US Patent No: 6,127,597

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Systems for percutaneous bone and spinal stabilization, fixation and repair

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Systems for bone and spinal stabilization, fixation and repair include intramedullar nails, intervertebral cages and prostheses, remotely activatable prostheses, tissue extraction devices, and electrocautery probes. The intramedullar nails, intervertebral cages and prostheses, are designed for expansion from a small diameter for insertion into place to a larger diameter which stabilizes, fixates or repairs the bone, and further can be inserted percutaneously. Remotely activatable prostheses can be activated from an external unit to expand and treat prosthesis loosening. Tissue extraction devices, and electrocautery probes are used to remove tissue from desired areas.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KYPHON SARLSUNNYVALE, CA241
DISCOTECH N.V.SUNNYVALE, CA1

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Beyar, Mordechay Caesarea, IL 94 5729
Globerman, Oren Herzelia, IL 89 5714
Magal, Elad Herzelia, IL 5 627

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Spineology, Inc. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
* 4,349,921 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 1003 1980
* 4,313,434 Fracture fixation 185 1980
* 4,309,777 Artificial intervertebral disc 727 1980
* 4,558,693 Penile implant 38 1983
* 4,554,914 Prosthetic vertebral body 569 1983
* 5,102,413 Inflatable bone fixation device 158 1990
* 5,303,718 Method and device for the osteosynthesis of bones 162 1992
 
Perumala Corporation (1)
* 5,171,278 Middle expandable intervertebral disk implants 516 1991
 
KARL STORZ ENDOSCOPY-AMERICA, INC. (1)
* 5,131,382 Endoscopic percutaneous discectomy device 95 1989
 
AO-FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT DAVOS (1)
* 5,376,123 Adaptable stem for endoprosthesis 78 1993
 
KYPHON SARL (1)
* 5,108,404 Surgical protocol for fixation of bone using inflatable device 425 1990
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
* 4,636,217 Anterior spinal implant 492 1985
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
* 4,932,969 Joint endoprosthesis 414 1987
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (1)
* 5,645,598 Spinal fusion device with porous material 311 1996
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO A CORPORATION OF OH (1)
* 4,453,539 Expandable intramedullary nail for the fixation of bone fractures 136 1982
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO (1)
* 4,854,312 Expanding intramedullary nail 63 1988
 
AMERICAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 5,704,895 Implantable penile prosthetic cylinder with inclusive fluid reservoir 72 1988
 
RAY MEDICA, INC. (2)
* 4,772,287 Prosthetic disc and method of implanting 778 1987
* 4,904,260 Prosthetic disc containing therapeutic material 623 1988
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (1)
* 5,059,193 Expandable spinal implant and surgical method 881 1990
 
DOW CORNING CORPORATION (1)
* 4,686,973 Method of making an intramedullary bone plug and bone plug made thereby 123 1984
 
Stewkie Limited (1)
* 5,122,400 Inflatable articles and method of creating inflatable products 25 1990
 
ORTHOPHOENIX, LLC (1)
* 5,827,289 Inflatable device for use in surgical protocols relating to treatment of fractured or diseased bones 484 1996
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (1)
* 5,522,816 Transverse connection for spinal column corrective devices 110 1994
 
LEE BERGER 2004 TRUST (3)
* 5,480,400 Method and device for internal fixation of bone fractures 147 1993
* 5,423,850 Balloon compressor for internal fixation of bone fractures 136 1993
* 5,658,310 Balloon compressor for internal fixation of bone fractures 98 1995
 
Health & Research Services Inc. (1)
* 4,759,769 Artificial spinal disc 776 1987
 
Ace Orthopedic Company Inc. (1)
* 4,522,200 Adjustable intramedullar rod 61 1983
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (2)
* 5,520,690 Anterior spinal polyaxial locking screw plate assembly 347 1995
* 5,522,899 Artificial spinal fusion implants 677 1995
 
HAYNES, DARREL W. (1)
* 4,697,584 Device and method for plugging an intramedullary bone canal 118 1984
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SPINAL STABILIZATION TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (22)
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* 2005/0004,424 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies, including treatment of male incontinence, and female cystocele 21 2003
* 2005/0080,489 Laterally expanding intervertebral fusion device 10 2003
* 2004/0106,999 Methods and devices for interbody spinal stabilization 48 2003
* 2004/0153,064 Surgical instrumentation and method for treatment of the spine 56 2004
* 2005/0182,412 Transverse cavity device and method 31 2005
* 2006/0149,279 Methods and devices for interbody spinal stabilization 13 2006
* 2008/0045,952 ANNULUS-REINFORCING BAND 14 2007
* 9,351,772 Method and devices for the treatment of nasal sinus disorders 0 2008
* 2008/0125,805 Method and devices for the treatment of nasal sinus disorders 9 2008
* 2009/0043,345 Methods and devices for interbody spinal stabilization 1 2008
8,092,501 Dynamic spinal rod and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 1 2009
8,216,281 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 2 2009
* 2010/0121,453 Expandable spinal implant having interlocking geometry for structural support 25 2010
* 2010/0255,444 BIORESORBABLE INFLATABLE DEVICES, INCISION TOOL AND METHODS FOR TISSUE EXPANSION AND TISSUE REGENERATION 4 2010
8,622,739 Method for enlarging a jaw bone using a hollow dental implant having a side perforation 1 2010
* 2010/0266,979 EXPANDABLE DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TISSUE EXPANSION, REGENERATION AND FIXATION 4 2010
8,257,397 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 3 2010
8,518,085 Adaptive spinal rod and methods for stabilization of the spine 1 2011
* 2011/0184,422 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR INTERBODY SPINAL STABILIZATION 1 2011
9,375,302 Adjustable tension incontinence sling assemblies 0 2014
 
THOMAS. JAMES C. JR. (2)
* 2003/0074,075 Expandable implant for partial disc replacement and reinforcement of a disc partially removed in a discectomy and for reduction and maintenance of alignment of cancellous bone fractures and methods and apparatuses for same 243 2002
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NORTHBOUND MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 2009/0005,816 Spinal rod, insertion device, and method of using 2 2007
 
SOFAMOR DANEK HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
8,768,437 Fluoroscopic image guided surgery system with intraoperative registration 0 2006
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (6)
7,001,433 Artificial intervertebral disc device 52 2002
8,241,360 Artificial disc device 7 2004
8,262,731 Artificial disc device 2 2005
9,351,852 Artificial disc device 0 2012
9,241,807 Systems and methods for inserting a spinal device 0 2012
9,233,011 Systems and apparatuses for inserting an implant in intervertebral space 0 2014
 
AMERICAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
7,608,036 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies, including treatment of male incontinence, and female cystocele 10 2003
 
ORTHOVITA, INC. (2)
7,544,196 System and kit for delivery of restorative materials 20 2003
* 2004/0092,946 System and kit for delivery of restorative materials 95 2003
 
