Intervertebral disk arthroplasty

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PATENT NO 5258031
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07990925

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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, DE172

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Pettine, Kenneth A Fort Collins, CO 5 2166
Salib, Richard M Excelsior, MN 4 2644

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8157844 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 16 2007
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* 2009/0105,827 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a fixed length elongated member 11 2007
* 2009/0105,759 Spinal stabilization systems with dynamic interbody devices 12 2007
* 2009/0105,829 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 12 2007
8940051 Interbody device insertion systems and methods 5 2013
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KYPHON SARL (88)
* 5836948 Spine distraction implant and method 729 1997
* 5860977 Spine distraction implant and method 606 1997
* 6074390 Spine distraction implant and method 344 1998
* 6090112 Spine distraction implant and method 203 1998
* 5876404 Spine distraction implant and method 261 1998
* 6068630 Spine distraction implant 454 1998
* 6048342 Spine distraction implant 526 1998
* 6156038 Spine distraction implant and method 207 1999
6500178 Spine distraction implant and method 306 1999
6379355 Spine distraction implant and method 194 1999
* 6152926 Spine distraction implant and method 198 1999
* 6149652 Spine distraction implant and method 196 1999
6332882 Spine distraction implant 178 1999
6235030 Spine distraction implant 283 1999
6190387 Spine distraction implant 218 1999
6451019 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 427 2000
6332883 Spine distraction implant 204 2000
6451020 Spine distraction implant and method 216 2000
6419677 Spine distraction implant and method 203 2001
7101375 Spine distraction implant 229 2001
6902566 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 154 2001
* 2001/0020,170 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 38 2001
* 2001/0012,938 Spine distraction implant 60 2001
6514256 Spine distraction implant and method 312 2001
6478796 Spin distraction implant and method 252 2001
6582433 Spine fixation device and method 387 2001
7201751 Supplemental spine fixation device 268 2001
6699246 Spine distraction implant 315 2001
6699247 Spine distraction implant 225 2001
6926728 Curved dilator and method 210 2001
6652534 Apparatus and method for determining implant size 172 2001
* 2003/0018,350 Curved dilator and method 6 2001
6712819 Mating insertion instruments for spinal implants and methods of use 290 2001
6652527 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 240 2001
6695842 Interspinous process distraction system and method with positionable wing and method 339 2001
7189234 Interspinous process implant sizer and distractor with a split head and size indicator and method 87 2001
7029473 Deflectable spacer for use as an interspinous process implant and method 79 2002
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7833246 Interspinous process and sacrum implant and method 3 2003
7497859 Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk 39 2003
7306628 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 184 2003
7273496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 83 2003
7083649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 156 2003
6966929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 141 2003
* 2004/0181,282 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 48 2003
* 2004/0172,135 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 17 2003
* 2004/0138,749 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point and method 30 2003
7217291 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 207 2003
* 2005/0101,955 Spine distraction implant 68 2003
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7335203 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 198 2004
7901432 Method for lateral implantation of spinous process spacer 11 2004
7758619 Spinous process implant with tethers 38 2004
7549999 Interspinous process distraction implant and method of implantation 29 2004
7510567 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 34 2004
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7695513 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 38 2004
7452379 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 3 2004
7481840 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with selectably positioning articulating element 63 2004
7691146 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 39 2004
7670377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 38 2004
7520899 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 42 2004
7503935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 63 2004
7320707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 91 2004
7481839 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 37 2004
7575600 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 69 2004
7524324 System and method for an interspinous process implant as a supplement to a spine stabilization implant 74 2004
7601170 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 86 2005
7591851 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 85 2005
7955356 Laterally insertable interspinous process implant 8 2005
7918877 Lateral insertion method for spinous process spacer with deployable member 8 2005
7621939 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 39 2005
8100944 Inter-cervical facet implant and method for preserving the tissues surrounding the facet joint 27 2005
7909853 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 16 2005
8048117 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 13 2005
8172877 Inter-cervical facet implant with surface enhancements 27 2005
8128660 Inter-cervical facet joint implant with locking screw system 27 2005
8070778 Interspinous process implant with slide-in distraction piece and method of implantation 8 2006
7931674 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 30 2006
7749252 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 118 2006
7959652 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 25 2006
7828822 Spinous process implant 32 2006
8029540 Inter-cervical facet implant with implantation tool 22 2006
8118838 Inter-cervical facet implant with multiple direction articulation joint and method for implanting 26 2006
7476251 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 85 2006
7803190 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 25 2006
8012209 Interspinous process implant including a binder, binder aligner and method of implantation 7 2007
7635378 Spine distraction implant and method 46 2007
 
