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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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC.WILMINGTON, DE179

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Pettine, Kenneth A Fort Collins, CO 5 2037
Salib, Richard M Excelsior, MN 4 2476

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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ULRICH GROSS (1)
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SANDVIK AB (1)
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SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (1)
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7,497,859 Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk 30 2003
7,306,628 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 171 2003
7,273,496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 72 2003
7,083,649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 139 2003
6,966,929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 124 2003
* 2004/0181,282 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 36 2003
* 2004/0172,135 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 15 2003
7,217,291 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 149 2003
* 2005/0101,955 Spine distraction implant 60 2003
7,335,203 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 173 2004
7,901,432 Method for lateral implantation of spinous process spacer 11 2004
7,758,619 Spinous process implant with tethers 31 2004
7,549,999 Interspinous process distraction implant and method of implantation 19 2004
7,510,567 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 25 2004
7,695,513 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 27 2004
7,452,379 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 2 2004
7,481,840 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with selectably positioning articulating element 53 2004
7,691,146 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 31 2004
7,670,377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 29 2004
7,520,899 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 34 2004
7,503,935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 51 2004
7,320,707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 77 2004
7,481,839 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 27 2004
7,575,600 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 52 2004
7,524,324 System and method for an interspinous process implant as a supplement to a spine stabilization implant 64 2004
7,601,170 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 67 2005
7,591,851 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 69 2005
7,955,356 Laterally insertable interspinous process implant 8 2005
7,918,877 Lateral insertion method for spinous process spacer with deployable member 8 2005
7,621,939 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 26 2005
8,100,944 Inter-cervical facet implant and method for preserving the tissues surrounding the facet joint 19 2005
7,909,853 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 14 2005
8,048,117 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 10 2005
8,172,877 Inter-cervical facet implant with surface enhancements 20 2005
8,128,660 Inter-cervical facet joint implant with locking screw system 20 2005
8,070,778 Interspinous process implant with slide-in distraction piece and method of implantation 7 2006
7,931,674 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 24 2006
7,749,252 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 100 2006
7,959,652 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 19 2006
7,828,822 Spinous process implant 24 2006
8,029,540 Inter-cervical facet implant with implantation tool 15 2006
8,118,838 Inter-cervical facet implant with multiple direction articulation joint and method for implanting 19 2006
7,476,251 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 64 2006
7,803,190 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 18 2006
8,012,209 Interspinous process implant including a binder, binder aligner and method of implantation 7 2007
7,635,378 Spine distraction implant and method 37 2007
 
HINTRON PTY LTD AS TRUSEE FOR THE HINTRON TRUST (2)
* 2009/0210,059 Vertebral Disc Prosthesis 4 2006
* 2010/0331,982 Method of Reducing Loading Failure for a Prosthetic Component 0 2006
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (9)
* 5,676,701 Low wear artificial spinal disc 635 1995
* 5,782,832 Spinal fusion implant and method of insertion thereof 530 1996
6,296,664 Artificial intervertebral disc 211 1998
6,315,797 Artificial intervertebral disc 200 2000
6,899,734 Modular implant for fusing adjacent bone structure 47 2001
6,656,224 Artificial intervertebral disc 73 2001
7,128,762 Artificial intervertebral disc 10 2003
* 2004/0176,842 Artificial intervertebral disc 5 2003
7,303,584 Modular implant for fusing adjacent bone structure 12 2005
 
JOINT SYNERGY, LLC (5)
7,115,144 Spinal implant 11 2004
7,083,651 Spinal implant 69 2004
* 2005/0197,703 Spinal implant 3 2004
7,195,644 Ball and dual socket joint 21 2005
7,491,239 Interior insert ball and dual socket joint 2 2005
 
Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc. (26)
7,717,961 Apparatus delivery in an intervertebral disc 25 2003
* 2005/0004,578 Apparatus delivery in an intervertebral disc 70 2003
* 7,563,282 Method of supporting nucleus pulposus 27 2003
7,727,241 Device for delivering an implant through an annular defect in an intervertebral disc 31 2004
8,002,836 Method for the treatment of the intervertebral disc anulus 3 2004
7,749,275 Method of reducing spinal implant migration 22 2004
7,553,329 Stabilized intervertebral disc barrier 61 2004
7,658,765 Resilient intervertebral disc implant 22 2004
8,231,678 Method of treating a herniated disc 8 2006
7,879,097 Method of performing a procedure within a disc 26 2006
7,998,213 Intervertebral disc herniation repair 11 2006
7,972,337 Devices and methods for bone anchoring 23 2006
7,959,679 Intervertebral anulus and nucleus augmentation 13 2007
7,867,278 Intervertebral disc anulus implant 20 2008
8,025,698 Method of rehabilitating an anulus fibrosus 11 2009
8,021,425 Versatile method of repairing an intervertebral disc 12 2009
8,454,612 Method for vertebral endplate reconstruction 3 2009
8,114,082 Anchoring system for disc repair 21 2009
8,323,341 Impaction grafting for vertebral fusion 4 2009
8,361,155 Soft tissue impaction methods 3 2010
8,409,284 Methods of repairing herniated segments in the disc 4 2011
8,257,437 Methods of intervertebral disc augmentation 7 2011
8,394,146 Vertebral anchoring methods 3 2011
9,226,832 Interbody fusion material retention methods 0 2013
9,039,741 Bone anchor systems 2 2013
9,333,087 Herniated disc repair 0 2014
 
INFINTIY ORTHOPAEDICS COMPANY, LTD. (2)
8,632,594 Intervertebral device and method of use 2 2006
* 2007/0010,887 Intervertebral Device and Method of Use 40 2006
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (55)
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
8,187,303 Anti-rotation fixation element for spinal prostheses 0 2004
7,051,451 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 161 2004
8,419,770 Spinal facet implants with mating articulating bearing surface and methods of use 0 2004
7,691,145 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 23 2004
7,608,104 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 20 2004
7,588,578 Surgical measurement systems and methods 11 2004
7,507,242 Surgical measurement and resection framework 15 2004
7,993,373 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus 15 2005
7,674,293 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 38 2005
7,722,647 Apparatus and method for posterior vertebral stabilization 10 2005
7,566,345 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 25 2005
7,445,635 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 59 2005
8,398,681 Adjacent level facet arthroplasty devices, spine stabilization systems, and methods 2 2005
8,313,511 Facet joint replacement 0 2005
7,618,453 Facet joint replacement 22 2005
7,406,775 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 63 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 13 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 9 2006
8,764,801 Facet joint implant crosslinking apparatus and method 0 2006
7,290,347 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 49 2006
8,231,655 Prostheses and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 6 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 2 2006
8,579,941 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 0 2007
7,621,955 Facet joint replacement 23 2007
8,496,686 Minimally invasive spine restoration systems, devices, methods and kits 0 2007
* 2007/0265,706 FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS 25 2007
8,702,755 Angled washer polyaxial connection for dynamic spine prosthesis 1 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 4 2007
8,496,687 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 1 2007
8,900,273 Taper-locking fixation system 0 2008
9,198,766 Prostheses, tools, and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 0 2008
9,056,016 Polyaxial adjustment of facet joint prostheses 0 2008
8,353,933 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
9,050,144 System and method for implant anchorage with anti-rotation features 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 1 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 8 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 12 2008
7,998,178 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 12 2008
7,914,560 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 12 2008
 
Cervitech, Inc. (13)
* 7,267,691 Cervical intervertebral prosthesis 33 2003
* 2004/0199,253 Cervical intervertebral disk prosthesis 20 2003
* 7,175,662 Cervical intervertebral prosthesis 14 2004
* 2005/0222,682 Cervical intervertebral prosthesis 3 2004
* 8,088,164 Cervical intervertebral prosthesis 1 2005
* 2006/0167,552 Cervical intervertebral prosthesis 0 2005
* 8,147,551 Method for implanting an intervertebral disk prosthesis 1 2005
* 2006/0100,708 Method for implanting cervical intervertebral disk prosthesis 2 2005
7,862,614 Intervertebral prosthesis system, in particular for the cervical spine 5 2006
* 2006/0190,082 Intervertebral prosthesis system, in particular for the cervical spine 30 2006
* 2012/0083,891 CERVICAL INTERVERTEBRAL PROSTHESIS 0 2011
* 8,591,586 Cervical intervertebral prosthesis 0 2012
* 2012/0191,198 CERVICAL INTERVERTEBRAL PROSTEHSIS 0 2012
 
ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
* 2005/0216,471 System and method for analyzing content on a web page using an embedded filter 1 2004
 