QUANDARY MEDICAL, LLC (36)
6,558,386 Axial spinal implant and method and apparatus for implanting an axial spinal implant within the vertebrae of the spine 167 2000
6,790,210 Methods and apparatus for forming curved axial bores through spinal vertebrae 168 2000
6,740,090 Methods and apparatus for forming shaped axial bores through spinal vertebrae 154 2000
6,558,390 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 347 2001
* 6,899,716 Method and apparatus for spinal augmentation 208 2002
6,921,403 Method and apparatus for spinal distraction and fusion 195 2002
7,309,338 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 82 2003
7,087,058 Method and apparatus for providing posterior or anterior trans-sacral access to spinal vertebrae 126 2003
7,569,056 Methods and apparatus for forming shaped axial bores through spinal vertebrae 36 2004
8,052,613 Spinal nucleus extraction tool 9 2004
7,740,633 Guide pin for guiding instrumentation along a soft tissue tract to a point on the spine 19 2004
7,588,574 Kits for enabling axial access and procedures in the spine 36 2004
7,530,993 Method of spinal fixation 26 2004
7,500,977 Method and apparatus for manipulating material in the spine 57 2004
7,608,077 Method and apparatus for spinal distraction and fusion 34 2005
7,776,042 Methods and apparatus for provision of therapy to adjacent motion segments 3 2005
7,547,317 Methods of performing procedures in the spine 29 2006
7,641,657 Method and apparatus for providing posterior or anterior trans-sacral access to spinal vertebrae 11 2006
7,744,599 Articulating spinal implant 13 2007
7,727,263 Articulating spinal implant 13 2007
7,799,032 Guide pin introducer for guiding instrumentation through soft tissue to a point on the spine 12 2007
7,763,025 Spinal fusion kit for guiding instrumentation through soft tissue to a point on the spine 35 2007
7,799,033 Access kits for enabling axial access and procedures in the spine 17 2007
7,794,463 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 14 2007
7,914,535 Method and apparatus for manipulating material in the spine 8 2009
8,034,055 Method and apparatus for providing access to a presacral space 7 2009
8,747,472 Spinal therapy device with fixated distraction distance 1 2009
* 2011/0040,329 SPINAL THERAPY DEVICE WITH FIXATED DISTRACTION DISTANCE 8 2009
8,292,928 Method and apparatus for spinal distraction and fusion 1 2009
8,167,947 Methods for push distraction and for provision of therapy to adjacent motion segments 4 2010
8,328,847 Assemblies for provision of therapy to motion segments 1 2010
8,105,365 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 4 2010
8,308,777 Method and apparatus for removable spinal implant extending between at least two adjacent vertebral bodies 0 2010
8,317,867 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 2 2012
8,709,087 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 0 2012
8,523,918 Therapy to adjacent motion segments 0 2012
 
VAL-CHUM, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (2)
* 7,962,194 Method and system for propelling and controlling displacement of a microrobot in a blood vessel 3 2003
* 2004/0210,128 Method and system for propelling and controlling displacement of a microrobot in a blood vessel 2 2003
 
Cybex Industrial Ltd. (1)
7,533,933 Child seat for a motor vehicle 0 2007
 
Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. (23)
* 2004/0082,965 Medical balloon 42 2003
7,682,335 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer 23 2004
7,544,201 Rapid exchange balloon dilation catheter having reinforced multi-lumen distal portion 24 2005
* 2007/0016,133 Rapid exchange balloon dilation catheter having reinforced multi-lumen distal portion 18 2005
7,914,487 Non-compliant medical balloon having braided or knitted reinforcement 5 2007
* 2008/0183,132 NON-COMPLIANT MEDICAL BALLOON HAVING BRAIDED OR KNITTED REINFORCEMENT 30 2007
8,002,741 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral woven fabric layer 4 2007
7,780,629 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer 3 2007
* 2007/0219,490 NON-COMPLIANT MEDICAL BALLOON HAVING AN INTEGRAL NON-WOVEN FABRIC LAYER 28 2007
* 2007/0213,760 NON-COMPLIANT MEDICAL BALLOON HAVING AN INTEGRAL WOVEN FABRIC LAYER 29 2007
8,353,868 Medical balloon having strengthening rods 1 2008
8,002,744 Non-compliant medical balloon 6 2008
8,728,110 Balloon dilation catheter shaft having end transition 0 2009
7,985,235 Balloon dilation catheter having transition from coaxial lumens to non-coaxial multiple lumens 1 2009
7,985,236 Rapid exchange balloon dilation catheter having reinforced multi-lumen distal portion 3 2009
8,313,601 Non-compliant medical balloon 2 2009
8,236,221 Non-compliant medical balloon 1 2009
* 2010/0243,135 NON-COMPLIANT MEDICAL BALLOON 13 2009
8,221,351 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer 2 2010
8,105,275 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer 0 2010
* 2011/0054,513 NON-COMPLIANT MEDICAL BALLOON HAVING AN INTEGRAL NON-WOVEN FABRIC LAYER 1 2010
9,211,391 Balloon with variable pitch reinforcing fibers 0 2010
* 2011/0082,489 BALLOON WITH VARIABLE PITCH REINFORCING FIBERS 2 2010
 
ASTORA WOMEN'S HEALTH, LLC (23)
8,535,217 Methods and systems for treatment of prolapse 0 2006
9,084,664 Method and articles for treatment of stress urinary incontinence 0 2007
8,834,350 Surgical implants, tools, and methods for treating pelvic conditions 0 2007
8,628,463 Adjustable tension incontinence sling assemblies 0 2007
8,460,169 Adjustable tension incontinence sling assemblies 1 2007
8,388,514 Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic conditions 0 2007
8,162,814 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies, including treatment of male incontinence, and female cystocele 1 2008
8,951,185 Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic conditions 0 2009
8,944,990 Surgical needle and anchor system with retractable features 0 2009
9,364,308 Implant systems with tensioning feedback 0 2010
9,345,473 Implantable sling systems and methods 0 2010
D736382 Surgical indicator with backers 0 2011
D721807 Surgical indicators 0 2011
D721175 Backers for surgical indicators 0 2011
9,017,243 Minimally invasive implant and method 0 2011
8,684,909 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies, including treatment of male incontinence, and female cystocele 0 2012
9,089,393 Implants, tools, and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions 0 2012
9,351,723 Implants, tools, and methods for treatments of pelvic conditions 0 2012
8,777,837 Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic 1 2013
9,060,839 Methods and systems for treatment of prolapse 0 2013
9,179,992 Implants, tools, and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions 0 2014
D746462 Surgical indicators 0 2014
9,283,064 Methods and systems for treatment of prolapse 0 2015
 
ANVIL MEDICAL, INC. (3)
7,717,953 Delivery system for placement of prosthesis at luminal OS 17 2004
7,731,747 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple thin fronds 20 2005
8,083,791 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 14 2005
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
* 2005/0090,901 Intervertebral disk prosthesis or nucleus replacement prosthesis 104 2004
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (5)
6,632,235 Inflatable device and method for reducing fractures in bone and in treating the spine 243 2001
7,666,205 Inflatable device and method for reducing fractures in bone and in treating the spine 72 2003
* 8,080,061 Apparatus and methods for treating bone 2 2006
* 2007/0055,274 Apparatus and methods for treating bone 42 2006
* 2007/0093,899 Apparatus and methods for treating bone 60 2006
 
Flexfix, LLC (6)
8,128,626 System and method for delivery conformation and removal of intramedullary bone fixation devices 4 2007
* 2008/0269,747 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERY, CONFORMATION AND REMOVAL OF INTRAMEDULLARY BONE FIXATION DEVICES 9 2007
8,167,881 Implantable composite apparatus and method 0 2008
8,162,943 Deformable implant systems and methods 3 2008
8,147,492 System and method for guidance and implantation of implantable devices 0 2008
8,834,468 Bone stabilization device and method 1 2012
 
