US Patent No: 6,039,763

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Articulating spinal disc prosthesis

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The artificial spinal disc of the invention is intended to articulate in a manner resembling a human knee articulation. The artificial spinal disc includes two plates each having a planar outer surface and an articulating inner surface. The planar outer surfaces contact adjacent inferior and superior surfaces of two adjacent vertebrae having the spinal disc implanted therebetween. The planar surfaces of the plates are affixed to the adjacent vertebrae. The articulating surfaces of the artificial spinal disc will be generally bimodal-shaped such that a first articulating surface will have two convex shaped articulating portions and the second articulating surface will have two concave shaped articulating portions. The concave and convex shaped portions of the respective plates will be generally complementary. The articulation of the artificial spinal disc will generally resemble that of a human knee.

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DISC REPLACEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.DALLAS, TX0

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Shelokov, Alexis P Dallas, TX 8 549

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
* 4,349,921 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 971 1980
* 5,425,777 Artificial finger joint 61 1994
* 5,895,428 Load bearing spinal joint implant 398 1996
* 5,893,889 Artificial disc 500 1997
 
DERR, BERN (1)
* 4,759,766 Intervertebral disc endoprosthesis 571 1987
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (3)
* 5,258,031 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty 776 1992
* 5,425,773 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device 509 1994
* 5,562,738 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device 553 1995
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
* 4,955,908 Metallic intervertebral prosthesis 405 1988
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (1)
* 5,676,701 Low wear artificial spinal disc 622 1995
 
WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG (2)
* 5,401,269 Intervertebral disc endoprosthesis 671 1993
* 5,556,431 Intervertebral disc endoprosthesis 565 1994
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
* 5,507,816 Spinal vertebrae implants 379 1994
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (40)
* 6,311,562 Human lumbar model structure capable of simulating pressure applied to nucleus pulposus in human lumbar and application equipment utilizing the structure 16 2000
6,679,914 Implantable orthopedic support apparatus 54 2000
* 2004/0024,462 Spacerless artificial disc replacements 125 2003
* 2004/0098,130 Intervertebral spacer device having a multi-pronged domed spring 0 2003
* 2004/0148,028 Artificial disc replacement (ADR) extraction methods and apparatus 64 2003
* 2004/0153,159 Articulating spinal implant 4 2004
* 2005/0165,407 Disk arthroplasty instrumentation and implants 20 2004
* 2004/0236,426 Artificial intervertebral disc having a wave washer force restoring element 8 2004
* 2004/0176,849 Cervical disc replacement 3 2004
* 2004/0176,848 Cervical disc replacement method 1 2004
* 2004/0176,850 Cervical disc replacement 2 2004
* 2004/0176,846 Cervical disc replacement 0 2004
* 2004/0176,774 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 27 2004
* 2004/0176,772 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 36 2004
* 2004/0176,773 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 31 2004
* 2004/0176,777 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 26 2004
* 2004/0204,764 Intervertebral spacer device having a radially thinning slotted belleville spring 0 2004
* 2009/0177,283 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a spirally slotted belleville washer and a rotational mounting 1 2004
* 2004/0220,671 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a spirally slotted belleville washer and a rotational mounting 40 2004
* 2005/0033,338 Surgical instruments particularly suited to severing ligaments and fibrous tissues 38 2004
* 2004/0236,342 Device to assess ADR motion 24 2004
* 2006/0149,372 Artificial spinal disc 32 2004
7,419,505 Collapsible, rotatable, and tiltable hydraulic spinal disc prosthesis system with selectable modular components 33 2005
* 2005/0216,084 Collapsible, rotatable, and tiltable hydraulic spinal disc prosthesis system with selectable modular components 21 2005
* 2006/0020,342 Facet-preserving artificial disc replacements 47 2005
* 2006/0235,530 Artificial prosthesis 7 2005
* 2006/0229,729 Expandable intervertebral implant for use with instrument 86 2006
* 2006/0247,778 Intradiscal devices including spacers facilitating posterior-lateral and other insertion approaches 23 2006
* 2007/0016,195 Inter-cervical facet implant with implantation tool 39 2006
* 2007/0233,096 Dynamic inter-spinous device 55 2007
8,157,819 Encasement prevention barrier for use in anterior lumbar surgery 0 2007
7,909,878 Artificial spinal disc, insertion tool, and method of insertion 1 2007
* 2008/0215,153 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING SPINAL SURGERY 11 2007
* 8,603,174 Dynamic spinal implants incorporating cartilage bearing graft material 1 2009
* 2010/0174,374 DYNAMIC SPINAL IMPLANTS INCORPORATING CARTILAGE BEARING GRAFT MATERIAL 0 2009
8,353,964 Anatomic total disc replacement 1 2010
* 2011/0098,744 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR VASCULAR PROTECTION IN SPINAL SURGERY 1 2011
8,668,743 Prosthetic device with multi-axis dual bearing assembly and methods for resection 1 2011
9,144,506 Interbody axis cage 0 2012
9,241,807 Systems and methods for inserting a spinal device 0 2012
 
SPINALMOTION, INC. (20)
* 2005/0021,146 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 25 2004
* 2005/0021,145 Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion 82 2004
* 2006/0178,744 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption 69 2005
* 2007/0061,011 Intervertebral Prosthesis 32 2006
* 2006/0293,754 Intervertebral Prosthesis 34 2006
* 2007/0282,449 Posterior spinal device and method 61 2007
* 2008/0051,901 Spinal Prosthesis with Multiple Pillar Anchors 48 2007
* 2009/0043,391 Customized Intervertebral Prosthetic Disc with Shock Absorption 41 2007
* 2008/0294,259 Intervertebral prosthesis 32 2007
* 2008/0125,864 Posterior Spinal Device and Method 46 2008
* 2008/0133,011 Prosthetic Disc for Intervertebral Insertion 29 2008
* 2008/0215,155 INTERVERTEBRAL PROSTHETIC DISC 31 2008
* 2009/0105,835 Vertebral Body Replacement and Method for Spanning a Space Formed upon Removal of a Vertebral Body 24 2008
* 2009/0234,458 Artificial Intervertebral Disc With Lower Height 19 2009
* 2010/0087,868 Motion Limiting Insert For An Artificial Intervertebral Disc 14 2009
* 2010/0004,746 Limited Motion Prosthetic Intervertebral Disc 37 2009
* 2010/0016,973 Posterior Prosthetic Intervertebral Disc 48 2009
* 2010/0049,040 Spinal Midline Indicator 19 2009
* 2010/0179,419 Intervertebral Prosthesis 8 2010
* 2010/0268,344 Posterior Spinal Device and Method 4 2010
 
