US Patent No: 5,258,031

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Intervertebral disk arthroplasty

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A prosthetic disk having ball and socket members made of a material having expected durability to function properly for 40 years in a typical lumbar spine. The disk is shaped to provide movement in 6 degrees of freedom mimicking normal intervertebral movement, except compression. The arthroplasty device is non-compressible to maintain distraction of the facet joints posteriorly. Base plates with tabs can be fastened to the ball and socket members to ensure short-term and long-term fixation, although it is expected not to be necessary.

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SDGI HOLDINGS, INC.WILMINGTON, DE181

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Pettine, Kenneth A Fort Collins, CO 5 1888
Salib, Richard M Excelsior, MN 4 2294

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
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ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (1)
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ULRICH GROSS (1)
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SANDVIK AB (1)
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ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (1)
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Health & Research Services Inc. (1)
* 4,759,769 Artificial spinal disc 733 1987
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
* 4,932,975 Vertebral prosthesis 557 1989
 
WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG (1)
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MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V. (1)
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7,799,080 Spinal disc prosthesis and methods of use 3 2006
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7,927,375 Dynamic six-degrees-of-freedom intervertebral spinal disc prosthesis 2 2008
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6,500,178 Spine distraction implant and method 262 1999
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6,332,882 Spine distraction implant 148 1999
6,235,030 Spine distraction implant 230 1999
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6,332,883 Spine distraction implant 168 2000
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6,419,677 Spine distraction implant and method 172 2001
7,101,375 Spine distraction implant 179 2001
6,902,566 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 106 2001
* 2001/0020,170 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 32 2001
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6,514,256 Spine distraction implant and method 269 2001
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7,201,751 Supplemental spine fixation device 217 2001
6,699,246 Spine distraction implant 269 2001
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6,926,728 Curved dilator and method 156 2001
6,652,534 Apparatus and method for determining implant size 138 2001
6,712,819 Mating insertion instruments for spinal implants and methods of use 224 2001
6,652,527 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 196 2001
6,695,842 Interspinous process distraction system and method with positionable wing and method 293 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 52 2002
7,833,246 Interspinous process and sacrum implant and method 0 2003
7,497,859 Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk 17 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 60 2003
7,083,649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 123 2003
6,966,929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 112 2003
7,217,291 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 108 2003
7,335,203 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 153 2004
7,901,432 Method for lateral implantation of spinous process spacer 5 2004
7,758,619 Spinous process implant with tethers 21 2004
7,549,999 Interspinous process distraction implant and method of implantation 8 2004
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7,695,513 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 15 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 40 2004
7,691,146 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 21 2004
7,670,377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 20 2004
7,520,899 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 24 2004
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7,320,707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 61 2004
7,481,839 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 15 2004
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7,524,324 System and method for an interspinous process implant as a supplement to a spine stabilization implant 54 2004
7,601,170 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 45 2005
7,591,851 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 46 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 13 2005
8,100,944 Inter-cervical facet implant and method for preserving the tissues surrounding the facet joint 10 2005
7,909,853 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 9 2005
8,048,117 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 5 2005
8,172,877 Inter-cervical facet implant with surface enhancements 11 2005
8,128,660 Inter-cervical facet joint implant with locking screw system 10 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 13 2006
7,749,252 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 82 2006
7,959,652 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 11 2006
7,828,822 Spinous process implant 14 2006
8,029,540 Inter-cervical facet implant with implantation tool 9 2006
8,118,838 Inter-cervical facet implant with multiple direction articulation joint and method for implanting 10 2006
7,476,251 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 41 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 3 2007
7,635,378 Spine distraction implant and method 26 2007
 
FLEXUSPINE, INC. (26)
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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 17 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 37 2006
7,785,351 Artificial functional spinal implant unit system and method for use 44 2006
8,940,022 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 0 2007
8,597,358 Dynamic interbody devices 6 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
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8,940,051 Interbody device insertion systems and methods 0 2013
 