CAVITECH, LLC (2)
8,142,462 Instruments and methods for reducing and stabilizing bone fractures 10 2005
8,562,634 Instruments and methods for reducing and stabilizing bone fractures 0 2012
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (20)
8,579,908 Device for delivering viscous material 1 2004
* 2007/0088,436 Methods and devices for stenting or tamping a fractured vertebral body 23 2005
* 8,425,543 Annular nucleus pulposus replacement 0 2005
* 2006/0106,410 Annular nucleus pulposus replacement 0 2005
8,821,496 Osteotomy protective cover 0 2006
8,333,773 Remotely-activated vertebroplasty injection device 9 2007
8,950,929 Fluid delivery system 2 2007
8,430,914 Assembly for orthopaedic surgery 2 2008
8,556,949 Hybrid bone fixation element and methods of using the same 5 2008
8,518,115 Porous containment device and associated method for stabilization of vertebral compression fractures 2 2008
* 2009/0125,028 HYBRID BONE FIXATION ELEMENT AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME 14 2008
8,540,722 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 7 2009
8,361,078 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 11 2009
8,419,801 Adjustable, remote-controllable orthopaedic prosthesis and associated method 11 2009
8,911,497 Minimally invasive spine augmentation and stabilization system and method 0 2010
9,289,240 Flexible elongated chain implant and method of supporting body tissue with same 0 2012
8,809,418 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 3 2013
* 2013/0310,877 DEVICE FOR STRAIGHTENING AND STABILIZING THE VERTEBRAL COLUMN 0 2013
8,956,368 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 2 2013
8,992,541 Hydraulic device for the injection of bone cement in percutaneous vertebroplasty 0 2013
 
GLOBERMAN, OREN (1)
* 2010/0274,246 EXPANDABLE INTRAMEDULLARY NAIL FOR SMALL BONE FIXATION 0 2008
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (3)
7,766,966 Artificial intervertebral disc 12 2006
7,655,045 Artificial intervertebral disc 4 2006
7,832,409 Method of inserting an artificial intervertebral disc 3 2007
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (8)
7,722,530 Method of securing vertebrae 28 2003
8,277,486 System for performing a procedure at a spinal location 1 2003
* 7,699,877 Method of securing vertebrae 6 2004
* 2005/0033,297 Method of securing vertebrae 38 2004
7,850,695 Method of securing vertebrae 8 2004
9,101,353 Method of securing vertebrae 0 2004
8,777,997 Method for securing vertebrae 1 2012
8,540,746 Cannula for receiving surgical instruments 0 2012
 
CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG (2)
7,695,471 Fixation device 7 2004
* 2004/0230,193 Fixation device 33 2004
 
Karmon, Ben-Zion (4)
7,749,267 Expandable devices and methods for tissue expansion, regeneration and fixation 6 2005
* 2005/0209,595 Expandable devices and methods for tissue expansion, regeneration and fixation 55 2005
8,864,841 Method for the displacement of the schneiderian membrane 0 2006
* 2009/0101,157 Bioresorbable Inflatable Devices, Incision Tool And Methods For Tissue Expansion And Tissue Regeneration 3 2007
 
ORTHOSOFT INC. (2)
* 6,856,828 CAS bone reference and less invasive installation method thereof 22 2002
* 2004/0068,260 CAS bone reference and less invasive installation method thereof 5 2002
 
GEIST WALSH HOLDINGS, LLC (3)
8,092,458 Magnetic targeting system and method of using the same 8 2006
8,092,460 Magnetic targeting system and method of using the same 8 2008
* 2009/0099,572 Magnetic Targeting System And Method Of Using The Same 5 2008
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
8,337,556 Curable media for implantable medical device 0 2005
 
Conventus Orthopaedics, Inc. (1)
8,287,538 Apparatus and methods for fracture repair 5 2009
 
PROMETHEAN SURGICAL DEVICES, LLC (1)
7,632,294 Devices and methods for spine repair 39 2004
 
STRYKER SPINE (13)
7,955,355 Methods and devices for improving percutaneous access in minimally invasive surgeries 25 2004
8,894,655 Rod contouring apparatus and method for percutaneous pedicle screw extension 2 2006
8,267,939 Tool for implanting expandable intervertebral implant 25 2008
* 2009/0222,100 Tool for implanting expandable intervertebral implant 104 2008
9,247,977 Rod contouring apparatus for percutaneous pedicle screw extension 0 2008
D626233 Expandable intervertebral implant 17 2009
8,685,063 Methods and devices for improving percutaneous access in minimally invasive surgeries 0 2011
8,603,170 Expandable intervertebral implant 5 2012
9,320,610 Expandable implant 0 2012
RE45338 System and method for spinal implant placement 0 2013
RE45676 System and method for spinal implant placement 0 2013
9,119,684 Rod contouring method for percutaneous pedicle screw extension 0 2013
8,979,851 Rod contouring apparatus for percutaneous pedicle screw extension 0 2013
 
TRINITY ORTHOPEDICS, LLC (1)
8,529,628 Expanding intervertebral device and methods of use 6 2010
 
SONOMA ORTHOPEDIC PRODUCTS, INC. (13)
7,942,875 Methods of using minimally invasive actuable bone fixation devices 17 2006
7,846,162 Minimally invasive actuable bone fixation devices 38 2006
7,914,533 Minimally invasive actuable bone fixation devices 14 2006
8,430,879 Segmented intramedullary structure 3 2008
8,128,627 Segmented intramedullary system and apparatus 7 2008
8,287,539 Fracture fixation device, tools and methods 3 2009
8,287,541 Fracture fixation device, tools and methods 7 2009
9,155,574 Bone fixation device, tools and methods 0 2009
8,439,917 Fracture fixation device, tools and methods 2 2011
8,496,658 Segmented intramedullary structure 2 2012
9,060,820 Segmented intramedullary fracture fixation devices and methods 0 2012
8,961,516 Straight intramedullary fracture fixation devices and methods 0 2012
9,259,250 Fracture fixation device, tools and methods 0 2013
 
DISC DYNAMICS, INC. (4)
7,077,865 Method of making an intervertebral disc prosthesis 100 2003
7,001,431 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 185 2003
7,713,301 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 27 2006
7,766,965 Method of making an intervertebral disc prosthesis 51 2006
 
Misonix, Incorporated (2)
* 8,353,912 Ultrasonic spinal surgery method 1 2007
* 2008/0300,591 Ultrasonic spinal surgery method 14 2007
 
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (1)
* 2009/0125,973 METHOD FOR ANALYZING AND MANAGING UNSTRUCTURED DATA 4 2007
 
AOI MEDICAL, INC. (2)
8,353,911 Extendable cutting member 3 2008
8,221,420 Trauma nail accumulator 4 2010
 
Sonoma Orthepedic Products, Inc. (1)
7,909,825 Fracture fixation device, tools and methods 25 2007
 
DENTAL ROOT FILLING PRODUCTS LTD (1)
* 7,210,935 Expandable/contractable composition for surgical or dental use 0 2004
 
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. (4)
7,481,841 Adjustable orthopaedic prosthesis and associated method 18 2004
* 2006/0004,459 Adjustable orthopaedic prosthesis and associated method 39 2004
7,559,951 Adjustable, remote-controllable orthopaedic prosthesis and associated method 50 2005
* 2006/0069,447 Adjustable, remote-controllable orthopaedic prosthesis and associated method 65 2005
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (4)
8,066,713 Remotely-activated vertebroplasty injection device 18 2003
7,699,894 Nucleus pulposus trial device and technique 3 2005
* 2007/0162,136 Nucleus pulposus trial device and technique 22 2005
* 2007/0191,831 System and method for cooling a spinal correction device comprising a shape memory material for corrective spinal surgery 11 2006
 
NATIONAL JEWISH MEDICAL AND RESEARCH CENTER (1)
7,468,048 Joint aspirate facilitating device 28 2006
 
VALVE HOLDINGS, L.L.C. (1)
6,758,863 Vertically expanding intervertebral body fusion device 153 2002
 
