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, CA300
DISCOTECH N.V.SUNNYVALE, CA1

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Beyar, Mordechay Caesarea, IL 109 3879
Globerman, Oren Kfar-Shmaryahu, IL 101 4065
Magal, Elad Herzelia, IL 5 492

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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5,423,850 Balloon compressor for internal fixation of bone fractures 101 1993
5,658,310 Balloon compressor for internal fixation of bone fractures 75 1995
 
KYPHON SARL (2)
5,108,404 Surgical protocol for fixation of bone using inflatable device 340 1990
5,827,289 Inflatable device for use in surgical protocols relating to treatment of fractured or diseased bones 336 1996
 
RAY MEDICA, INC. (2)
4,772,287 Prosthetic disc and method of implanting 692 1987
4,904,260 Prosthetic disc containing therapeutic material 563 1988
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (2)
5,520,690 Anterior spinal polyaxial locking screw plate assembly 291 1995
5,522,899 Artificial spinal fusion implants 545 1995
 
ACE ORTHOPEDIC COMPANY INC. (1)
4,522,200 Adjustable intramedullar rod 45 1983
 
AMERICAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,704,895 Implantable penile prosthetic cylinder with inclusive fluid reservoir 54 1988
 
AO-FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT DAVOS (1)
5,376,123 Adaptable stem for endoprosthesis 52 1993
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (1)
5,522,816 Transverse connection for spinal column corrective devices 89 1994
 
DOW CORNING CORPORATION (1)
4,686,973 Method of making an intramedullary bone plug and bone plug made thereby 93 1984
 
HAYNES, DARREL W. (1)
4,697,584 Device and method for plugging an intramedullary bone canal 86 1984
 
Health & Research Services Inc. (1)
4,759,769 Artificial spinal disc 687 1987
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (1)
5,645,598 Spinal fusion device with porous material 264 1996
 
KARL STORZ ENDOSCOPY-AMERICA, INC. (1)
5,131,382 Endoscopic percutaneous discectomy device 86 1989
 
PERUMALA CORPORATION (1)
5,171,278 Middle expandable intervertebral disk implants 442 1991
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
4,636,217 Anterior spinal implant 459 1985
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO A CORPORATION OF OH (1)
4,453,539 Expandable intramedullary nail for the fixation of bone fractures 114 1982
 
SPINEOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,571,189 Expandable fabric implant for stabilizing the spinal motion segment 580 1994
 
Stewkie Limited (1)
5,122,400 Inflatable articles and method of creating inflatable products 20 1990
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO (1)
4,854,312 Expanding intramedullary nail 53 1988
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
4,932,969 Joint endoprosthesis 364 1987
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (1)
5,059,193 Expandable spinal implant and surgical method 750 1990
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (8)
4,204,531 Intramedullary nail with expanding mechanism 78 1978
4,349,921 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 869 1980
4,313,434 Fracture fixation 144 1980
4,309,777 Artificial intervertebral disc 662 1980
4,558,693 Penile implant 29 1983
4,554,914 Prosthetic vertebral body 523 1983
5,102,413 Inflatable bone fixation device 122 1990
5,303,718 Method and device for the osteosynthesis of bones 125 1992

