6764491 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 217 2001
6808537 Expandable implant with interlocking walls 171 2001
6949105 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 45 2001
7641692 Implantable joint prosthesis 18 2001
* 2002/0128,715 Implantable joint prosthesis 166 2001
6562045 Machining apparatus 27 2001
6666890 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 87 2001
6652584 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 109 2001
6770074 Apparatus for use in inserting spinal implants 240 2001
6962606 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 198 2001
* 2003/0208,270 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 11 2001
RE42480 Human spinal disc prothesis with hinges 7 2001
7520878 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 0 2002
7118579 Instrumentation for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 165 2002
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7207991 Method for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 147 2002
7128760 Radially expanding interbody spinal fusion implants, instrumentation, and methods of insertion 237 2002
6989031 Hemi-interbody spinal implant manufactured from a major long bone ring or a bone composite 114 2002
6749636 Contoured spinal fusion implants made of bone or a bone composite material 108 2002
7060073 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 210 2002
* 2002/0165,550 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 64 2002
6716247 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 239 2002
7399303 Bone cutting device and method for use thereof 39 2002
7503933 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 125 2002
7118598 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 130 2002
7025787 Implantable joint prosthesis and associated instrumentation 172 2002
* 2003/0135,277 Implantable joint prosthesis and associated instrumentation 100 2002
6972035 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 146 2002
* 2003/0100,949 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 34 2002
8066705 Instrumentation for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 39 2003
* 2004/0210,310 Implant system and method for intervertebral disc augmentation 75 2003
7601174 Wear-resistant endoprosthetic devices 29 2003
7935124 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 34 2003
7326214 Bone cutting device having a cutting edge with a non-extending center 38 2003
8075621 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 35 2003
6793679 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 144 2003
* 2004/0059,419 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 21 2003
8673004 Method for inserting an interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 4 2003
* 2004/0064,185 Interbody spinal fusion implant having a reduced width and an anatomically conformed trailing end 23 2003
7264622 System for radial bone displacement 59 2003
7655027 Method for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 89 2003
7387643 Method for installation of artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 57 2003
7156875 Arcuate artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 61 2003
7758644 Systems and techniques for intravertebral spinal stabilization with expandable devices 45 2003
* 2004/0102,774 Systems and techniques for intravertebral spinal stabilization with expandable devices 141 2003
7361193 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 66 2003
7179262 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 6 2003
* 2005/0059,976 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 6 2003
7022137 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 46 2003
* 2004/0172,131 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 1 2003
* 2004/0158,254 Instrument and method for milling a path into bone 113 2004
* 2005/0222,683 Shape memory alloy disc replacement device 32 2004
* 2004/0210,313 Method for inserting nested interbody spinal fusion implants 78 2004
7435262 Contoured cortical bone implants 64 2004
* 2004/0230,308 Contoured cortical bone implants 5 2004
7686805 Methods for distraction of a disc space 79 2004
8444692 Instrumentation with inwardly moveable extensions for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 4 2004
7922729 Instrumentation for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 61 2004
* 2005/0015,149 Instrumentation with inwardly moveable extensions for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 111 2004
* 2005/0010,294 Instrumentation for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 33 2004
7445636 Instrumentation for use with radially expanding interbody spinal fusion implant 78 2004
7410501 Radially expanding interbody spinal fusion implants, instrumentation, and method of insertion 156 2004
* 2005/0021,041 Instrumentation for use with radially expanding interbody spinal fusion implant 78 2004
* 2005/0010,295 Radially expanding interbody spinal fusion implants, instrumentation, and method of insertion 13 2004
7789914 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 45 2004
* 2005/0038,512 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 75 2004
7537612 Lumbar composite nucleus 11 2004
* 2005/0038,515 Lumbar composite nucleus 72 2004
7608107 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 107 2004
* 2005/0060,037 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 31 2004
8097034 Expandable arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with two expanders 31 2004
* 2005/0065,608 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 58 2004
7837732 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods 45 2004
7655042 Expandable intervertebral spacers 64 2004
* 2005/0113,920 Expandable intervertebral spacers 28 2004
8728160 Expandable intervertebral spacer 6 2005
7776090 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 100 2005
7691148 Frusto-conical spinal implant 13 2005
* 2005/0165,399 Frusto-conical spinal implant 9 2005
* 2005/0165,489 Frusto-conical spinal implant 12 2005
8105383 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 20 2005
7540882 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 54 2005
7455692 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 57 2005
* 2005/0187,628 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 10 2005
* 2005/0187,629 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 3 2005
* 2005/0171,606 Method for installation of manufactured implants shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 22 2005
* 2005/0171,607 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 45 2005
7763050 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 61 2005
9078768 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 18 2005
* 2005/0267,578 Ratcheted bone dowel having smooth sides and method for use thereof 16 2005
* 2006/0036,247 Distractor for use in spinal surgery 59 2005
8262736 Radially expanding implants 23 2005
* 2006/0058,878 Radially expanding implants 115 2005
7892286 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 47 2005
7569054 Tubular member having a passage and opposed bone contacting extensions 76 2005
* 2006/0069,442 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 37 2005
8007534 Expandable implant with expander 35 2005
* 2006/0079,962 Expandable implant with expander 28 2005
* 2007/0173,855 Devices and methods for spacing of vertebral members over multiple levels 11 2006
7611536 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 52 2006
* 2006/0122,702 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 4 2006
7887565 Apparatus and method for sequential distraction 47 2006
* 2007/0225,806 Arthroplasty device 45 2006
8292957 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 2 2006
* 2006/0235,519 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 13 2006
8353909 Surgical instrument for distracting a spinal disc space 0 2006
7914530 Tissue dilator and method for performing a spinal procedure 30 2006
7722619 Method of maintaining distraction of a spinal disc space 30 2006
7481812 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 40 2006
8066750 Port structures for non-rigid bone plates 3 2006
8771358 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 4 2006
* 2007/0032,871 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 63 2006
7972382 Minimally invasive spinal distraction devices and methods 21 2006
* 2008/0154,305 Minimally invasive spinal distraction devices and methods 19 2006
* 7837734 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 156 2007
8323340 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 2 2008
* 2009/0105,821 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 21 2008
7998215 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 6 2008
7967863 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 18 2008
8123809 Deployment system and method for an expandable vertebral implant 4 2009
* 2010/0268,338 DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN EXPANDABLE VERTEBRAL IMPLANT 5 2009
7828800 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 16 2009
7935149 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws 39 2009
* 2009/0270,991 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws 19 2009
8137403 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 9 2009
* 2010/0030,333 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 23 2009
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