SOFAMOR DANEK HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
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PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
7,001,433 Artificial intervertebral disc device 43 2002
8,241,360 Artificial disc device 3 2004
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HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (8)
* 5,676,701 Low wear artificial spinal disc 581 1995
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6,296,664 Artificial intervertebral disc 192 1998
6,315,797 Artificial intervertebral disc 184 2000
6,899,734 Modular implant for fusing adjacent bone structure 43 2001
6,656,224 Artificial intervertebral disc 64 2001
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JOINT SYNERGY, LLC (4)
7,115,144 Spinal implant 10 2004
7,083,651 Spinal implant 61 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. (22)
7,717,961 Apparatus delivery in an intervertebral disc 22 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 19 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
7,553,329 Stabilized intervertebral disc barrier 55 2004
7,658,765 Resilient intervertebral disc implant 17 2004
8,231,678 Method of treating a herniated disc 4 2006
7,879,097 Method of performing a procedure within a disc 20 2006
7,998,213 Intervertebral disc herniation repair 8 2006
7,972,337 Devices and methods for bone anchoring 16 2006
7,959,679 Intervertebral anulus and nucleus augmentation 9 2007
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8,025,698 Method of rehabilitating an anulus fibrosus 8 2009
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8,454,612 Method for vertebral endplate reconstruction 0 2009
8,114,082 Anchoring system for disc repair 14 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
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (62)
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6,902,580 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 154 2002
7,074,237 Multiple facet joint replacement 138 2003
7,041,136 Facet joint replacement 204 2003
7,074,238 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 56 2003
8,163,017 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 0 2003
8,092,532 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 0 2003
8,070,811 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 0 2003
8,066,771 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 0 2003
7,087,084 Method for replacing a natural facet joint with a prosthesis having an artificial facet joint structure 139 2003
6,949,123 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 138 2003
8,187,303 Anti-rotation fixation element for spinal prostheses 0 2004
7,051,451 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 145 2004
8,419,770 Spinal facet implants with mating articulating bearing surface and methods of use 0 2004
7,753,937 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 18 2004
7,588,590 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 16 2004
7,691,145 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 19 2004
7,608,104 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 13 2004
7,588,578 Surgical measurement systems and methods 6 2004
7,507,242 Surgical measurement and resection framework 9 2004
7,993,373 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus 10 2005
7,674,293 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 34 2005
7,722,647 Apparatus and method for posterior vertebral stabilization 5 2005
7,566,345 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 15 2005
7,445,635 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 45 2005
8,398,681 Adjacent level facet arthroplasty devices, spine stabilization systems, and methods 1 2005
8,313,511 Facet joint replacement 0 2005
7,618,453 Facet joint replacement 13 2005
7,406,775 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 49 2005
8,066,740 Facet joint prostheses 0 2005
8,221,461 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and systems for treating spinal pathologies 0 2005
8,062,336 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus with independent locking modes 8 2005
8,523,907 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 0 2006
7,608,106 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 8 2006
8,764,801 Facet joint implant crosslinking apparatus and method 0 2006
7,290,347 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 36 2006
8,231,655 Prostheses and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 1 2006
8,562,649 System and method for multiple level facet joint arthroplasty and fusion 0 2006
7,914,556 Arthroplasty revision system and method 1 2006
8,579,941 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 0 2007
7,621,955 Facet joint replacement 14 2007
8,496,686 Minimally invasive spine restoration systems, devices, methods and kits 0 2007
8,702,755 Angled washer polyaxial connection for dynamic spine prosthesis 0 2007
8,491,635 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 0 2007
8,425,557 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 1 2007
8,496,687 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 0 2007
8,900,273 Taper-locking fixation system 0 2008
8,353,933 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,333,789 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,409,254 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 0 2008
8,675,930 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 0 2008
8,702,759 System and method for bone anchorage 0 2008
8,308,768 System and method for facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,252,027 System and method for facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,211,147 System and method for facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,206,418 System and method for facet joint replacement with detachable coupler 4 2008
8,906,063 Spinal facet joint implant 0 2008
8,777,994 System and method for multiple level facet joint arthroplasty and fusion 0 2008
7,998,177 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 8 2008
7,998,178 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 8 2008
7,914,560 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 8 2008
7,815,648 Surgical measurement systems and methods 0 2008
 
INFINTIY ORTHOPAEDICS COMPANY, LTD. (1)
8,632,594 Intervertebral device and method of use 1 2006
 
QUANDARY MEDICAL, LLC (23)
6,558,386 Axial spinal implant and method and apparatus for implanting an axial spinal implant within the vertebrae of the spine 148 2000
6,790,210 Methods and apparatus for forming curved axial bores through spinal vertebrae 135 2000
6,740,090 Methods and apparatus for forming shaped axial bores through spinal vertebrae 126 2000
6,558,390 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 295 2001
6,899,716 Method and apparatus for spinal augmentation 175 2002
6,921,403 Method and apparatus for spinal distraction and fusion 167 2002
7,309,338 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 67 2003
7,087,058 Method and apparatus for providing posterior or anterior trans-sacral access to spinal vertebrae 106 2003
7,569,056 Methods and apparatus for forming shaped axial bores through spinal vertebrae 31 2004
7,500,977 Method and apparatus for manipulating material in the spine 51 2004
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7,547,317 Methods of performing procedures in the spine 25 2006
7,641,657 Method and apparatus for providing posterior or anterior trans-sacral access to spinal vertebrae 10 2006
7,744,599 Articulating spinal implant 12 2007
7,727,263 Articulating spinal implant 12 2007
7,794,463 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 12 2007
7,914,535 Method and apparatus for manipulating material in the spine 8 2009
8,034,055 Method and apparatus for providing access to a presacral space 6 2009
8,292,928 Method and apparatus for spinal distraction and fusion 0 2009
8,105,365 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 4 2010
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CERVITECH, INC. (7)
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7,862,614 Intervertebral prosthesis system, in particular for the cervical spine 5 2006
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DIMICRON, INC. (1)
8,016,889 Articulating diamond-surfaced spinal implants 1 2007
 