DIMICRON, INC. (2)
8,016,889 Articulating diamond-surfaced spinal implants 3 2007
9,078,763 Multi-lobe artificial spine joint 0 2013
 
Neurocare International, Inc. (1)
7,632,312 Artifical lumbar disc 2 2005
 
SPINAL CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
6,736,850 Vertebral pseudo arthrosis device and method 85 2001
 
FLEXUSPINE (2)
7,753,958 Expandable intervertebral implant 79 2005
8,647,386 Expandable intervertebral implant system and method 14 2010
 
MMSN Limited Partnership (4)
8,617,214 Spinal tension band 1 2008
7,935,133 Interlaminar hook 5 2008
8,097,038 Prosthetic vertebral assembly 2 2008
9,301,787 Medical apparatus and method for spinal surgery 0 2010
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (6)
7,708,776 Intervertebral disk replacement system and methods 24 2003
8,012,212 Cervical intervertebral disk prosthesis 5 2003
* 2005/0159,818 Total disc replacement system and related methods 101 2004
8,328,851 Total disc replacement system and related methods 7 2006
8,870,960 Total disc replacement system and related methods 0 2012
9,138,329 Vertebral disc prosthesis 0 2013
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (198)
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 649 1995
7,534,254 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 44 1995
7,491,205 Instrumentation for the surgical correction of human thoracic and lumbar spinal disease from the lateral aspect of the spine 43 1995
6,923,810 Frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 155 1995
6,270,498 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 242 1995
6,210,412 Method for inserting frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 229 1995
6,096,038 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 376 1995
5,797,909 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 505 1995
6,123,705 Interbody spinal fusion implants 235 1996
* 5,860,973 Translateral spinal implant 449 1996
6,302,914 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 180 1997
* 6,120,503 Apparatus instrumentation, and method for spinal fixation 309 1997
* 6,136,001 Apparatus and method for linking spinal implants 110 1998
6,193,757 Expandable intervertebral spacers 361 1998
6,241,770 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 144 1999
6,179,874 Articulating spinal implant 355 1999
7,147,665 Threaded cylindrical multidiscoid single or multiple array disc prosthesis 103 1999
6,440,168 Articulating spinal implant 198 1999
7,291,149 Method for inserting interbody spinal fusion implants 35 1999
6,447,544 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 205 1999
6,679,915 Articulating spinal implant 172 2000
7,462,195 Artificial lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 20 2000
6,500,205 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 210 2000
6,350,283 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 130 2000
6,364,880 Spinal implant with bone screws 153 2000
6,558,423 Interbody spinal fusion implants with multi-lock for locking opposed screws 221 2000
6,485,517 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 141 2000
7,115,143 Orthopedic implant surface configuration 27 2000
6,814,756 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 94 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 28 2000
8,734,447 Apparatus and method of inserting spinal implants 2 2000
7,008,453 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 110 2000
7,993,347 Guard for use in performing human interbody spinal surgery 1 2000
6,758,849 Interbody spinal fusion implants 89 2000
6,972,019 Interbody spinal implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 123 2001
6,709,458 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 115 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 179 2001
6,808,537 Expandable implant with interlocking walls 132 2001
6,949,105 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 42 2001
7,641,692 Implantable joint prosthesis 14 2001
6,562,045 Machining apparatus 26 2001
6,666,890 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 71 2001
6,652,584 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 90 2001
6,770,074 Apparatus for use in inserting spinal implants 206 2001
6,962,606 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 164 2001
* 2003/0208,270 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 10 2001
* RE42480 Human spinal disc prothesis with hinges 4 2001
6,740,118 Intervertebral prosthetic joint 219 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 137 2002
* 2002/0177,897 Instrumentation and method for inserting and deploying and expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 53 2002
7,914,554 Spinal implant containing multiple bone growth promoting materials 11 2002
7,207,991 Method for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 126 2002
