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, TX1

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Shelokov, Alexis P Dallas, TX 10 469

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (3)
5,258,031 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty 699 1992
5,425,773 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device 455 1994
5,562,738 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device 490 1995
 
WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG (2)
5,401,269 Intervertebral disc endoprosthesis 598 1993
5,556,431 Intervertebral disc endoprosthesis 497 1994
 
DERR, BERN (1)
4,759,766 Intervertebral disc endoprosthesis 501 1987
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (1)
5,676,701 Low wear artificial spinal disc 541 1995
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
5,507,816 Spinal vertebrae implants 331 1994
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
4,955,908 Metallic intervertebral prosthesis 354 1988
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
4,257,129 Prosthetic knee joint tibial implant 88 1979
4,349,921 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 869 1980
5,425,777 Artificial finger joint 52 1994
5,895,428 Load bearing spinal joint implant 348 1996
5,893,889 Artificial disc 431 1997

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SPINECORE, INC. (75)
6,527,806 Intervertebral spacer device having a spiral wave washer force restoring element 121 2001
6,468,310 Intervertebral spacer device having a wave washer force restoring element 128 2001
6,740,117 Intervertebral spacer device having a radially thinning slotted belleville spring 50 2001
6,669,730 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a spirally slotted belleville washer having radially extending grooves 71 2001
6,887,274 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a belleville washer having radially spaced concentric grooves 28 2001
6,863,688 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a spirally slotted belleville washer having radially spaced concentric grooves 41 2001
6,673,113 Intervertebral spacer device having arch shaped spring elements 130 2001
6,887,273 Intervertebral spacer device having a domed arch shaped spring 14 2001
6,669,731 Intervertebral spacer device having a slotted domed arch strip spring 71 2001
6,645,249 Intervertebral spacer device having a multi-pronged domed spring 100 2001
6,764,515 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a spirally slotted belleville washer and a rotational mounting 82 2002
7,604,664 Spinal baseplates with ball joint coupling and a retaining member 2 2002
7,563,285 Artificial intervertebral disc utilizing a ball joint coupling 4 2002
7,122,055 Artificial intervertebral disc having a spider spring force restoring element 25 2002
6,918,934 Artificial intervertebral disc having a slotted belleville washer force restoring element 42 2002
6,723,127 Artificial intervertebral disc having a wave washer force restoring element 68 2002
6,989,032 Artificial intervertebral disc 46 2002
7,258,699 Artificial intervertebral disc having a captured ball and socket joint with a solid ball and retaining cap 16 2002
7,118,599 Artificial intervertebral disc 16 2002
7,101,399 Artificial intervertebral disc having a captured ball and socket joint with a solid ball and compression locking post 19 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 13 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 35 2002
7,115,132 Static trials and related instruments and methods for use in implanting an artificial intervertebral disc 57 2002
6,908,484 Cervical disc replacement 65 2003
6,706,068 Artificial disc replacements with natural kinematics 231 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 32 2003
7,223,290 Axially compressible artificial intervertebral disc having a captured ball and socket joint with a solid ball and compression locking post 16 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 22 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 11 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 2 2003
7,635,368 Intervertebral spacer device having simultaneously engageable angled perimeters for manipulation using a surgical tool 18 2003
7,491,241 Intervertebral spacer device having recessed notch pairs for manipulation using a surgical tool 31 2003
7,223,291 Intervertebral spacer device having engagement hole pairs for manipulation using a surgical tool 18 2003
7,014,658 Intervertebral spacer device having a multi-pronged domed spring 13 2003
7,270,680 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a spirally slotted belleville washer having radially extending grooves 11 2003
7,314,486 Artificial intervertebral disc having a wave washer force restoring element 2 2004
7,198,643 Cervical disc replacement 32 2004
6,997,954 Cervical disc replacement method 30 2004
