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, DE176

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Boyd, Larry Memphis, TN 11 1345
Kozak, Jeffrey Houston, TX 11 1034

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RAY MEDICA, INC. (1)
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ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (1)
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ULRICH GROSS (1)
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SURGICRAFT LIMITED (1)
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COLLINS, EILEEN E., BENEFICIARY (1)
* 5,147,404 Vertebra prosthesis 221 1990
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LIFENET HEALTH (1)
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DBD CREDIT FUNDING LLC (2)
6,592,624 Prosthetic implant element 238 2000
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MEMX, INC. (1)
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OSTEOIMPLANT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
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X-spine Systems, Inc. (1)
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EBI, LLC (4)
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KINAMED, INC. (1)
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Tegementa, LLC (1)
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DANEK MEDICAL, INC. (2)
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LDR MEDICAL (38)
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6,595,992 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 196 1997
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6,454,769 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 335 1998
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8,454,700 Interbody vertebral spacer 0 2011
8,603,177 Interbody implant 0 2012
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9,402,744 Pre-packed corpectomy device to improve fusion 0 2010
 
THAKEN SURGICAL, LLC (1)
7,780,666 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 11 2005
 
Waldemar Link GmbH & Co. (2)
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6,824,565 System and methods for inserting a vertebral spacer 115 2001
 
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6,371,988 Bone grafts 214 2000
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6,833,006 Expandable intervertebral spacers 103 2002
6,695,851 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 157 2002
6,896,701 Modular interbody fusion implant 22 2002
7,063,700 System for radial bone displacement 0 2003
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Infinity Orthopaedics Company (1)
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BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (11)
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9,387,091 Spinal fusion implant 0 2014
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8,940,022 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 4 2007
8,597,358 Dynamic interbody devices 10 2007
8,377,098 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 11 2007
7,959,677 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 26 2007
* 2008/0234,740 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 14 2007
* 2008/0234,764 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 16 2007
8,523,912 Posterior stabilization systems with shared, dual dampener systems 7 2007
8,267,965 Spinal stabilization systems with dynamic interbody devices 12 2007
8,187,330 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 16 2007
8,182,514 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a fixed length elongated member 15 2007
8,162,994 Posterior stabilization system with isolated, dual dampener systems 9 2007
8,157,844 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 15 2007
* 2009/0105,828 Posterior stabilization system with isolated, dual dampener systems 10 2007
* 2009/0105,827 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a fixed length elongated member 10 2007
* 2009/0105,759 Spinal stabilization systems with dynamic interbody devices 11 2007
* 2009/0105,829 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 10 2007
* 2009/0105,758 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 18 2007
8,940,051 Interbody device insertion systems and methods 4 2013
9,492,288 Expandable fusion device for positioning between adjacent vertebral bodies 0 2014
 
KYPHON SARL (31)
7,497,859 Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk 34 2003
7,273,496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 78 2003
7,083,649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 151 2003
6,966,929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 134 2003
* 2004/0143,270 Tools for implanting artificial vertebral disk and method 122 2003
* 2004/0138,750 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer and method 28 2003
7,452,379 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 3 2004
* 2005/0010,296 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 0 2004
7,481,840 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with selectably positioning articulating element 58 2004
* 2006/0069,438 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with multi-segmented support plates 40 2004
* 2006/0069,440 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 35 2004
7,670,377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 34 2004
7,520,899 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 38 2004
* 7,503,935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 57 2004
7,320,707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 84 2004
* 2005/0283,242 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 27 2004
* 2005/0283,243 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 6 2004
* 2005/0154,462 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 67 2004
* 2005/0143,820 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 41 2004
* 2005/0125,065 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 40 2004
* 2005/0113,926 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 52 2004
* 2005/0149,192 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation method 81 2004
* 2005/0149,193 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods 56 2004
* 2005/0283,237 Artificial spinal disk replacement device with staggered vertebral body attachments 46 2004
7,481,839 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 31 2004
* 2005/0209,603 Method for remediation of intervertebral disks 102 2004
* 2005/0196,420 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 46 2004
* 2005/0143,826 Disk repair structures with anchors 46 2004
7,575,600 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 61 2004
* 2006/0069,439 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 92 2004
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (3)
* 5,766,253 Spinal fusion device 224 1996
* 5,645,598 Spinal fusion device with porous material 326 1996
* 6,102,948 Spinal fusion device 142 1997
 