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (68)
6,613,089 Laterally expanding intervertebral fusion device 33 2000
6,899,713 Formable orthopedic fixation system 94 2001
6,749,614 Formable orthopedic fixation system with cross linking 158 2001
6,964,667 Formed in place fixation system with thermal acceleration 103 2002
7,087,055 Minimally invasive expanding spacer and method 172 2002
6,875,212 Curable media for implantable medical device 80 2002
7,828,845 Laterally expanding intervertebral fusion device 14 2003
7,776,069 Posterior vertebral support assembly 9 2003
8,083,774 Percutaneous vertebral fusion system 2 2003
7,582,106 Formable orthopedic fixation system with cross linking 84 2003
7,758,644 Systems and techniques for intravertebral spinal stabilization with expandable devices 17 2003
7,641,664 Surgical instrumentation and method for treatment of a spinal structure 10 2004
7,070,598 Minimally invasive expanding spacer and method 140 2004
7,585,316 Interspinous spacer 20 2004
7,833,249 Formable orthopedic fixation system 1 2004
7,678,148 Expandable spinal implant having interlocking geometry for structural support 4 2004
7,799,078 Implantable vertebral lift 16 2004
8,728,160 Expandable intervertebral spacer 0 2005
8,034,079 Implants and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of a spinal motion segment 1 2005
7,628,800 Formed in place corpectomy device 18 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 2 2005
8,083,795 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same 2 2006
8,034,088 Surgical instrumentation and method for treatment of a spinal structure 1 2006
7,691,130 Spinal implants including a sensor and methods of use 4 2006
7,682,376 Interspinous devices and methods of use 21 2006
8,262,698 Expandable device for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 0 2006
8,118,844 Expandable device for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 1 2006
8,048,118 Adjustable interspinous process brace 3 2006
8,062,337 Expandable device for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 1 2006
8,147,517 Systems and methods for adjusting properties of a spinal implant 2 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 0 2006
7,879,104 Spinal implant system 2 2006
7,955,392 Interspinous process devices and methods 4 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 26 2006
7,972,382 Minimally invasive spinal distraction devices and methods 5 2006
7,976,579 Ratcheting nucleus replacement 1 2007
8,540,751 Spine distraction implant and method 0 2007
8,617,211 Spine distraction implant and method 0 2007
8,821,548 Spine distraction implant and method 0 2007
8,568,454 Spine distraction implant and method 0 2007
8,672,975 Spine distraction implant and method 0 2007
8,568,455 Spine distraction implant and method 0 2007
8,679,161 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2007
8,114,136 Implants and methods for inter-spinous process dynamic stabilization of a spinal motion segment 1 2008
7,909,857 Devices and methods for correcting spinal deformities 2 2008
8,317,838 System and method for minimally invasive posterior fixation 0 2008
8,043,378 Intercostal spacer device and method for use in correcting a spinal deformity 0 2009
8,216,276 Interspinous spacer 0 2009
8,029,550 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 0 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 0 2009
8,303,658 Expandable spinal implant having interlocking geometry for structural support 3 2010
8,226,653 Spinous process stabilization devices and methods 0 2010
8,814,908 Injectable flexible interspinous process device system 0 2010
8,591,548 Spinous process fusion plate assembly 0 2011
8,221,460 Methods and devices for interbody spinal stabilization 0 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
8,317,832 Implants and methods for inter-spinous process dynamic stabilization of spinal motion segment 0 2012
 