RESSPOND SPINAL SYSTEMS (1)
8,795,375 Modular nucleus pulposus prosthesis 0 2009
 
FLEXUSPINE, INC. (29)
7,909,869 Artificial spinal unit assemblies 34 2004
8,753,398 Method of inserting an expandable intervertebral implant without overdistraction 4 2005
8,257,440 Method of insertion of an expandable intervertebral implant 12 2005
8,172,903 Expandable intervertebral implant with spacer 13 2005
8,147,550 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with limited articulation 6 2005
8,123,810 Expandable intervertebral implant with wedged expansion member 28 2005
8,118,870 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with spacer 18 2005
8,118,871 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant 19 2005
7,708,778 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with cam 36 2005
* 2005/0283,248 Expandable intervertebral implant with spacer 60 2005
8,603,168 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 4 2006
8,118,869 Dynamic interbody device 16 2006
8,052,723 Dynamic posterior stabilization systems and methods of use 21 2006
7,799,082 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 27 2006
7,794,480 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 43 2006
7,785,351 Artificial functional spinal implant unit system and method for use 51 2006
* 2006/0241,769 Artificial functional spinal implant unit system and method for use 97 2006
9,066,811 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 0 2007
8,940,022 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 1 2007
8,597,358 Dynamic interbody devices 7 2007
8,377,098 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 8 2007
7,959,677 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 21 2007
8,523,912 Posterior stabilization systems with shared, dual dampener systems 4 2007
8,267,965 Spinal stabilization systems with dynamic interbody devices 9 2007
8,187,330 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 13 2007
8,182,514 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a fixed length elongated member 12 2007
8,162,994 Posterior stabilization system with isolated, dual dampener systems 6 2007
8,157,844 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 12 2007
8,940,051 Interbody device insertion systems and methods 1 2013
 
KYPHON SARL (50)
7,497,859 Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk 25 2003
7,273,496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 68 2003
7,083,649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 133 2003
6,966,929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 117 2003
* 2004/0172,135 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 14 2003
* 2004/0143,270 Tools for implanting artificial vertebral disk and method 97 2003
* 2004/0138,750 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer and method 18 2003
7,217,291 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 139 2003
7,452,379 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 1 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 49 2004
* 2006/0069,438 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with multi-segmented support plates 33 2004
* 2006/0069,440 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with selectably positioning articulating element 48 2004
7,691,146 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 28 2004
7,670,377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 27 2004
7,520,899 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 32 2004
7,503,935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 46 2004
7,320,707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 72 2004
* 2005/0283,242 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 23 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 58 2004
* 2005/0125,065 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 36 2004
* 2005/0113,926 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 44 2004
* 2005/0283,237 Artificial spinal disk replacement device with staggered vertebral body attachments 45 2004
7,481,839 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 25 2004
* 2005/0209,603 Method for remediation of intervertebral disks 88 2004
* 2005/0196,420 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 43 2004
* 2005/0143,826 Disk repair structures with anchors 36 2004
7,575,600 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 48 2004
7,601,170 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 60 2005
7,591,851 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 61 2005
* 2006/0149,374 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 74 2005
* 2006/0149,373 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 46 2005
* 2006/0149,272 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 42 2005
8,100,944 Inter-cervical facet implant and method for preserving the tissues surrounding the facet joint 15 2005
* 2006/0149,254 Inter-cervical facet implant and method for preserving the tissues surrounding the facet joint 69 2005
* 2006/0149,239 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 44 2005
8,172,877 Inter-cervical facet implant with surface enhancements 16 2005
8,128,660 Inter-cervical facet joint implant with locking screw system 16 2005
* 2006/0276,897 Implant for stabilizing a bone graft during spinal fusion 146 2005
* 2006/0247,650 Inter-cervical facet joint fusion implant 109 2005
* 2006/0247,632 Inter-cervical facet implant with surface enhancements 129 2005
* 2006/0241,597 Inter-cervical facet joint implant with locking screw system 63 2005
8,029,540 Inter-cervical facet implant with implantation tool 11 2006
* 2007/0244,483 Inter-cervical facet implant with implantation tool 42 2006
* 2007/0016,218 Inter-cervical facet implant with implantation tool 56 2006
* 2007/0016,196 Inter-cervical facet implant with implantation tool 81 2006
8,118,838 Inter-cervical facet implant with multiple direction articulation joint and method for implanting 15 2006
* 2007/0123,863 Inter-cervical facet implant with multiple direction articulation joint and method for implanting 67 2006
* 2007/0191,955 System and Method for Replacing Degenerated Spinal Disks 12 2007
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (12)
7,001,433 Artificial intervertebral disc device 51 2002
* 2003/0220,691 Artificial intervertebral disc device 22 2002
8,241,360 Artificial disc device 7 2004
* 2005/0192,671 Artificial disc device 100 2004
8,262,731 Artificial disc device 2 2005
8,597,357 System and method for sizing, inserting and securing artificial disc in intervertebral space 0 2007
* 2008/0109,081 Joint Arthroplasty Devices Having Articulating Members 12 2007
8,231,676 Motion preserving artificial intervertebral disc device 1 2009
8,715,350 Systems and methods for securing an implant in intervertebral space 0 2009
8,377,133 Systems and methods for sizing, inserting and securing an implant in intervertebral space 4 2010
* 2010/0280,619 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SIZING, INSERTING AND SECURING AN IMPLANT IN INTERVERTEBRAL SPACE 6 2010
9,233,011 Systems and apparatuses for inserting an implant in intervertebral space 0 2014
 
JOINT SYNERGY, LLC (6)
7,115,144 Spinal implant 11 2004
7,083,651 Spinal implant 67 2004
* 2005/0197,703 Spinal implant 2 2004
7,195,644 Ball and dual socket joint 19 2005
7,491,239 Interior insert ball and dual socket joint 2 2005
* 2007/0162,133 CONCENTRIC INTERIOR INSERT BALL AND DUAL SOCKET JOINT 35 2007
 
