US Patent No: 6,183,471

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Spine distraction implant and method

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Abstract

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A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KYPHON SARLSUNNYVALE, CA234
ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.SUNNYVALE, CA1

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, CA 265 19841
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, CA 264 19916

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4,349,921 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 971 1980
4,309,777 Artificial intervertebral disc 707 1980
4,401,112 Spinal fixator 487 1981
4,479,491 Intervertebral stabilization implant 242 1982
4,657,550 Buttressing device usable in a vertebral prosthesis 510 1986
5,011,484 Surgical implant for restricting the relative movement of vertebrae 396 1989
5,092,866 Flexible inter-vertebral stabilizer as well as process and apparatus for determining or verifying its tension before installation on the spinal column 728 1990
5,180,381 Anterior lumbar/cervical bicortical compression plate 288 1991
5,458,641 Vertebral body prosthesis 406 1993
5,702,455 Expandable prosthesis for spinal fusion 490 1996
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (1)
5,415,661 Implantable spinal assist device 800 1993
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
5,258,031 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty 776 1992
5,395,372 Spinal strut graft holding staple 237 1993
 
CROSS ATLANTIC PARTNERS IV K/S (1)
5,540,689 Apparatus for securing a rod adjacent to a bone 136 1994
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
4,636,217 Anterior spinal implant 482 1985
 
HENRY FORD HOSPITAL (1)
4,553,273 Vertebral body prosthesis and spine stabilizing method 414 1983
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (3)
4,961,740 V-thread fusion cage and method of fusing a bone joint 717 1988
5,026,373 Surgical method and apparatus for fusing adjacent bone structures 608 1989
5,055,104 Surgically implanting threaded fusion cages between adjacent low-back vertebrae by an anterior approach 564 1989
 
ENCORE MEDICAL ASSET CORPORATION (1)
5,496,318 Interspinous segmental spine fixation device 589 1993
 
Acromed Corporation (1)
4,790,303 Apparatus and method for securing bone graft 326 1987
 
SURGICRAFT LIMITED (1)
4,904,261 Spinal implants 532 1988
 
PFIZER HOSPITAL PRODUCTS GROUP, INC. (1)
4,714,469 Spinal implant 579 1987
 
BRANTIGAN, W. JOHN DR.( CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) (3)
4,743,256 Surgical prosthetic implant facilitating vertebral interbody fusion and method 710 1987
4,834,757 Prosthetic implant 892 1988
4,878,915 Surgical prosthetic implant facilitating vertebral interbody fusion 774 1989
 
RAY MEDICA, INC. (2)
4,772,287 Prosthetic disc and method of implanting 756 1987
4,904,260 Prosthetic disc containing therapeutic material 613 1988
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
4,599,084 Method of using biological tissue to promote even bone growth 108 1983
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (3)
4,936,848 Implant for vertebrae 399 1989
5,059,193 Expandable spinal implant and surgical method 851 1990
5,458,638 Non-threaded spinal implant 496 1992
 
Science et Medecine (SEM) (1)
5,387,213 Osseous surgical implant particularly for an intervertebral stabilizer 369 1993
 