HINTRON PTY LTD AS TRUSEE FOR THE HINTRON TRUST (2)
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HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (9)
* 5676701 Low wear artificial spinal disc 704 1995
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6296664 Artificial intervertebral disc 240 1998
6315797 Artificial intervertebral disc 231 2000
6899734 Modular implant for fusing adjacent bone structure 58 2001
6656224 Artificial intervertebral disc 78 2001
7128762 Artificial intervertebral disc 16 2003
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7303584 Modular implant for fusing adjacent bone structure 14 2005
 
Joint Synergy, LLC (5)
7115144 Spinal implant 12 2004
7083651 Spinal implant 81 2004
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7195644 Ball and dual socket joint 21 2005
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INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC. (27)
7717961 Apparatus delivery in an intervertebral disc 30 2003
* 2005/0004,578 Apparatus delivery in an intervertebral disc 72 2003
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7727241 Device for delivering an implant through an annular defect in an intervertebral disc 42 2004
8002836 Method for the treatment of the intervertebral disc anulus 5 2004
7749275 Method of reducing spinal implant migration 24 2004
7553329 Stabilized intervertebral disc barrier 67 2004
7658765 Resilient intervertebral disc implant 27 2004
8231678 Method of treating a herniated disc 11 2006
7879097 Method of performing a procedure within a disc 28 2006
7998213 Intervertebral disc herniation repair 14 2006
7972337 Devices and methods for bone anchoring 26 2006
7959679 Intervertebral anulus and nucleus augmentation 17 2007
7867278 Intervertebral disc anulus implant 24 2008
8025698 Method of rehabilitating an anulus fibrosus 14 2009
8021425 Versatile method of repairing an intervertebral disc 15 2009
8454612 Method for vertebral endplate reconstruction 6 2009
8114082 Anchoring system for disc repair 24 2009
8323341 Impaction grafting for vertebral fusion 8 2009
8361155 Soft tissue impaction methods 5 2010
8409284 Methods of repairing herniated segments in the disc 6 2011
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INFINTIY ORTHOPAEDICS COMPANY, LTD. (2)
8632594 Intervertebral device and method of use 3 2006
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GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (1)
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DOTY, KEITH (1)
8287598 True spinal motion preserving, shock absorbing, intervertebral spinal disc prosthesis 3 2011
 
LECLERCQ, TOUSSAINT (2)
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CERVITECH, INC. (13)
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* 2004/0199,253 Cervical intervertebral disk prosthesis 25 2003
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7862614 Intervertebral prosthesis system, in particular for the cervical spine 8 2006
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ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
* 2005/0216,471 System and method for analyzing content on a web page using an embedded filter 2 2004
 
DIMICRON, INC. (3)
8016889 Articulating diamond-surfaced spinal implants 6 2007
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SPINAL CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
6736850 Vertebral pseudo arthrosis device and method 104 2001
 