KYPHON SARL (64)
7,621,950 Expandable intervertebral spacer 75 2000
7,097,648 Expandable element delivery system 184 2000
7,153,306 Systems and methods for reducing fractured bone using a fracture reduction cannula 64 2001
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
7,901,432 Method for lateral implantation of spinous process spacer 3 2004
7,695,513 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 9 2004
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
7,955,356 Laterally insertable interspinous process implant 2 2005
7,918,877 Lateral insertion method for spinous process spacer with deployable member 1 2005
8,187,327 Selectively-expandable bone scaffold 10 2005
8,048,117 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 1 2005
8,038,698 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 2 2005
8,057,513 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2006
8,029,567 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 1 2006
7,988,709 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 1 2006
8,147,548 Interspinous process implant having a thread-shaped wing and method of implantation 1 2006
8,070,778 Interspinous process implant with slide-in distraction piece and method of implantation 1 2006
7,931,674 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 7 2006
7,959,652 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 4 2006
7,828,822 Spinous process implant 10 2006
8,100,943 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2006
7,998,174 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 9 2006
7,846,186 Equipment for surgical treatment of two vertebrae 10 2006
7,803,190 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 4 2006
8,034,080 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 3 2007
8,007,521 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 3 2007
7,666,209 Spine distraction implant and method 43 2007
8,096,994 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2007
7,927,339 Systems and methods for reducing fractured bone using a fracture reduction cannula with a side discharge port 4 2007
8,157,841 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 1 2007
8,097,018 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 1 2007
8,092,535 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 2 2007
8,128,663 Spine distraction implant 2 2007
8,007,537 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 3 2007
7,662,187 Interspinous process implants and methods of use 17 2007
8,128,702 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 1 2007
8,109,972 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 1 2007
8,221,458 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 1 2007
8,147,516 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 1 2007
7,993,374 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 1 2007
8,029,542 Supplemental spine fixation device and method 1 2007
8,118,839 Interspinous implant 4 2007
8,105,358 Medical implants and methods 6 2008
8,114,131 Extension limiting devices and methods of use for the spine 1 2008
8,372,117 Multi-level interspinous implants and methods of use 0 2009
8,157,842 Interspinous implant and methods of use 2 2009
8,128,661 Interspinous process distraction system and method with positionable wing and method 1 2009
8,317,831 Interspinous process spacer diagnostic balloon catheter and methods of use 0 2010
8,114,132 Dynamic interspinous process device 1 2010
8,147,526 Interspinous process spacer diagnostic parallel balloon catheter and methods of use 3 2010
8,349,013 Spine distraction implant 2 2010
8,454,620 Systems and methods for reducing fractured bone using a fracture reduction cannula with a side discharge port 0 2010
8,454,693 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods 0 2011
 
SPARTEK MEDICAL, INC. (64)
8,172,882 Implant system and method to treat degenerative disorders of the spine 1 2007
8,043,337 Implant system and method to treat degenerative disorders of the spine 6 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 0 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 4 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 4 2007
8,066,747 Implantation method for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 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 4 2007
8,012,175 Multi-directional deflection profile for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 5 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 12 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 5 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 7 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 5 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 5 2008
8,048,121 Spine implant with a defelction rod system anchored to a bone anchor and method 4 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 4 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 7 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 8 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 0 2009
8,267,979 Load-sharing bone anchor having a deflectable post and axial spring and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 0 2009
8,211,155 Load-sharing bone anchor having a durable compliant member and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 0 2009
8,114,134 Spinal prosthesis having a three bar linkage for motion preservation and dynamic stabilization of the spine 1 2009
8,097,024 Load-sharing bone anchor having a deflectable post and method for stabilization of the spine 2 2009
8,092,501 Dynamic spinal rod and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 0 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 1 2009
8,057,515 Load-sharing anchor having a deflectable post and centering spring and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 6 2009
8,057,517 Load-sharing component having a deflectable post and centering spring and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 6 2009
8,048,115 Surgical tool and method for implantation of a dynamic bone anchor 4 2009
8,048,125 Versatile offset polyaxial connector and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 5 2009
8,021,396 Configurable dynamic spinal rod and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 4 2009
8,016,861 Versatile polyaxial connector assembly and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 5 2009
8,012,181 Modular in-line deflection rod and bone anchor system and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 5 2009
8,007,518 Load-sharing component having a deflectable post and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 4 2009
8,568,451 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2009
8,317,836 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2009
8,216,281 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 0 2009
8,257,397 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 2 2010
8,518,085 Adaptive spinal rod and methods for stabilization of the spine 1 2011
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 0 2012
8,394,127 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 0 2012
 