7,976,566 Apparatus for insertion into an implantation space 20 2002
6,989,031 Hemi-interbody spinal implant manufactured from a major long bone ring or a bone composite 88 2002
6,890,355 Artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 105 2002
6,749,636 Contoured spinal fusion implants made of bone or a bone composite material 87 2002
6,716,247 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 212 2002
7,399,303 Bone cutting device and method for use thereof 33 2002
7,503,933 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 95 2002
7,637,951 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 59 2002
6,899,735 Modular intervertebral prosthesis system 89 2002
* 2004/0068,318 Modular intervertebral prosthesis system 20 2002
7,118,598 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 108 2002
* 6,685,742 Articulated anterior expandable spinal fusion cage system 220 2002
7,025,787 Implantable joint prosthesis and associated instrumentation 131 2002
7,041,135 Interbody spinal fusion implants with single-lock for locking opposed screws 109 2002
* 2003/0078,668 Interbody spinal fusion implants with single-lock for locking opposed screws 37 2002
6,972,035 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 119 2002
* 2003/0100,949 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 23 2002
8,066,705 Instrumentation for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 25 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 88 2003
6,846,328 Articulating spinal implant 56 2003
* 2004/0210,310 Implant system and method for intervertebral disc augmentation 66 2003
7,033,394 Interbody spinal fusion implants with end cap for locking vertebral body penetrating members 115 2003
* 2003/0199,983 Interbody spinal fusion implants with end cap for locking vertebral body penetrating members 50 2003
7,601,174 Wear-resistant endoprosthetic devices 18 2003
* 2004/0073,312 Intervertebral prosthetic joint 76 2003
7,326,214 Bone cutting device having a cutting edge with a non-extending center 31 2003
7,255,698 Apparatus and method for anterior spinal stabilization 76 2003
7,235,101 Revisable prosthetic device 52 2003
8,075,621 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 19 2003
6,793,679 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 129 2003
8,673,004 Method for inserting an interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 1 2003
* 2005/0085,909 Semi-constrained and mobile-bearing disc prosthesis 19 2003
7,264,622 System for radial bone displacement 44 2003
7,244,275 Orthopedic implant surface configuration with a projection having a back cut 57 2003
7,655,027 Method for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 68 2003
7,387,643 Method for installation of artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 51 2003
7,156,875 Arcuate artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 54 2003
7,179,262 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 6 2003
* 2005/0059,976 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 5 2003
7,022,137 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 33 2003
* 2004/0172,131 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 0 2003
7,364,589 Mobile bearing articulating disc 65 2004
7,270,681 Articulating spinal implant 24 2004
7,850,735 Articular disc prosthesis and method for treating spondylolisthesis 21 2004
7,503,934 Articular disc prosthesis for anterior-oblique insertion 34 2004
7,331,995 Method for inserting an articular disc prosthesis via the transforaminal approach 83 2004
* 2005/0043,802 Articular disc prosthesis for lateral insertion 58 2004
* 2004/0225,366 Articular disc prosthesis for anterior-oblique insertion 47 2004
* 2004/0220,668 Method and device for correcting spondylolisthesis from the lateral approach 38 2004
* 2004/0220,567 Instruments and methods for aligning implants for insertion 141 2004
* 2004/0220,670 Articular disc prosthesis and method for treating spondylolisthesis 46 2004
* 2004/0230,307 Device for fusing two bone segments 19 2004
7,051,417 Method for forming an orthopedic implant surface configuration 36 2004
* 2005/0222,683 Shape memory alloy disc replacement device 25 2004
7,435,262 Contoured cortical bone implants 46 2004
7,686,805 Methods for distraction of a disc space 59 2004
* 7,794,465 Artificial spinal discs and associated implantation instruments and methods 26 2004
* 2005/0055,029 Artificial spinal discs and associated implantation instruments and methods 40 2004
8,444,692 Instrumentation with inwardly moveable extensions for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 1 2004
7,922,729 Instrumentation for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 38 2004
7,789,914 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 29 2004
7,637,954 Apparatus for inserting nested interbody spinal fusion implants 46 2004
