US Patent No: 5,397,364

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Anterior interbody fusion device

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An interbody fusion device includes a pair of lateral spacers and a pair of central spacers, each sized for percutaneous introduction through a disc resection portal in the disc annulus. Each of the lateral spacers includes opposing side faces defining a channel therein, while each of the central spacers includes arms at their opposite ends configured to be received within a channel of a corresponding lateral spacer. The arms and channels are interlocking to prevent separation of the components once assembled within the intradiscal space. The assembly of the central and lateral spacers defines a cavity therebetween for insertion of bone graft material. The central and lateral spacers are configured so that the bone graft cavity is oriented over the weakest, but most vascular and biologically active, bone of the vertebral body, while the lateral spacers are situated adjacent the disc annulus and over the strongest vertebral bone.

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SDGI HOLDINGS, INC.WILMINGTON, DE179

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Boyd, Larry Memphis, TN 11 1236
Kozak, Jeffrey Houston, TX 11 901

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RAY MEDICA, INC. (1)
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DERR, BERN (1)
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ULRICH GROSS (1)
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SURGICRAFT LIMITED (1)
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* 5,147,404 Vertebra prosthesis 213 1990
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7,455,672 Method for the delivery of electrical current to promote bone growth between adjacent bone masses 16 2003
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Wenzel Spine, Inc. (3)
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8,246,686 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 16 2012
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8,920,500 Methods and apparatus for performing spine surgery 0 2012
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D759248 Intervertebral implant 0 2015
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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 655 1995
7,534,254 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 46 1995
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6,270,498 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 244 1995
6,210,412 Method for inserting frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 230 1995
6,096,038 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 379 1995
5,797,909 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 510 1995
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6,423,095 Intervertebral spacers 162 1996
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6,123,705 Interbody spinal fusion implants 235 1996
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6,206,922 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 281 1998
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6,193,757 Expandable intervertebral spacers 364 1998
6,241,770 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 146 1999
6,245,072 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 132 1999
7,291,149 Method for inserting interbody spinal fusion implants 35 1999
6,447,544 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 209 1999
7,276,081 Bone grafts 11 1999
6,190,388 Anterior spinal instrumentation and method for implantation and revision 86 2000
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6,645,206 Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy 55 2000
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6,500,205 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 211 2000
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6,364,880 Spinal implant with bone screws 160 2000
6,558,423 Interbody spinal fusion implants with multi-lock for locking opposed screws 232 2000
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6,814,756 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 100 2000
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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 112 2000
7,993,347 Guard for use in performing human interbody spinal surgery 1 2000
6,758,849 Interbody spinal fusion implants 89 2000
6,648,916 Osteogenic fusion device 21 2000
6,830,570 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 209 2000
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6,595,995 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 52 2000
6,468,311 Modular interbody fusion implant 155 2001
6,972,019 Interbody spinal implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 128 2001
6,709,458 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 120 2001
8,882,835 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 0 2001
6,764,491 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 188 2001
6,666,890 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 73 2001
6,780,192 Osteogenic packing device and method 11 2001
6,652,584 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 92 2001
6,770,074 Apparatus for use in inserting spinal implants 209 2001
6,962,606 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 166 2001
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7,520,878 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 0 2002
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7,118,579 Instrumentation for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 139 2002
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7,914,554 Spinal implant containing multiple bone growth promoting materials 11 2002
7,207,991 Method for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 127 2002
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7,976,566 Apparatus for insertion into an implantation space 20 2002