6,997,955 Cervical disc replacement 29 2004
6,994,728 Cervical disc replacement method 33 2004
6,994,729 Cervical disc replacement 21 2004
6,972,037 Cervical disc replacement 29 2004
6,972,038 Cervical disc replacement 24 2004
7,648,511 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 0 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 4 2004
7,637,911 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 8 2004
7,226,452 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 21 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 15 2004
7,842,043 Instrumentation for inserting and impacting an artificial intervertebral disc in an intervertebral space 1 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 13 2004
7,314,487 Intervertebral spacer device having a wave washer force restoring element 10 2004
7,674,292 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 1 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 0 2004
7,708,780 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 3 2004
7,141,070 Intervertebral spacer device having a domed arch shaped spring 8 2005
7,468,076 Artificial intervertebral disc having a universal joint 6 2005
8,048,159 Artificial intervertebral disc having a slotted belleville washer force restoring element 0 2005
7,144,426 Intervertebral spacer device having a slotted domed arch strip spring 3 2005
8,777,959 Intervertebral disc and insertion methods therefor 0 2006
8,147,552 Intervertebral implant having features for controlling angulation thereof 0 2006
8,425,609 Artificial intervertebral disc having a bored semispherical bearing with a compression locking post and retaining caps 0 2008
8,579,911 Instruments and methods for inserting artificial intervertebral implants 0 2009
8,231,628 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 0 2009
8,109,979 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 0 2009
8,277,507 Spacerless artificial disc replacements 2 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
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (59)
6,974,478 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 152 2002
6,902,580 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 142 2002
7,074,237 Multiple facet joint replacement 129 2003
7,041,136 Facet joint replacement 185 2003
7,074,238 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 45 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 129 2003
8,187,303 Anti-rotation fixation element for spinal prostheses 0 2004
7,051,451 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 133 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 13 2004
7,588,590 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 10 2004
7,691,145 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 15 2004
7,608,104 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 6 2004
7,588,578 Surgical measurement systems and methods 4 2004
7,507,242 Surgical measurement and resection framework 7 2004
7,993,373 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus 5 2005
7,674,293 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 31 2005
7,722,647 Apparatus and method for posterior vertebral stabilization 3 2005
7,566,345 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 10 2005
7,445,635 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 36 2005
8,398,681 Adjacent level facet arthroplasty devices, spine stabilization systems, and methods 1 2005
8,313,511 Facet joint replacement 0 2005
7,618,453 Facet joint replacement 8 2005
7,406,775 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 40 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 5 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 7 2006
8,764,801 Facet joint implant crosslinking apparatus and method 0 2006
7,290,347 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 28 2006
8,231,655 Prostheses and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 1 2006
8,562,649 System and method for multiple level facet joint arthroplasty and fusion 0 2006
7,914,556 Arthroplasty revision system and method 0 2006
8,579,941 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 0 2007
7,621,955 Facet joint replacement 8 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 0 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 1 2007
8,496,687 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 0 2007
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
8,675,930 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 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 0 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 4 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 5 2008
7,998,178 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 5 2008
7,914,560 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 5 2008
7,815,648 Surgical measurement systems and methods 0 2008
 