BAXANO SURGICAL, INC. (35)
6,558,386 Axial spinal implant and method and apparatus for implanting an axial spinal implant within the vertebrae of the spine 140 2000
6,790,210 Methods and apparatus for forming curved axial bores through spinal vertebrae 117 2000
6,740,090 Methods and apparatus for forming shaped axial bores through spinal vertebrae 111 2000
6,558,390 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 277 2001
6,899,716 Method and apparatus for spinal augmentation 164 2002
6,921,403 Method and apparatus for spinal distraction and fusion 149 2002
7,309,338 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 64 2003
7,087,058 Method and apparatus for providing posterior or anterior trans-sacral access to spinal vertebrae 97 2003
7,569,056 Methods and apparatus for forming shaped axial bores through spinal vertebrae 30 2004
8,052,613 Spinal nucleus extraction tool 6 2004
7,740,633 Guide pin for guiding instrumentation along a soft tissue tract to a point on the spine 13 2004
7,588,574 Kits for enabling axial access and procedures in the spine 31 2004
7,530,993 Method of spinal fixation 24 2004
7,500,977 Method and apparatus for manipulating material in the spine 45 2004
7,608,077 Method and apparatus for spinal distraction and fusion 30 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 21 2006
7,641,657 Method and apparatus for providing posterior or anterior trans-sacral access to spinal vertebrae 8 2006
7,744,599 Articulating spinal implant 10 2007
7,727,263 Articulating spinal implant 10 2007
7,799,032 Guide pin introducer for guiding instrumentation through soft tissue to a point on the spine 9 2007
7,763,025 Spinal fusion kit for guiding instrumentation through soft tissue to a point on the spine 21 2007
7,799,033 Access kits for enabling axial access and procedures in the spine 9 2007
7,794,463 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 10 2007
7,914,535 Method and apparatus for manipulating material in the spine 6 2009
8,034,055 Method and apparatus for providing access to a presacral space 6 2009
8,747,472 Spinal therapy device with fixated distraction distance 0 2009
8,292,928 Method and apparatus for spinal distraction and fusion 0 2009
8,167,947 Methods for push distraction and for provision of therapy to adjacent motion segments 3 2010
8,328,847 Assemblies for provision of therapy to motion segments 0 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 1 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
 
BENVENUE MEDICAL, INC. (18)
8,057,544 Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine 2 2006
7,785,368 Spinal tissue distraction devices 10 2006
7,670,374 Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine 2 2006
7,670,375 Methods for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue 5 2006
7,666,226 Spinal tissue distraction devices 3 2006
7,666,227 Devices for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue 3 2006
8,366,773 Apparatus and method for treating bone 1 2008
8,591,583 Devices for treating the spine 0 2008
8,454,617 Devices for treating the spine 1 2008
8,808,376 Intravertebral implants 0 2009
7,967,864 Spinal tissue distraction devices 9 2010
7,967,865 Devices for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue 0 2010
7,963,993 Methods of distracting tissue layers of the human spine 0 2010
7,955,391 Methods for limiting the movement of material introduced between layers of spinal tissue 1 2010
8,535,327 Delivery apparatus for use with implantable medical devices 0 2010
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 0 2011
8,814,873 Devices and methods for treating bone tissue 0 2012
 
ILLUMINOSS MEDICAL, INC. (16)
7,811,290 Apparatus and methods for reinforcing bone 22 2007
7,806,900 Apparatus and methods for delivery of reinforcing materials to bone 17 2007
7,811,284 Systems and methods for internal bone fixation 17 2007
8,403,968 Apparatus and methods for repairing craniomaxillofacial bones using customized bone plates 6 2007
7,879,041 Systems and methods for internal bone fixation 15 2008
8,210,729 Attachment system for light-conducting fibers 9 2010
8,512,338 Photodynamic bone stabilization systems and methods for reinforcing bone 5 2010
8,366,711 Systems and methods for internal bone fixation 6 2010
8,246,628 Apparatus for delivery of reinforcing materials to bone 9 2010
8,348,956 Apparatus and methods for reinforcing bone 6 2010
8,734,460 Systems and methods for internal bone fixation 0 2011
8,684,965 Photodynamic bone stabilization and drug delivery systems 0 2011
8,328,402 Attachment system for light-conducting fibers 6 2012
8,668,701 Apparatus for delivery of reinforcing materials to bone 0 2012
8,574,233 Photodynamic bone stabilization systems and methods for reinforcing bone 0 2012
8,672,982 Apparatus and methods for repairing craniomaxillofacial bones using customized bone plates 0 2013
 