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6,989,031 Hemi-interbody spinal implant manufactured from a major long bone ring or a bone composite 90 2002
6,890,355 Artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 107 2002
6,749,636 Contoured spinal fusion implants made of bone or a bone composite material 89 2002
7,060,073 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 173 2002
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6,716,247 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 213 2002
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7,399,303 Bone cutting device and method for use thereof 33 2002
* 2002/0198,532 Apparatus and method of inserting spinal implants 26 2002
7,503,933 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 97 2002
7,637,951 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 60 2002
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7,118,598 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 109 2002
6,723,126 Laterally expandable cage 240 2002
7,041,135 Interbody spinal fusion implants with single-lock for locking opposed screws 110 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 120 2002
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8,066,705 Instrumentation for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 26 2003
* 2003/0158,553 Instrumentation for the surgical correction of spinal disease 30 2003
8,002,833 Connectable interbody implant 7 2003
* 7,309,358 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 21 2003
* 2003/0191,531 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 42 2003
7,300,440 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 31 2003
7,033,394 Interbody spinal fusion implants with end cap for locking vertebral body penetrating members 117 2003
* 2003/0199,983 Interbody spinal fusion implants with end cap for locking vertebral body penetrating members 52 2003
7,179,293 Osteogenic fusion device 35 2003
7,935,124 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 30 2003
7,326,214 Bone cutting device having a cutting edge with a non-extending center 31 2003
* 2004/0034,358 Bone cutting device and method for use thereof 0 2003
7,255,698 Apparatus and method for anterior spinal stabilization 76 2003
7,238,186 Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy 52 2003
7,662,185 Intervertebral implants 20 2003
* 2004/0044,409 Intervertebral implants 14 2003
* 2004/0073,217 Osteogenic packing device and method 23 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 130 2003
8,673,004 Method for inserting an interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 1 2003
7,264,622 System for radial bone displacement 44 2003
* 2004/0068,259 Distractor for use in spinal surgery 7 2003
7,655,027 Method for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 69 2003
7,387,643 Method for installation of artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 52 2003
7,156,875 Arcuate artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 54 2003
7,361,193 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 51 2003
7,022,137 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 35 2003
* 2004/0172,131 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 0 2003
7,060,069 Anterior lumbar plate and method 11 2004
* 2004/0143,266 Anterior lumbar plate and method 4 2004
7,621,958 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 24 2004
* 7,311,734 Intervertebral spacers 35 2004
6,953,477 Laterally expandable cage 98 2004
* 2004/0210,313 Method for inserting nested interbody spinal fusion implants 71 2004
8,016,863 Anterior lumbar plate and method 2 2004
7,435,262 Contoured cortical bone implants 48 2004
* 2004/0230,308 Contoured cortical bone implants 4 2004
7,887,594 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 1 2004
7,686,805 Methods for distraction of a disc space 61 2004
7,550,011 Osteogenic packing device and method 12 2004
8,444,692 Instrumentation with inwardly moveable extensions for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 2 2004
7,922,729 Instrumentation for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 39 2004
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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 47 2004
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7,726,002 Processes for making spinal intervertebral implant, interconnections for such implant 11 2004
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7,608,107 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 85 2004
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8,097,034 Expandable arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with two expanders 21 2004
* 2005/0065,608 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 41 2004
7,875,080 Intervertebral spacer 7 2004
* 2006/0100,705 Intervertebral spacer 44 2004
7,837,732 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods 30 2004
7,655,042 Expandable intervertebral spacers 46 2004
* 2005/0113,920 Expandable intervertebral spacers 21 2004
8,333,985 Non-glycerol stabilized bone graft 0 2005
7,780,708 Implant retaining device 10 2005
* 2005/0143,740 Implant retaining device 8 2005
* 2005/0119,747 Connectable interbody implant 55 2005
7,285,135 Osteogenic fusion device 12 2005
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7,691,148 Frusto-conical spinal implant 12 2005
* 2005/0165,399 Frusto-conical spinal implant 9 2005
8,105,383 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 9 2005
7,540,882 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 42 2005
7,455,692 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 46 2005
* 2005/0187,628 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 8 2005
* 2005/0187,629 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 2 2005
* 2005/0171,606 Method for installation of manufactured implants shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 19 2005
* 2005/0171,607 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 21 2005
9,078,768 Arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having a reduced width and an anatomically conformed trailing end 0 2005