BIOMET C.V. (6)
6,916,323 Method and apparatus for percutaneously securing a bone screw and a bone plate to a bone of a patient 40 2001
* 2003/0040,752 Method and apparatus for percutaneously securing a bone screw and a bone plate to a bone of a patient 10 2001
7,431,731 Method and apparatus for percutaneously securing a bone screw and a bone plate to a bone of a patient 4 2005
* 2005/0159,753 Method and apparatus for percutaneously securing a bone screw and a bone plate to a bone of a patient 2 2005
7,955,361 Method and apparatus for percutaneously securing a bone screw and a bone plate to a bone of a patient 2 2008
* 2009/0005,822 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERCUTANEOUSLY SECURING A BONE SCREW AND A BONE PLATE TO A BONE OF A PATIENT 5 2008
 
Spineology (1)
* 2008/0086,133 Expandable porous mesh bag device and methods of use for reduction, filling, fixation and supporting of bone 38 2007
 
Theken Spine, LLC (1)
* 2007/0055,379 ANNULAR ACCESS DEVICES 14 2006
 
WRIGHT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
* 7,294,132 Radially ported needle for delivering bone graft material and method of use 5 2003
* 2004/0133,211 Radially ported needle for delivering bone graft material and method of use 51 2003
 
SYNOSTE OY (1)
* 8,632,544 Internal osteodistraction device 5 2009
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (19)
8,415,407 Methods, materials, and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 8 2006
8,360,629 Mixing apparatus having central and planetary mixing elements 7 2006
* 8,491,591 Device for straightening and stabilizing the vertebral column 3 2008
* 2009/0069,850 DEVICE FOR STRAIGHTENING AND STABILIZING THE VERTEBRAL COLUMN 7 2008
* 9,216,023 Expandable bone implant 0 2010
* 2010/0286,782 EXPANDABLE BONE IMPLANT 3 2010
9,247,970 Method and apparatus for augmenting bone 0 2010
* 2011/0046,737 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUGMENTING BONE 20 2010
9,155,578 Expandable fastener 0 2012
9,259,696 Mixing apparatus having central and planetary mixing elements 0 2012
9,220,528 Tubular cutter having a talon with opposing, lateral cutting surfaces 0 2012
9,119,659 Safe cutting heads and systems for fast removal of a target tissue 0 2012
8,663,227 Single-unit cutting head systems for safe removal of nucleus pulposus tissue 2 2012
* 9,295,502 Device for straightening and stabilizing the vertebral column 0 2013
9,114,019 Porous containment device and associated method for stabilization of vertebral compression fractures 0 2013
9,295,562 Expandable intervertebral implant and associated method of manufacturing the same 0 2013
9,320,615 Distractible intervertebral implant 0 2013
9,265,521 Tissue removal systems with articulating cutting heads 0 2014
9,186,194 Hydraulic device for the injection of bone cement in percutaneous vertebroplasty 0 2015
 
Hatch Medical, L.L.C. (5)
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8,357,197 Percutaneous spinal stabilization device and method 0 2006
* 2006/0195,094 Percutaneous spinal stabilization device and method 16 2006
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* 2008/0033,432 Percutaneous spinal stabilization device and method 5 2007
 
COALIGN INNOVATIONS, INC. (3)
* 2010/0145,455 Lockable spinal implant 22 2009
8,696,751 Adjustable distraction cage with linked locking mechanisms 9 2010
* 2011/0130,835 Adjustable Distraction Cage With Linked Locking Mechanisms 27 2010
 
DEPUY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (3)
* 8,348,952 System and method for cooling a spinal correction device comprising a shape memory material for corrective spinal surgery 4 2006
8,414,614 Implant kit for supporting a spinal column 8 2006
8,425,563 Spinal rod support kit 0 2007
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (9)
6,382,214 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies including treatment of male incontinence and female cystocele 246 1999
* 7,172,622 Medical devices including a magnetically activatable body or portion for treatment 3 2002
8,170,686 Heatable sling support for an anatomical location 1 2006
* 2007/0219,606 Heatable sling support for an anatomical location 45 2006
8,864,650 Methods and apparatus for securing a urethral sling to a pubic bone 0 2006
8,727,963 Methods and implants for treating urinary incontinence 1 2009
9,226,809 Surgical articles and methods for treating urinary incontinence 0 2010
9,125,717 Implant tension adjustment system and method 0 2011
9,022,922 Methods and implants for treating urinary incontinence 0 2014
 
MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION INC. (1)
* 2007/0016,300 Annulus-reinforcing band 15 2006
 
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8,109,987 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 14 2005
* 2006/0116,748 Stepped balloon catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 31 2005
8,672,994 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 2 2005
7,758,630 Helical ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 15 2006
8,876,884 Prosthesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 1 2007
8,641,755 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 3 2007
7,972,372 Kit for treating vascular bifurcations 12 2007
8,252,038 System for delivering a prosthesis to a luminal OS 7 2007
7,972,369 Method for delivering a luminal prosthesis 14 2007
8,641,751 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple linked thin fronds 3 2009
8,187,314 Prothesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 11 2009
8,529,618 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 3 2009
8,926,685 Prosthesis for placement at a luminal OS 1 2010
8,257,432 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with at least one frond 10 2010
8,382,818 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 10 2010
8,366,763 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 9 2010
9,149,373 Method of treating vascular bifurcations 0 2013
 
VERSITECH LIMITED (4)
7,306,683 Shape memory material and method of making the same 4 2004
* 2004/0265,614 Shape memory material and method of making the same 0 2004
7,789,975 Shape memory material and method of making the same 0 2007
* 2008/0053,575 SHAPE MEMORY MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME 3 2007
 
BENVENUE MEDICAL, INC. (27)
8,057,544 Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine 11 2006
7,785,368 Spinal tissue distraction devices 23 2006
7,670,374 Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine 11 2006
7,670,375 Methods for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue 14 2006
7,666,226 Spinal tissue distraction devices 11 2006
7,666,227 Devices for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue 7 2006
8,366,773 Apparatus and method for treating bone 3 2008
8,591,583 Devices for treating the spine 0 2008
8,454,617 Devices for treating the spine 7 2008
9,066,808 Method of interdigitating flowable material with bone tissue 0 2009
8,808,376 Intravertebral implants 0 2009
7,967,864 Spinal tissue distraction devices 15 2010
7,967,865 Devices for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue 4 2010
7,963,993 Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine 2 2010
7,955,391 Methods for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue 3 2010
8,535,327 Delivery apparatus for use with implantable medical devices 1 2010
8,979,929 Spinal tissue distraction devices 0 2011
8,801,787 Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine 0 2011
8,556,978 Devices and methods for treating the vertebral body 1 2011
8,814,873 Devices and methods for treating bone tissue 0 2012
8,882,836 Apparatus and method for treating bone 0 2012
9,044,338 Spinal tissue distraction devices 0 2013
8,968,408 Devices for treating the spine 0 2013
8,961,609 Devices for distracting tissue layers of the human spine 1 2013
9,326,866 Devices for treating the spine 0 2013
9,314,252 Devices and methods for treating bone tissue 0 2014
9,259,326 Spinal tissue distraction devices 0 2014
 
AEOLIN, LLC (2)
* 2007/0073,397 Disc nucleus prosthesis and its method of insertion and revision 3 2005
8,562,683 System and method for spinal fusion 1 2010
 
VERTILINK CORPORATION (2)
7,083,621 Articulating spinal fixation rod and system 305 2003
* 2005/0038,432 Articulating spinal fixation rod and system 89 2003
 