GLOBAL MEDICAL CONSULTING GMBH (1)
8,764,834 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 0 2008
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (80)
6,974,478 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 201 2002
6,902,580 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 168 2002
7,074,237 Multiple facet joint replacement 147 2003
7,041,136 Facet joint replacement 219 2003
7,074,238 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 67 2003
8,163,017 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 0 2003
8,092,532 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 0 2003
8,070,811 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 0 2003
8,066,771 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 0 2003
7,087,084 Method for replacing a natural facet joint with a prosthesis having an artificial facet joint structure 142 2003
* 2004/0049,281 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 194 2003
8,187,303 Anti-rotation fixation element for spinal prostheses 0 2004
7,051,451 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 157 2004
8,419,770 Spinal facet implants with mating articulating bearing surface and methods of use 0 2004
7,753,937 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 25 2004
7,588,590 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 22 2004
* 2005/0149,190 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 68 2004
* 2005/0137,706 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 69 2004
7,691,145 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 22 2004
7,608,104 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 18 2004
7,588,578 Surgical measurement systems and methods 10 2004
7,507,242 Surgical measurement and resection framework 14 2004
7,993,373 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus 13 2005
7,674,293 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 37 2005
7,722,647 Apparatus and method for posterior vertebral stabilization 9 2005
7,566,345 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 23 2005
7,445,635 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 55 2005
8,398,681 Adjacent level facet arthroplasty devices, spine stabilization systems, and methods 1 2005
* 2006/0041,311 Devices and methods for treating facet joints 84 2005
8,313,511 Facet joint replacement 0 2005
7,618,453 Facet joint replacement 20 2005
7,406,775 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 60 2005
8,066,740 Facet joint prostheses 0 2005
8,221,461 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and systems for treating spinal pathologies 0 2005
8,062,336 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus with independent locking modes 12 2005
8,523,907 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 0 2006
7,608,106 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 9 2006
8,764,801 Facet joint implant crosslinking apparatus and method 0 2006
* 2006/0149,375 Prostheses, Tools And Methods For Replacement Of Natural Facet Joints With Artificial Facet Joint Surfaces 74 2006
7,290,347 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 47 2006
8,231,655 Prostheses and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 5 2006
8,562,649 System and method for multiple level facet joint arthroplasty and fusion 0 2006
* 2007/0168,029 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 24 2006
7,914,556 Arthroplasty revision system and method 2 2006
8,579,941 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 0 2007
7,621,955 Facet joint replacement 21 2007
8,496,686 Minimally invasive spine restoration systems, devices, methods and kits 0 2007
8,702,755 Angled washer polyaxial connection for dynamic spine prosthesis 1 2007
* 2009/0024,219 POLYMERIC JOINT COMPLEX AND METHODS OF USE 8 2007
* 2008/0177,309 POLYMERIC JOINT COMPLEX AND METHODS OF USE 17 2007
* 2008/0091,268 FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS 22 2007
* 2008/0086,213 FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS 22 2007
8,491,635 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 0 2007
8,425,557 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 3 2007
* 2008/0097,609 FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS 22 2007
8,496,687 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 1 2007
* 2008/0097,439 Facet Arthroplasty Devices and Methods 21 2007
* 2008/0097,438 Facet Arthroplasty Devices and Methods 22 2007
* 2008/0097,612 Facet Arthroplasty Devices and Methods 22 2007
8,900,273 Taper-locking fixation system 0 2008
* 2008/0177,310 FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS 45 2008
9,198,766 Prostheses, tools, and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 0 2008
9,056,016 Polyaxial adjustment of facet joint prostheses 0 2008
8,353,933 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,333,789 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,409,254 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 0 2008
* 2009/0018,585 FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS 3 2008
8,675,930 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 0 2008
9,050,144 System and method for implant anchorage with anti-rotation features 0 2008
8,702,759 System and method for bone anchorage 0 2008
8,308,768 System and method for facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,252,027 System and method for facet joint replacement 1 2008
8,211,147 System and method for facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,206,418 System and method for facet joint replacement with detachable coupler 6 2008
8,906,063 Spinal facet joint implant 0 2008
8,777,994 System and method for multiple level facet joint arthroplasty and fusion 0 2008
7,998,177 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 11 2008
7,998,178 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 11 2008
7,914,560 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 11 2008
7,815,648 Surgical measurement systems and methods 1 2008
 
CERVITECH, INC. (3)
* 7,628,813 Cervical intervertebral prosthesis system 2 2003
* 2005/0085,911 Cervical intervertebral prosthesis system 17 2003
8,062,369 Cervical intervertebral prosthesis system 0 2008
 
FBC Device ApS (1)
8,906,095 Spinal implant, instrument for preparation and method of use 0 2013
 
DIMICRON, INC. (5)
7,494,507 Articulating diamond-surfaced spinal implants 58 2002
* 2003/0191,533 Articulating diamond-surfaced spinal implants 44 2002
8,016,889 Articulating diamond-surfaced spinal implants 3 2007
* 2008/0154,380 ARTICULATING DIAMOND-SURFACED SPINAL IMPLANTS 8 2007
9,078,763 Multi-lobe artificial spine joint 0 2013
 
MEMX, INC. (1)
* 2003/0174,929 Self-shadowing MEM structures 0 2002
 
LANTERNA MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD (3)
* 2005/0049,705 Facet implant 141 2003
7,988,712 Method for resurfacing a lumbar articular facet 10 2007
* 2007/0149,976 METHOD FOR RESURFACING A LUMBAR ARTICULAR FACET 58 2007
 
SPINAL CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
6,736,850 Vertebral pseudo arthrosis device and method 80 2001
 
SYNTHES GMBH (1)
8,323,293 Tack or drive screw for securing a prosthesis to bone and associated instrumentation and method 0 2008
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (3)
7,708,776 Intervertebral disk replacement system and methods 24 2003
8,328,851 Total disc replacement system and related methods 6 2006
8,870,960 Total disc replacement system and related methods 0 2012
 
FLEXUSPINE (2)
7,753,958 Expandable intervertebral implant 75 2005
8,647,386 Expandable intervertebral implant system and method 14 2010
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (14)
* 6,679,915 Articulating spinal implant 164 2000
7,270,681 Articulating spinal implant 23 2004
* 2005/0171,610 Mobile bearing spinal device and method 112 2005
* 2005/0171,608 Centrally articulating spinal device and method 86 2005
7,776,090 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 72 2005
7,763,050 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 41 2005
8,066,749 Implant for stabilizing a bone graft during spinal fusion 16 2005
* 2007/0270,959 Arthroplasty device 17 2006
* 2008/0045,968 Instruments and Methods for Spinal Surgery 5 2006
* 8,075,596 Spinal prosthesis systems 2 2007
* 2008/0172,090 Spinal Prosthesis Systems 15 2007
7,837,734 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 74 2007
* 2009/0259,255 Spinal Arthroplasty Device and Method 3 2009
8,425,530 Apparatus for sizing a facet joint 2 2011
 