FBC DEVICE APS (1)
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NEUROCARE INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
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SPINAL CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
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SYNTHES GMBH (1)
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NUVASIVE, INC. (4)
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8,012,212 Cervical intervertebral disk prosthesis 2 2003
8,328,851 Total disc replacement system and related methods 1 2006
8,870,960 Total disc replacement system and related methods 0 2012
 
FLEXUSPINE (2)
7,753,958 Expandable intervertebral implant 57 2005
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MMSN LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (3)
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7,935,133 Interlaminar hook 3 2008
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X-SPINE SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
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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 575 1995
7,534,254 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 40 1995
7,491,205 Instrumentation for the surgical correction of human thoracic and lumbar spinal disease from the lateral aspect of the spine 34 1995
6,923,810 Frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 137 1995
6,270,498 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 213 1995
6,210,412 Method for inserting frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 213 1995
6,096,038 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 338 1995
5,797,909 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 449 1995
6,123,705 Interbody spinal fusion implants 215 1996
* 5,860,973 Translateral spinal implant 398 1996
6,302,914 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 158 1997
* 6,120,503 Apparatus instrumentation, and method for spinal fixation 268 1997
* 6,136,001 Apparatus and method for linking spinal implants 97 1998
6,193,757 Expandable intervertebral spacers 309 1998
6,241,770 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 126 1999
6,179,874 Articulating spinal implant 328 1999
7,147,665 Threaded cylindrical multidiscoid single or multiple array disc prosthesis 86 1999
6,440,168 Articulating spinal implant 179 1999
7,291,149 Method for inserting interbody spinal fusion implants 29 1999
6,447,544 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 184 1999
6,679,915 Articulating spinal implant 151 2000
7,462,195 Artificial lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 17 2000
6,500,205 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 181 2000
6,350,283 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 118 2000
6,364,880 Spinal implant with bone screws 126 2000
6,558,423 Interbody spinal fusion implants with multi-lock for locking opposed screws 181 2000
6,485,517 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 122 2000
7,115,143 Orthopedic implant surface configuration 23 2000
6,814,756 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 67 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 24 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 89 2000
7,993,347 Guard for use in performing human interbody spinal surgery 0 2000
6,758,849 Interbody spinal fusion implants 76 2000
6,972,019 Interbody spinal implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 97 2001
6,709,458 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 93 2001
RE42576 Human spinal disc prosthesis 0 2001
8,882,835 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 0 2001
* 6,558,387 Porous interbody fusion device having integrated polyaxial locking interference screws 148 2001
6,808,537 Expandable implant with interlocking walls 102 2001
6,949,105 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 38 2001
7,641,692 Implantable joint prosthesis 11 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 56 2001
6,652,584 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 74 2001
6,770,074 Apparatus for use in inserting spinal implants 177 2001
6,962,606 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 131 2001
* RE42480 Human spinal disc prothesis with hinges 2 2001
6,740,118 Intervertebral prosthetic joint 190 2002
7,520,878 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 0 2002
7,118,579 Instrumentation for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 118 2002
7,914,554 Spinal implant containing multiple bone growth promoting materials 10 2002
7,207,991 Method for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 110 2002
7,976,566 Apparatus for insertion into an implantation space 16 2002
6,989,031 Hemi-interbody spinal implant manufactured from a major long bone ring or a bone composite 69 2002
6,890,355 Artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 87 2002
6,749,636 Contoured spinal fusion implants made of bone or a bone composite material 78 2002
6,716,247 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 182 2002
7,399,303 Bone cutting device and method for use thereof 29 2002
7,503,933 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 72 2002
7,637,951 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 46 2002
6,899,735 Modular intervertebral prosthesis system 74 2002
7,118,598 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 86 2002
* 6,685,742 Articulated anterior expandable spinal fusion cage system 201 2002
7,025,787 Implantable joint prosthesis and associated instrumentation 114 2002
7,041,135 Interbody spinal fusion implants with single-lock for locking opposed screws 88 2002