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 44 2006
 
CERVITECH, INC. (2)
7,527,629 Instrument set for fitting an intervertebral joint prosthesis 10 2003
* 2009/0182,341 INSTRUMENT SET FOR FITTING AN INTERVERTEBRAL JONT PROSTHESIS 7 2009
 
MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK COMPANY (1)
* 2005/0165,483 Bone grafts 21 2004
 
FLEXUSPINE (4)
7,753,958 Expandable intervertebral implant 115 2005
* 2005/0209,698 Expandable intervertebral implant 84 2005
8,647,386 Expandable intervertebral implant system and method 34 2010
* 2010/0331,985 EXPANDABLE INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT SYSTEM AND METHOD 66 2010
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (53)
7,708,776 Intervertebral disk replacement system and methods 28 2003
7,918,891 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 51 2005
8,147,521 Systems and methods for treating spinal deformities 4 2006
8,328,851 Total disc replacement system and related methods 8 2006
* 2010/0286,784 Total disc replacement system and related methods 37 2006
7,887,595 Methods and apparatus for spinal fusion 13 2006
8,114,162 Spinal fusion implant and related methods 19 2007
8,673,005 System and methods for spinal fusion 2 2008
D599019 Spinal fusion implant 62 2008
D594986 Intervertebral implant 46 2008
9,101,491 Spinal surgical implant and related methods 0 2008
* 2011/0125,266 Spinal Surgical Implant and Related Methods 17 2008
9,387,090 Vertebral body replacement 0 2010
8,287,597 Method and apparatus for performing spine surgery 10 2010
D671645 Intervertebral implant 18 2010
8,840,668 Spinal implants, instruments and related methods 4 2010
8,740,983 Spinal fusion implants and related methods 3 2010
D708747 Spinal fusion implant 16 2010
9,351,845 Method and apparatus for performing spine surgery 0 2011
8,187,334 System and methods for spinal fusion 19 2011
D721808 Intervertebral implant 15 2011
9,168,152 Implants and methods for spinal fusion 0 2011
8,747,476 Spinal implant system 0 2012
8,652,177 Systems and methods for treating spinal deformities 1 2012
8,246,686 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 20 2012
8,361,156 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 21 2012
8,920,500 Methods and apparatus for performing spine surgery 0 2012
9,198,765 Expandable spinal fusion implants and related methods 0 2012
9,468,536 Spinal fusion implants and related methods 0 2012
D770045 Intervertebral implant 0 2012
D731061 Intervertebral implant 0 2012
8,870,960 Total disc replacement system and related methods 0 2012
* 8,608,804 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 16 2013
* 2013/0138,216 Systems and Methods for Spinal Fusion 9 2013
* 8,574,301 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 19 2013
* 2013/0144,390 Systems and Methods for Spinal Fusion 9 2013
D735336 Intervertebral implant 5 2013
D745159 Intervertebral implant 0 2013
8,685,105 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 0 2013
D747485 Intervertebral implant 0 2013
D754346 Spinal fusion implant 0 2014
* 8,814,940 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 2 2014
* 2014/0148,908 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SPINAL FUSION 0 2014
9,186,261 System and methods for spinal fusion 1 2014
* 9,398,962 Spinal implant system 0 2014
9,180,021 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 0 2014
9,192,482 Methods and apparatus for performing spine surgery 0 2014
D759248 Intervertebral implant 0 2015
D750252 Intervertebral implant 0 2015
9,474,627 Systems and methods for spinal fusion 0 2015
9,486,329 System and methods for spinal fusion 0 2015
D767137 Intervertebral implant 0 2015
D767762 Intervertebral implant 0 2016
 