SPINAL ELEMENTS, INC. (15)
7,846,183 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 80 2004
8,652,137 Vertebral facet joint drill and method of use 10 2008
* 2008/0208,249 VERTEBRAL FACET JOINT DRILL AND METHOD OF USE 22 2008
7,998,172 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 42 2009
8,992,533 Vertebral facet joint drill and method of use 1 2010
8,858,597 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 5 2010
8,740,949 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing bone 8 2011
8,998,953 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 1 2011
D724733 Interbody bone implant 3 2011
9,060,787 Method of using a vertebral facet joint drill 0 2012
8,740,942 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 8 2013
8,882,804 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 4 2013
9,179,943 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing bone 0 2014
D748793 Interbody bone implant 0 2015
D748262 Interbody bone implant 0 2015
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (11)
* 7,537,614 Implant comprising a two-piece joint 19 2002
7,563,284 Intervertebral disc implant 43 2005
7,563,286 Controlled artificial intervertebral disc implant 53 2005
* 2005/0251,260 Controlled artificial intervertebral disc implant 140 2005
* 2005/0197,702 Intervertebral disc implant 86 2005
* 2005/0256,577 Implant comprising a two-piece joint 42 2005
7,533,672 Methods and apparatus for vascular protection in spinal surgery 29 2005
* 2007/0055,111 Methods and apparatus for vascular protection in spinal surgery 3 2005
7,886,741 Methods and apparatus for vascular protection in spinal surgery 1 2009
8,092,540 Implant comprising a two-piece joint 0 2009
8,162,980 Methods and apparatus for vascular protection in spinal surgery 0 2011
 
EBI, LLC (3)
* 2005/0149,188 Anterior spinal implant 50 2004
8,721,722 Intervertebral implant and associated method 2 2006
7,780,676 Intervertebral implantation apparatus 1 2007
 
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCH FOUNDATION (3)
* 2005/0192,673 Ankle prosthesis and method for implanting ankle prosthesis 7 2004
* 2010/0305,572 ANKLE PROSTHESIS METHODS 1 2009
8,636,744 Positioning device for ankle joint replacement surgery 0 2011
 
Amedica Corporation (19)
* 6,994,727 Total disc implant 155 2003
* 2004/0133,281 Total disc implant 31 2003
* 2005/0049,706 Radiolucent spinal fusion cage 23 2004
7,666,229 Ceramic-ceramic articulation surface implants 2 2004
* 2005/0090,903 Metal-ceramic composite articulation 13 2004
7,780,738 Polymer-ceramic articulation 8 2004
* 2005/0107,888 Metal-ceramic composite articulation 8 2004
* 2005/0177,238 Radiolucent bone graft 31 2005
7,758,646 Total disc implant 13 2005
* 2005/0240,273 Total disc implant 34 2005
7,695,521 Hip prosthesis with monoblock ceramic acetabular cup 53 2005
7,776,085 Knee prosthesis with ceramic tibial component 14 2005
* 2006/0052,875 Knee prosthesis with ceramic tibial component 73 2005
8,252,058 Spinal implant with elliptical articulatory interface 1 2006
* 2007/0191,952 SPINAL IMPLANT WITH ELLIPTICAL ARTICULATORY INTERFACE 16 2006
* 2007/0198,093 SPINAL IMPLANT WITH OFFSET KEELS 15 2006
7,771,481 Total disc implant 5 2007
8,123,812 Ceramic-ceramic articulation surface implants 0 2009
* 2010/0049,331 Ceramic-ceramic articulation surface implants 0 2009
 
DIAMICRON (1)
8,163,023 Multi-lobe artificial spine joint 4 2008
 
Blatt, Geoffrey (2)
* 7,338,527 Artificial spinal disc, insertion tool, and method of insertion 51 2004
* 2005/0256,578 Artificial spinal disc, insertion tool, and method of insertion 30 2004
 
GME Delaware 2 LLC (1)
7,955,390 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 11 2008
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (5)
8,795,371 Intervertebral implant 0 2007
* 2007/0265,707 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT 17 2007
* 2009/0270,992 ARTIFICIAL INTERVERTEBRAL DISC IMPLANT 2 2009
8,435,301 Artificial intervertebral disc implant 1 2011
8,882,839 Intervertebral implant 0 2013
 
RHAUSLER, INC. (1)
* 2006/0036,327 Prosthetic intervertebral disc implant 3 2005
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (5)
7,766,966 Artificial intervertebral disc 10 2006
7,655,045 Artificial intervertebral disc 3 2006
* 2006/0265,071 Artificial intervertebral disc 1 2006
* 2006/0265,072 Artificial intervertebral disc 9 2006
7,832,409 Method of inserting an artificial intervertebral disc 3 2007
 
ALTUS PARTNERS, LLC (2)
7,753,957 Ball and Socket intervertebral disc replacement device with keyed surfaces assembly 3 2006
* 2006/0217,809 Intervertebral disc replacement device 34 2006
 
LDR MEDICAL (19)
7,326,250 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and fitting tools 98 2002
7,682,396 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 83 2003
* 2004/0243,240 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and fitting tools 56 2004
8,858,635 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 1 2005
7,494,508 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 43 2005
7,695,516 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 31 2005
* 2006/0136,063 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 34 2005
7,632,282 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 16 2005
* 2007/0016,217 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 11 2005
7,842,088 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 23 2006
* 2007/0162,130 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and instrumentation for insertion of the prosthesis between the vertebrae 19 2006
8,465,546 Intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion assemblies 7 2007
8,343,219 Intersomatic cage, intervertebral prosthesis, anchoring device and implantation instruments 22 2008
* 2009/0105,832 Intersomatic cage, intervertebral prosthesis, anchoring device and implantation instruments 41 2008
8,257,439 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 8 2009
8,267,999 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 12 2009
* 2009/0204,219 Intervertebral Disc Prosthesis 26 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 9 2009
 
ZIMMER SPINE S.A.S. (5)
* 7,611,538 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 37 2003
* 2005/0033,435 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 67 2003
7,896,919 Method of implanting intervertebral disk prosthesis 24 2009
* 2010/0121,454 METHOD OF IMPLANTING INTERVERTEBRAL DISK PROSTHESIS 2 2009
8,226,721 Method of implanting intervertebral disk prosthesis 1 2011
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 2008/0221,680 OPTIMIZED ARTICULAR GEOMETRY 2 2007
 