SpinalMotion, Inc. (26)
7,753,956 Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion 5 2004
7,442,211 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 33 2004
7,575,599 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core 12 2004
7,585,326 Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion 8 2004
8,083,797 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption 0 2005
7,531,001 Intervertebral prosthesis 17 2005
8,685,035 Intervertebral prosthesis placement instrument 0 2005
7,637,913 Spinal midline indicator 18 2005
7,731,754 Intervertebral prosthesis 8 2006
8,734,519 Posterior spinal device and method 0 2007
8,486,147 Posterior spinal device and method 0 2008
8,454,698 Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion 0 2008
8,206,447 Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion 1 2008
8,092,538 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 1 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
8,062,371 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core 3 2009
8,002,834 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core 1 2009
8,444,695 Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion 0 2009
8,206,449 Artificial intervertebral disc placement system 5 2009
8,090,428 Spinal midline indicator 10 2009
8,506,631 Customized intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption 0 2010
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
 
FLEXUSPINE, INC. (24)
7,909,869 Artificial spinal unit assemblies 20 2004
8,753,398 Method of inserting an expandable intervertebral implant without overdistraction 0 2005
8,257,440 Method of insertion of an expandable intervertebral implant 7 2005
8,172,903 Expandable intervertebral implant with spacer 9 2005
8,147,550 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with limited articulation 2 2005
8,123,810 Expandable intervertebral implant with wedged expansion member 14 2005
8,118,870 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with spacer 13 2005
8,118,871 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant 14 2005
7,708,778 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with cam 30 2005
8,603,168 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 1 2006
8,118,869 Dynamic interbody device 13 2006
8,052,723 Dynamic posterior stabilization systems and methods of use 18 2006
7,799,082 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 23 2006
7,794,480 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 31 2006
7,785,351 Artificial functional spinal implant unit system and method for use 36 2006
8,597,358 Dynamic interbody devices 1 2007
8,377,098 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 5 2007
7,959,677 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 17 2007
8,523,912 Posterior stabilization systems with shared, dual dampener systems 1 2007
8,267,965 Spinal stabilization systems with dynamic interbody devices 6 2007
8,187,330 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 10 2007
8,182,514 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a fixed length elongated member 9 2007
8,162,994 Posterior stabilization system with isolated, dual dampener systems 3 2007
8,157,844 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 9 2007
 
KYPHON SARL (21)
7,497,859 Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk 11 2003
7,273,496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 52 2003
7,083,649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 107 2003
6,966,929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 99 2003
7,217,291 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 78 2003
7,452,379 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 1 2004
7,481,840 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with selectably positioning articulating element 31 2004
7,691,146 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 15 2004
7,670,377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 15 2004
7,520,899 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 17 2004
7,503,935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 27 2004
7,320,707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 50 2004
7,481,839 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 11 2004
7,575,600 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 29 2004
7,601,170 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 34 2005
7,591,851 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 36 2005
8,100,944 Inter-cervical facet implant and method for preserving the tissues surrounding the facet joint 7 2005
8,172,877 Inter-cervical facet implant with surface enhancements 8 2005
8,128,660 Inter-cervical facet joint implant with locking screw system 7 2005
8,029,540 Inter-cervical facet implant with implantation tool 8 2006
8,118,838 Inter-cervical facet implant with multiple direction articulation joint and method for implanting 7 2006
 
LDR MEDICAL (11)
7,326,250 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and fitting tools 73 2002
7,682,396 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 45 2003
7,494,508 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 32 2005
7,695,516 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 18 2005
7,632,282 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 11 2005
7,842,088 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 12 2006
8,465,546 Intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion assemblies 2 2007
8,343,219 Intersomatic cage, intervertebral prosthesis, anchoring device and implantation instruments 5 2008
8,257,439 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 4 2009
8,267,999 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 4 2009
8,439,931 Instrumentation and methods for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis 4 2009
 
AMEDICA CORPORATION (9)
6,994,727 Total disc implant 126 2003
7,666,229 Ceramic-ceramic articulation surface implants 0 2004
7,780,738 Polymer-ceramic articulation 4 2004
7,758,646 Total disc implant 3 2005
7,695,521 Hip prosthesis with monoblock ceramic acetabular cup 30 2005
7,776,085 Knee prosthesis with ceramic tibial component 6 2005
8,252,058 Spinal implant with elliptical articulatory interface 0 2006
7,771,481 Total disc implant 3 2007
8,123,812 Ceramic-ceramic articulation surface implants 0 2009
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (8)
6,679,915 Articulating spinal implant 139 2000
7,270,681 Articulating spinal implant 17 2004
7,776,090 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 40 2005
7,763,050 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 24 2005
8,066,749 Implant for stabilizing a bone graft during spinal fusion 5 2005
8,075,596 Spinal prosthesis systems 0 2007
7,837,734 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 31 2007
8,425,530 Apparatus for sizing a facet joint 1 2011
 