* 2005/0216,089 Arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having a reduced width and an anatomically conformed trailing end 13 2005
7,763,079 Osteogenic fusion device 5 2005
* 2006/0004,450 Osteogenic fusion device 3 2005
* 2006/0036,247 Distractor for use in spinal surgery 45 2005
7,892,286 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 36 2005
7,569,054 Tubular member having a passage and opposed bone contacting extensions 56 2005
* 2006/0084,992 Tubular member having a passage and opposed bone contacting extensions 17 2005
8,007,534 Expandable implant with expander 27 2005
7,442,209 Implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 48 2005
* 2006/0079,962 Expandable implant with expander 23 2005
* 2006/0079,961 Implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 23 2005
7,935,148 Adjustable insertion device for a vertebral implant 4 2006
* 2007/0162,129 Adjustable insertion device for a vertebral implant 6 2006
* 2007/0161,962 Device and method for moving fill material to an implant 2 2006
8,409,286 Expandable spinal fusion device and methods of promoting spinal fusion 1 2006
7,611,536 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 41 2006
* 2006/0122,702 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 3 2006
7,887,565 Apparatus and method for sequential distraction 33 2006
* 2006/0142,762 Apparatus and method for sequential distraction 17 2006
8,292,957 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 1 2006
* 2006/0235,519 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 12 2006
8,657,882 Expandable intervertebral devices and methods of use 0 2006
* 2007/0250,171 Expandable intervertebral devices and methods of use 19 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
* 2006/0200,138 Surgical instrument for distracting a spinal disc space 55 2006
8,187,331 Expandable vertebral implant and methods of use 9 2006
7,794,501 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 47 2006
7,708,779 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 34 2006
* 2007/0255,415 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 75 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
7,635,371 Anterior impacted bone graft and driver instruments 9 2006
7,481,812 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 31 2006
8,764,832 Anterior hybrid implant 0 2006
7,998,212 Transforaminal hybrid implant 4 2006
7,875,075 Hybrid intervertebral spinal fusion implant 4 2006
* 2007/0233,247 Hybrid intervertebral spinal fusion implant 57 2006
8,771,358 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 1 2006
* 2007/0032,871 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 50 2006
8,425,607 Anchor member locking features 12 2007
8,268,000 Composite interbody spacer 7 2007
* 2008/0249,569 Implant Face Plates 64 2007
* 2008/0249,625 Composite Interbody Spacer 45 2007
7,967,866 Stackable intervertebral devices and methods of use 0 2007
* 2009/0138,086 Stackable Intervertebral Devices and Methods of Use 2 2007
8,075,622 Intervertebral spacers 3 2007
8,372,157 Joint revision implant 3 2008
* 2010/0049,326 JOINT REVISION IMPLANT 1 2008
* 2008/0287,955 Distractor for use in spinal surgery and method of use thereof 22 2008
7,794,502 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 38 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
* 2009/0105,821 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 18 2008
7,998,215 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 4 2008
7,967,863 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 12 2008
8,177,845 Osteogenic packing device and method 0 2009
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
* 2010/0030,333 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 20 2009
* 7,985,258 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 22 2009
8,092,537 Anterior impacted bone graft and driver instruments 6 2009
7,993,403 Expandable intervertebral spacers 12 2010
8,343,220 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 3 2010
* 2010/0145,463 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 35 2010
* 2011/0218,627 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REPLACING AT LEAST A PORTION OF A VERTEBRAL BODY 1 2010
7,942,933 Frusto-conical spinal implant 8 2010
8,177,848 Osteogenic fusion device 3 2010
8,480,747 Interbody spinal implants with extravertebral support plates 5 2010
8,672,980 Implant retaining device 0 2010
* 2011/0054,614 IMPLANT RETAINING DEVICE 0 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
8,491,653 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods 5 2010
8,057,475 Threaded interbody spinal fusion implant 2 2010
8,728,166 Hybrid intervertebral spinal fusion implant 0 2011
9,345,584 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 0 2011
* 2011/0137,420 EXPANDABLE PUSH-IN ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANT 17 2011
8,454,694 Interbody device and plate for spinal stabilization and instruments for positioning same 3 2011
8,926,703 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws and a bone screw lock 1 2011
8,409,292 Spinal fusion implant 1 2011
8,491,654 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 1 2011
8,617,224 Anterior lumbar plate and method 1 2011
8,444,696 Anatomic spinal implant having anatomic bearing surfaces 6 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
8,685,102 Osteogenic fusion device 1 2012
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
8,579,979 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 3 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
8,690,948 Interbody device and plate for spinal stabilization and instruments for positioning same 1 2013
8,771,321 Method for loading a spinal implant 0 2013
* 8,858,638 Spinal implant 0 2013
* 2013/0253,652 SPINAL IMPLANT 0 2013
8,845,737 Interbody spinal implants with extravertebral support plates 0 2013
9,180,019 Interbody device and plate for spinal stabilization and instruments for positioning same 0 2014
 