6,972,035 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 93 2002
8,066,705 Instrumentation for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 19 2003
8,206,399 Artificial intervertebral joint permitting translational and rotational motion 2 2003
7,179,294 Articular disc prosthesis and method for implanting the same 81 2003
6,846,328 Articulating spinal implant 49 2003
7,033,394 Interbody spinal fusion implants with end cap for locking vertebral body penetrating members 93 2003
7,601,174 Wear-resistant endoprosthetic devices 13 2003
7,326,214 Bone cutting device having a cutting edge with a non-extending center 27 2003
7,255,698 Apparatus and method for anterior spinal stabilization 61 2003
7,235,101 Revisable prosthetic device 42 2003
8,075,621 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 11 2003
6,793,679 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 106 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 37 2003
7,244,275 Orthopedic implant surface configuration with a projection having a back cut 50 2003
7,655,027 Method for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 54 2003
7,387,643 Method for installation of artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 44 2003
7,156,875 Arcuate artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 42 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 25 2003
7,364,589 Mobile bearing articulating disc 55 2004
7,270,681 Articulating spinal implant 21 2004
7,850,735 Articular disc prosthesis and method for treating spondylolisthesis 16 2004
7,503,934 Articular disc prosthesis for anterior-oblique insertion 25 2004
7,331,995 Method for inserting an articular disc prosthesis via the transforaminal approach 71 2004
7,051,417 Method for forming an orthopedic implant surface configuration 33 2004
7,435,262 Contoured cortical bone implants 35 2004
7,686,805 Methods for distraction of a disc space 48 2004
* 7,794,465 Artificial spinal discs and associated implantation instruments and methods 22 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 26 2004
7,789,914 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 22 2004
7,637,954 Apparatus for inserting nested interbody spinal fusion implants 37 2004
* 7,276,082 Artificial spinal discs and associated implantation and revision methods 40 2004
7,608,107 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 64 2004
8,097,034 Expandable arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with two expanders 14 2004
7,655,042 Expandable intervertebral spacers 30 2004
7,776,090 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 54 2005
7,691,148 Frusto-conical spinal implant 11 2005
7,540,882 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 31 2005
7,455,692 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 32 2005
7,763,050 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 31 2005
7,938,858 Spinal implant system 2 2005
7,828,828 Intervertebral joint 2 2005
* 7,811,328 System, device and methods for replacing the intervertebral disc with a magnetic or electromagnetic prosthesis 7 2005
7,892,286 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 28 2005
7,569,054 Tubular member having a passage and opposed bone contacting extensions 45 2005
8,007,534 Expandable implant with expander 18 2005
7,442,209 Implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 33 2005
8,066,749 Implant for stabilizing a bone graft during spinal fusion 10 2005
7,611,536 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 34 2006
7,887,565 Apparatus and method for sequential distraction 27 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 18 2006
7,722,619 Method of maintaining distraction of a spinal disc space 19 2006
8,403,986 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implant with multi-lock for locking opposed screws and method for use thereof 3 2006
8,211,175 Articular disc prosthesis and method for implanting the same 3 2006
8,771,358 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 0 2006
8,075,596 Spinal prosthesis systems 2 2007
7,837,734 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 50 2007
7,682,397 Revisable prosthetic device 12 2007
7,794,502 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 24 2008
8,323,340 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 1 2008
7,828,800 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 15 2009
7,935,149 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws 25 2009
8,137,403 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 1 2009
8,562,682 Artificial intervertebral joint permitting translational and rotational motion 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 3 2010
7,942,933 Frusto-conical spinal implant 8 2010
8,021,430 Anatomic spinal implant having anatomic bearing surfaces 46 2010
8,167,946 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 3 2010
8,211,179 System, device and methods for replacing the intervertebral disc with a magnetic or electromagnetic prosthesis 0 2010
8,617,243 Spinal disc prosthesis and associated methods 0 2010
8,057,475 Threaded interbody spinal fusion implant 2 2010
8,591,553 Spinal disc prosthesis and associated methods 1 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
8,425,530 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 36 2011
8,353,959 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implants for use with self-locking screws 2 2012
8,343,188 Device and method for locking a screw with a bendable plate portion 1 2012
8,668,741 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 0 2012
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
 