* 7,276,082 Artificial spinal discs and associated implantation and revision methods 50 2004
* 2005/0055,098 Artificial spinal discs and associated implantation and revision methods 13 2004
* 2005/0038,513 Apparatus for inserting nested interbody spinal fusion implants 41 2004
7,608,107 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 83 2004
* 2005/0060,037 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 28 2004
8,097,034 Expandable arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with two expanders 21 2004
7,655,042 Expandable intervertebral spacers 45 2004
* 2005/0113,920 Expandable intervertebral spacers 20 2004
* 2005/0171,610 Mobile bearing spinal device and method 116 2005
* 2006/0190,079 Articulating spinal disc implants with amorphous metal elements 46 2005
7,776,090 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 81 2005
7,691,148 Frusto-conical spinal implant 11 2005
7,540,882 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 41 2005
7,455,692 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 45 2005
7,763,050 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 47 2005
7,938,858 Spinal implant system 3 2005
* 2005/0228,501 Spinal implant system 96 2005
7,828,828 Intervertebral joint 3 2005
* 7,811,328 System, device and methods for replacing the intervertebral disc with a magnetic or electromagnetic prosthesis 16 2005
* 2006/0247,773 Instrumented implant for diagnostics 47 2005
9,078,768 Arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having a reduced width and an anatomically conformed trailing end 0 2005
7,892,286 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 36 2005
7,569,054 Tubular member having a passage and opposed bone contacting extensions 54 2005
8,007,534 Expandable implant with expander 27 2005
7,442,209 Implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 47 2005
* 2006/0079,962 Expandable implant with expander 23 2005
* 2006/0079,961 Implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 23 2005
* 2006/0095,133 Intervertebral prosthetic joint 2 2005
8,066,749 Implant for stabilizing a bone graft during spinal fusion 17 2005
* 2007/0135,923 Ceramic and polymer prosthetic device 29 2005
7,611,536 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 40 2006
7,887,565 Apparatus and method for sequential distraction 32 2006
8,292,957 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 1 2006
* 2007/0270,959 Arthroplasty device 17 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 22 2006
7,722,619 Method of maintaining distraction of a spinal disc space 23 2006
8,403,986 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implant with multi-lock for locking opposed screws and method for use thereof 4 2006
* 2006/0206,208 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implant with multi-lock for locking opposed screws and method for use thereof 57 2006
8,211,175 Articular disc prosthesis and method for implanting the same 4 2006
8,771,358 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 1 2006
8,075,596 Spinal prosthesis systems 2 2007
* 2008/0172,090 Spinal Prosthesis Systems 16 2007
7,837,734 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 84 2007
7,682,397 Revisable prosthetic device 16 2007
* 2007/0250,173 Revisable Prosthetic Device 5 2007
7,794,502 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 35 2008
* 2009/0062,921 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 10 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 32 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 4 2009
* 2010/0049,323 Artificial Intervertebral Joint Permitting Translational and Rotational Motion 0 2009
8,092,542 Implantable joint prosthesis 5 2009
7,993,403 Expandable intervertebral spacers 12 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 67 2010
8,167,946 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 7 2010
8,211,179 System, device and methods for replacing the intervertebral disc with a magnetic or electromagnetic prosthesis 8 2010
8,617,243 Spinal disc prosthesis and associated methods 0 2010
8,057,475 Threaded interbody spinal fusion implant 2 2010
* 2011/0106,263 Spinal Disc Prosthesis and Associated Methods 3 2010
8,591,553 Spinal disc prosthesis and associated methods 2 2010
* 2011/0098,819 Spinal Disc Prosthesis and Associated Methods 3 2010
8,926,703 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws and a bone screw lock 1 2011
8,409,292 Spinal fusion implant 1 2011
8,425,530 Apparatus for sizing a facet joint 5 2011
8,444,696 Anatomic spinal implant having anatomic bearing surfaces 3 2011
8,226,652 Threaded frusto-conical spinal implants 1 2011
8,251,997 Method for inserting an artificial implant between two adjacent vertebrae along a coronal plane 51 2011
8,353,959 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 1 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
 