X-spine Systems, Inc. (1)
8,216,316 Prosthetic implant with biplanar angulation and compound angles 7 2008
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (7)
6,482,233 Prosthetic interbody spacer 159 1999
* 7,303,583 Intervertebral implant 57 1999
6,974,480 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 158 2002
7,226,483 Method of performing a transforaminal posterior lumber interbody fusion procedure 40 2004
* 2004/0167,538 Method of performing a transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 16 2004
7,223,292 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 58 2005
* 2006/0106,460 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 24 2005
 
SPINAL ELEMENTS, INC. (13)
8,496,691 Side-biased orthopedic fastener retention 3 2006
8,496,708 Flanged interbody fusion device with hinge 4 2006
8,470,039 Flanged interbody fusion device with fastener insert and retaining ring 2 2006
8,100,955 Orthopedic expansion fastener 37 2006
* 2006/0235,409 Flanged interbody fusion device 35 2006
* 2006/0235,411 Orthopedic expansion fastener 24 2006
* 2006/0235,533 Flanged interbody fusion device with hinge 41 2006
* 2006/0235,412 Side-biased orthopedic fastener retention 25 2006
* 2006/0235,403 Flanged interbody fusion device with locking plate 41 2006
9,220,547 Flanged interbody fusion device 0 2010
8,696,721 Orthopedic expansion fastener 3 2011
9,265,546 Side-biased orthopedic fastener retention 0 2013
8,801,794 Flanged interbody fusion device with fastener insert and retaining ring 2 2013
 
MUHANNA, NABIL L., M.D. (2)
* 2011/0071,637 SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR INSERTING A VERTEBRAL SPACER 0 2010
8,628,575 Vertebral body replacement and method of use 1 2011
 
EBI, LLC (3)
* 2005/0149,188 Anterior spinal implant 59 2004
8,721,722 Intervertebral implant and associated method 6 2006
7,780,676 Intervertebral implantation apparatus 2 2007
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (10)
* 2005/0021,040 Vertebral retainer-distracter and method of using same 60 2003
8,911,498 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 0 2005
* 2006/0178,745 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 52 2005
* 2006/0195,114 Method of using a vertebral retainer-distracter 50 2006
8,591,588 Spinal fixation plate 4 2010
* 2011/0004,253 SPINAL FIXATION PLATE 7 2010
8,435,300 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 4 2011
* 2011/0160,864 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT FOR TRANSFORAMINAL POSTERIOR LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION PROCEDURE 5 2011
* 8,690,949 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 1 2013
* 2014/0100,663 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT WITH FIXATION GEOMETRY 0 2013
 
RTI SURGICAL, INC. (3)
* 5,814,084 Diaphysial cortical dowel 212 1996
* 2006/0212,120 Anterior impacted bone graft and driver instruments 12 2006
8,291,572 Multi-component cortical bone assembled implant 1 2010
 
PREMIA SPINE LTD. (2)
* 7,842,090 Spinal prostheses 0 2007
* 2008/0009,947 SPINAL PROSTHESES 15 2007
 
Kinamed, Inc. (1)
6,319,257 Inserter assembly 260 1999
 
FLEXMEDEX, LLC (2)
9,149,286 Guidance tool and method for use 1 2011
9,050,112 Tissue removal device and method 0 2012
 
R&B SURGICAL SOLUTIONS, LTD. (1)
* 5,888,223 Anterior stabilization device 345 1998
 
TEGEMENTA L.L.C. (1)
6,306,170 Threaded fusion cage anchoring device and method 150 2001
 
DANEK MEDICAL, INC. (2)
7,981,156 Bone grafts 3 2004
* 2005/0004,672 Bone grafts 40 2004
 