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7,682,335 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer 18 2004
7,544,201 Rapid exchange balloon dilation catheter having reinforced multi-lumen distal portion 16 2005
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8,002,741 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral woven fabric layer 2 2007
7,780,629 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer 2 2007
8,353,868 Medical balloon having strengthening rods 0 2008
8,002,744 Non-compliant medical balloon 5 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 2 2009
8,313,601 Non-compliant medical balloon 2 2009
8,236,221 Non-compliant medical balloon 1 2009
8,221,351 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer 1 2010
8,105,275 Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer 0 2010
 
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8,579,908 Device for delivering viscous material 1 2004
8,425,543 Annular nucleus pulposus replacement 0 2005
8,415,407 Methods, materials, and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 2 2006
8,360,629 Mixing apparatus having central and planetary mixing elements 2 2006
8,821,496 Osteotomy protective cover 0 2006
8,333,773 Remotely-activated vertebroplasty injection device 3 2007
8,430,914 Assembly for orthopaedic surgery 0 2008
8,491,591 Device for straightening and stabilizing the vertebral column 0 2008
8,556,949 Hybrid bone fixation element and methods of using the same 0 2008
8,518,115 Porous containment device and associated method for stabilization of vertebral compression fractures 0 2008
8,540,722 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 2 2009
8,361,078 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 2 2009
8,419,801 Adjustable, remote-controllable orthopaedic prosthesis and associated method 2 2009
8,809,418 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 0 2013
 
TRYTON MEDICAL, INC. (14)
7,481,834 Stent for placement at luminal os 17 2004
8,109,987 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 8 2005
8,672,994 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2005
7,758,630 Helical ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 12 2006
8,641,755 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2007
7,972,372 Kit for treating vascular bifurcations 9 2007
8,252,038 System for delivering a prosthesis to a luminal OS 4 2007
7,972,369 Method for delivering a luminal prosthesis 10 2007
8,641,751 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple linked thin fronds 0 2009
8,187,314 Prothesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 6 2009
8,529,618 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2009
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6,382,214 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies including treatment of male incontinence and female cystocele 175 1999
8,535,217 Methods and systems for treatment of prolapse 0 2006
8,628,463 Adjustable tension incontinence sling assemblies 0 2007
8,460,169 Adjustable tension incontinence sling assemblies 0 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
8,727,963 Methods and implants for treating urinary incontinence 0 2009
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8,070,813 Selectively expanding spine cage, hydraulically controllable in three dimensions for vertebral body replacement 7 2007
8,394,143 Selectively expanding spine cage, hydraulically controllable in three dimensions for enhanced spinal fusion 0 2007
7,819,921 Linearly expanding spine cage for enhanced spinal fusion 24 2007
8,192,495 Lockable spinal implant 13 2009
8,435,296 Hydraulically actuated expanding spine cage with extendable locking anchor 0 2009
8,696,751 Adjustable distraction cage with linked locking mechanisms 0 2010
8,454,695 Selectively expanding spine cage, hydraulically controllable in three dimensions for enhanced spinal fusion 0 2011
8,480,741 Selectively expanding spine cage, hydraulically controllable in three dimensions for vertebral body replacement 1 2011
 
SONOMA ORTHOPEDIC PRODUCTS, INC. (9)
7,942,875 Methods of using minimally invasive actuable bone fixation devices 9 2006
7,846,162 Minimally invasive actuable bone fixation devices 17 2006
7,914,533 Minimally invasive actuable bone fixation devices 7 2006
8,430,879 Segmented intramedullary structure 0 2008
8,128,627 Segmented intramedullary system and apparatus 2 2008
8,287,539 Fracture fixation device, tools and methods 0 2009
8,287,541 Fracture fixation device, tools and methods 1 2009
8,439,917 Fracture fixation device, tools and methods 0 2011
8,496,658 Segmented intramedullary structure 0 2012
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (7)
7,722,613 Systems and methods for removing body tissue 16 2002
RE43434 Method and apparatus for treating intervertebral disks 0 2004
7,976,546 Magnetic targeting system for facilitating navigation 4 2008
8,092,461 Method and apparatus for facilitating navigation of an implant 3 2010
8,366,715 Magnetic targeting system for facilitating navigation 0 2011
8,333,771 System for pushing and pulling surgical implants into position in vivo via a tether 0 2011
8,317,801 Method and apparatus for facilitating navigation of an implant 0 2011
 