SPINAL ELEMENTS, INC. (10)
7,846,183 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 62 2004
8,652,137 Vertebral facet joint drill and method of use 5 2008
7,998,172 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 34 2009
8,992,533 Vertebral facet joint drill and method of use 0 2010
8,858,597 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 1 2010
8,740,949 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing bone 3 2011
8,998,953 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 0 2011
D724733 Interbody bone implant 0 2011
8,740,942 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 3 2013
8,882,804 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 1 2013
 
SPARTEK MEDICAL, INC. (4)
8,568,451 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2009
8,317,836 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2009
8,430,916 Spinal rod connectors, methods of use, and spinal prosthesis incorporating spinal rod connectors 1 2012
8,394,127 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 0 2012
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (3)
7,563,284 Intervertebral disc implant 36 2005
7,563,286 Controlled artificial intervertebral disc implant 47 2005
8,337,500 Drilling/milling guide and keel cut preparation system 3 2007
 
EBI, LLC (2)
8,721,722 Intervertebral implant and associated method 0 2006
7,780,676 Intervertebral implantation apparatus 1 2007
 
DIAMICRON (1)
8,163,023 Multi-lobe artificial spine joint 3 2008
 
K2M, INC. (7)
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
9,011,542 Intervertebral prosthesis endplate having double dome and surgical tools for implanting same 0 2007
8,470,045 Endplate for an intervertebral prosthesis and prosthesis incorporating the same 0 2009
* 8,728,163 Artificial disc replacement device 0 2012
* 2012/0209,389 ARTIFICIAL DISC REPLACEMENT DEVICE 0 2012
 
GME Delaware 2 LLC (1)
7,955,390 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 8 2008
 
ORTHOPLEX, LLC (1)
7,008,427 Inter-vertebral disc prosthesis for rachis through anterior surgery thereof 27 2001
 
CARDIVA MEDICAL, INC. (1)
7,993,366 Self-tensioning vascular occlusion device and method for its use 2 2004
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (10)
8,506,634 Intervertebral implant 2 2004
8,974,530 Intervertebral implant 0 2005
8,535,326 Insertion instrument for an intervertebral implant 2 2006
8,663,229 Instruments and method for preparing an intervertebral space for receiving an artificial disc implant 2 2007
8,579,910 Insertion blade assembly and method of use 0 2007
8,795,371 Intervertebral implant 0 2007
8,906,033 Cervical motion disc inserter 0 2009
8,435,301 Artificial intervertebral disc implant 1 2011
8,882,839 Intervertebral implant 0 2013
8,876,836 Insertion instrument for an intervertebral implant 0 2013
 
LIFE SPINE, INC. (1)
* 8,486,148 Hinged spinal fusion cages 0 2009
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (3)
7,766,966 Artificial intervertebral disc 8 2006
7,655,045 Artificial intervertebral disc 3 2006
7,832,409 Method of inserting an artificial intervertebral disc 2 2007
 
SPINEFRONTIER INC (2)
7,214,243 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 43 2003
* 8,070,816 Arthroplasty spinal prosthesis and insertion device 10 2004
 
SPONTECH SPINE INTELLIGENCE GROUP AG (2)
8,152,850 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 0 2006
8,585,764 Intervertebral disc prosthesis manufacturing method 2 2012
 
LDR MEDICAL (13)
7,326,250 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and fitting tools 91 2002
7,682,396 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 65 2003
8,858,635 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 1 2005
7,494,508 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 42 2005
7,695,516 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 23 2005
7,632,282 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 15 2005
7,842,088 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 18 2006
8,465,546 Intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion assemblies 4 2007
8,685,100 Interveterbral disc prosthesis insertion assemblies 2 2008
8,343,219 Intersomatic cage, intervertebral prosthesis, anchoring device and implantation instruments 16 2008
8,257,439 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 8 2009
8,267,999 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 8 2009
8,439,931 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 7 2009
 
AESCULAP AG (4)
7,198,644 Intervertebral implant 54 2004
6,986,789 Intervertebral implant 61 2004
7,549,995 Surgical instrument for handling an implant 113 2004
7,585,325 Intervertebral implant 4 2005
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (5)
6,368,350 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and method 416 1999
7,112,223 Pseudo arthrosis device 9 2002
* 7,909,877 Spinal disc implant with complimentary members between vertebral engaging plates 21 2005
7,905,922 Surgical implant suitable for replacement of an intervertebral disc 6 2006
8,814,912 Bone stabilization member with bone screw retention mechanism 0 2012
 
GLOBUSMEDICAL (1)
7,892,262 Posterior prosthetic spinal disc replacement and methods thereof 4 2006
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
7,105,024 Artificial intervertebral disc 50 2003
7,291,173 Artificial intervertebral disc 22 2003
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (1)
* 5,584,887 Percutaneous screw adapter 86 1992
 
TRUEMOTION SPINE, INC. (1)
8,287,598 True spinal motion preserving, shock absorbing, intervertebral spinal disc prosthesis 0 2011
 
WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 5,401,269 Intervertebral disc endoprosthesis 643 1993
 
TRANS1 INC. (2)
7,905,905 Spinal mobility preservation apparatus 3 2007
7,905,908 Spinal mobility preservation method 5 2007
 
IMDS LLC (3)
* 6,113,638 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 249 1999
6,800,092 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 35 2000
* 7,717,959 Intervertebral device and method of use 45 2003
 
PERUMALA CORPORATION (2)
* 6,610,093 Method and apparatus for stabilizing adjacent vertebrae 147 2000
7,074,240 Method and apparatus for stabilizing adjacent vertebrae 18 2003
 
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (1)
8,070,777 Method and device for treating abnormal curvature of a spine 1 2008
 
BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (3)
6,960,232 Artificial intervertebral disc 35 2003
8,696,749 Artificial intervertebral disc 0 2004
* 2013/0197,643 INTERVERTEBRAL DISC PROSTHESIS AND METHOD 0 2012
 
ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,183,471 Spine distraction implant and method 166 1998
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (9)
* 5,425,773 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device 480 1994
* 5,480,442 Fixedly adjustable intervertebral prosthesis 182 1994
* 5,571,109 System for the immobilization of vertebrae 404 1994
* 5,562,738 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device 522 1995
* 6,019,792 Articulating spinal implant 490 1998
* 6,540,785 Artificial intervertebral joint permitting translational and rotational motion 217 2000
6,395,031 Expandable intervertebral spacers 123 2000
6,833,006 Expandable intervertebral spacers 73 2002
7,063,700 System for radial bone displacement 0 2003
 
RIVERBEND DESIGN LLC (1)
7,201,776 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements with endplates 52 2002
 
MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK, INC. (1)
* 6,001,130 Human spinal disc prosthesis with hinges 605 1997
 
Infinity Orthopaedics Company (1)
8,435,295 System and method for intervertebral implant delivery and removal 0 2006
 
St. Francis Technologies, Inc. (2)
6,238,397 Spine distraction implant and method 201 1999
6,280,444 Spine distraction implant and method 144 2000
 
ENCORE MEDICAL ASSET CORPORATION (1)
* 5,496,318 Interspinous segmental spine fixation device 550 1993
 
P TECH, LLC. (1)
8,747,439 Method of using ultrasonic vibration to secure body tissue with fastening element 0 2006
 
DISC REPLACEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 6,039,763 Articulating spinal disc prosthesis 394 1998
 
HH SPINAL LLC (9)
7,901,459 Split spinal device and method 5 2005
* 7,875,077 Support structure device and method 5 2005
7,771,479 Dual articulating spinal device and method 48 2005
* 7,556,651 Posterior spinal device and method 32 2005
* 7,550,010 Spinal arthroplasty device and method 14 2005
* 7,811,326 Posterior joint replacement device 9 2006
7,635,389 Posterior joint replacement device 8 2006
8,864,832 Posterior total joint replacement 0 2007
* 8,888,852 Spinal athroplasty device and method 0 2009
 
SIMPLIFY MEDICAL, INC. (32)
7,753,956 Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion 7 2004
7,442,211 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 44 2004
7,575,599 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core 16 2004
7,585,326 Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion 12 2004
8,083,797 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption 0 2005
7,531,001 Intervertebral prosthesis 23 2005
8,685,035 Intervertebral prosthesis placement instrument 0 2005
7,637,913 Spinal midline indicator 22 2005
7,731,754 Intervertebral prosthesis 9 2006
8,734,519 Posterior spinal device and method 0 2007
8,486,147 Posterior spinal device and method 0 2008
8,454,698 Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion 1 2008
8,206,447 Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion 2 2008
8,092,538 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 2 2008
8,262,732 Intervertebral prosthesis 1 2008
8,758,441 Vertebral body replacement and method for spanning a space formed upon removal of a vertebral body 0 2008
8,764,833 Artificial intervertebral disc with lower height 0 2009
8,062,371 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core 5 2009
8,002,834 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core 1 2009
8,444,695 Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion 1 2009
8,845,730 Posterior prosthetic intervertebral disc 0 2009
8,206,449 Artificial intervertebral disc placement system 8 2009
8,090,428 Spinal midline indicator 10 2009
8,845,729 Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion 0 2009
8,974,531 Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion 0 2009
8,801,792 Posterio spinal device and method 0 2010
9,011,544 Polyaryletherketone artificial intervertebral disc 0 2010
8,506,631 Customized intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption 1 2010
8,398,712 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption 0 2011
8,636,805 Artificial intervertebral disc placement system 0 2012
8,771,356 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 0 2012
8,974,533 Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion 0 2014
 
DIAMICRON, INC. (1)
8,603,169 Multi-lobe artificial spine joint 0 2012
 
MEDICAL DEVICE ADVISORY DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC. (2)
6,770,075 Spinal fixation apparatus with enhanced axial support and methods for use 126 2002
7,314,467 Multi selective axis spinal fixation system 45 2003
 
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
 
Gordon, Maya, Roberts and Thomas, Number 1, LLC (2)
* 6,228,118 Multiple axis intervertebral prosthesis 257 1998
* 6,146,421 Multiple axis intervertebral prosthesis 356 1999
 