Amicus Design Group, LLC (4)
8,685,104 Interbody vertebral prosthetic and orthopedic fusion device with self-deploying anchors 1 2013
8,906,101 Interbody vertebral prosthetic and orthopedic fusion device with self-deploying anchors 0 2014
9,107,761 Interbody vertebral prosthetic and orthopedic fusion device with self-deploying anchors 0 2014
9,283,087 Interbody vertebral prosthetic and orthopedic fusion device with self-deploying anchors 0 2015
 
SCOLIO GMBH (1)
6,699,288 Cage-type intervertebral implant 69 2002
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
* 8,377,132 Standalone dynamic interbody 2 2009
* 2009/0192,613 STANDALONE DYNAMIC INTERBODY 27 2009
 
LDR MEDICAL (37)
7,291,170 Intersomatic cage with unified grafts 31 2001
7,326,250 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and fitting tools 103 2002
* 7,594,931 Vertebral cage device with modular fixation 56 2002
7,682,396 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 91 2003
* 2004/0199,254 Vertebral cage device with modular fixation 64 2004
* 2004/0243,240 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and fitting tools 63 2004
8,858,635 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 2 2005
7,494,508 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 47 2005
7,695,516 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 34 2005
* 2006/0136,063 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 41 2005
7,632,282 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 18 2005
* 2007/0016,217 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 13 2005
7,842,088 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 24 2006
9,265,618 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and instrumentation for insertion of the prosthesis between the vertebrae 0 2006
* 2007/0162,130 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and instrumentation for insertion of the prosthesis between the vertebrae 28 2006
8,409,288 Transforaminal intersomatic cage for an intervertebral fusion graft and an instrument for implanting the cage 4 2006
* 2007/0270,951 Transforaminal intersomatic cage for an intervertebral fusion graft and an instrument for implanting the cage 64 2006
8,241,359 Transforaminal intersomatic cage for an intervertebral fusion graft and an instrument for implanting the cage 13 2007
* 2009/0222,092 Transforaminal intersomatic cage for an intervertebral fusion graft and an instrument for implanting the cage 16 2007
8,465,546 Intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion assemblies 10 2007
8,623,087 Intersomatic cage with unified grafts 1 2007
9,333,095 Intervertebral disc prosthesis, surgical methods, and fitting tools 0 2008
* 2008/0234,686 Intervertebral disc prosthesis, surgical methods, and fitting tools 21 2008
8,343,219 Intersomatic cage, intervertebral prosthesis, anchoring device and implantation instruments 25 2008
* 2009/0105,832 Intersomatic cage, intervertebral prosthesis, anchoring device and implantation instruments 44 2008
8,257,439 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 8 2009
8,267,999 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 12 2009
* 2009/0204,219 Intervertebral Disc Prosthesis 27 2009
* 8,147,556 Vertebral cage device with modular fixation 12 2009
* 2009/0270,990 Vertebral Cage Device With Modular Fixation 28 2009
8,439,931 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 9 2009
* 2009/0216,241 Instrumentation and Methods for Inserting an Intervertebral Disc Prosthesis 10 2009
9,173,745 Instruments and methods for removing fixation devices from intervertebral implants 0 2011
* 9,078,765 Vertebral cage device with modular fixation 0 2012
* 2012/0191,196 Vertebral Cage Device With Modular Fixation 8 2012
9,044,337 Anchoring device and system for an intervertebral implant, intervertebral implant and implantation instrument 1 2012
9,039,774 Anchoring device and system for an intervertebral implant, intervertebral implant and implantation instrument 1 2013
 