SPINEOLOGY, INC. (7)
6,575,978 Circumferential resecting reamer tool 33 2001
6,712,853 Annulus-reinforcing band 138 2001
7,226,481 Expandable porous mesh bag device and methods of use for reduction, filling, fixation, and supporting of bone 78 2003
7,931,689 Method and apparatus for treating a vertebral body 13 2004
7,056,345 Annulus-reinforcing band 43 2004
7,220,282 Annulus-reinforcing band 34 2006
8,012,211 Semi-biological intervertebral disc replacement system 9 2008
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (6)
7,722,530 Method of securing vertebrae 16 2003
8,277,486 System for performing a procedure at a spinal location 1 2003
7,699,877 Method of securing vertebrae 6 2004
7,850,695 Method of securing vertebrae 5 2004
8,777,997 Method for securing vertebrae 0 2012
8,540,746 Cannula for receiving surgical instruments 0 2012
 
STRYKER SPINE (5)
7,955,355 Methods and devices for improving percutaneous access in minimally invasive surgeries 9 2004
8,267,939 Tool for implanting expandable intervertebral implant 3 2008
D626233 Expandable intervertebral implant 7 2009
8,685,063 Methods and devices for improving percutaneous access in minimally invasive surgeries 0 2011
8,603,170 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2012
 
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
 
DISC DYNAMICS, INC. (4)
7,077,865 Method of making an intervertebral disc prosthesis 72 2003
7,001,431 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 133 2003
7,713,301 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 22 2006
7,766,965 Method of making an intervertebral disc prosthesis 32 2006
 
FLEXFIX, LLC (4)
8,128,626 System and method for delivery conformation and removal of intramedullary bone fixation devices 0 2007
8,167,881 Implantable composite apparatus and method 0 2008
8,162,943 Deformable implant systems and methods 1 2008
8,147,492 System and method for guidance and implantation of implantable devices 0 2008
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (4)
7,465,318 Cement-directing orthopedic implants 38 2005
7,909,873 Delivery apparatus and methods for vertebrostenting 5 2007
8,100,973 Cement-directing orthopedic implants 0 2008
8,623,025 Delivery apparatus and methods for vertebrostenting 0 2010
 
SPINE WAVE, INC. (4)
7,234,468 Transverse cavity device and method 19 2005
7,905,885 Reduction system for restoration of a vertebral body 10 2007
7,744,637 Method for restoring vertebral body height 14 2007
7,815,643 Transverse cavity device and method 0 2009
 
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
 
ANVIL MEDICAL, INC. (3)
7,717,953 Delivery system for placement of prosthesis at luminal OS 12 2004
7,731,747 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple thin fronds 15 2005
8,083,791 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 8 2005
 
BIOMET C.V. (3)
6,916,323 Method and apparatus for percutaneously securing a bone screw and a bone plate to a bone of a patient 27 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
7,955,361 Method and apparatus for percutaneously securing a bone screw and a bone plate to a bone of a patient 1 2008
 
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 2 2006
8,414,614 Implant kit for supporting a spinal column 1 2006
8,425,563 Spinal rod support kit 0 2007
 
EXPANDING ORTHOPEDICS INC. (3)
7,507,241 Expandable bone device 8 2004
7,670,339 Expandable orthopedic device 7 2005
7,601,152 Expandable orthopedic device 7 2005
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (3)
7,674,296 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 25 2005
8,721,723 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 0 2009
8,282,683 Expandable vertebral implant 1 2010
 