KYPHON SARL (62)
7,621,950 Expandable intervertebral spacer 105 2000
7,097,648 Expandable element delivery system 248 2000
7,497,859 Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk 30 2003
7,273,496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 72 2003
7,083,649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 140 2003
6,966,929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 126 2003
7,901,432 Method for lateral implantation of spinous process spacer 11 2004
7,695,513 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 28 2004
7,452,379 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 3 2004
7,481,840 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with selectably positioning articulating element 54 2004
7,691,146 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 31 2004
7,670,377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 30 2004
7,520,899 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 34 2004
7,503,935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 52 2004
7,320,707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 77 2004
7,481,839 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 28 2004
7,575,600 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 53 2004
* 2006/0184,192 Systems and methods for providing cavities in interior body regions 67 2005
7,955,356 Laterally insertable interspinous process implant 8 2005
7,918,877 Lateral insertion method for spinous process spacer with deployable member 8 2005
8,048,117 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 10 2005
8,038,698 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 5 2005
8,057,513 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 12 2006
8,029,567 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 3 2006
7,988,709 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 8 2006
8,147,548 Interspinous process implant having a thread-shaped wing and method of implantation 6 2006
8,070,778 Interspinous process implant with slide-in distraction piece and method of implantation 7 2006
7,931,674 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 24 2006
7,959,652 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 20 2006
7,828,822 Spinous process implant 24 2006
8,100,943 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 1 2006
7,998,174 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 15 2006
7,846,186 Equipment for surgical treatment of two vertebrae 24 2006
7,803,190 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 18 2006
8,034,080 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 10 2007
8,007,521 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 10 2007
7,666,209 Spine distraction implant and method 71 2007
8,096,994 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 7 2007
8,157,841 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 3 2007
8,097,018 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 7 2007
8,092,535 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 4 2007
8,128,663 Spine distraction implant 2 2007
8,007,537 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 9 2007
7,662,187 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 35 2007
8,128,702 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 7 2007
8,109,972 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 8 2007
8,221,458 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 2 2007
8,147,516 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 2 2007
7,993,374 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 7 2007
8,029,542 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 3 2007
8,118,839 Interspinous implant 6 2007
8,105,358 Medical implants and methods 13 2008
8,114,131 Extension limiting devices and methods of use for the spine 3 2008
8,372,117 Multi-level interspinous implants and methods of use 0 2009
8,157,842 Interspinous implant and methods of use 5 2009
8,128,661 Interspinous process distraction system and method with positionable wing and method 3 2009
* 2011/0098,759 EXPANDABLE DEVICE FOR BONE MANIPULATION 0 2009
8,317,831 Interspinous process spacer diagnostic balloon catheter and methods of use 2 2010
8,114,132 Dynamic interspinous process device 8 2010
8,147,526 Interspinous process spacer diagnostic parallel balloon catheter and methods of use 5 2010
8,349,013 Spine distraction implant 12 2010
8,454,693 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 2 2011
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (17)
7,722,674 Linearly expanding spine cage for enhanced spinal fusion 28 2005
7,985,256 Selectively expanding spine cage, hydraulically controllable in three dimensions for enhanced spinal fusion 41 2006
* 2007/0093,901 Selectively Expanding Spine Cage, Hydraulically Controllable in Three Dimensions for Enhanced Spinal Fusion 43 2006
8,070,813 Selectively expanding spine cage, hydraulically controllable in three dimensions for vertebral body replacement 25 2007
8,394,143 Selectively expanding spine cage, hydraulically controllable in three dimensions for enhanced spinal fusion 3 2007
7,819,921 Linearly expanding spine cage for enhanced spinal fusion 58 2007
* 2008/0188,941 Linearly expanding spine cage for enhanced spinal fusion 27 2007
* 2008/0147,194 Selectively expanding spine cage, hydraulically controllable in three dimensions for enhanced spinal fusion 55 2007
8,932,355 Spinal implant with expandable fixation 0 2008
8,192,495 Lockable spinal implant 50 2009
8,435,296 Hydraulically actuated expanding spine cage with extendable locking anchor 6 2009
8,454,695 Selectively expanding spine cage, hydraulically controllable in three dimensions for enhanced spinal fusion 5 2011
8,480,741 Selectively expanding spine cage, hydraulically controllable in three dimensions for vertebral body replacement 3 2011
8,894,710 Lockable spinal implant 3 2012
9,028,550 Selectively expanding spine cage with enhanced bone graft infusion 0 2013
8,992,620 Adjustable distraction cage with linked locking mechanisms 1 2013
8,956,413 Hydraulically actuated expanding spine cage with extendable locking anchor 0 2013
 
GMEDELEWARE 2 LLC (1)
9,237,916 Devices and methods for vertebrostenting 0 2007
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (5)
7,465,318 Cement-directing orthopedic implants 64 2005
7,909,873 Delivery apparatus and methods for vertebrostenting 11 2007
8,100,973 Cement-directing orthopedic implants 0 2008
9,192,397 Devices and methods for fracture reduction 0 2009
8,623,025 Delivery apparatus and methods for vertebrostenting 0 2010
 
AMS RESEARCH, LLC (1)
8,808,162 Implants, tools, and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions 1 2012
 
VERTX, INC. (1)
7,114,501 Transverse cavity device and method 33 2001
 
MED-EL ELEKTROMEDIZINISCHE GERAETE GMBH (2)
* 8,718,785 Cochlear tissue protection from electrode trauma 0 2009
* 2010/0087,905 Cochlear Tissue Protection from Electrode Trauma 0 2009
 
OSTEOLIGN (2)
* 2008/0269,748 Deformable Implant Systems and Methods 11 2008
* 2008/0269,749 Thermo-Chemically Activated Implantable Apparatus and Method 9 2008
 