AESCULAP AG (2)
* 7,549,995 Surgical instrument for handling an implant 127 2004
* 2005/0033,305 Surgical instrument for handling an implant 35 2004
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (44)
6,416,515 Spinal fixation system 194 1996
* 6,045,579 Adjustable height fusion device 400 1997
* 5,928,243 Pedicle probe and depth gage 46 1997
* 5,964,769 Surgical cable system and method 209 1997
6,595,992 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 177 1997
* 5,989,250 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 166 1998
* 6,053,921 Surgical cable system and method 169 1998
6,454,769 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 314 1998
* 6,132,430 Spinal fixation system 229 1998
* 6,030,389 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 322 1998
* 6,080,193 Adjustable height fusion device 323 1998
6,391,030 Surgical cable system and method 186 1998
* 5,935,133 Surgical cable system and method 163 1998
6,442,814 Apparatus for manufacturing a bone dowel 82 1999
6,682,533 Surgical cable system and method 206 1999
6,557,226 Apparatus for manufacturing a bone dowel 11 1999
6,613,050 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 197 1999
6,447,512 Instrument and method for implanting an interbody fusion device 127 2000
6,576,016 Adjustable height fusion device 189 2000
6,562,040 Spinal fixation system 164 2000
6,524,312 Instrument and method for implanting an interbody fusion device 141 2001
6,616,671 Instrument and method for implanting an interbody fusion device 99 2001
6,964,664 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 193 2001
* 2002/0058,939 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 134 2001
7,018,416 Bone implants and methods 107 2002
* 2003/0028,197 Bone implants and methods 45 2002
7,637,952 Instrumentation and procedure for implanting spinal implant devices 18 2003
* 2004/0030,387 Instrumentation and procedure for implanting spinal implant devices 183 2003
* 2004/0002,758 Spinal implant including a compressible connector 74 2003
* 2004/0088,055 Bone implants and methods 6 2003
* 7,850,695 Method of securing vertebrae 8 2004
* 2005/0021,030 Method of securing vertebrae 53 2004
* 2007/0055,377 Bone implants and methods 55 2006
8,163,026 Interbody implant 4 2007
* 2008/0249,622 INTERBODY IMPLANT 38 2007
8,480,715 Spinal implant system and method 1 2007
* 2008/0294,260 SPINAL IMPLANT SYSTEM AND METHOD 18 2007
8,114,088 Geared spinal implant inserter-distractor 14 2008
8,025,677 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 5 2009
8,454,700 Interbody vertebral spacer 0 2011
8,603,177 Interbody implant 0 2012
8,814,912 Bone stabilization member with bone screw retention mechanism 3 2012
8,777,997 Method for securing vertebrae 1 2012
8,540,746 Cannula for receiving surgical instruments 0 2012
 
Disc-o- Tech Medical Technology (1)
* 2008/0133,017 Assembled Prosthesis Such as a Disc 25 2005
 
WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 2004/0177,494 Instrument set for fitting an intervertebral joint prosthesis 1 2003
 
THAKEN SURGICAL, LLC (1)
7,780,666 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 10 2005
 
IMDS LLC (6)
* 6,113,638 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 283 1999
6,800,092 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 44 2000
7,717,959 Intervertebral device and method of use 54 2003
* 2004/0010,316 Intervertebral device and method of use 205 2003
* 2007/0072,475 UNIVERSAL SPINAL DISC IMPLANT SYSTEM 4 2006
* 2007/0073,311 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT DELIVERY AND REMOVAL 9 2006
 
BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (3)
6,413,259 Bone plate assembly including a screw retaining member 363 2000
7,776,093 Vertebral body replacement apparatus and method 14 2004
* 2005/0187,625 Vertebral body replacement apparatus and method 29 2005
 
ZYVOGEN, LLC (1)
6,824,565 System and methods for inserting a vertebral spacer 108 2001
 
ADVANCED BIO SURFACES, INC. (1)
8,100,979 Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing 3 2009
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (16)
* 5,797,917 Anterior spinal instrumentation and method for implantation and revision 31 1997
* 6,066,174 Implant insertion device 152 1998
7,048,762 Elongated cortical bone implant 45 1998
6,371,988 Bone grafts 201 2000
6,375,655 Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy 79 2000
6,613,091 Spinal fusion implants and tools for insertion and revision 164 2000
6,395,031 Expandable intervertebral spacers 149 2000
6,471,724 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 167 2001
* 2002/0052,656 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 26 2001
6,833,006 Expandable intervertebral spacers 93 2002
6,695,851 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 141 2002
6,896,701 Modular interbody fusion implant 18 2002
7,063,700 System for radial bone displacement 0 2003
* 2004/0254,583 Osteogenic packing device and method 2 2004
* 2006/0149,385 Expandable spinal fusion device and methods of promoting spinal fusion 79 2006
* 2007/0270,960 Extendable anchor in a vertebral implant and methods of use 11 2006
 