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. (273)
D377527 Artificial spinal infusion implant 51 1994
D377096 Interbody spinal implant 58 1994
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 691 1995
7,534,254 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 52 1995
7,491,205 Instrumentation for the surgical correction of human thoracic and lumbar spinal disease from the lateral aspect of the spine 54 1995
6,923,810 Frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 161 1995
6,270,498 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 256 1995
6,210,412 Method for inserting frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 235 1995
6,096,038 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 402 1995
5,797,909 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 538 1995
* 5,683,391 Anterior spinal instrumentation and method for implantation and revision 253 1995
* 5,522,899 Artificial spinal fusion implants 734 1995
* 5,984,967 Osteogenic fusion devices 240 1996
6,423,095 Intervertebral spacers 169 1996
* 5,782,830 Implant insertion device 404 1996
6,123,705 Interbody spinal fusion implants 245 1996
* 5,860,973 Translateral spinal implant 515 1996
6,302,914 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 203 1997
6,206,922 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 306 1998
* 6,139,551 Anterior spinal instrumentation and method for implantation and revision 111 1998
6,193,757 Expandable intervertebral spacers 407 1998
6,241,770 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 157 1999
6,245,072 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 139 1999
7,291,149 Method for inserting interbody spinal fusion implants 39 1999
6,447,544 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 224 1999
7,276,081 Bone grafts 13 1999
6,190,388 Anterior spinal instrumentation and method for implantation and revision 89 2000
* RE37005 Anterior spinal instrumentation and method for implantation and revision 80 2000
6,645,206 Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy 58 2000
7,462,195 Artificial lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 24 2000
6,500,205 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 229 2000
6,350,283 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 145 2000
6,364,880 Spinal implant with bone screws 179 2000
6,558,423 Interbody spinal fusion implants with multi-lock for locking opposed screws 269 2000
6,485,517 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 151 2000
6,814,756 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 116 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 32 2000
8,734,447 Apparatus and method of inserting spinal implants 3 2000
7,008,453 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 120 2000
7,993,347 Guard for use in performing human interbody spinal surgery 2 2000
6,758,849 Interbody spinal fusion implants 97 2000
6,648,916 Osteogenic fusion device 21 2000
6,830,570 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 228 2000
* 6,740,088 Anterior lumbar plate and method 43 2000
6,595,995 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 57 2000
6,468,311 Modular interbody fusion implant 174 2001
6,972,019 Interbody spinal implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 156 2001
6,709,458 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 135 2001
8,882,835 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 1 2001
6,764,491 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 204 2001
6,666,890 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 82 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 100 2001
6,770,074 Apparatus for use in inserting spinal implants 224 2001
6,962,606 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 183 2001
* 2003/0208,270 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 11 2001
7,520,878 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 0 2002
* 2002/0138,144 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 23 2002
7,118,579 Instrumentation for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 153 2002
* 2002/0177,897 Instrumentation and method for inserting and deploying and expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 66 2002
7,914,554 Spinal implant containing multiple bone growth promoting materials 13 2002
7,207,991 Method for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 136 2002
* 2002/0091,390 Methods and instrumentation for the surgical correction of human thoracic and lumbar spinal disease from the lateral aspect of the spine 55 2002
7,976,566 Apparatus for insertion into an implantation space 22 2002
* 2002/0099,378 Apparatus, instrumentation and method for spinal fixation 44 2002
6,989,031 Hemi-interbody spinal implant manufactured from a major long bone ring or a bone composite 101 2002
6,890,355 Artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 118 2002
6,749,636 Contoured spinal fusion implants made of bone or a bone composite material 98 2002
7,060,073 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 196 2002
* 2002/0165,550 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 56 2002
6,716,247 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 229 2002
* 6,984,245 Anterior impacted bone graft and driver instruments 91 2002
7,399,303 Bone cutting device and method for use thereof 35 2002
* 2002/0198,532 Apparatus and method of inserting spinal implants 31 2002
7,503,933 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 113 2002
7,637,951 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 69 2002
* 7,018,415 Expandable spinal fusion device and methods of promoting spinal fusion 231 2002
7,118,598 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 119 2002
6,723,126 Laterally expandable cage 264 2002
7,041,135 Interbody spinal fusion implants with single-lock for locking opposed screws 126 2002
* 2003/0078,668 Interbody spinal fusion implants with single-lock for locking opposed screws 44 2002
6,972,035 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 133 2002