HH SPINAL LLC (7)
7,901,459 Split spinal device and method 3 2005
7,875,077 Support structure device and method 3 2005
7,771,479 Dual articulating spinal device and method 40 2005
7,556,651 Posterior spinal device and method 26 2005
7,550,010 Spinal arthroplasty device and method 10 2005
7,811,326 Posterior joint replacement device 5 2006
7,635,389 Posterior joint replacement device 6 2006
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (7)
7,001,433 Artificial intervertebral disc device 32 2002
8,241,360 Artificial disc device 1 2004
8,262,731 Artificial disc device 0 2005
8,597,357 System and method for sizing, inserting and securing artificial disc in intervertebral space 0 2007
8,231,676 Motion preserving artificial intervertebral disc device 0 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 2 2010
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (7)
7,537,614 Implant comprising a two-piece joint 14 2002
7,563,284 Intervertebral disc implant 27 2005
7,563,286 Controlled artificial intervertebral disc implant 30 2005
7,533,672 Methods and apparatus for vascular protection in spinal surgery 28 2005
7,886,741 Methods and apparatus for vascular protection in spinal surgery 0 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
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (5)
6,475,219 Anterior vertebral protection method and device 93 2001
8,021,428 Ceramic disc prosthesis 0 2005
7,927,373 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 4 2005
7,909,876 Intervertebral disc prosthesis with shear-limiting core 0 2006
8,114,159 Anterior spinal vessel protector 0 2006
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (5)
7,621,956 Prosthetic spinal disc replacement 18 2004
7,641,666 Prosthetic spinal disc replacement 1 2004
8,167,948 Anterior prosthetic spinal disc replacement 0 2005
7,713,304 Transforaminal prosthetic spinal disc replacement 3 2005
7,811,329 Transforaminal prosthetic spinal disc replacement and methods thereof 13 2006
 
SPINADYNE, INC. (5)
7,905,906 System and method for lumbar arthroplasty 1 2006
D598105 Convex intervertebral disc prosthesis 1 2008
D597674 Concave intervertebral disc prosthesis 0 2008
8,673,008 Posterior spinal arthroplasty system 0 2012
8,673,009 Spinal prosthesis and facet joint prosthesis 0 2012
 
SPINAL ELEMENTS, INC. (5)
7,846,183 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 43 2004
8,652,137 Vertebral facet joint drill and method of use 0 2008
7,998,172 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 24 2009
8,740,949 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing bone 0 2011
8,740,942 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 0 2013
 
SYNERGY DISC REPLACEMENT, INC. (5)
8,100,974 Artificial spinal disc 4 2005
8,172,904 Artificial spinal disc 1 2006
7,927,374 Artificial spinal disc 7 2006
8,038,716 Artificial spinal disc 1 2008
8,231,677 Artificial spinal disc 0 2010
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (5)
6,368,350 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and method 374 1999
7,112,223 Pseudo arthrosis device 7 2002
7,655,012 Methods and apparatuses for minimally invasive replacement of intervertebral discs 6 2004
8,007,535 Interbody fusion ring and method of using the same 1 2006
7,905,922 Surgical implant suitable for replacement of an intervertebral disc 6 2006
 
AESCULAP AG (4)
7,198,644 Intervertebral implant 41 2004
6,986,789 Intervertebral implant 53 2004
7,549,995 Surgical instrument for handling an implant 101 2004
7,585,325 Intervertebral implant 1 2005
 
JOINT SYNERGY, LLC (4)
7,115,144 Spinal implant 9 2004
7,083,651 Spinal implant 49 2004
7,195,644 Ball and dual socket joint 16 2005
7,491,239 Interior insert ball and dual socket joint 2 2005
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (4)
6,579,319 Facet joint replacement 270 2000
6,565,605 Multiple facet joint replacement 303 2000
6,419,703 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 296 2001
7,090,698 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 155 2002
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (4)
7,806,935 Artificial disc prosthesis 1 2006
7,771,480 Artificial disc prosthesis 0 2006
7,763,075 Artificial disc prosthesis 0 2006
7,763,076 Artificial disc prosthesis 4 2006
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (3)
7,766,966 Artificial intervertebral disc 4 2006
7,655,045 Artificial intervertebral disc 2 2006
7,832,409 Method of inserting an artificial intervertebral disc 2 2007
 
DIMICRON, INC. (3)
7,494,507 Articulating diamond-surfaced spinal implants 39 2002
8,016,889 Articulating diamond-surfaced spinal implants 0 2007
8,603,169 Multi-lobe artificial spine joint 0 2012
 