OSSEON LLC (3)
7,842,041 Steerable vertebroplasty system 5 2008
7,811,291 Closed vertebroplasty bone cement injection system 7 2008
8,827,981 Steerable vertebroplasty system with cavity creation element 0 2012
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
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
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (3)
7,267,687 Spinal implant and method of use 29 2002
8,142,507 Spinal implant and method of use 1 2007
8,287,599 Spinal implant and method of use 0 2012
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (3)
6,632,235 Inflatable device and method for reducing fractures in bone and in treating the spine 145 2001
7,666,205 Inflatable device and method for reducing fractures in bone and in treating the spine 42 2003
8,080,061 Apparatus and methods for treating bone 0 2006
 
AOI MEDICAL, INC. (2)
8,353,911 Extendable cutting member 0 2008
8,221,420 Trauma nail accumulator 0 2010
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
7,172,622 Medical devices including a magnetically activatable body or portion for treatment 1 2002
8,170,686 Heatable sling support for an anatomical location 0 2006
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (2)
7,927,443 Medical balloon 1 2006
8,323,242 Non-compliant medical balloon having a longitudinal fiber layer 1 2010
 
CAVITECH, LLC (2)
8,142,462 Instruments and methods for reducing and stabilizing bone fractures 2 2005
8,562,634 Instruments and methods for reducing and stabilizing bone fractures 0 2012
 
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
7,481,841 Adjustable orthopaedic prosthesis and associated method 11 2004
7,559,951 Adjustable, remote-controllable orthopaedic prosthesis and associated method 28 2005
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (2)
8,066,713 Remotely-activated vertebroplasty injection device 8 2003
7,699,894 Nucleus pulposus trial device and technique 2 2005
 
FOX, WILLIAM CASEY (2)
8,808,380 Method and apparatus for an osteotomy fixation or arthrodesis cage 0 2007
8,808,294 Method and apparatus for a multiple transition temperature implant 0 2008
 
FUTUREMATRIX INTERVENTIONAL, INC. (2)
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
 
GEIST WALSH HOLDINGS, LLC (2)
8,092,458 Magnetic targeting system and method of using the same 3 2006
8,092,460 Magnetic targeting system and method of using the same 3 2008
 
HATCH MEDICAL, L.L.C. (2)
8,357,197 Percutaneous spinal stabilization device and method 0 2006
8,357,198 Percutaneous spinal stabilization device and method 2 2007
 
MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION, INC. (2)
7,567,834 Method and apparatus for implantation between two vertebral bodies 13 2004
7,953,471 Method and apparatus for implantation between two vertebral bodies 0 2009
 
SEPTRX, INC. (2)
8,758,395 Embolic filtering method and apparatus 0 2005
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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (2)
8,574,308 Systems and methods for installing and removing an expandable polymer 0 2008
8,546,456 Fracture fixation systems 1 2009
 
SPINE VIEW, INC. (2)
8,808,320 Devices and methods for arched roof cutters 0 2010
8,702,739 Devices and methods for arched roof cutters 0 2011
 
STOUT MEDICAL GROUP, L.P. (2)
8,709,042 Expandable support device and method of use 0 2007
8,535,380 Fixation device and method 0 2010
 
TRANS1 INC. (2)
7,905,905 Spinal mobility preservation apparatus 1 2007
7,905,908 Spinal mobility preservation method 3 2007
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (2)
6,821,277 Percutaneous vertebral fusion system 122 2000
7,008,424 Percutaneous vertebral fusion system 82 2003
 
VERSITECH LIMITED (2)
7,306,683 Shape memory material and method of making the same 2 2004
7,789,975 Shape memory material and method of making the same 0 2007
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (1)
8,460,333 Balloon catheter having metal balloon and method of making same 0 2003
 
AEOLIN, LLC (1)
8,562,683 System and method for spinal fusion 0 2010
 
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 7 2003
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (1)
8,784,491 Implant for stabilizing vertebrae or bones 0 2008
 
CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG (1)
7,695,471 Fixation device 1 2004
 