FLEXUSPINE (4)
7753958 Expandable intervertebral implant 130 2005
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NUVASIVE, INC. (8)
7708776 Intervertebral disk replacement system and methods 31 2003
8012212 Cervical intervertebral disk prosthesis 7 2003
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8870960 Total disc replacement system and related methods 0 2012
9138329 Vertebral disc prosthesis 0 2013
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MMSN Limited Partnership (1)
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (211)
5772661 Methods and instrumentation for the surgical correction of human thoracic and lumbar spinal disease from the antero-lateral aspect of the spine 734 1995
7534254 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 59 1995
7491205 Instrumentation for the surgical correction of human thoracic and lumbar spinal disease from the lateral aspect of the spine 59 1995
6923810 Frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 170 1995
6270498 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 269 1995
6210412 Method for inserting frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 246 1995
6096038 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 424 1995
5797909 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 566 1995
6123705 Interbody spinal fusion implants 256 1996
* 5860973 Translateral spinal implant 556 1996
6302914 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 225 1997
* 6120503 Apparatus instrumentation, and method for spinal fixation 358 1997
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6193757 Expandable intervertebral spacers 449 1998
6241770 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 165 1999
6179874 Articulating spinal implant 376 1999
7147665 Threaded cylindrical multidiscoid single or multiple array disc prosthesis 139 1999
6440168 Articulating spinal implant 210 1999
7291149 Method for inserting interbody spinal fusion implants 47 1999
6447544 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 243 1999
6679915 Articulating spinal implant 186 2000
7462195 Artificial lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 24 2000
6500205 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 238 2000
6350283 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 154 2000
6364880 Spinal implant with bone screws 191 2000
6558423 Interbody spinal fusion implants with multi-lock for locking opposed screws 297 2000
6485517 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 162 2000
7115143 Orthopedic implant surface configuration 29 2000
6814756 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 125 2000
7431722 Apparatus including a guard member having a passage with a non-circular cross section for providing protected access to the spine 36 2000
8734447 Apparatus and method of inserting spinal implants 4 2000
7008453 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 129 2000
7993347 Guard for use in performing human interbody spinal surgery 2 2000
6758849 Interbody spinal fusion implants 102 2000
6972019 Interbody spinal implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 184 2001
6709458 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 147 2001
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8882835 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 1 2001
* 6558387 Porous interbody fusion device having integrated polyaxial locking interference screws 223 2001
6808537 Expandable implant with interlocking walls 171 2001
6949105 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 45 2001
7641692 Implantable joint prosthesis 18 2001
6562045 Machining apparatus 27 2001
6666890 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 87 2001
6652584 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 109 2001
6770074 Apparatus for use in inserting spinal implants 240 2001
6962606 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 198 2001
* 2003/0208,270 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 11 2001
* RE42480 Human spinal disc prothesis with hinges 7 2001
6740118 Intervertebral prosthetic joint 276 2002
7520878 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 0 2002
7118579 Instrumentation for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 165 2002
* 2002/0177,897 Instrumentation and method for inserting and deploying and expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 75 2002
7914554 Spinal implant containing multiple bone growth promoting materials 13 2002
7207991 Method for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 147 2002
7976566 Apparatus for insertion into an implantation space 23 2002
6989031 Hemi-interbody spinal implant manufactured from a major long bone ring or a bone composite 114 2002
6890355 Artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 129 2002
6749636 Contoured spinal fusion implants made of bone or a bone composite material 108 2002
6716247 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 239 2002
7399303 Bone cutting device and method for use thereof 39 2002
7503933 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 125 2002
7637951 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 73 2002
* 2003/0023,307 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 16 2002
6899735 Modular intervertebral prosthesis system 123 2002
* 2004/0068,318 Modular intervertebral prosthesis system 23 2002
7118598 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 130 2002
* 6685742 Articulated anterior expandable spinal fusion cage system 253 2002
7025787 Implantable joint prosthesis and associated instrumentation 172 2002
7041135 Interbody spinal fusion implants with single-lock for locking opposed screws 136 2002
* 2003/0078,668 Interbody spinal fusion implants with single-lock for locking opposed screws 50 2002
6972035 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 146 2002
* 2003/0100,949 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 34 2002
8066705 Instrumentation for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 39 2003
8206399 Artificial intervertebral joint permitting translational and rotational motion 3 2003
7179294 Articular disc prosthesis and method for implanting the same 99 2003
6846328 Articulating spinal implant 66 2003
* 2004/0049,280 Articulating spinal implant 29 2003
* 2004/0210,310 Implant system and method for intervertebral disc augmentation 75 2003
7033394 Interbody spinal fusion implants with end cap for locking vertebral body penetrating members 148 2003
* 2003/0199,983 Interbody spinal fusion implants with end cap for locking vertebral body penetrating members 74 2003
7601174 Wear-resistant endoprosthetic devices 29 2003
* 2004/0073,312 Intervertebral prosthetic joint 90 2003
7326214 Bone cutting device having a cutting edge with a non-extending center 38 2003
7255698 Apparatus and method for anterior spinal stabilization 99 2003
7235101 Revisable prosthetic device 74 2003
* 2005/0060,034 Revisable prosthetic device 89 2003
8075621 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 35 2003
6793679 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 144 2003
* 2004/0059,419 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 21 2003
8673004 Method for inserting an interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 4 2003
* 2005/0085,909 Semi-constrained and mobile-bearing disc prosthesis 26 2003
7264622 System for radial bone displacement 59 2003
7244275 Orthopedic implant surface configuration with a projection having a back cut 65 2003
* 2005/0021,150 Orthopedic implant surface configuration with a projection having a back cut 29 2003
7655027 Method for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 89 2003
7387643 Method for installation of artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 57 2003
7156875 Arcuate artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 61 2003
7179262 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 6 2003
* 2005/0059,976 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 6 2003
7022137 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 46 2003
* 2004/0172,131 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 1 2003
7364589 Mobile bearing articulating disc 74 2004