Infinity Orthopaedics Company (1)
8,435,295 System and method for intervertebral implant delivery and removal 0 2006
 
STRYKER SPINE (2)
* 6,582,468 Intervertebral disc prosthesis with compressible body 256 2001
6,733,532 Intervertebral disc prosthesis with improved mechanical behavior 184 2001
 
AMENDIA, INC. (1)
9,277,946 Spinal fusion system 0 2011
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
* 2006/0036,128 Method and apparatus for temporarily immobilizing a local area of tissue 5 2005
 
Tutogen Medical GmbH (2)
* 7,018,413 Modular system for spinal column fusion 36 2002
* 2004/0267,366 Implant 2 2004
 
STOUT MEDICAL GROUP, L.P. (6)
9,314,349 Expandable support device and method of use 0 2007
* 8,709,042 Expandable support device and method of use 3 2007
* 2007/0219,634 EXPANDABLE SUPPORT DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE 76 2007
8,535,380 Fixation device and method 4 2010
* 9,259,329 Expandable support device and method of use 0 2013
* 2014/0088,713 EXPANDABLE SUPPORT DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE 2 2013
 
REGENERATION TECHNOLOGIES, A DE CORPORATION (1)
7,048,765 Intervertebral spacers 42 2000
 
ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 6,179,875 Implant for fusing lumbar vertebrae and method of using same 70 1999
 
KARIN TEHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,875,213 Method of inserting spinal implants with the use of imaging 122 2003
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (10)
8,486,066 Spacer 8 2003
9,044,341 Joint spacer 3 2004
* 2004/0254,582 Joint spacer 13 2004
8,690,944 Wedge apparatus for use in operating on a bone 7 2007
* 2008/0058,822 JOINT SPACER 17 2007
* 2008/0051,799 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN OPERATING ON A BONE 54 2007
8,956,417 Joint spacer 3 2013
8,795,363 Wedge apparatus for use in operating on a bone 3 2013
9,044,322 Method and apparatus for use in operating on a bone 3 2014
9,050,152 Method and apparatus for use in operating on a bone 3 2014
 
Ortho Development Corporation (2)
7,766,947 Cervical plate for stabilizing the human spine 4 2004
* 2005/0033,298 Cervical plate for stabilizing the human spine 113 2004
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (8)
7,112,222 Anterior lumbar interbody fusion cage with locking plate 71 2003
7,819,903 Spinal fixation plate 26 2004
* 2005/0085,913 Spinal fixation plate 74 2004
* 7,690,381 Intervertebral prosthetic disc and method for installing using a guidewire 6 2005
* 2006/0178,746 Intervertebral prosthetic disc and method for installing using a guidewire 86 2005
* 7,927,373 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 8 2005
* 2007/0100,453 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 41 2005
7,909,876 Intervertebral disc prosthesis with shear-limiting core 3 2006
 
SPINESMITH L.P. (2)
* 8,795,373 Interbody fusion device, integral retention device, and associated methods 0 2008
* 2009/0105,830 INTERBODY FUSION DEVICE, INTEGRAL RETENTION DEVICE, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS 38 2008
 
SPINESMITH PARTNERS, L.P. (1)
* 8,273,127 Interbody fusion device and associated methods 12 2007
 
ADVANCED BIO SURFACES, INC. (1)
* 2010/0145,457 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAMMALIAN JOINT RESURFACING 3 2009
 
MICHELSON, GARY K. (1)
* RE37161 Anterior spinal instrumentation and method for implantation and revision 162 2000
 
MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL (3)
9,039,768 Composite vertebral spacers and instrument 0 2006
* 2008/0154,377 Composite vertebral spacers and instrument 63 2006
9,265,621 Composite vertebral spacers and instrument 0 2015
 
NaVasive, Inc. (1)
9,168,149 Total disc replacement system and related methods 0 2014
 
Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd. (4)
7,331,996 Intervertebral spacer 35 2003
7,135,043 Intervertebral cage 72 2003
* 2004/0172,130 Intervertebral cage 5 2003
* 2004/0102,847 Intervertebral spacer 8 2003
 
Theken Spine, LLC (4)
7,918,876 Spinal implant adjustment device 19 2004
7,544,208 Adjustable corpectomy apparatus 34 2005
7,766,911 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 10 2005
* 2006/0195,095 Spinal implant adjustment 7 2006
 