* 2003/0100,949 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 27 2002
8,066,705 Instrumentation for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 29 2003
* 2003/0158,553 Instrumentation for the surgical correction of spinal disease 33 2003
8,002,833 Connectable interbody implant 14 2003
* 7,309,358 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 22 2003
* 2003/0191,531 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 47 2003
7,300,440 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 32 2003
7,033,394 Interbody spinal fusion implants with end cap for locking vertebral body penetrating members 133 2003
* 2003/0199,983 Interbody spinal fusion implants with end cap for locking vertebral body penetrating members 62 2003
7,179,293 Osteogenic fusion device 36 2003
7,935,124 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 33 2003
7,326,214 Bone cutting device having a cutting edge with a non-extending center 34 2003
* 2004/0034,358 Bone cutting device and method for use thereof 0 2003
7,255,698 Apparatus and method for anterior spinal stabilization 89 2003
7,238,186 Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy 59 2003
7,662,185 Intervertebral implants 30 2003
* 2004/0044,409 Intervertebral implants 14 2003
* 2004/0073,217 Osteogenic packing device and method 24 2003
8,075,621 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 29 2003
6,793,679 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 137 2003
* 2004/0059,419 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 20 2003
8,673,004 Method for inserting an interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 3 2003
* 2004/0064,185 Interbody spinal fusion implant having a reduced width and an anatomically conformed trailing end 23 2003
7,264,622 System for radial bone displacement 52 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 79 2003
7,387,643 Method for installation of artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 56 2003
7,156,875 Arcuate artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 58 2003
7,361,193 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 58 2003
7,022,137 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 43 2003
* 2004/0172,131 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 1 2003
7,060,069 Anterior lumbar plate and method 12 2004
* 2004/0143,266 Anterior lumbar plate and method 4 2004
7,621,958 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 26 2004
* 7,311,734 Intervertebral spacers 38 2004
6,953,477 Laterally expandable cage 126 2004
* 2004/0210,313 Method for inserting nested interbody spinal fusion implants 76 2004
8,016,863 Anterior lumbar plate and method 3 2004
* 2004/0210,221 Anterior lumbar plate and method 27 2004
7,435,262 Contoured cortical bone implants 56 2004
* 2004/0230,308 Contoured cortical bone implants 5 2004
7,887,594 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 1 2004
7,686,805 Methods for distraction of a disc space 68 2004
7,550,011 Osteogenic packing device and method 14 2004
8,444,692 Instrumentation with inwardly moveable extensions for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 3 2004
7,922,729 Instrumentation for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 51 2004
* 2005/0015,149 Instrumentation with inwardly moveable extensions for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 102 2004
* 2005/0010,294 Instrumentation for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 30 2004
7,789,914 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 38 2004
* 2005/0038,512 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 70 2004
7,637,954 Apparatus for inserting nested interbody spinal fusion implants 57 2004
* 2005/0038,513 Apparatus for inserting nested interbody spinal fusion implants 46 2004
7,726,002 Processes for making spinal intervertebral implant, interconnections for such implant 16 2004
* 2005/0107,880 Spinal intervertebral implant, interconnections for such implant and processes for making 40 2004
7,608,107 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 97 2004
* 2005/0060,037 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 31 2004
8,097,034 Expandable arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with two expanders 25 2004
* 2005/0065,608 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 48 2004
7,875,080 Intervertebral spacer 11 2004
* 2006/0100,705 Intervertebral spacer 50 2004
7,837,732 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods 40 2004
7,655,042 Expandable intervertebral spacers 55 2004
* 2005/0113,920 Expandable intervertebral spacers 23 2004
8,333,985 Non-glycerol stabilized bone graft 5 2005
7,780,708 Implant retaining device 10 2005
* 2005/0143,740 Implant retaining device 8 2005
* 2005/0119,747 Connectable interbody implant 59 2005
7,285,135 Osteogenic fusion device 13 2005
* 7,621,960 Modular interbody fusion implant 47 2005
* 2005/0149,195 Modular interbody fusion implant 6 2005
7,691,148 Frusto-conical spinal implant 13 2005
* 2005/0165,399 Frusto-conical spinal implant 9 2005
* 2005/0165,489 Frusto-conical spinal implant 11 2005
8,105,383 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 16 2005
7,540,882 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 49 2005
7,455,692 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 52 2005
* 2005/0187,628 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 10 2005
* 2005/0187,629 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 3 2005
* 2005/0171,606 Method for installation of manufactured implants shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 21 2005
* 2005/0171,607 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 36 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 16 2005
7,763,079 Osteogenic fusion device 6 2005
* 2006/0004,450 Osteogenic fusion device 3 2005
* 2006/0058,793 Distractor for use in spinal surgery 51 2005
* 2006/0036,247 Distractor for use in spinal surgery 49 2005
7,892,286 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 41 2005
7,569,054 Tubular member having a passage and opposed bone contacting extensions 64 2005