Shima; Yumiko (1)
* 5,534,029 Articulated vertebral body spacer 291 1993
 
KARIN TEHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,875,213 Method of inserting spinal implants with the use of imaging 108 2003
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (13)
* 6,099,531 Changing relationship between bones 213 1998
6,423,063 Changing relationship between bones 108 2000
7,780,670 Changing relationship between bones 15 2002
8,486,066 Spacer 5 2003
7,892,261 Spinal implant and methods for changing spatial relationships between vertebrae 54 2004
7,001,385 Joint spacer with compartment for orthobiologic material 56 2004
8,814,902 Method of securing body tissue 0 2006
8,690,944 Wedge apparatus for use in operating on a bone 4 2007
8,845,699 Method of securing tissue 0 2012
8,808,329 Apparatus and method for securing a portion of a body 0 2012
8,956,417 Joint spacer 0 2013
8,795,363 Wedge apparatus for use in operating on a bone 0 2013
8,845,687 Anchor for securing a suture 0 2013
 
SYNERGY DISC REPLACEMENT, INC. (6)
8,100,974 Artificial spinal disc 5 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. (9)
* 6,712,852 Laminoplasty cage 94 2002
7,708,766 Distraction screw 2 2003
8,123,757 Inserter instrument and implant clip 7 2003
6,997,953 Method for implanting a laminoplasty 47 2004
8,021,428 Ceramic disc prosthesis 0 2005
8,202,320 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 3 2005
7,927,373 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 6 2005
7,867,279 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 3 2006
7,909,876 Intervertebral disc prosthesis with shear-limiting core 1 2006
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (4)
6,579,319 Facet joint replacement 301 2000
6,565,605 Multiple facet joint replacement 329 2000
6,419,703 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 322 2001
7,090,698 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 172 2002
 
INTELLIGENT IMPLANT SYSTEMS (1)
8,216,314 Distractable spinal implant assembly 1 2008
 
Transl, Inc. (1)
7,329,259 Articulating spinal implant 56 2004
 
Warsaw Orthpedic, Inc. (1)
8,372,150 Spinal device and method 1 2010
 
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 (10)
7,105,023 Vertebral defect device 18 2003
7,011,684 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 70 2003
7,740,658 Intervertebral disk prosthesis methods of use 0 2004
7,534,267 Methods of installing a vertebral defect device 17 2004
7,674,295 Vertebral defect device 2 2006
D557417 Disk prosthesis 0 2006
8,353,962 Dual composition vertebral defect device 0 2007
7,871,441 Cervical fixation device 10 2007
8,137,402 Vertebral defect device 0 2008
8,167,886 Insertion tool for a vertebral defect device 0 2009
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (6)
7,771,478 Artificial disc prosthesis 7 2004
7,806,935 Artificial disc prosthesis 6 2006
7,771,480 Artificial disc prosthesis 5 2006
7,763,075 Artificial disc prosthesis 1 2006
7,763,076 Artificial disc prosthesis 5 2006
8,753,396 Intervertebral implant having back-out prevention feature 0 2011
 
Pioneer Signal Technology, Inc. (1)
8,388,684 Artificial disc device 8 2003
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (3)
7,204,852 Intervertebral implant, insertion tool and method of inserting same 81 2002
8,998,990 Intervertebral implant with keel 0 2007
8,579,978 Intervertebral implant, insertion tool and method of inserting same 1 2012
 
ANOVA CORP. (10)
6,419,704 Artificial intervertebral disc replacement methods and apparatus 440 1999
6,454,804 Engineered tissue annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 97 2000
6,969,404 Annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 110 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 63 2002
6,648,920 Natural and synthetic supplements to engineered annulus and disc tissues 68 2002
7,201,774 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements incorporating reinforced wall sections 20 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
 
COLLABCOM5, LLC., A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY CORP. (1)
8,974,496 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 0 2007
 
Infinity Orthopedics Ltd. (1)
7,618,459 Universal spinal disc implant system 14 2006
 
SPINE SOLUTIONS, INC. (4)
6,936,071 Intervertebral implant 149 1999
7,803,162 Instruments and method for inserting an intervertebral implant 18 2003
8,105,381 Intervertebral implant, insertion tool and method of inserting same 1 2007
8,349,017 Instruments and method for inserting an intervertebral implant 2 2010
 
ANDERSON, MD, DAVID GREG (2)
* 6,358,254 Method and implant for expanding a spinal canal 128 2000
7,166,107 Percutaneous technique and implant for expanding the spinal canal 100 2002
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (10)
7,621,956 Prosthetic spinal disc replacement 31 2004
7,641,666 Prosthetic spinal disc replacement 3 2004
8,167,948 Anterior prosthetic spinal disc replacement 0 2005
7,713,304 Transforaminal prosthetic spinal disc replacement 4 2005
7,811,329 Transforaminal prosthetic spinal disc replacement and methods thereof 18 2006
8,721,723 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 0 2009
8,277,509 Transforaminal prosthetic spinal disc apparatus 1 2009
8,337,559 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 4 2010
9,017,410 Artificial discs 0 2011
8,685,103 Transforaminal prosthetic spinal disc apparatus 0 2012
 