AESCULAP AG (6)
7,198,644 Intervertebral implant 61 2004
* 6,986,789 Intervertebral implant 69 2004
* 2005/0043,803 Intervertebral implant 48 2004
7,549,995 Surgical instrument for handling an implant 122 2004
7,585,325 Intervertebral implant 5 2005
* 2006/0020,341 Intervertebral implant 22 2005
 
ABBOTT SPINE INC. (1)
* 2004/0133,278 Spinal disc implant 99 2003
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (9)
* 6,368,350 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and method 444 1999
* 2003/0208,274 Pseudo arthrosis device 13 2001
7,112,223 Pseudo arthrosis device 13 2002
* 2003/0229,397 Pseudo arthrosis device 14 2002
7,655,012 Methods and apparatuses for minimally invasive replacement of intervertebral discs 8 2004
* 2005/0075,644 Methods and apparatuses for minimally invasive replacement of intervertebral discs 45 2004
8,007,535 Interbody fusion ring and method of using the same 2 2006
* 2006/0293,749 INTERBODY FUSION RING AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME 15 2006
7,905,922 Surgical implant suitable for replacement of an intervertebral disc 7 2006
 
GLOBUSMEDICAL (1)
7,892,262 Posterior prosthetic spinal disc replacement and methods thereof 5 2006
 
IMDS LLC (2)
* 2007/0072,475 UNIVERSAL SPINAL DISC IMPLANT SYSTEM 1 2006
* 2007/0073,311 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT DELIVERY AND REMOVAL 6 2006
 
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (2)
8,070,777 Method and device for treating abnormal curvature of a spine 1 2008
* 2008/0287,996 Method and device for treating scoliosis 18 2008
 
ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2006/0200,137 Method and device for treating ailments of the spine 69 2006
 
AESCULAP AG & CO. KG (1)
* 2005/0080,487 Intervertebral implant 8 2004
 
AXIOMED SPINE CORPORATION (2)
6,607,558 Artificial disc 155 2001
7,857,852 Artificial disc 2 2003
 
Infinity Orthopaedics Company (1)
8,435,295 System and method for intervertebral implant delivery and removal 0 2006
 
DISC MOTION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
* 2006/0259,147 Articulating spinal disc prosthesis 38 2004
* 2006/0085,076 Posterior spinal arthroplasty-development of a new posteriorly inserted artificial disc and an artificial facet joint 64 2004
 
DYNAMIC SPINE, INC. (3)
7,303,565 Apparatus and method for performing spinal surgery 16 2003
* 2004/0092,943 Apparatus and method for performing spinal surgery 0 2003
8,057,549 Apparatus and method for performing spinal surgery 6 2007
 
CAROLL DANIEL B (1)
* 2005/0049,590 Spinal implant with securement spikes 98 2004
 
FACET SOLUTIONS, INC. (17)
* 2004/0230,304 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 160 2003
* 2005/0251,256 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 61 2003
* 2004/0049,277 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 196 2003
* 2005/0080,486 Facet joint replacement 71 2003
* 2005/0131,406 Polyaxial adjustment of facet joint prostheses 210 2003
* 2005/0027,361 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 175 2004
* 2005/0137,705 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 68 2004
* 2006/0079,895 Methods and devices for improved bonding of devices to bone 108 2005
* 2005/0283,238 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 129 2005
* 2005/0234,552 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 47 2005
* 2005/0267,579 Implantable device for facet joint replacement 126 2005
* 2006/0058,791 Implantable spinal device revision system 76 2005
* 2006/0009,847 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 60 2005
* 2006/0009,848 Facet arthroplasty device and methods 45 2005
* 2007/0088,358 Minimally Invasive Spine Restoration Systems, Devices, Methods and Kits 58 2006
* 2008/0097,446 Prostheses, Systems and Methods for Replacement of Natural Facet Joints With Artificial Facet Joint Surfaces 85 2007
* 2008/0097,440 Prostheses, Systems and Methods for Replacement of Natural Facet Joints With Artificial Facet Joint Surfaces 24 2007
 
AMENDIA, INC. (2)
7,740,658 Intervertebral disk prosthesis methods of use 1 2004
D557417 Disk prosthesis 0 2006
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
* 2006/0036,128 Method and apparatus for temporarily immobilizing a local area of tissue 5 2005
 
HH SPINAL LLC (16)
7,901,459 Split spinal device and method 5 2005
7,875,077 Support structure device and method 5 2005
7,771,479 Dual articulating spinal device and method 54 2005
7,556,651 Posterior spinal device and method 35 2005
7,550,010 Spinal arthroplasty device and method 15 2005
* 2005/0171,609 Spinal arthroplasty device and method 59 2005
* 2005/0154,461 Dual articulating spinal device and method 72 2005
* 2005/0154,464 Support structure device and method 52 2005
* 2005/0154,466 Posterior spinal device and method 83 2005
* 2005/0154,465 Split spinal device and method 77 2005
7,811,326 Posterior joint replacement device 12 2006
7,635,389 Posterior joint replacement device 8 2006
* 2007/0179,616 Posterior joint replacement device 46 2006
8,864,832 Posterior total joint replacement 0 2007
8,888,852 Spinal athroplasty device and method 0 2009
* 2009/0254,183 Spinal Arthroplasty Device and Method 7 2009
 
SIMPLIFY MEDICAL, INC. (38)
7,753,956 Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion 9 2004
7,442,211 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 47 2004
7,575,599 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core 17 2004
7,585,326 Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion 12 2004
8,083,797 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption 1 2005
7,531,001 Intervertebral prosthesis 23 2005
8,685,035 Intervertebral prosthesis placement instrument 0 2005
7,637,913 Spinal midline indicator 23 2005
* 2006/0029,186 Spinal midline indicator 64 2005
7,731,754 Intervertebral prosthesis 9 2006
8,734,519 Posterior spinal device and method 1 2007
8,486,147 Posterior spinal device and method 0 2008
8,454,698 Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion 2 2008
8,206,447 Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion 3 2008
* 2008/0154,301 Methods and Apparatus for Intervertebral Disc Prosthesis Insertion 30 2008
* 2008/0221,696 INTERVERTEBRAL PROSTHETIC DISC 28 2008
8,092,538 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 2 2008
8,262,732 Intervertebral prosthesis 1 2008
8,758,441 Vertebral body replacement and method for spanning a space formed upon removal of a vertebral body 0 2008
8,764,833 Artificial intervertebral disc with lower height 0 2009
9,034,038 Motion limiting insert for an artificial intervertebral disc 0 2009
8,062,371 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core 6 2009
8,002,834 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core 3 2009
8,444,695 Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion 2 2009
8,845,730 Posterior prosthetic intervertebral disc 0 2009
8,206,449 Artificial intervertebral disc placement system 8 2009
8,090,428 Spinal midline indicator 11 2009
8,845,729 Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion 0 2009
8,974,531 Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion 0 2009
* 2010/0191,338 Intervertebral Prosthetic Disc 6 2010
8,801,792 Posterio spinal device and method 0 2010
9,011,544 Polyaryletherketone artificial intervertebral disc 0 2010
8,506,631 Customized intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption 1 2010
9,107,762 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core 0 2011
8,398,712 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption 0 2011
8,636,805 Artificial intervertebral disc placement system 0 2012
8,771,356 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 0 2012
8,974,533 Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion 0 2014
 