* 2006/0084,992 Tubular member having a passage and opposed bone contacting extensions 18 2005
* 2006/0069,442 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 33 2005
8,007,534 Expandable implant with expander 30 2005
7,442,209 Implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 59 2005
* 2006/0079,962 Expandable implant with expander 25 2005
* 2006/0079,961 Implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 31 2005
7,935,148 Adjustable insertion device for a vertebral implant 8 2006
* 2007/0162,129 Adjustable insertion device for a vertebral implant 9 2006
* 2007/0161,962 Device and method for moving fill material to an implant 4 2006
8,409,286 Expandable spinal fusion device and methods of promoting spinal fusion 4 2006
7,611,536 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 47 2006
* 2006/0122,702 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 4 2006
7,887,565 Apparatus and method for sequential distraction 37 2006
* 2006/0142,762 Apparatus and method for sequential distraction 19 2006
8,292,957 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 2 2006
* 2006/0235,519 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 13 2006
8,657,882 Expandable intervertebral devices and methods of use 0 2006
* 2007/0250,171 Expandable intervertebral devices and methods of use 26 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 26 2006
7,722,619 Method of maintaining distraction of a spinal disc space 26 2006
* 2006/0200,138 Surgical instrument for distracting a spinal disc space 60 2006
8,187,331 Expandable vertebral implant and methods of use 12 2006
7,794,501 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 53 2006
7,708,779 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 45 2006
* 2007/0255,415 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 100 2006
8,403,986 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implant with multi-lock for locking opposed screws and method for use thereof 5 2006
* 2006/0206,208 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implant with multi-lock for locking opposed screws and method for use thereof 66 2006
7,635,371 Anterior impacted bone graft and driver instruments 10 2006
7,481,812 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 39 2006
8,764,832 Anterior hybrid implant 0 2006
7,998,212 Transforaminal hybrid implant 6 2006
7,875,075 Hybrid intervertebral spinal fusion implant 8 2006
* 2007/0233,247 Hybrid intervertebral spinal fusion implant 60 2006
* 2007/0233,248 Anterior hybrid implant 59 2006
* 2007/0093,898 Transforaminal hybrid implant 64 2006
8,771,358 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 3 2006
* 2007/0032,871 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 57 2006
8,425,607 Anchor member locking features 19 2007
8,268,000 Composite interbody spacer 11 2007
* 2008/0249,569 Implant Face Plates 78 2007
* 2008/0249,625 Composite Interbody Spacer 62 2007
* 2008/0249,575 Anchor Member Locking Features 55 2007
7,967,866 Stackable intervertebral devices and methods of use 0 2007
* 2009/0138,086 Stackable Intervertebral Devices and Methods of Use 4 2007
8,075,622 Intervertebral spacers 4 2007
8,372,157 Joint revision implant 4 2008
* 2010/0049,326 JOINT REVISION IMPLANT 1 2008
* 2008/0287,955 Distractor for use in spinal surgery and method of use thereof 23 2008
7,794,502 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 47 2008
* 2009/0062,921 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 14 2008
8,323,340 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 2 2008
* 2009/0105,821 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 20 2008
7,998,215 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 5 2008
7,967,863 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 15 2008
8,177,845 Osteogenic packing device and method 0 2009
7,828,800 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 16 2009
7,935,149 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws 35 2009
8,137,403 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 7 2009
* 2010/0030,333 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 21 2009
* 7,985,258 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 26 2009
8,092,537 Anterior impacted bone graft and driver instruments 6 2009
7,993,403 Expandable intervertebral spacers 26 2010
8,343,220 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 4 2010
* 2010/0145,463 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 39 2010
* 2011/0218,627 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REPLACING AT LEAST A PORTION OF A VERTEBRAL BODY 3 2010
7,942,933 Frusto-conical spinal implant 9 2010
8,177,848 Osteogenic fusion device 4 2010
8,480,747 Interbody spinal implants with extravertebral support plates 7 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 74 2010
8,167,946 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 10 2010
* 2011/0009,966 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 17 2010
8,491,653 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods 10 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 21 2011
8,454,694 Interbody device and plate for spinal stabilization and instruments for positioning same 4 2011
8,926,703 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws and a bone screw lock 4 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 11 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 58 2011
8,685,102 Osteogenic fusion device 2 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 3 2012
8,679,118 Spinal implants 1 2012
8,579,979 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 6 2012
8,758,344 Spinal implant and instruments 1 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 2 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 1 2013
9,180,019 Interbody device and plate for spinal stabilization and instruments for positioning same 1 2014
9,463,098 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws and a bone screw lock 0 2015
9,526,532 Interbody device and plate for spinal stabilization and instruments for positioning same 0 2015
 