PARADIGM SPINE (1)
5,645,599 Interspinal vertebral implant 766 1996
 
SPINE-TECH, INC. (2)
4,501,269 Process for fusing bone joints 644 1984
5,263,953 Apparatus and system for fusing bone joints 380 1991
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
4,932,975 Vertebral prosthesis 578 1989
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (2)
5,015,247 Threaded spinal implant 994 1988
5,593,409 Interbody spinal fusion implants 570 1995
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (34)
7,763,047 Pedicle screw connector apparatus and method 1 2003
6,966,910 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 284 2003
7,682,375 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 32 2003
* 2004/0002,708 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 217 2003
7,214,186 Method and device for retractor for microsurgical intermuscular lumbar arthrodesis 79 2003
7,753,939 Polyaxial connection device and method 1 2004
* 2004/0172,023 Polyaxial connection device and method 19 2004
6,991,632 Adjustable rod and connector device and method of use 189 2004
8,262,571 Intermuscular guide for retractor insertion and method of use 0 2004
* 2004/0254,428 Intermuscular guide for retractor insertion and method of use 23 2004
7,655,025 Adjustable rod and connector device and method of use 2 2005
8,932,334 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 0 2005
* 2006/0009,768 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 136 2005
7,455,639 Opposing parallel bladed retractor and method of use 11 2005
* 2006/0063,978 Opposing parallel bladed retractor and method of use 0 2005
7,985,245 Connection rod for screw or hook polyaxial system and method of use 1 2005
* 2006/0079,899 Connection rod for screw or hook polyaxial system and method of use 75 2005
* 2007/0142,915 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 104 2005
8,486,111 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 0 2006
* 2007/0016,193 DYNAMIC FIXATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE 100 2006
7,695,498 Connection rod for screw or hook polyaxial system and method of use 35 2007
8,114,133 Spinal rod system 3 2007
* 2007/0288,011 Spinal Rod System 53 2007
7,959,564 Pedicle seeker and retractor, and methods of use 10 2007
8,834,526 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 0 2007
8,172,878 Conical interspinous apparatus and a method of performing interspinous distraction 2 2008
8,690,922 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 1 2010
8,685,062 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 0 2010
8,585,739 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 0 2010
8,221,459 Pedicle screw connector apparatus and method 0 2010
8,496,689 Spinal implant device with fusion cage and fixation plates and method of implanting 2 2011
8,425,560 Spinal implant device with fixation plates and lag screws and method of implanting 1 2011
9,084,639 Spinal implant device with fusion cage and fixation plates and method of implanting 0 2013
9,232,967 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 0 2014
 
VERTIFLEX, INC. (21)
8,123,807 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 34 2004
8,012,207 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 16 2005
8,409,282 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 10 2005
* 2006/0085,070 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 263 2005
8,425,559 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 8 2006
8,292,922 Interspinous spacer 13 2008
8,273,108 Interspinous spacer 12 2008
8,277,488 Interspinous spacer 12 2008
* 2008/0294,263 Interspinous spacer 33 2008
8,123,782 Interspinous spacer 12 2008
8,613,747 Spacer insertion instrument 9 2008
8,864,828 Interspinous spacer 5 2009
8,845,726 Dilator 5 2009
* 2009/0125,030 Dilator 30 2009
8,945,183 Interspinous process spacer instrument system with deployment indicator 5 2009
8,740,948 Spinal spacer for cervical and other vertebra, and associated systems and methods 5 2010
9,119,680 Interspinous spacer 0 2012
9,155,572 Minimally invasive tooling for delivery of interspinous spacer 0 2012
9,161,783 Interspinous spacer 0 2012
9,155,570 Interspinous spacer 0 2012
9,186,186 Spinal spacer for cervical and other vertebra, and associated systems and methods 0 2014
 
RIVERBEND DESIGN LLC (1)
* 2006/0106,381 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 263 2005
 