IlluminOss Medical, Inc. (35)
7,811,290 Apparatus and methods for reinforcing bone 58 2007
7,806,900 Apparatus and methods for delivery of reinforcing materials to bone 34 2007
* 2007/0255,287 Apparatus and methods for reinforcing bone 41 2007
7,811,284 Systems and methods for internal bone fixation 33 2007
8,403,968 Apparatus and methods for repairing craniomaxillofacial bones using customized bone plates 20 2007
7,879,041 Systems and methods for internal bone fixation 31 2008
8,210,729 Attachment system for light-conducting fibers 23 2010
8,512,338 Photodynamic bone stabilization systems and methods for reinforcing bone 21 2010
* 8,366,711 Systems and methods for internal bone fixation 24 2010
* 2011/0004,213 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERNAL BONE FIXATION 26 2010
8,870,965 Devices and methods for bone alignment, stabilization and distraction 8 2010
* 8,246,628 Apparatus for delivery of reinforcing materials to bone 25 2010
* 2010/0331,850 APPARATUS FOR DELIVERY OF REINFORCING MATERIALS TO BONE 27 2010
8,348,956 Apparatus and methods for reinforcing bone 23 2010
8,734,460 Systems and methods for internal bone fixation 11 2011
8,684,965 Photodynamic bone stabilization and drug delivery systems 11 2011
9,179,959 Systems and methods for treating conditions and diseases of the spine 0 2011
8,328,402 Attachment system for light-conducting fibers 20 2012
9,144,442 Photodynamic articular joint implants and methods of use 0 2012
* 8,668,701 Apparatus for delivery of reinforcing materials to bone 11 2012
* 2012/0289,968 Apparatus for Delivery of Reinforcing Materials to Bone 20 2012
8,936,382 Attachment system for light-conducting fibers 7 2012
8,915,966 Devices and methods for bone alignment, stabilization and distraction 7 2012
8,906,030 Systems and methods for internal bone fixation 7 2012
8,574,233 Photodynamic bone stabilization systems and methods for reinforcing bone 14 2012
8,936,644 Systems and methods for joint stabilization 7 2012
8,906,031 Systems and methods for internal bone fixation 7 2012
* 2013/0184,715 Systems and Methods for Internal Bone Fixation 18 2012
8,672,982 Apparatus and methods for repairing craniomaxillofacial bones using customized bone plates 11 2013
8,939,977 Systems and methods for separating bone fixation devices from introducer 7 2013
9,005,254 Methods for repairing craniomaxillofacial bones using customized bone plate 6 2014
9,265,549 Apparatus for delivery of reinforcing materials to bone 0 2014
9,254,156 Apparatus for delivery of reinforcing materials to bone 0 2014
9,254,195 Systems and methods for joint stabilization 0 2014
9,125,706 Devices and methods for bone alignment, stabilization and distraction 0 2014
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (13)
7,722,613 Systems and methods for removing body tissue 29 2002
* 2006/0074,425 Systems and methods for removing body tissue 20 2002
RE43434 Method and apparatus for treating intervertebral disks 0 2004
7,976,546 Magnetic targeting system for facilitating navigation 10 2008
* 2009/0082,666 MAGNETIC TARGETING SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING NAVIGATION 27 2008
8,092,461 Method and apparatus for facilitating navigation of an implant 8 2010
8,366,715 Magnetic targeting system for facilitating navigation 4 2011
* 2011/0238,117 Magnetic Targeting System For Facilitating Navigation 11 2011
8,333,771 System for pushing and pulling surgical implants into position in vivo via a tether 5 2011
8,317,801 Method and apparatus for facilitating navigation of an implant 4 2011
9,339,309 Systems and methods for inserting cross-connectors 0 2013
RE45659 Magnetic targeting system and method of using the same 0 2014
RE45436 Magnetic targeting system and method of using the same 1 2014
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (83)
6,613,089 Laterally expanding intervertebral fusion device 45 2000
* 6,899,713 Formable orthopedic fixation system 129 2001
* 2002/0082,600 Formable orthopedic fixation system 50 2001
6,749,614 Formable orthopedic fixation system with cross linking 189 2001
6,964,667 Formed in place fixation system with thermal acceleration 145 2002
7,087,055 Minimally invasive expanding spacer and method 247 2002
* 2003/0236,520 Minimally invasive expanding spacer and method 36 2002
* 2004/0087,947 Minimally invasive expanding spacer and method 209 2002
6,875,212 Curable media for implantable medical device 135 2002
* 2004/0006,341 Curable media for implantable medical device 68 2002
* 2004/0215,190 System and method for minimally invasive posterior fixation 157 2003
7,828,845 Laterally expanding intervertebral fusion device 27 2003
7,776,069 Posterior vertebral support assembly 14 2003
8,083,774 Percutaneous vertebral fusion system 2 2003
7,582,106 Formable orthopedic fixation system with cross linking 89 2003
7,758,644 Systems and techniques for intravertebral spinal stabilization with expandable devices 33 2003
7,641,664 Surgical instrumentation and method for treatment of a spinal structure 17 2004
7,070,598 Minimally invasive expanding spacer and method 211 2004
* 2004/0193,158 Minimally invasive expanding spacer and method 7 2004
7,585,316 Interspinous spacer 51 2004
7,833,249 Formable orthopedic fixation system 4 2004
7,678,148 Expandable spinal implant having interlocking geometry for structural support 16 2004
8,728,160 Expandable intervertebral spacer 2 2005
8,034,079 Implants and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of a spinal motion segment 7 2005
* 2006/0247,780 Expandable artificial disc and associated methods and instrumentation 11 2005
* 2006/0247,657 Methods and systems for characterizing intervertebral disc space 8 2005
* 2006/0247,679 Compression device and method for shape memory alloy implants 1 2005
7,628,800 Formed in place corpectomy device 34 2005
7,780,705 Formed in place fixation system with thermal acceleration 2 2005
7,727,262 Formed in place fixation system with thermal acceleration 1 2005
8,357,181 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 13 2005
* 2007/0173,855 Devices and methods for spacing of vertebral members over multiple levels 11 2006
8,083,795 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same 4 2006
8,034,088 Surgical instrumentation and method for treatment of a spinal structure 2 2006
7,691,130 Spinal implants including a sensor and methods of use 7 2006
7,682,376 Interspinous devices and methods of use 48 2006
8,262,698 Expandable device for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 5 2006
8,118,844 Expandable device for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 6 2006
8,048,118 Adjustable interspinous process brace 12 2006
8,062,337 Expandable device for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 8 2006
8,147,517 Systems and methods for adjusting properties of a spinal implant 17 2006
8,211,153 Articulating spinal fixation rod and system 2 2006
8,048,119 Apparatus for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 2 2006
9,017,388 Methods for correcting spinal deformities 0 2006
* 2008/0097,433 Methods for Correcting Spinal Deformities 3 2006
7,879,104 Spinal implant system 4 2006
7,955,392 Interspinous process devices and methods 21 2006
8,758,407 Methods for positioning a load-bearing orthopedic implant device in vivo 0 2006
8,663,328 Methods for positioning a load-bearing component of an orthopedic implant device by inserting a malleable device that hardens in vivo 0 2006
8,480,718 Curable orthopedic implant devices configured to be hardened after placement in vivo 0 2006
7,771,476 Curable orthopedic implant devices configured to harden after placement in vivo by application of a cure-initiating energy before insertion 49 2006
7,972,382 Minimally invasive spinal distraction devices and methods 11 2006
* 7,976,579 Ratcheting nucleus replacement 1 2007
* 2008/0167,719 Ratcheting Nucleus Replacement 0 2007
8,540,751 Spine distraction implant and method 5 2007
8,617,211 Spine distraction implant and method 5 2007
8,821,548 Spine distraction implant and method 0 2007
8,568,454 Spine distraction implant and method 5 2007
8,672,975 Spine distraction implant and method 5 2007
8,568,455 Spine distraction implant and method 5 2007
8,679,161 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 1 2007
8,114,136 Implants and methods for inter-spinous process dynamic stabilization of a spinal motion segment 3 2008
7,909,857 Devices and methods for correcting spinal deformities 2 2008
* 2009/0248,075 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CORRECTING SPINAL DEFORMITIES 43 2008
8,317,838 System and method for minimally invasive posterior fixation 2 2008
8,043,378 Intercostal spacer device and method for use in correcting a spinal deformity 1 2009
8,216,276 Interspinous spacer 6 2009
8,029,550 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 1 2009
8,740,943 Spine distraction implant and method 0 2009
8,771,317 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 0 2009
8,690,919 Surgical spacer with shape control 1 2009
8,303,658 Expandable spinal implant having interlocking geometry for structural support 16 2010
8,226,653 Spinous process stabilization devices and methods 1 2010
8,814,908 Injectable flexible interspinous process device system 2 2010
9,011,498 Devices and methods for correcting spinal deformities 0 2011
8,591,548 Spinous process fusion plate assembly 0 2011
8,221,460 Methods and devices for interbody spinal stabilization 2 2011
8,591,549 Variable durometer lumbar-sacral implant 0 2011
8,500,813 Minimally invasive spinal distraction devices and methods 0 2011
8,591,546 Interspinous process implant having a thread-shaped wing and method of implantation 0 2011
8,641,762 Systems and methods for in situ assembly of an interspinous process distraction implant 0 2012
8,840,617 Interspinous process spacer diagnostic parallel balloon catheter and methods of use 0 2012
8,317,832 Implants and methods for inter-spinous process dynamic stabilization of spinal motion segment 0 2012
 