SPINAL ELEMENTS, INC. (14)
8,496,691 Side-biased orthopedic fastener retention 5 2006
8,496,708 Flanged interbody fusion device with hinge 6 2006
8,470,039 Flanged interbody fusion device with fastener insert and retaining ring 3 2006
8,100,955 Orthopedic expansion fastener 40 2006
* 2006/0235,409 Flanged interbody fusion device 36 2006
* 2006/0235,411 Orthopedic expansion fastener 27 2006
* 2006/0235,533 Flanged interbody fusion device with hinge 45 2006
* 2006/0235,412 Side-biased orthopedic fastener retention 27 2006
* 2006/0235,403 Flanged interbody fusion device with locking plate 44 2006
* 2006/0235,518 Flanged interbody fusion device with fastener insert and retaining ring 40 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 2 2013
8,801,794 Flanged interbody fusion device with fastener insert and retaining ring 4 2013
 
EXACTECH, INC. (2)
9,526,627 Expandable interbody device system and method 0 2012
9,517,144 Limited profile intervertebral implant with incorporated fastening mechanism 0 2014
 
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 2 2011
 
PREMIA SPINE LTD. (2)
* 7,842,090 Spinal prostheses 0 2007
* 2008/0009,947 SPINAL PROSTHESES 15 2007
 
Flexmedex, LLC (2)
9,149,286 Guidance tool and method for use 2 2011
9,050,112 Tissue removal device and method 0 2012
 
R&B SURGICAL SOLUTIONS, LTD. (1)
* 5,888,223 Anterior stabilization device 378 1998
 
Amicus Design Group, LLC (4)
8,685,104 Interbody vertebral prosthetic and orthopedic fusion device with self-deploying anchors 6 2013
8,906,101 Interbody vertebral prosthetic and orthopedic fusion device with self-deploying anchors 1 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
 
AESCULAP AG (2)
* 7,549,995 Surgical instrument for handling an implant 131 2004
* 2005/0033,305 Surgical instrument for handling an implant 36 2004
 
Disc-o- Tech Medical Technology (1)
* 2008/0133,017 Assembled Prosthesis Such as a Disc 28 2005
 
IMDS LLC (6)
* 6,113,638 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 302 1999
6,800,092 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 51 2000
7,717,959 Intervertebral device and method of use 57 2003
* 2004/0010,316 Intervertebral device and method of use 213 2003
* 2007/0072,475 UNIVERSAL SPINAL DISC IMPLANT SYSTEM 5 2006
* 2007/0073,311 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT DELIVERY AND REMOVAL 9 2006
 
Advanced Bio Surfaces, Inc. (2)
8,100,979 Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing 3 2009
* 2010/0145,457 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAMMALIAN JOINT RESURFACING 5 2009
 
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 42 2002
* 2004/0267,366 Implant 3 2004
 
AMICUS, LLC (1)
* 2010/0161,057 Interbody Vertebral Prosthetic Device With Self-Deploying Screws 32 2008
 
STOUT MEDICAL GROUP, L.P. (7)
9,314,349 Expandable support device and method of use 0 2007
* 8,709,042 Expandable support device and method of use 4 2007
* 2007/0219,634 EXPANDABLE SUPPORT DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE 94 2007
* 2010/0211,176 FIXATION DEVICE AND METHOD 104 2010
8,535,380 Fixation device and method 5 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
 