SPINECO, INC. (2)
6,478,822 Spherical spinal implant 111 2001
7,824,444 Expandable spherical spinal implant 10 2004
 
F3 TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
8,066,773 Artificial intervertebral disc 0 2006
 
SPINADYNE, INC. (6)
7,905,906 System and method for lumbar arthroplasty 1 2006
8,852,235 Posteriorly inserted artificial disc and an artificial facet joint 0 2007
D598105 Convex intervertebral disc prosthesis 1 2008
D597674 Concave intervertebral disc prosthesis 0 2008
8,673,008 Posterior spinal arthroplasty system 0 2012
8,673,009 Spinal prosthesis and facet joint prosthesis 0 2012
 
SPINECORE, INC. (50)
7,563,285 Artificial intervertebral disc utilizing a ball joint coupling 4 2002
6,989,032 Artificial intervertebral disc 52 2002
7,118,599 Artificial intervertebral disc 17 2002
7,101,399 Artificial intervertebral disc having a captured ball and socket joint with a solid ball and compression locking post 21 2002
* 6,706,068 Artificial disc replacements with natural kinematics 253 2003
8,366,772 Artificial disc replacements with natural kinematics 1 2003
8,038,713 Two-component artificial disc replacements 2 2003
7,235,081 Wedge plate inserter/impactor and related methods for use in implanting an artificial intervertebral disc 38 2003
7,223,290 Axially compressible artificial intervertebral disc having a captured ball and socket joint with a solid ball and compression locking post 17 2003
7,160,327 Axially compressible artificial intervertebral disc having limited rotation using a captured ball and socket joint with a solid ball and compression locking post 25 2003
7,141,069 Axially compressible artificial intervertebral disc having limited rotation using a captured ball and socket joint with a solid ball and retaining cap 12 2003
7,014,658 Intervertebral spacer device having a multi-pronged domed spring 14 2003
7,198,643 Cervical disc replacement 35 2004
6,997,954 Cervical disc replacement method 32 2004
6,997,955 Cervical disc replacement 30 2004
6,994,728 Cervical disc replacement method 38 2004
6,994,729 Cervical disc replacement 21 2004
6,972,037 Cervical disc replacement 30 2004
6,972,038 Cervical disc replacement 25 2004
7,648,511 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 2 2004
7,641,654 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 0 2004
7,641,665 Instrumentation and methods for use in implementing a cervical disc replacement device 6 2004
7,637,911 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 12 2004
7,618,439 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 15 2004
7,226,452 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 23 2004
7,393,361 Artificial intervertebral disc having a bored semispherical bearing with a compression locking post and retaining caps 20 2004
7,842,043 Instrumentation for inserting and impacting an artificial intervertebral disc in an intervertebral space 3 2004
7,771,477 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a belleville washer having radially spaced concentric grooves 1 2004
7,713,302 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a spirally slotted belleville washer having radially spaced concentric grooves 15 2004
7,674,292 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 2 2004
8,758,358 Instrumentation for repositioning and extraction an artificial intervertebral disc from an intervertebral space 0 2004
7,708,780 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 3 2004
* 7,468,076 Artificial intervertebral disc having a universal joint 9 2005
9,028,552 Cervical disc replacement 0 2005
8,936,640 Cervical disc replacement 0 2005
8,777,959 Intervertebral disc and insertion methods therefor 0 2006
8,425,609 Artificial intervertebral disc having a bored semispherical bearing with a compression locking post and retaining caps 0 2008
8,323,292 Adjustable pin drill guide and methods therefor 0 2008
8,579,911 Instruments and methods for inserting artificial intervertebral implants 1 2009
8,435,297 Intervertebral disc replacement 0 2009
8,231,628 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 0 2009
8,109,979 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 0 2009
8,277,507 Spacerless artificial disc replacements 4 2010
8,092,539 Intervertebral spacer device having a belleville washer with concentric grooves 0 2010
8,029,568 Intervertebral spacer device having a slotted partial circular domed arch strip spring 0 2010
8,470,041 Two-component artificial disc replacements 3 2011
8,679,182 Spacerless artificial disc replacements 0 2012
8,784,492 Artificial disc replacements with natural kinematics 0 2013
8,961,608 Intervertebral disc replacement 0 2013
8,801,789 Two-component artificial disc replacements 0 2013
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (2)
6,520,996 Orthopedic implant 193 2000
6,802,867 Orthopedic implant 34 2002
 
Tribus, Clifford (1)
6,461,359 Spine stabilization device 197 1999
 
NLT SPINE LTD. (1)
9,005,291 Orthopedic implant with adjustable angle between tissue contact surfaces 0 2014
 
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
 
Gmedelware 2 LLC (1)
8,926,700 Spinal facet joint implant 0 2004
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