ZIMMER SPINE S.A.S. (3)
7,611,538 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 24 2003
7,896,919 Method of implanting intervertebral disk prosthesis 11 2009
8,226,721 Method of implanting intervertebral disk prosthesis 0 2011
 
AXIOMED SPINE CORPORATION (2)
6,607,558 Artificial disc 132 2001
7,857,852 Artificial disc 2 2003
 
CERVITECH, INC. (2)
7,628,813 Cervical intervertebral prosthesis system 2 2003
8,062,369 Cervical intervertebral prosthesis system 0 2008
 
CONCEPT MATRIX, LLC (2)
7,740,658 Intervertebral disk prosthesis methods of use 0 2004
D557417 Disk prosthesis 0 2006
 
Deland, Jonathan T. (2)
7,625,409 Ankle prosthesis 37 2004
7,963,996 Ankle prosthesis methods 2 2009
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (2)
6,770,095 Intervertebral disc 155 2002
7,517,363 Intervertebral disc having translation 38 2003
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (2)
8,795,371 Intervertebral implant 0 2007
8,435,301 Artificial intervertebral disc implant 1 2011
 
DYNAMIC SPINE, INC. (2)
7,303,565 Apparatus and method for performing spinal surgery 14 2003
8,057,549 Apparatus and method for performing spinal surgery 1 2007
 
EBI, LLC (2)
8,721,722 Intervertebral implant and associated method 0 2006
7,780,676 Intervertebral implantation apparatus 0 2007
 
FLEXUSPINE (2)
7,753,958 Expandable intervertebral implant 40 2005
8,647,386 Expandable intervertebral implant system and method 1 2010
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (2)
7,708,776 Intervertebral disk replacement system and methods 16 2003
8,328,851 Total disc replacement system and related methods 0 2006
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (2)
8,110,003 Prostheses for spine discs having fusion capability 0 2005
8,540,771 Prostheses for spine discs having fusion capability 0 2012
 
ALTUS PARTNERS, LLC (1)
7,753,957 Ball and Socket intervertebral disc replacement device with keyed surfaces assembly 3 2006
 
Blatt, Geoffrey (1)
7,338,527 Artificial spinal disc, insertion tool, and method of insertion 39 2004
 
CARDO MEDICAL, LLC (1)
8,016,886 Intervertebral disc replacement device 0 2006
 
DePuy Synthes Products, LLP (1)
8,734,517 Medical procedure involving protective pad 0 2012
 
DIAMICRON (1)
8,163,023 Multi-lobe artificial spine joint 2 2008
 
F3 TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
8,066,773 Artificial intervertebral disc 0 2006
 
GLOBAL MEDICAL CONSULTING GMBH (1)
8,764,834 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 0 2008
 
GLOBUSMEDICAL (1)
7,892,262 Posterior prosthetic spinal disc replacement and methods thereof 0 2006
 
GME Delaware 2 LLC (1)
7,955,390 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 5 2008
 
Infinity Orthopaedics Company (1)
8,435,295 System and method for intervertebral implant delivery and removal 0 2006
 
Infinity Orthopedics Ltd. (1)
7,618,459 Universal spinal disc implant system 12 2006
 
LANTERNA MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD (1)
7,988,712 Method for resurfacing a lumbar articular facet 7 2007
 
Pioneer Signal Technology, Inc. (1)
8,388,684 Artificial disc device 4 2003
 
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (1)
8,070,777 Method and device for treating abnormal curvature of a spine 1 2008
 
RESSPOND SPINAL SYSTEMS (1)
8,795,375 Modular nucleus pulposus prosthesis 0 2009
 
SIMPLIFY MEDICAL, INC. (1)
8,801,792 Posterio spinal device and method 0 2010
 
SPINAL CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
6,736,850 Vertebral pseudo arthrosis device and method 68 2001
 
SpineFore, Inc. (1)
6,610,092 Intervertebral spacer device having a slotted partial circular domed arch strip spring 122 2001
 
SYNERGY DISC REPLACEMENT (1)
8,454,699 Systems and methods for vertebral disc replacement 0 2008
 
SYNTHES GMBH (1)
8,323,293 Tack or drive screw for securing a prosthesis to bone and associated instrumentation and method 0 2008
 
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
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