DIAMICRON, INC. (1)
8,603,169 Multi-lobe artificial spine joint 1 2012
 
Deland, Jonathan T. (2)
* 7,625,409 Ankle prosthesis 56 2004
7,963,996 Ankle prosthesis methods 3 2009
 
Medical Device Concepts LLC (1)
* 2007/0016,190 Dynamic spinal stabilization system 138 2005
 
BORGWARNER INC. (1)
* 2006/0009,541 Saturant for friction material containing friction modifying layer 1 2004
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (1)
* 2007/0270,844 Biodegradable implant for intertransverse process fusion 0 2007
 
SPINEOLOGY, INC. (2)
8,906,094 System and method for performing percutaneous spinal interbody fusion 0 2009
* 2010/0318,134 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING PERCUTANEOUS SPINAL INTERBODY FUSION 0 2009
 
SYNERGY DISC REPLACEMENT, INC. (13)
8,100,974 Artificial spinal disc 8 2005
* 2008/0133,013 Artificial Spinal Disc 46 2005
8,172,904 Artificial spinal disc 2 2006
* 2007/0088,441 Artificial Spinal Disc 13 2006
7,927,374 Artificial spinal disc 12 2006
* 2009/0069,894 Artificial Spinal Disc 8 2006
9,237,958 Joint prostheses 0 2008
9,125,754 Artificial spinal disc 0 2008
8,038,716 Artificial spinal disc 2 2008
* 2009/0043,393 Artificial Spinal Disc 12 2008
8,852,193 Systems and methods for vertebral disc replacement 0 2008
8,231,677 Artificial spinal disc 1 2010
* 2011/0082,556 Artificial Spinal Disc 4 2010
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (7)
6,475,219 Anterior vertebral protection method and device 102 2001
8,021,428 Ceramic disc prosthesis 1 2005
* 2006/0004,453 CERAMIC DISC PROSTHESIS 77 2005
7,927,373 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 8 2005
7,909,876 Intervertebral disc prosthesis with shear-limiting core 3 2006
8,114,159 Anterior spinal vessel protector 0 2006
* 2008/0119,851 Anterior spinal vessel protector 1 2006
 
SPINESMITH PARTNERS, L.P. (1)
* 2008/0221,689 ARTIFICIAL DISC WITH UNIQUE ARTICULATING GEOMETRY AND ASSOCIATED METHODS 34 2007
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (5)
6,579,319 Facet joint replacement 324 2000
6,565,605 Multiple facet joint replacement 343 2000
6,419,703 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 342 2001
7,090,698 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 184 2002
* 2003/0004,572 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 47 2002
 
DePuy Synthes Products, LLP (1)
8,734,517 Medical procedure involving protective pad 0 2012
 
WARSAW ORTHPEDIC, INC. (1)
8,372,150 Spinal device and method 2 2010
 
NaVasive, Inc. (1)
9,168,149 Total disc replacement system and related methods 0 2014
 
CONCEPT MATRIX, LLC (1)
* 2006/0155,378 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 35 2006
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (7)
7,806,935 Artificial disc prosthesis 6 2006
7,771,480 Artificial disc prosthesis 5 2006
7,763,075 Artificial disc prosthesis 1 2006
7,763,076 Artificial disc prosthesis 7 2006
* 2006/0259,146 Artificial disc prosthesis 31 2006
* 2006/0149,377 Artificial disc prosthesis 15 2006
* 2006/0142,860 Artificial disc prosthesis 14 2006
 
Pioneer Signal Technology, Inc. (1)
8,388,684 Artificial disc device 9 2003
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (7)
7,517,363 Intervertebral disc having translation 50 2003
* 8,974,530 Intervertebral implant 0 2005
* 2005/0267,581 Intervertebral Implant 94 2005
* 8,998,990 Intervertebral implant with keel 0 2007
* 2010/0217,395 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT WITH KEEL 8 2007
9,161,785 Methods and apparatus for vascular protection in spinal surgery 0 2012
9,107,763 Articulating intervertebral implant 0 2012
 
ANOVA CORP. (1)
* 2006/0025,778 Methods and apparatus for artificial disc replacement (ADR) insertion and other surgical procedures 3 2005
 
Infinity Orthopedics Ltd. (1)
7,618,459 Universal spinal disc implant system 16 2006
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (36)
* 2003/0204,259 Multiple facet joint replacement 36 2003
* 2003/0191,532 Facet joint replacement 36 2003
* 2005/0010,291 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 32 2003
* 2004/0049,278 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 187 2003
7,621,956 Prosthetic spinal disc replacement 36 2004
* 2005/0043,800 Prosthetic spinal disc replacement 136 2004
* 2005/0240,264 Anti-rotation fixation element for spinal prostheses 61 2004
* 2005/0235,508 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 9 2004
* 2005/0131,409 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 78 2004
7,641,666 Prosthetic spinal disc replacement 4 2004
* 2007/0016,296 Surgical measurement systems and methods 33 2004
* 2006/0200,149 Polyaxial orhtopedic fastening apparatus 80 2005
* 2005/0234,551 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 13 2005
* 2006/0052,785 Adjacent level facet arthroplasty devices, spine stabilization systems, and methods 87 2005
* 2006/0085,072 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 32 2005
8,167,948 Anterior prosthetic spinal disc replacement 0 2005
* 2006/0036,325 Anterior prosthetic spinal disc replacement 77 2005
* 2008/0200,953 Facet Joint Prostheses 29 2005
7,713,304 Transforaminal prosthetic spinal disc replacement 5 2005
* 2006/0217,718 Facet joint implant crosslinking apparatus and method 62 2006
* 2007/0010,826 Posterior prosthetic spinal disc replacement and methods thereof 53 2006
7,811,329 Transforaminal prosthetic spinal disc replacement and methods thereof 23 2006
* 2006/0265,070 PROSTHESES AND METHODS FOR REPLACEMENT OF NATURAL FACET JOINTS WITH ARTIFICIAL FACET JOINT SURFACES 38 2006
* 2007/0233,256 Facet and disc arthroplasty system and method 28 2007
* 2007/0185,576 Facet Joint Replacement 13 2007
* 2008/0082,171 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and systems for treating spinal pathologies 18 2007
* 2008/0167,688 Taper-Locking Fixation System 24 2008
* 2008/0177,332 POLYAXIAL ADJUSTMENT OF FACET JOINT PROSTHESES 39 2008
* 2008/0221,622 Facet Joint Replacement 18 2008
* 2008/0275,505 Prostheses, Tools and Methods for Replacement of Natural Facet Joints With Artificial Facet Joint Surfaces 4 2008
* 2008/0292,161 IMPLANTABLE ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE COMPONENT SELECTION INSTRUMENT AND METHODS 16 2008
* 2008/0319,485 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLANT ANCHORAGE WITH ANTI-ROTATION FEATURES 17 2008
9,017,410 Artificial discs 1 2011
8,852,281 Artificial spinal disk prosthesis 1 2012
9,198,770 Artificial disc devices and related methods of use 0 2013
9,198,775 Artificial spinal disk prosthesis 0 2014
 