KYPHON SARL (57)
7,497,859 Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk 25 2003
7,306,628 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 169 2003
7,273,496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 68 2003
7,083,649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 133 2003
6,966,929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 117 2003
* 2004/0143,270 Tools for implanting artificial vertebral disk and method 97 2003
* 2004/0138,750 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer and method 18 2003
* 2005/0075,634 Interspinous process implant with radiolucent spacer and lead-in tissue expander 60 2003
7,335,203 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 169 2004
* 2004/0249,379 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 16 2004
7,549,999 Interspinous process distraction implant and method of implantation 17 2004
7,510,567 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 23 2004
7,695,513 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 24 2004
* 2005/0010,293 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 245 2004
7,452,379 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 1 2004
* 2005/0010,296 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 0 2004
7,481,840 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with selectably positioning articulating element 49 2004
* 2006/0069,438 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with multi-segmented support plates 33 2004
* 2006/0069,440 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with selectably positioning articulating element 48 2004
7,691,146 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 28 2004
7,670,377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 27 2004
7,520,899 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 32 2004
7,503,935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 46 2004
7,320,707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 72 2004
* 2005/0283,242 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 23 2004
* 2005/0283,243 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 6 2004
* 2005/0154,462 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 58 2004
* 2005/0125,065 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 36 2004
* 2005/0113,926 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 44 2004
* 2005/0283,237 Artificial spinal disk replacement device with staggered vertebral body attachments 45 2004
* 7,481,839 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 25 2004
* 2005/0209,603 Method for remediation of intervertebral disks 88 2004
* 2005/0196,420 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 43 2004
* 2005/0143,826 Disk repair structures with anchors 36 2004
7,575,600 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 48 2004
7,909,853 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 13 2005
* 2006/0064,166 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 72 2005
* 2006/0064,165 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 175 2005
* 2006/0036,258 Sizing distractor and method for implanting an interspinous implant between adjacent spinous processes 58 2005
8,048,117 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 9 2005
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 23 2006
7,749,252 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 95 2006
* 2006/0271,194 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing as an adjunct to spinal fusion and method of implantation 53 2006
* 2006/0265,067 Interspinous process implant with slide-in distraction piece and method of implantation 64 2006
7,959,652 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 18 2006
* 2008/0108,990 INTERSPINOUS PROCESS IMPLANT HAVING A FIXED WING AND A DEPLOYABLE WING AND METHOD OF IMPLANTATION 41 2006
7,476,251 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 59 2006
* 2007/0055,246 Spine distraction implant and method 64 2006
7,803,190 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 16 2006
* 2007/0093,830 INTERSPINOUS PROCESS APPARATUS AND METHOD WITH A SELECTABLY EXPANDABLE SPACER 36 2006
8,012,209 Interspinous process implant including a binder, binder aligner and method of implantation 7 2007
* 2007/0276,500 INTERSPINOUS PROCESS IMPLANT INCLUDING A BINDER, BINDER ALIGNER AND METHOD OF IMPLANTATION 38 2007
* 2007/0265,625 SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT AND METHOD 32 2007
* 2007/0203,493 SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT AND METHOD 34 2007
7,666,209 Spine distraction implant and method 63 2007
* 2008/0172,057 SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT AND METHOD 34 2007
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
8,672,976 Intervertebral implant devices and methods for insertion thereof 5 2008
8,308,767 Interlaminar stabilization system 2 2008
 
SEASPINE, INC. (1)
9,149,306 Spinous process device 0 2012
 
RITLAND, STEPHEN (2)
7,207,992 Connection rod for screw or hook polyaxial system and method of use 120 2002
7,166,073 Method and device for microsurgical intermuscular spinal surgery 70 2005
 
STRYKER SPINE (13)
7,604,654 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 45 2005
7,361,196 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 142 2005
* 2006/0189,983 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 57 2005
* 2006/0189,984 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 108 2005
8,137,385 System and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 0 2006
8,109,973 Method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 0 2006
7,625,393 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 36 2008
* 2009/0099,607 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 42 2008
8,974,499 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 0 2009
* 2010/0010,544 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC VERTEBRAL STABILIZATION 28 2009
8,226,687 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 0 2009
8,623,059 System and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 1 2012
8,529,603 System and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 0 2012
 
FACET SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
* 2005/0080,486 Facet joint replacement 71 2003
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (38)
7,041,136 Facet joint replacement 219 2003
8,419,770 Spinal facet implants with mating articulating bearing surface and methods of use 0 2004
7,753,937 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 25 2004
7,588,590 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 22 2004
7,588,578 Surgical measurement systems and methods 10 2004
7,507,242 Surgical measurement and resection framework 14 2004
7,993,373 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus 13 2005
7,722,647 Apparatus and method for posterior vertebral stabilization 9 2005
7,566,345 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 23 2005
7,445,635 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 55 2005
8,313,511 Facet joint replacement 0 2005
7,618,453 Facet joint replacement 20 2005
8,062,336 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus with independent locking modes 12 2005
8,764,801 Facet joint implant crosslinking apparatus and method 0 2006
7,758,581 Polyaxial reaming apparatus and method 12 2006
8,562,649 System and method for multiple level facet joint arthroplasty and fusion 0 2006
8,579,941 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 0 2007
7,621,955 Facet joint replacement 21 2007
8,900,273 Taper-locking fixation system 0 2008
8,353,933 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,333,789 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
9,050,144 System and method for implant anchorage with anti-rotation features 0 2008
8,702,759 System and method for bone anchorage 0 2008
8,308,768 System and method for facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,252,027 System and method for facet joint replacement 1 2008
8,211,147 System and method for facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,206,418 System and method for facet joint replacement with detachable coupler 6 2008
8,906,063 Spinal facet joint implant 0 2008
8,777,994 System and method for multiple level facet joint arthroplasty and fusion 0 2008
7,998,177 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 11 2008
7,998,178 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 11 2008
7,914,560 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 11 2008
7,815,648 Surgical measurement systems and methods 1 2008
* 2009/0024,169 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTIPLE LEVEL FACET JOINT ARTHROPLASTY AND FUSION 78 2008
* 2009/0024,167 SPINAL FACET IMPLANTS WITH MATING ARTICULATING BEARING SURFACE AND METHODS OF USE 10 2008
* 2009/0024,168 LINKED BILATERAL SPINAL FACET IMPLANTS AND METHODS OF USE 10 2008
8,066,741 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 13 2008
* 2009/0088,802 PROSTHESIS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF A POSTERIOR ELEMENT OF A VERTEBRA 9 2008
 