KARIN TEHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
6,875,213 Method of inserting spinal implants with the use of imaging 131 2003
* 2003/0153,916 Method of inserting spinal implants with the use of imaging 3 2003
 
Ortho Development Corporation (2)
7,766,947 Cervical plate for stabilizing the human spine 8 2004
* 2005/0033,298 Cervical plate for stabilizing the human spine 127 2004
 
LDR HOLDING CORPORATION (1)
9,463,091 Intervertebral implant having extendable bone fixation members 0 2015
 
SPINESMITH PARTNERS, L.P. (2)
* 8,273,127 Interbody fusion device and associated methods 21 2007
* 2008/0306,596 INTERBODY FUSION DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHODS 57 2007
 
MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL (3)
9,039,768 Composite vertebral spacers and instrument 0 2006
* 2008/0154,377 Composite vertebral spacers and instrument 78 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 39 2003
7,135,043 Intervertebral cage 83 2003
* 2004/0172,130 Intervertebral cage 7 2003
* 2004/0102,847 Intervertebral spacer 10 2003
 
RSB SPINE LLC (1)
6,235,034 Bone plate and bone screw guide mechanism 414 1998
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (2)
* 6,106,557 Reconstruction system for vertebra 196 1999
* 6,296,647 Instrument for the positioning of an implant in the human spine 128 1999
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (2)
* 6,679,887 Surgical procedure for implanting spinal fusion device 118 2001
* 9,402,736 Interbody fusion implant and related methods 0 2013
 
SPINE SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
7,780,731 Intervertebral implant 2 2004
* 2006/0116,769 Intervertebral implant 48 2004
 
TLIF, LLC (1)
6,669,732 Spinal disc 133 2001
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (20)
8,328,872 Intervertebral fusion implant 34 2008
* 2010/0057,206 INTERVERTEBRAL FUSION IMPLANT 57 2008
9,155,631 Intervertbral implant 1 2010
9,358,127 Intervertebral fusion implant 0 2012
8,641,768 Intervertebral fusion implant 8 2012
9,326,861 Stabilizing joints 0 2012
9,149,365 Low profile plate 2 2013
9,456,906 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2013
9,364,343 Intervertebral fusion implant 0 2013
9,237,957 Low profile plate 1 2014
9,545,320 Standalone interbody implants 0 2014
9,486,327 Standalone interbody implants 0 2014
9,486,325 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2015
9,492,289 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2015
9,364,340 Low profile plate 0 2015
9,474,622 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2015
9,480,579 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2015
9,539,109 Low profile plate 0 2015
9,526,630 Low profile plate 0 2015
9,539,103 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2016
 
CORTEK SPINE, INC. (1)
6,241,769 Implant for spinal fusion 260 1998
 
US SPINE, INC. (5)
* 7,674,297 Anatomic vertebral cage 35 2003
* 2004/0034,430 Anatomic vertebral cage 43 2003
* 7,232,463 Intervertebral cage designs 129 2003
* 2004/0126,407 Intervertebral cage designs 22 2003
* 2009/0030,519 INTERVERTEBRAL CAGE DESIGNS 23 2007
 
VERTEBRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (13)
* 2006/0195,191 Modular disc device 75 2006
8,038,718 Multi-composite disc prosthesis 3 2006
* 2007/0027,546 Multi-composite disc prosthesis 15 2006
* 2008/0071,379 Intervertebral disc replacement 2 2007
8,100,977 Interlocked modular disc nucleus prosthesis 1 2007
* 2008/0208,343 Interlocked modular disc nucleus prosthesis 11 2007
* 2008/0140,206 Interlocked modular disc nucleus prosthesis 14 2007
* 2008/0119,853 Methods and apparatus for minimally invasive modular interbody fusion devices 34 2007
7,914,582 Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing 40 2007
* 2008/0234,820 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAMMALIAN JOINT RESURFACING 53 2007
* 2009/0276,047 RAIL-BASED MODULAR DISC PROSTHESIS 7 2009
* 2010/0057,144 RAIL-BASED MODULAR DISC NUCLEUS PROSTHESIS 5 2009
9,510,953 Modular segmented disc nucleus implant 0 2013
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