SPARTEK MEDICAL, INC. (5)
* 2009/0177,237 CERVICAL SPINE IMPLANT SYSTEM AND METHOD 15 2008
8,568,451 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 3 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 2 2012
8,394,127 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 0 2012
 
SPINAL ELEMENTS, INC. (17)
7,846,183 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 88 2004
* 2005/0177,240 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 139 2004
8,652,137 Vertebral facet joint drill and method of use 13 2008
7,998,172 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 46 2009
8,992,533 Vertebral facet joint drill and method of use 4 2010
8,858,597 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 7 2010
8,740,949 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing bone 10 2011
9,301,786 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing bone 0 2011
8,998,953 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 3 2011
D724733 Interbody bone implant 5 2011
9,271,765 Vertebral facet joint fusion implant and method for fusion 0 2012
9,060,787 Method of using a vertebral facet joint drill 1 2012
8,740,942 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 10 2013
8,882,804 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 6 2013
9,179,943 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing bone 0 2014
D748793 Interbody bone implant 0 2015
D748262 Interbody bone implant 0 2015
 
GME Delaware 2 LLC (1)
7,955,390 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 12 2008
 
NEURO CARE INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
* 2006/0217,810 Artifical lumbar disc 1 2005
 
FLEXMEDEX, LLC (2)
9,149,286 Guidance tool and method for use 0 2011
9,050,112 Tissue removal device and method 0 2012
 
SPINEFRONTIER, INC. (4)
7,214,243 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 54 2003
* 2004/0254,644 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 73 2003
* 8,070,816 Arthroplasty spinal prosthesis and insertion device 19 2004
* 2005/0216,081 Arthroplasty spinal prosthesis and insertion device 67 2004
 
AESCULAP AG (4)
7,198,644 Intervertebral implant 66 2004
6,986,789 Intervertebral implant 73 2004
7,549,995 Surgical instrument for handling an implant 124 2004
7,585,325 Intervertebral implant 5 2005
 
GLOBUSMEDICAL (1)
7,892,262 Posterior prosthetic spinal disc replacement and methods thereof 5 2006
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC. (5)
7,105,024 Artificial intervertebral disc 61 2003
* 2004/0225,363 Artificial intervertebral disc 34 2003
7,291,173 Artificial intervertebral disc 24 2003
* 2004/0225,364 Artificial intervertebral disc 43 2003
* 2005/0209,693 Spinal implants 2 2004
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (1)
* 5,584,887 Percutaneous screw adapter 89 1992
 
TranS1 Inc. (2)
7,905,905 Spinal mobility preservation apparatus 8 2007
7,905,908 Spinal mobility preservation method 11 2007
 
IMDS LLC (4)
* 6,113,638 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 282 1999
6,800,092 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 44 2000
* 7,717,959 Intervertebral device and method of use 52 2003
* 2004/0010,316 Intervertebral device and method of use 203 2003
 
ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
6,183,471 Spine distraction implant and method 184 1998
* 2006/0200,137 Method and device for treating ailments of the spine 73 2006
 
RIVERBEND DESIGN LLC (2)
7,201,776 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements with endplates 60 2002
* 2003/0074,076 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements with endplates 45 2002
 
MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK, INC. (1)
* 6,001,130 Human spinal disc prosthesis with hinges 653 1997
 
St. Francis Technologies, Inc. (2)
6,238,397 Spine distraction implant and method 227 1999
6,280,444 Spine distraction implant and method 160 2000
 
ENCORE MEDICAL ASSET CORPORATION (1)
* 5,496,318 Interspinous segmental spine fixation device 599 1993
 
P TECH, LLC. (1)
8,747,439 Method of using ultrasonic vibration to secure body tissue with fastening element 1 2006
 
SIMPLIFY MEDICAL, INC. (36)
7,753,956 Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion 9 2004
7,442,211 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 50 2004
7,575,599 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core 17 2004
7,585,326 Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion 12 2004
8,083,797 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption 1 2005
7,531,001 Intervertebral prosthesis 24 2005
8,685,035 Intervertebral prosthesis placement instrument 0 2005
7,637,913 Spinal midline indicator 23 2005
* 2006/0029,186 Spinal midline indicator 66 2005
7,731,754 Intervertebral prosthesis 9 2006
8,734,519 Posterior spinal device and method 1 2007
8,486,147 Posterior spinal device and method 0 2008
8,454,698 Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion 2 2008
8,206,447 Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion 3 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
9,034,038 Motion limiting insert for an artificial intervertebral disc 0 2009
8,062,371 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core 6 2009
8,002,834 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core 3 2009
8,444,695 Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion 2 2009
9,220,603 Limited motion prosthetic intervertebral disc 0 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 11 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
9,107,762 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core 0 2011
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 1 2012
 
STOUT MEDICAL GROUP, L.P. (4)
9,314,349 Expandable support device and method of use 0 2007
8,709,042 Expandable support device and method of use 3 2007
8,535,380 Fixation device and method 2 2010
9,259,329 Expandable support device and method of use 0 2013
 
Gordon, Maya, Roberts and Thomas, Number 1, LLC (2)
* 6,228,118 Multiple axis intervertebral prosthesis 272 1998
* 6,146,421 Multiple axis intervertebral prosthesis 384 1999
 