Spartek Medical, Inc. (60)
8,172,882 Implant system and method to treat degenerative disorders of the spine 11 2007
8,043,337 Implant system and method to treat degenerative disorders of the spine 20 2007
8,211,150 Dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2007
8,192,469 Dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method with a deflection rod 0 2007
8,182,515 Dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2007
8,182,516 Rod capture mechanism for dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2007
8,177,815 Super-elastic deflection rod for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2007
8,172,881 Dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method with a deflection rod mounted in close proximity to a mounting rod 0 2007
8,162,987 Modular spine treatment kit for dynamic stabilization and motion preservation of the spine 0 2007
8,147,520 Horizontally loaded dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2007
8,142,480 Dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system with horizontal deflection rod and articulating vertical rods 0 2007
8,118,842 Multi-level dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 1 2007
8,105,356 Bone anchor with a curved mounting element for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2007
8,080,039 Anchor system for a spine implantation system that can move about three axes 5 2007
8,070,774 Reinforced bone anchor for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 4 2007
8,070,780 Bone anchor with a yoke-shaped anchor head for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 5 2007
8,066,747 Implantation method for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 1 2007
8,052,721 Multi-dimensional horizontal rod for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 4 2007
8,048,128 Revision system and method for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 5 2007
8,012,175 Multi-directional deflection profile for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 6 2007
8,002,800 Horizontal rod with a mounting platform for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 5 2007
7,942,900 Shaped horizontal rod for dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 5 2007
7,635,380 Bone anchor with a compressor element for receiving a rod for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 21 2007
8,298,267 Spine implant with a deflection rod system including a deflection limiting shield associated with a bone screw and method 0 2008
8,114,130 Deflection rod system for spine implant with end connectors and method 0 2008
8,109,970 Deflection rod system with a deflection contouring shield for a spine implant and method 0 2008
8,105,359 Deflection rod system for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2008
8,070,775 Deflection rod system for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 12 2008
8,070,776 Deflection rod system for use with a vertebral fusion implant for dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 14 2008
8,057,514 Deflection rod system dimensioned for deflection to a load characteristic for dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 4 2008
8,052,722 Dual deflection rod system for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 12 2008
8,048,113 Deflection rod system with a non-linear deflection to load characteristic for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 12 2008
8,048,121 Spine implant with a defelction rod system anchored to a bone anchor and method 5 2008
8,048,122 Spine implant with a dual deflection rod system including a deflection limiting sheild associated with a bone screw and method 4 2008
8,048,123 Spine implant with a deflection rod system and connecting linkages and method 5 2008
8,002,803 Deflection rod system for a spine implant including an inner rod and an outer shell and method 5 2008
7,993,372 Dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system with a shielded deflection rod system and method 5 2008
7,985,243 Deflection rod system with mount for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 15 2008
7,963,978 Method for implanting a deflection rod system and customizing the deflection rod system for a particular patient need for dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system 15 2008
8,337,536 Load-sharing bone anchor having a deflectable post with a compliant ring and method for stabilization of the spine 0 2009
8,333,792 Load-sharing bone anchor having a deflectable post and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 1 2009
8,267,979 Load-sharing bone anchor having a deflectable post and axial spring and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 2 2009
8,211,155 Load-sharing bone anchor having a durable compliant member and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 1 2009
8,114,134 Spinal prosthesis having a three bar linkage for motion preservation and dynamic stabilization of the spine 8 2009
8,097,024 Load-sharing bone anchor having a deflectable post and method for stabilization of the spine 4 2009
8,083,772 Dynamic spinal rod assembly and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 0 2009
8,083,775 Load-sharing bone anchor having a natural center of rotation and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 5 2009
8,057,515 Load-sharing anchor having a deflectable post and centering spring and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 7 2009
8,057,517 Load-sharing component having a deflectable post and centering spring and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 8 2009
8,048,115 Surgical tool and method for implantation of a dynamic bone anchor 5 2009
8,048,125 Versatile offset polyaxial connector and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 9 2009
8,021,396 Configurable dynamic spinal rod and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 8 2009
8,016,861 Versatile polyaxial connector assembly and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 10 2009
8,012,181 Modular in-line deflection rod and bone anchor system and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 8 2009
8,007,518 Load-sharing component having a deflectable post and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 5 2009
8,568,451 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 3 2009
8,317,836 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2009
8,372,122 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 0 2011
8,430,916 Spinal rod connectors, methods of use, and spinal prosthesis incorporating spinal rod connectors 2 2012
8,394,127 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 0 2012
 
FLEXMEDEX, LLC (2)
9,149,286 Guidance tool and method for use 1 2011
9,050,112 Tissue removal device and method 0 2012
 
Mandaco 569 Ltd (2)
7,625,377 Collapsible and expandable instrument for insertion in a dorsal vertebra 36 2002
* 2005/0261,683 Collapsible and expandable instrument for insertion in a dorsal vertebra 26 2003
 
TOMY INCORPORATED (1)
* 6,786,984 Ternary alloy and apparatus thereof 13 2000
 
AESCULAP AG (4)
7,198,644 Intervertebral implant 67 2004
6,986,789 Intervertebral implant 73 2004
7,549,995 Surgical instrument for handling an implant 127 2004
7,585,325 Intervertebral implant 6 2005
 
SYNECOR LLC (1)
* 2005/0119,752 Artificial intervertebral disc 50 2004
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (3)
* 8,574,308 Systems and methods for installing and removing an expandable polymer 0 2008
* 2010/0152,735 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INSTALLING AND REMOVING AN EXPANDABLE POLYMER 2 2008
8,546,456 Fracture fixation systems 7 2009
 
SPINE VIEW, INC. (3)
8,808,320 Devices and methods for arched roof cutters 0 2010
* 2011/0054,507 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR ARCHED ROOF CUTTERS 8 2010
8,702,739 Devices and methods for arched roof cutters 1 2011
 
ORTHOPHOENIX, LLC (14)
6,676,665 Surgical instrumentation and method for treatment of the spine 157 2001
* 7,153,306 Systems and methods for reducing fractured bone using a fracture reduction cannula 118 2001
* 2002/0099,385 Systems and methods for reducing fractured bone using a fracture reduction cannula 56 2001
* 2004/0133,280 Systems and techniques for interbody spinal stabilization with expandable devices 245 2003
* 7,799,078 Implantable vertebral lift 25 2004
* 2006/0106,461 Implantable vertebral lift 17 2004
* 8,187,327 Selectively-expandable bone scaffold 27 2005
* 2006/0264,945 Selectively-expandable bone scaffold 43 2005
7,927,339 Systems and methods for reducing fractured bone using a fracture reduction cannula with a side discharge port 16 2007
9,089,347 Medical device with dual expansion mechanism 1 2007
* 2008/0009,877 MEDICAL DEVICE WITH EXPANSION MECHANISM 10 2007
* 2008/0009,875 MEDICAL DEVICE WITH DUAL EXPANSION MECHANISM 20 2007
8,454,620 Systems and methods for reducing fractured bone using a fracture reduction cannula with a side discharge port 1 2010
* 2011/0137,319 Systems and Methods for Reducing Fractured Bone Using a Fracture Reduction Cannula With a Side Discharge Port 1 2010
 
VEXIM (1)
* 2005/0278,036 Method for restoration of human or animal bone anatomy, and expansible prosthetic implant allowing implementation of this method 44 2004
 
CONVENTUS ORTHOPAEDICS (2)
8,961,518 Apparatus and methods for bone access and cavity preparation 3 2011
8,906,022 Apparatus and methods for securing a bone implant 2 2011
 
VEXIM SAS (5)
7,846,206 Methods and apparatuses for bone restoration 31 2005
* 2006/0004,455 Methods and apparatuses for bone restoration 121 2005
8,986,386 Apparatus for bone restoration of the spine and methods of use 1 2009
* 2009/0281,628 APPARATUS FOR RESTORATION OF THE SPINE AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF 47 2009
* 2011/0046,739 Methods and Apparatuses for Bone Restoration 3 2010
 