F3 Technologies, LLC (3)
* 2005/0165,487 Artificial intervertebral disc 41 2004
8,066,773 Artificial intervertebral disc 0 2006
* 2007/0112,429 Artificial intervertebral disc 16 2006
 
Spinadyne, Inc. (9)
7,905,906 System and method for lumbar arthroplasty 1 2006
* 2007/0288,094 System and method for lumbar arthroplasty 37 2006
8,852,235 Posteriorly inserted artificial disc and an artificial facet joint 0 2007
* 2008/0033,562 POSTERIORLY INSERTED ARTIFICIAL DISC AND AN ARTIFICIAL FACET JOINT 51 2007
D598105 Convex intervertebral disc prosthesis 1 2008
D597674 Concave intervertebral disc prosthesis 0 2008
* 2011/0040,331 POSTERIOR STABILIZER 2 2010
8,673,008 Posterior spinal arthroplasty system 0 2012
8,673,009 Spinal prosthesis and facet joint prosthesis 0 2012
 
SPINECORE, INC. (111)
6,527,806 Intervertebral spacer device having a spiral wave washer force restoring element 131 2001
6,468,310 Intervertebral spacer device having a wave washer force restoring element 142 2001
6,740,117 Intervertebral spacer device having a radially thinning slotted belleville spring 59 2001
6,669,730 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a spirally slotted belleville washer having radially extending grooves 82 2001
6,887,274 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a belleville washer having radially spaced concentric grooves 33 2001
6,863,688 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a spirally slotted belleville washer having radially spaced concentric grooves 47 2001
6,673,113 Intervertebral spacer device having arch shaped spring elements 153 2001
6,887,273 Intervertebral spacer device having a domed arch shaped spring 18 2001
6,669,731 Intervertebral spacer device having a slotted domed arch strip spring 84 2001
6,645,249 Intervertebral spacer device having a multi-pronged domed spring 108 2001
6,764,515 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a spirally slotted belleville washer and a rotational mounting 93 2002
7,604,664 Spinal baseplates with ball joint coupling and a retaining member 4 2002
7,563,285 Artificial intervertebral disc utilizing a ball joint coupling 6 2002
7,122,055 Artificial intervertebral disc having a spider spring force restoring element 29 2002
6,918,934 Artificial intervertebral disc having a slotted belleville washer force restoring element 45 2002
6,723,127 Artificial intervertebral disc having a wave washer force restoring element 76 2002
* 2003/0236,571 Artificial intervertebral disc having a spider spring force restoring element 3 2002
6,989,032 Artificial intervertebral disc 58 2002
7,258,699 Artificial intervertebral disc having a captured ball and socket joint with a solid ball and retaining cap 20 2002
7,118,599 Artificial intervertebral disc 21 2002
7,101,399 Artificial intervertebral disc having a captured ball and socket joint with a solid ball and compression locking post 24 2002
7,060,098 Artificial intervertebral disc having limited rotation using a captured ball and socket joint with a compression locking post and a solid ball having a protrusion 17 2002
7,044,969 Artificial intervertebral disc having limited rotation using a captured ball and socket joint with a retaining cap and a solid ball having a protrusion 42 2002
* 2003/0074,069 Artificial intervertebral disc having a captured ball and socket joint with a solid ball and retaining cap 13 2002
7,115,132 Static trials and related instruments and methods for use in implanting an artificial intervertebral disc 75 2002
* 6,908,484 Cervical disc replacement 89 2003
* 2004/0176,844 Cervical disc replacement 12 2003
* 2008/0027,548 Spacerless artificial disc replacements 13 2003
* 6,706,068 Artificial disc replacements with natural kinematics 274 2003
8,366,772 Artificial disc replacements with natural kinematics 1 2003
* 8,038,713 Two-component artificial disc replacements 2 2003
7,235,081 Wedge plate inserter/impactor and related methods for use in implanting an artificial intervertebral disc 40 2003
* 2003/0229,358 Wedge plate inserter/impactor and related methods for use in implanting an artificial intervertebral disc 52 2003
7,223,290 Axially compressible artificial intervertebral disc having a captured ball and socket joint with a solid ball and compression locking post 18 2003
7,160,327 Axially compressible artificial intervertebral disc having limited rotation using a captured ball and socket joint with a solid ball and compression locking post 27 2003
7,141,069 Axially compressible artificial intervertebral disc having limited rotation using a captured ball and socket joint with a solid ball and retaining cap 15 2003
8,366,775 Intervertebral spacer device having an angled perimeter for manipulation using a surgical tool 0 2003
7,811,287 Intervertebral spacer device having an engagement hole for a tool with an extendable post 8 2003
7,635,368 Intervertebral spacer device having simultaneously engageable angled perimeters for manipulation using a surgical tool 22 2003
7,491,241 Intervertebral spacer device having recessed notch pairs for manipulation using a surgical tool 43 2003
7,223,291 Intervertebral spacer device having engagement hole pairs for manipulation using a surgical tool 22 2003
* 2004/0158,325 Intervertebral spacer device having engagement hole pairs for manipulation using a surgical tool 4 2003
* 2004/0153,158 Intervertebral spacer device having an angled perimeter for manipulation using a surgical tool 41 2003
* 2004/0148,027 Intervertebral spacer device having an engagement hole for manipulation using a surgical tool 45 2003
* 2004/0143,331 Intervertebral spacer device having simultaneously engageable angled perimeters for manipulation using a surgical tool 32 2003
7,014,658 Intervertebral spacer device having a multi-pronged domed spring 15 2003
7,270,680 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a spirally slotted belleville washer having radially extending grooves 12 2003
7,314,486 Artificial intervertebral disc having a wave washer force restoring element 2 2004
* 7,198,643 Cervical disc replacement 44 2004
6,997,954 Cervical disc replacement method 36 2004
* 6,997,955 Cervical disc replacement 38 2004
6,994,728 Cervical disc replacement method 46 2004