* 2004/0158,328 Mobile bearing articulating disc 26 2004
7270681 Articulating spinal implant 28 2004
7850735 Articular disc prosthesis and method for treating spondylolisthesis 24 2004
7503934 Articular disc prosthesis for anterior-oblique insertion 40 2004
7331995 Method for inserting an articular disc prosthesis via the transforaminal approach 99 2004
* 2005/0043,802 Articular disc prosthesis for lateral insertion 68 2004
* 2004/0225,366 Articular disc prosthesis for anterior-oblique insertion 50 2004
* 2004/0220,668 Method and device for correcting spondylolisthesis from the lateral approach 47 2004
* 2004/0220,567 Instruments and methods for aligning implants for insertion 167 2004
* 2004/0220,670 Articular disc prosthesis and method for treating spondylolisthesis 55 2004
* 2004/0230,307 Device for fusing two bone segments 20 2004
7051417 Method for forming an orthopedic implant surface configuration 40 2004
* 2005/0222,683 Shape memory alloy disc replacement device 32 2004
* 2005/0251,261 Artificial intervertebral disc for lateral insertion 60 2004
7435262 Contoured cortical bone implants 64 2004
7686805 Methods for distraction of a disc space 79 2004
* 7794465 Artificial spinal discs and associated implantation instruments and methods 35 2004
* 2005/0055,029 Artificial spinal discs and associated implantation instruments and methods 49 2004
8444692 Instrumentation with inwardly moveable extensions for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 4 2004
7922729 Instrumentation for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 61 2004
7789914 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 45 2004
7637954 Apparatus for inserting nested interbody spinal fusion implants 61 2004
* 7276082 Artificial spinal discs and associated implantation and revision methods 74 2004
* 2005/0055,098 Artificial spinal discs and associated implantation and revision methods 39 2004
* 2005/0038,513 Apparatus for inserting nested interbody spinal fusion implants 53 2004
7608107 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 107 2004
* 2005/0060,037 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 31 2004
8097034 Expandable arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with two expanders 31 2004
7655042 Expandable intervertebral spacers 64 2004
* 2005/0113,920 Expandable intervertebral spacers 28 2004
* 2005/0171,610 Mobile bearing spinal device and method 124 2005
* 2006/0190,079 Articulating spinal disc implants with amorphous metal elements 53 2005
7776090 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 100 2005
7691148 Frusto-conical spinal implant 13 2005
7540882 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 54 2005
7455692 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 57 2005
7763050 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 61 2005
7938858 Spinal implant system 4 2005
* 2005/0228,501 Spinal implant system 117 2005
7828828 Intervertebral joint 4 2005
* 2006/0235,414 Intervertebral joint 31 2005
* 7811328 System, device and methods for replacing the intervertebral disc with a magnetic or electromagnetic prosthesis 26 2005
* 2006/0247,773 Instrumented implant for diagnostics 60 2005
9078768 Arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having a reduced width and an anatomically conformed trailing end 0 2005
7892286 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 47 2005
7569054 Tubular member having a passage and opposed bone contacting extensions 76 2005
* 2006/0069,442 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 37 2005
8007534 Expandable implant with expander 35 2005
7442209 Implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 71 2005
* 2006/0079,962 Expandable implant with expander 28 2005
* 2006/0079,961 Implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 38 2005
* 2006/0095,133 Intervertebral prosthetic joint 2 2005
8066749 Implant for stabilizing a bone graft during spinal fusion 19 2005
* 2007/0135,923 Ceramic and polymer prosthetic device 58 2005
7611536 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 52 2006
7887565 Apparatus and method for sequential distraction 47 2006
8292957 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 2 2006
* 2007/0270,959 Arthroplasty device 17 2006
8353909 Surgical instrument for distracting a spinal disc space 0 2006
7914530 Tissue dilator and method for performing a spinal procedure 30 2006
7722619 Method of maintaining distraction of a spinal disc space 30 2006
8403986 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implant with multi-lock for locking opposed screws and method for use thereof 8 2006
* 2006/0206,208 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implant with multi-lock for locking opposed screws and method for use thereof 72 2006
8211175 Articular disc prosthesis and method for implanting the same 4 2006
8771358 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 4 2006
* 2008/0133,016 Spinal arthroplasty device compatible with neural integrity monitoring 34 2006
8075596 Spinal prosthesis systems 3 2007
* 2008/0172,090 Spinal Prosthesis Systems 32 2007
7837734 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 156 2007
7682397 Revisable prosthetic device 19 2007
* 2007/0250,173 Revisable Prosthetic Device 6 2007
7794502 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 57 2008
* 2009/0062,921 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 21 2008
8323340 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 2 2008
7828800 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 16 2009
7935149 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws 39 2009
8137403 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 9 2009
8562682 Artificial intervertebral joint permitting translational and rotational motion 7 2009
* 2010/0049,323 Artificial Intervertebral Joint Permitting Translational and Rotational Motion 0 2009
8092542 Implantable joint prosthesis 9 2009
7993403 Expandable intervertebral spacers 36 2010
8343220 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 4 2010
7942933 Frusto-conical spinal implant 9 2010
8021430 Anatomic spinal implant having anatomic bearing surfaces 82 2010
8167946 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 13 2010
* 2011/0009,966 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 24 2010
8211179 System, device and methods for replacing the intervertebral disc with a magnetic or electromagnetic prosthesis 15 2010
8617243 Spinal disc prosthesis and associated methods 0 2010
8057475 Threaded interbody spinal fusion implant 2 2010
* 2011/0106,263 Spinal Disc Prosthesis and Associated Methods 5 2010
8591553 Spinal disc prosthesis and associated methods 6 2010
* 2011/0098,819 Spinal Disc Prosthesis and Associated Methods 5 2010
9345584 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 0 2011
8926703 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws and a bone screw lock 6 2011
8409292 Spinal fusion implant 1 2011
8425530 Apparatus for sizing a facet joint 7 2011
8444696 Anatomic spinal implant having anatomic bearing surfaces 13 2011
8226652 Threaded frusto-conical spinal implants 1 2011
8251997 Method for inserting an artificial implant between two adjacent vertebrae along a coronal plane 65 2011
8353959 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implants for use with self-locking screws 2 2012
8343188 Device and method for locking a screw with a bendable plate portion 1 2012
8668741 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 4 2012
8679118 Spinal implants 1 2012
8758344 Spinal implant and instruments 1 2012
8834569 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion cage having an asymmetrical leading end 0 2012
8771321 Method for loading a spinal implant 0 2013
8858638 Spinal implant 1 2013
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Spartek Medical, Inc. (5)
* 2009/0177,237 CERVICAL SPINE IMPLANT SYSTEM AND METHOD 27 2008
8568451 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 5 2009
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8430916 Spinal rod connectors, methods of use, and spinal prosthesis incorporating spinal rod connectors 4 2012
8394127 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 0 2012
 