TRANS1 INC. (2)
7,905,905 Spinal mobility preservation apparatus 8 2007
7,905,908 Spinal mobility preservation method 11 2007
 
Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surfaces, Ltd. (1)
* 8,460,333 Balloon catheter having metal balloon and method of making same 2 2003
 
Decima Spine, Inc. (2)
* 9,226,758 Method and apparatus for spinal stabilization 0 2011
* 2011/0152,933 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPINAL STABILIZATION 0 2011
 
MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION, INC. (2)
* 7,567,834 Method and apparatus for implantation between two vertebral bodies 25 2004
7,953,471 Method and apparatus for implantation between two vertebral bodies 0 2009
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (1)
8,784,491 Implant for stabilizing vertebrae or bones 1 2008
 
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER (1)
* 2005/0287,130 Methods of modifying cell structure and remodeling tissue 0 2005
 
Tarsus Medical Inc. (1)
9,138,219 Methods and devices for treating a syndesmosis injury 0 2011
 
STOUT MEDICAL GROUP, L.P. (6)
9,314,349 Expandable support device and method of use 0 2007
8,709,042 Expandable support device and method of use 3 2007
* 2009/0149,956 EXPANDABLE SUPPORT DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE 46 2008
8,535,380 Fixation device and method 4 2010
* 2012/0004,726 EXPANDABLE SUPPORT DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE 2 2011
9,259,329 Expandable support device and method of use 0 2013
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (8)
7,267,687 Spinal implant and method of use 41 2002
9,095,449 Method of inserting a spinal implant 0 2007
* 2008/0009,944 Spinal implant and method of use 7 2007
8,142,507 Spinal implant and method of use 5 2007
* 2008/0133,012 Spinal implant and method of use 23 2007
8,287,599 Spinal implant and method of use 3 2012
8,920,506 Spinal implant and method of use 2 2012
* 9,259,324 Spinal implant and method of use 0 2014
 
Spineology, Inc. (12)
6,575,978 Circumferential resecting reamer tool 45 2001
6,712,853 Annulus-reinforcing band 171 2001
7,226,481 Expandable porous mesh bag device and methods of use for reduction, filling, fixation, and supporting of bone 133 2003
* 2004/0073,308 Expandable porous mesh bag device and methods of use for reduction, filling, fixation, and supporting of bone 57 2003
7,931,689 Method and apparatus for treating a vertebral body 24 2004
* 2004/0215,344 Method and apparatus for treating a vertebral body 106 2004
7,056,345 Annulus-reinforcing band 54 2004
* 2004/0267,368 Annulus-reinforcing band 2 2004
7,220,282 Annulus-reinforcing band 60 2006
8,012,211 Semi-biological intervertebral disc replacement system 17 2008
* 2010/0049,251 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INTERSPINOUS PROCESS FUSION 3 2009
* 2011/0245,924 Annulus-Reinforcing Band 1 2010
 
LANX, LLC (1)
7,799,081 System and method for spinal fusion 73 2004
 
FUTUREMATRIX INTERVENTIONAL, INC. (3)
8,814,899 Balloon catheter pressure relief valve 0 2009
8,597,240 Coaxial catheter shaft having balloon attachment feature with axial fluid path 0 2012
9,259,559 Balloon catheter pressure relief valve 0 2015
 
Transl, Inc. (1)
7,329,259 Articulating spinal implant 72 2004
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
8,915,916 Intramedullary fixation device for small bone fractures 0 2009
 
KINGSLEY R. CHIN (1)
8,002,798 System and method for spinal implant placement 19 2005
 
Intelifuse, Inc. (2)
8,241,297 Surgical drill guide for shape memory clamps 2 2008
* 2010/0145,351 Surgical Drill Guide For Shape Memory Clamps 1 2008
 
RADIANT MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 2008/0091,253 Catheter System With On-Board Temperature Probe 3 2007
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (8)
* 2004/0109,964 Medical balloon 32 2003
* 2005/0123,702 Non-compliant medical balloon having a longitudinal fiber layer 30 2004
8,864,704 Medical balloon 0 2006
7,927,443 Medical balloon 2 2006
* 2007/0093,865 MEDICAL BALLOON 18 2006
* 2007/0059,466 MEDICAL BALLOON 18 2006
8,323,242 Non-compliant medical balloon having a longitudinal fiber layer 1 2010
* 2010/0179,581 Non-Compliant Medical Balloon Having a Longitudinal Fiber Layer 16 2010
 
Pioneer Signal Technology, Inc. (1)
8,388,684 Artificial disc device 9 2003
 
Expanding Orthopedics, Inc. (7)
7,507,241 Expandable bone device 24 2004
* 2005/0228,391 Expandable bone device 201 2004
7,670,339 Expandable orthopedic device 10 2005
7,601,152 Expandable orthopedic device 12 2005
* 2006/0064,094 Expandable orthopedic device 19 2005
8,894,656 Expandable bone device 0 2009
* 2009/0163,918 EXPANDABLE BONE DEVICE 11 2009
 
ANOVA CORP. (1)
* 2002/0128,652 Version with markings to show changes made 30 2002
 
SeptRx, Inc. (2)
8,758,395 Embolic filtering method and apparatus 1 2005
7,648,532 Tissue distention device and related methods for therapeutic intervention 6 2006
 
THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (1)
7,763,268 Load bearing hydrogel implants 0 2009
 
DM SPINE 2 LLC (A TENNESSEE LLC) (1)
8,821,506 Bone screw 1 2007
 
MYERS SURGICAL SOLUTIONS, LLC (1)
* 2008/0255,560 Fracture Fixation and Site Stabilization System 67 2005
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (5)
* 2005/0261,781 Cement-directing orthopedic implants 46 2005
7,674,296 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 39 2005
8,721,723 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 4 2009
8,282,683 Expandable vertebral implant 6 2010
* 9,283,015 Delivery of apparatus and methods for vertebrostenting 0 2013
 
FOX, WILLIAM CASEY (2)
8,808,380 Method and apparatus for an osteotomy fixation or arthrodesis cage 3 2007
8,808,294 Method and apparatus for a multiple transition temperature implant 24 2008
 
OSSEON LLC (3)
7,842,041 Steerable vertebroplasty system 9 2008
7,811,291 Closed vertebroplasty bone cement injection system 14 2008
8,827,981 Steerable vertebroplasty system with cavity creation element 0 2012
 
Saint Louis University (1)
8,216,398 Method for controlling phase transformation temperature in metal alloy of a device 0 2010
 
MX ORTHOPEDICS, CORP. (1)
9,283,006 Osteosynthetic shape memory material intramedullary bone stent and method for treating a bone fracture using the same 0 2012
 
Spine Wave, Inc. (9)
7,234,468 Transverse cavity device and method 25 2005
* 2005/0182,413 Transverse cavity device and method 18 2005
* 2007/0162,032 Transverse Cavity Device and Method 3 2007
7,905,885 Reduction system for restoration of a vertebral body 15 2007
7,744,637 Method for restoring vertebral body height 25 2007
* 2008/0027,437 Tissue Distraction Device 29 2007
* 2008/0027,454 Tissue Distraction Device 29 2007
7,815,643 Transverse cavity device and method 1 2009
* 2009/0187,190 Transverse Cavity Device and Method 3 2009
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (2)
6,821,277 Percutaneous vertebral fusion system 152 2000
* 7,008,424 Percutaneous vertebral fusion system 106 2003
 
SPINEALIGN MEDICAL, INC. (2)
* 2008/0294,204 SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR SOFT TISSUE ATTACHMENT TO BONE 9 2008
8,998,923 Threaded bone filling material plunger 0 2009
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