Scient'x Societe Anonyme (1)
* 2005/0149,189 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 72 2004
 
KARIN TEHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,875,213 Method of inserting spinal implants with the use of imaging 120 2003
 
SYNERGY DISC REPLACEMENT, INC. (8)
8,100,974 Artificial spinal disc 9 2005
8,172,904 Artificial spinal disc 2 2006
7,927,374 Artificial spinal disc 14 2006
9,237,958 Joint prostheses 0 2008
9,125,754 Artificial spinal disc 0 2008
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 1 2010
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION (4)
6,579,319 Facet joint replacement 333 2000
6,565,605 Multiple facet joint replacement 351 2000
6,419,703 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 347 2001
7,090,698 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 186 2002
 
INTELLIGENT IMPLANT SYSTEMS (1)
8,216,314 Distractable spinal implant assembly 1 2008
 
Transl, Inc. (1)
7,329,259 Articulating spinal implant 69 2004
 
WARSAW ORTHPEDIC, INC. (1)
8,372,150 Spinal device and method 2 2010
 
Collabcom II, LLC (2)
8,202,299 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 6 2008
8,721,688 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 0 2012
 
NaVasive, Inc. (1)
9,168,149 Total disc replacement system and related methods 0 2014
 
CONCEPT MATRIX, LLC (1)
* 2006/0155,378 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 38 2006
 
Pioneer Signal Technology, Inc. (1)
8,388,684 Artificial disc device 9 2003
 
ANOVA CORP. (18)
6,419,704 Artificial intervertebral disc replacement methods and apparatus 492 1999
6,454,804 Engineered tissue annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 113 2000
6,969,404 Annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 129 2002
6,793,677 Method of providing cells and other biologic materials for transplantation 39 2002
* 2002/0128,630 Method and apparatus for providing nutrition to intervertebral disc tissue 1 2002
6,755,863 Rotator cuff repair using engineered tissues 13 2002
* 2004/0093,092 Rotator cuff repair using engineered tissues 1 2002
6,648,919 Transplantation of engineered meniscus tissue to the intervertebral disc 75 2002
6,648,920 Natural and synthetic supplements to engineered annulus and disc tissues 79 2002
* 2002/0151,981 Transplantation of engineered meniscus tissue to the intervertebral disc 4 2002
* 2004/0172,019 Reinforcers for artificial disc replacement methods and apparatus 12 2002
7,201,774 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements incorporating reinforced wall sections 22 2003
7,435,260 Use of morphogenetic proteins to treat human disc disease 29 2004
* 2004/0230,310 Use of morphogenic proteins to treat human disc disease 1 2004
7,060,100 Artificial disc and joint replacements with modular cushioning components 26 2004
* 2004/0260,286 Intradiscal devices with anti-extrusion keels 21 2004
* 2005/0273,111 Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc removal and endplate preparation 37 2005
* 2006/0025,778 Methods and apparatus for artificial disc replacement (ADR) insertion and other surgical procedures 3 2005
 
COLLABCOM5, LLC., A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY CORP. (1)
8,974,496 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 0 2007
 
SPINE SOLUTIONS, INC. (3)
6,936,071 Intervertebral implant 177 1999
8,105,381 Intervertebral implant, insertion tool and method of inserting same 2 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 143 2000
7,166,107 Percutaneous technique and implant for expanding the spinal canal 117 2002
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (30)
6,974,478 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 210 2002
* 2003/0028,250 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 69 2002
6,902,580 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 170 2002
7,074,237 Multiple facet joint replacement 149 2003
7,041,136 Facet joint replacement 223 2003
7,074,238 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 72 2003
7,087,084 Method for replacing a natural facet joint with a prosthesis having an artificial facet joint structure 143 2003
6,949,123 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 159 2003
* 2004/0111,154 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 29 2003
* 2004/0049,272 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 50 2003
* 2004/0049,275 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 189 2003
7,621,956 Prosthetic spinal disc replacement 36 2004
* 2005/0043,800 Prosthetic spinal disc replacement 139 2004
7,753,937 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 27 2004
7,588,590 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 26 2004
7,641,666 Prosthetic spinal disc replacement 4 2004
8,167,948 Anterior prosthetic spinal disc replacement 0 2005
* 2006/0036,325 Anterior prosthetic spinal disc replacement 79 2005
7,713,304 Transforaminal prosthetic spinal disc replacement 5 2005
* 2007/0010,826 Posterior prosthetic spinal disc replacement and methods thereof 54 2006
7,811,329 Transforaminal prosthetic spinal disc replacement and methods thereof 24 2006
8,333,789 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
7,815,648 Surgical measurement systems and methods 1 2008
8,721,723 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 4 2009
8,277,509 Transforaminal prosthetic spinal disc apparatus 1 2009
* 2011/0137,421 Transforaminal Prosthetic Spinal Disc Apparatus 5 2009
8,337,559 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 8 2010
9,017,410 Artificial discs 2 2011
8,685,103 Transforaminal prosthetic spinal disc apparatus 1 2012
9,198,770 Artificial disc devices and related methods of use 0 2013
 