WANGROONGSUB, YONGSAK (1)
* 5,861,041 Intervertebral disk prosthesis and method of making the same 178 1997
 
RSB Spine LLC (1)
6,235,034 Bone plate and bone screw guide mechanism 394 1998
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (21)
9,216,024 System and method for an intervertebral implant 0 2005
* 2009/0216,330 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT 21 2005
8,574,300 Expandable interbody spacer device 3 2009
* 2011/0015,747 EXPANDABLE INTERBODY SPACER DEVICE 11 2009
* 2010/0249,935 Zero Profile Spinal Fusion Cage 31 2009
* 7,862,616 Intervertebral implant 46 2009
* 2009/0210,064 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT 25 2009
9,192,419 Zero-profile interbody spacer and coupled plate assembly 0 2009
* 2010/0145,459 ZERO-PROFILE INTERBODY SPACER AND COUPLED PLATE ASSEMBLY 27 2009
* 2011/0118,843 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT 18 2011
9,248,028 Removable, bone-securing cover plate for intervertebral fusion cage 0 2011
* 2012/0078,373 STAND ALONE INTERVERTEBRAL FUSION DEVICE 15 2011
9,220,604 Intervertebral implants, systems, and methods of use 0 2011
9,005,295 Low profile intervertebral implant 4 2012
9,241,809 Intervertebral implants, systems, and methods of use 0 2013
9,039,775 Spinal fixation plates 2 2013
9,149,364 Expandable interbody spacer device 0 2013
9,358,133 Self-pivoting spinal implant and associated instrumentation 0 2014
9,333,091 In-situ formed intervertebral fusion device and method 0 2015
9,320,549 Spinal fixation plates 0 2015
9,320,614 Spinal fusion implant 0 2015
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (2)
* 6,106,557 Reconstruction system for vertebra 181 1999
* 6,296,647 Instrument for the positioning of an implant in the human spine 115 1999
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (1)
* 6,679,887 Surgical procedure for implanting spinal fusion device 111 2001
 
Infinity Orthopedics Ltd. (1)
7,618,459 Universal spinal disc implant system 17 2006
 
SPINE SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
7,780,731 Intervertebral implant 2 2004
* 2006/0116,769 Intervertebral implant 43 2004
 
TLIF, LLC (1)
6,669,732 Spinal disc 128 2001
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (10)
8,328,872 Intervertebral fusion implant 22 2008
* 2010/0057,206 INTERVERTEBRAL FUSION IMPLANT 46 2008
9,155,631 Intervertbral implant 0 2010
9,358,127 Intervertebral fusion implant 0 2012
8,641,768 Intervertebral fusion implant 4 2012
9,326,861 Stabilizing joints 0 2012
9,149,365 Low profile plate 1 2013
9,364,343 Intervertebral fusion implant 0 2013
9,237,957 Low profile plate 1 2014
9,364,340 Low profile plate 0 2015
 
Infinity Orthopaedics Company, Ltd (1)
* 2005/0027,362 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 57 2004
 
CORTEK SPINE, INC. (1)
6,241,769 Implant for spinal fusion 236 1998
 
Warsaw Orothpedic, Inc. (1)
9,107,649 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 0 2011
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (5)
6,348,071 Spinal disc 180 1998
6,432,106 Anterior lumbar interbody fusion cage with locking plate 245 1999
6,558,424 Modular anatomic fusion device 156 2001
* 2003/0055,503 Alignment verification device and method of use 63 2001
* 2004/0193,269 Anterior lumbar interbody fusion cage with locking plate 24 2003
 
DEPUY MOTECH ACROMED, INC. (1)
* 6,159,211 Stackable cage system for corpectomy/vertebrectomy 253 1998
 
US SPINE, INC. (4)
* 7,674,297 Anatomic vertebral cage 31 2003
* 7,232,463 Intervertebral cage designs 116 2003
* 2004/0126,407 Intervertebral cage designs 15 2003
* 2009/0030,519 INTERVERTEBRAL CAGE DESIGNS 17 2007
 
DEPUY MITEK, INC. (4)
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