Spinal Simplicity LLC (6)
8,075,593 Interspinous implants and methods for implanting same 20 2008
* 2009/0054,988 Interspinous implants and methods for implanting same 17 2008
8,142,479 Interspinous process implants having deployable engagement arms 9 2009
* 2009/0292,316 INTERSPINOUS PROCESS IMPLANTS HAVING DEPLOYABLE ENGAGEMENT ARMS 46 2009
8,945,184 Interspinous process implant and fusion cage spacer 0 2009
8,523,909 Interspinous process implants having deployable engagement arms 1 2012
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (1)
8,167,915 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 8 2006
 
X-SPINE SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
8,262,697 Modular interspinous fixation system and method 7 2010
* 2011/0172,711 MODULAR INTERSPINOUS FIXATION SYSTEM AND METHOD 8 2010
8,932,333 Modular interspinous fixation system and method 0 2012
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (8)
7,985,246 Methods and instruments for delivering interspinous process spacers 11 2006
8,021,399 Rod extension for extending fusion construct 12 2006
8,066,750 Port structures for non-rigid bone plates 0 2006
8,672,974 Spine distraction implant and method 5 2007
8,540,751 Spine distraction implant and method 5 2007
8,617,211 Spine distraction implant and method 5 2007
* 2009/0105,773 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSERTION OF AN INTERSPINOUS PROCESS DEVICE 89 2007
8,845,694 Rod extension for extending fusion construct 0 2011
 
LANX, INC. (8)
* 2006/0271,055 Spinal stabilization 61 2005
8,007,517 Interspinous distraction devices and associated methods of insertion 6 2005
* 2006/0089,654 Interspinous distraction devices and associated methods of insertion 174 2005
7,918,875 Interspinous distraction devices and associated methods of insertion 10 2005
* 2006/0106,397 Interspinous distraction devices and associated methods of insertion 187 2005
8,241,330 Spinous process implants and associated methods 12 2007
9,055,981 Spinal implants and methods 0 2008
9,247,968 Spinous process implants and associated methods 0 2010
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (1)
7,763,073 Posterior process dynamic spacer 21 2004
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (2)
7,090,698 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 184 2002
* 2003/0004,572 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 47 2002
 
LANX, LLC (1)
* 2008/0183,211 SPINOUS PROCESS IMPLANTS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS 134 2007
 
GME Delaware 2 LLC (1)
7,955,390 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 11 2008
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (16)
8,167,944 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 13 2004
9,023,084 Systems and methods for stabilizing the motion or adjusting the position of the spine 0 2004
* 2006/0122,620 Systems and methods for stabilizing the motion or adjusting the position of the spine 270 2004
* 2006/0084,985 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 324 2004
8,317,864 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 12 2005
* 2006/0085,069 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 307 2005
* 2006/0084,988 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 324 2005
7,763,074 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 16 2005
* 2008/0221,685 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 20 2005
8,152,837 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 11 2005
* 2007/0161,991 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 130 2005
8,628,574 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 9 2010
* 2011/0106,160 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POSTERIOR DYNAMIC STABILIZATION OF THE SPINE 1 2010
9,039,742 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 0 2012
8,900,271 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 5 2012
9,125,692 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 0 2013
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (5)
8,241,363 Expandable corpectomy spinal fusion cage 8 2007
8,241,294 Instruments for expandable corpectomy spinal fusion cage 5 2008
* 2009/0164,018 Instruments For Expandable Corpectomy Spinal Fusion Cage 5 2008
8,876,905 Minimally invasive corpectomy cage and instrument 0 2009
8,465,525 Posterior process dynamic spacer 0 2010
 