SPINECO, INC. (3)
6,478,822 Spherical spinal implant 133 2001
7,824,444 Expandable spherical spinal implant 11 2004
* 2004/0186,576 Expandable spherical spinal implant 93 2004
 
Spinadyne, Inc. (8)
* 2006/0265,074 Posterior spinal arthroplasty-development of a new posteriorly inserted artificial disc, a new anteriorly inserted artifical disc and an artificial facet joint 82 2006
7,905,906 System and method for lumbar arthroplasty 1 2006
* 2007/0288,094 System and method for lumbar arthroplasty 38 2006
8,852,235 Posteriorly inserted artificial disc and an artificial facet joint 0 2007
D598105 Convex intervertebral disc prosthesis 2 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. (63)
7,563,285 Artificial intervertebral disc utilizing a ball joint coupling 6 2002
* 2009/0118,832 Artificial intervertebral disc utilizing a ball joint coupling 1 2002
6,989,032 Artificial intervertebral disc 58 2002
7,118,599 Artificial intervertebral disc 22 2002
7,101,399 Artificial intervertebral disc having a captured ball and socket joint with a solid ball and compression locking post 25 2002
* 6,706,068 Artificial disc replacements with natural kinematics 286 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 40 2003
7,223,290 Axially compressible artificial intervertebral disc having a captured ball and socket joint with a solid ball and compression locking post 18 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 27 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 15 2003
* 2004/0093,088 Intervertebral spacer device having a slotted partial circular domed arch strip spring 19 2003
7,014,658 Intervertebral spacer device having a multi-pronged domed spring 15 2003
7,198,643 Cervical disc replacement 44 2004
6,997,954 Cervical disc replacement method 36 2004
6,997,955 Cervical disc replacement 40 2004
6,994,728 Cervical disc replacement method 47 2004
6,994,729 Cervical disc replacement 23 2004
6,972,037 Cervical disc replacement 34 2004
6,972,038 Cervical disc replacement 29 2004
* 2004/0176,851 Cervical disc replacement 0 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 8 2004
7,637,911 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 14 2004
7,618,439 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 16 2004
7,226,452 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 33 2004
7,393,361 Artificial intervertebral disc having a bored semispherical bearing with a compression locking post and retaining caps 23 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 17 2004
7,674,292 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 2 2004
* 2004/0176,852 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 23 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 5 2004
* 2005/0125,064 Intervertebral spacer device 1 2005
* 7,468,076 Artificial intervertebral disc having a universal joint 11 2005
9,028,552 Cervical disc replacement 0 2005
8,936,640 Cervical disc replacement 0 2005
* 2005/0240,272 Cervical disc replacement 20 2005
* 2005/0240,271 Cervical disc replacement 29 2005
8,777,959 Intervertebral disc and insertion methods therefor 1 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 2 2008
* 2010/0152,745 Adjustable pin drill guide and methods therefor 0 2008
8,579,911 Instruments and methods for inserting artificial intervertebral implants 2 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 6 2010
* 2010/0241,233 SPACERLESS ARTIFICIAL DISC REPLACEMENTS 0 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
9,095,451 Intervertebral disc and insertion methods therefor 1 2014
9,198,773 Spacerless artificial disc replacements 0 2014
9,168,146 Artificial disc replacements with natural kinematics 0 2014
9,226,837 Intervertebral disc and insertion methods therefor 0 2015
 
Tribus, Clifford (1)
6,461,359 Spine stabilization device 221 1999
 
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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