* 6,994,729 Cervical disc replacement 23 2004
* 6,972,037 Cervical disc replacement 34 2004
* 6,972,038 Cervical disc replacement 29 2004
* 2004/0176,851 Cervical disc replacement 0 2004
7,648,511 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 2 2004
7,641,654 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 0 2004
7,641,665 Instrumentation and methods for use in implementing a cervical disc replacement device 6 2004
7,637,911 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 14 2004
7,226,452 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 32 2004
7,208,014 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a belleville washer having radially extending grooves 11 2004
7,393,361 Artificial intervertebral disc having a bored semispherical bearing with a compression locking post and retaining caps 22 2004
* 2005/0187,632 Artificial intervertebral disc having a bored semispherical bearing with a compression locking post and retaining caps 3 2004
8,858,564 Wedge plate inserter/impactor and related methods for use in implanting an artificial intervertebral disc 0 2004
7,842,043 Instrumentation for inserting and impacting an artificial intervertebral disc in an intervertebral space 3 2004
* 2006/0052,780 Wedge plate inserter/impactor and related methods for use in implanting an artificial intervertebral disc 57 2004
* 2004/0167,534 Instrumentation for inserting and impacting an artificial intervertebral disc in an intervertebral space 24 2004
7,771,477 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a belleville washer having radially spaced concentric grooves 1 2004
7,713,302 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a spirally slotted belleville washer having radially spaced concentric grooves 17 2004
7,314,487 Intervertebral spacer device having a wave washer force restoring element 10 2004
* 2004/0204,761 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a belleville washer having radially spaced concentric grooves 0 2004
* 2004/0204,762 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a spirally slotted belleville washer having radially spaced concentric grooves 14 2004
7,674,292 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 2 2004
8,758,358 Instrumentation for repositioning and extraction an artificial intervertebral disc from an intervertebral space 0 2004
8,357,167 Artificial intervertebral disc trials with baseplates having inward tool engagement holes 3 2004
* 2005/0038,445 Instrumentation for repositioning and extracting an artificial intervertebral disc from an intervertebral space 17 2004
7,708,780 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 4 2004
* 2005/0125,064 Intervertebral spacer device 1 2005
7,141,070 Intervertebral spacer device having a domed arch shaped spring 8 2005
* 2005/0182,491 Intervertebral spacer device having a domed arch shaped spring 2 2005
7,468,076 Artificial intervertebral disc having a universal joint 11 2005
* 2005/0246,022 Artificial intervertebral disc having a universal joint 11 2005
* 9,028,552 Cervical disc replacement 0 2005
8,936,640 Cervical disc replacement 0 2005
* 2005/0240,272 Cervical disc replacement 19 2005
* 2005/0240,271 Cervical disc replacement 26 2005
* 2005/0228,497 Artificial disc replacements with natural kinematics 35 2005
8,048,159 Artificial intervertebral disc having a slotted belleville washer force restoring element 0 2005
* 2005/0234,554 Artificial intervertebral disc having a slotted belleville washer force restoring element 6 2005
* 2005/0267,582 Spacerless artificial disc replacements 18 2005
7,144,426 Intervertebral spacer device having a slotted domed arch strip spring 3 2005
* 2005/0283,240 Intervertebral spacer device having a slotted domed arch strip spring 0 2005
8,777,959 Intervertebral disc and insertion methods therefor 1 2006
* 2007/0123,985 Intervertebral disc and insertion methods therefor 40 2006
8,147,552 Intervertebral implant having features for controlling angulation thereof 1 2006
* 2006/0235,529 Intervertebral implant having features for controlling angulation thereof 7 2006
8,425,609 Artificial intervertebral disc having a bored semispherical bearing with a compression locking post and retaining caps 0 2008
* 2008/0306,594 Artificial intervertebral disc having a bored semispherical bearing with a compression locking post and retaining caps 1 2008
8,579,911 Instruments and methods for inserting artificial intervertebral implants 2 2009
8,231,628 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 0 2009
8,109,979 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 0 2009
8,277,507 Spacerless artificial disc replacements 6 2010
8,092,539 Intervertebral spacer device having a belleville washer with concentric grooves 0 2010
8,029,568 Intervertebral spacer device having a slotted partial circular domed arch strip spring 0 2010
8,784,492 Artificial disc replacements with natural kinematics 0 2013
9,095,451 Intervertebral disc and insertion methods therefor 1 2014
* 9,198,773 Spacerless artificial disc replacements 0 2014
* 2014/0148,906 SPACERLESS ARTIFICIAL DISC REPLACEMENTS 0 2014
9,168,146 Artificial disc replacements with natural kinematics 0 2014
9,226,837 Intervertebral disc and insertion methods therefor 0 2015
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (3)
8,110,003 Prostheses for spine discs having fusion capability 1 2005
* 2006/0052,874 Prostheses for spine discs having fusion capability 26 2005
8,540,771 Prostheses for spine discs having fusion capability 0 2012
 
SpineFore, Inc. (1)
6,610,092 Intervertebral spacer device having a slotted partial circular domed arch strip spring 139 2001
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (1)
6,770,095 Intervertebral disc 189 2002
 
SYNERGY DISC REPLACEMENT (3)
* 2008/0215,156 Joint Prostheses 25 2008
8,894,709 Systems and methods for vertebral disc replacement 0 2008
8,454,699 Systems and methods for vertebral disc replacement 1 2008
 
Gmedelware 2 LLC (1)
8,926,700 Spinal facet joint implant 0 2004
 
CARDO MEDICAL, LLC (2)
* 8,016,886 Intervertebral disc replacement device 1 2006
* 2008/0065,211 Intervertebral disc replacement device 28 2006
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