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE, INC. (1)
* 2011/0040,332 SPINOUS PROCESS SPACER AND IMPLANTATION PROCEDURE 6 2010
 
Collabcom II, LLC (2)
8,202,299 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 6 2008
8,721,688 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 0 2012
 
PARADIGM SPINE, LLC (10)
8,470,000 Interspinous vertebral and lumbosacral stabilization devices and methods of use 2 2006
8,328,848 Interspinous vertebral stabilization devices 5 2006
* 2007/0161,993 INTERSPINOUS VERTEBRAL STABILIZATION DEVICES 56 2006
9,011,441 Method and system for performing interspinous space preparation for receiving an implant 0 2007
* 2007/0233,129 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING INTERSPINOUS SPACE PREPARATION FOR RECEIVING AN IMPLANT 36 2007
8,834,482 Instrument system for use with an interspinous implant 0 2007
* 2008/0015,609 Instrument system for use with an interspinous implant 9 2007
7,922,750 Interlaminar-interspinous vertebral stabilization system 14 2007
* 2008/0228,225 Interlaminar-Interspinous Vertebral Stabilization System 57 2007
9,173,746 Interspinous vertebral stabilization devices 0 2012
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (4)
7,854,752 System and method for dynamic skeletal stabilization 40 2004
* 2006/0247,637 System and method for dynamic skeletal stabilization 154 2006
8,025,681 Dynamic motion spinal stabilization system 15 2007
* 2007/0233,094 DYNAMIC MOTION SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM 109 2007
 
LIFE SPINE, INC. (7)
8,231,656 Adjustable spine distraction implant 7 2008
8,512,407 Expandable spinal interbody and intravertebral body devices 4 2010
8,728,123 Flexible and static interspinous/inter-laminar spinal spacers 0 2012
9,138,328 Radially expandable spinal interbody device and implantation tool 0 2012
8,940,048 Expandable spinal interbody and intravertebral body devices 0 2012
8,721,687 Spinal implant for lumbar vertebra to sacrum fixation 0 2012
9,034,041 Expandable spinal interbody and intravertebral body devices 1 2013
 
Styker Spine (1)
8,562,681 Laminoplasty implant, method and instrumentation 0 2012
 
COLLABCOM11, LLC., A COLORADO LIABILITY CORPORATION (1)
* 2009/0240,280 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 6 2008
 
COLLABCOM5, LLC., A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY CORP. (3)
* 2008/0167,655 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 45 2007
8,974,496 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 0 2007
* 2009/0062,918 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 15 2007
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (1)
8,906,064 Interspinous process device and method 0 2013
 
SPECTRUM SPINE IP HOLDINGS, LLC (2)
8,603,142 Spinous process fixation apparatus and method 0 2010
8,603,143 Spinous process fixation apparatus 1 2012
 
VETIFLEX, INC. (1)
8,128,662 Minimally invasive tooling for delivery of interspinous spacer 9 2006
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (16)
* 2003/0191,532 Facet joint replacement 36 2003
* 2005/0131,409 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 78 2004
* 2007/0016,296 Surgical measurement systems and methods 33 2004
* 2006/0200,149 Polyaxial orhtopedic fastening apparatus 80 2005
7,674,296 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 34 2005
* 2005/0234,551 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 13 2005
* 2006/0217,718 Facet joint implant crosslinking apparatus and method 62 2006
* 2006/0217,728 Polyaxial reaming apparatus and method 20 2006
* 2007/0185,576 Facet Joint Replacement 13 2007
* 2008/0167,688 Taper-Locking Fixation System 24 2008
* 2008/0221,622 Facet Joint Replacement 18 2008
* 2008/0319,488 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACET JOINT REPLACEMENT 17 2008
* 2008/0319,485 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLANT ANCHORAGE WITH ANTI-ROTATION FEATURES 17 2008
8,721,723 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 1 2009
* 2010/0179,655 Expandable Vertebral Prosthesis 19 2009
8,282,683 Expandable vertebral implant 4 2010
 
Gmedelware 2 LLC (1)
8,926,700 Spinal facet joint implant 0 2004
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