SPINAL ELEMENTS, INC. (26)
7846183 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 120 2004
* 2005/0177,240 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 161 2004
8652137 Vertebral facet joint drill and method of use 23 2008
7998172 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 61 2009
8992533 Vertebral facet joint drill and method of use 14 2010
8858597 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 17 2010
8740949 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing bone 20 2011
9301786 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing bone 6 2011
8998953 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 13 2011
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9271765 Vertebral facet joint fusion implant and method for fusion 11 2012
9060787 Method of using a vertebral facet joint drill 12 2012
8740942 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 20 2013
9421044 Apparatus for bone stabilization and distraction and methods of use 1 2013
8882804 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 16 2013
9179943 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing bone 9 2014
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9517077 Vertebral facet joint drill and method of use 1 2015
9675387 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 0 2015
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ST CLOUD CAPITAL PARTNERS III SBIC, LP (5)
8617214 Spinal tension band 1 2008
7935133 Interlaminar hook 8 2008
8097038 Prosthetic vertebral assembly 2 2008
* 8486148 Hinged spinal fusion cages 23 2009
* 2009/0182,431 Spinal Interbody Fusion Cages Providing Variable Anterior/Posterior Profiles 23 2009
 
GME Delaware 2 LLC (1)
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Flexmedex, LLC (2)
9149286 Guidance tool and method for use 3 2011
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Spinefrontier Inc (4)
7214243 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 69 2003
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AESCULAP AG (4)
7198644 Intervertebral implant 79 2004
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7549995 Surgical instrument for handling an implant 139 2004
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GlobusMedical (1)
7892262 Posterior prosthetic spinal disc replacement and methods thereof 6 2006
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC. (5)
7105024 Artificial intervertebral disc 68 2003
* 2004/0225,363 Artificial intervertebral disc 36 2003
7291173 Artificial intervertebral disc 29 2003
* 2004/0225,364 Artificial intervertebral disc 51 2003
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7708780 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 6 2004
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