CONVENTUS ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
8,287,538 Apparatus and methods for fracture repair 0 2009
 
CYBEX INDUSTRIAL LTD. (1)
7,533,933 Child seat for a motor vehicle 0 2007
 
DENTAL ROOT FILLING PRODUCTS LTD (1)
7,210,935 Expandable/contractable composition for surgical or dental use 0 2004
 
DM SPINE 2 LLC (A TENNESSEE LLC) (1)
8,821,506 Bone screw 0 2007
 
INTELIFUSE, INC. (1)
8,241,297 Surgical drill guide for shape memory clamps 0 2008
 
KARMON, BEN-ZION (1)
7,749,267 Expandable devices and methods for tissue expansion, regeneration and fixation 2 2005
 
KINGSLEY R. CHIN (1)
8,002,798 System and method for spinal implant placement 5 2005
 
LANX, LLC (1)
7,799,081 System and method for spinal fusion 23 2004
 
MANDACO 569 LIMITED (1)
7,625,377 Collapsible and expandable instrument for insertion in a dorsal vertebra 16 2002
 
MED-EL ELEKTROMEDIZINISCHE GERAETE GMBH (1)
8,718,785 Cochlear tissue protection from electrode trauma 0 2009
 
MISONIX, INC. (1)
8,353,912 Ultrasonic spinal surgery method 0 2007
 
NATIONAL JEWISH MEDICAL AND RESEARCH CENTER (1)
7,468,048 Joint aspirate facilitating device 21 2006
 
ORTHOPHOENIX, LLC (1)
6,676,665 Surgical instrumentation and method for treatment of the spine 101 2001
 
ORTHOSOFT INC. (1)
6,856,828 CAS bone reference and less invasive installation method thereof 15 2002
 
ORTHOVITA, INC. (1)
7,544,196 System and kit for delivery of restorative materials 10 2003
 
OUROBOROS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
8,663,227 Single-unit cutting head systems for safe removal of nucleus pulposus tissue 0 2012
 
Pioneer Signal Technology, Inc. (1)
8,388,684 Artificial disc device 4 2003
 
PROMETHEAN SURGICAL DEVICES (1)
7,632,294 Devices and methods for spine repair 21 2004
 
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY (1)
8,216,398 Method for controlling phase transformation temperature in metal alloy of a device 0 2010
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
8,337,556 Curable media for implantable medical device 0 2005
 
SOFAMOR DANEK HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
8,768,437 Fluoroscopic image guided surgery system with intraoperative registration 0 2006
 
Sonoma Orthepedic Products, Inc. (1)
7,909,825 Fracture fixation device, tools and methods 13 2007
 
SPINAL STABILIZATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
8,636,803 Percutaneous implantable nuclear prosthesis 1 2010
 
SYNOSTE OY (1)
8,632,544 Internal osteodistraction device 0 2009
 
The Research Foundation of State University of New York (1)
7,763,268 Load bearing hydrogel implants 0 2009
 
TOMY INCORPORATED (1)
6,786,984 Ternary alloy and apparatus thereof 13 2000
 
Transl, Inc. (1)
7,329,259 Articulating spinal implant 51 2004
 
TRINITY ORTHOPEDICS, LLC (1)
8,529,628 Expanding intervertebral device and methods of use 1 2010
 
VAL-CHUM, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
7,962,194 Method and system for propelling and controlling displacement of a microrobot in a blood vessel 1 2003
 
VALVE HOLDINGS, L.L.C. (1)
6,758,863 Vertically expanding intervertebral body fusion device 140 2002
 
VERTILINK CORPORATION (1)
7,083,621 Articulating spinal fixation rod and system 241 2003
 
VERTX, INC. (1)
7,114,501 Transverse cavity device and method 24 2001
 
VEXIM SAS (1)
7,846,206 Methods and apparatuses for bone restoration 5 2005
 
WRIGHT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
7,294,132 Radially ported needle for delivering bone graft material and method of use 5 2003
 
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