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, CA246
ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.SUNNYVALE, CA1

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, CA 265 21254
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, CA 264 21330

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (10)
4,349,921 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 1017 1980
4,309,777 Artificial intervertebral disc 733 1980
4,401,112 Spinal fixator 495 1981
4,479,491 Intervertebral stabilization implant 248 1982
4,657,550 Buttressing device usable in a vertebral prosthesis 522 1986
5,011,484 Surgical implant for restricting the relative movement of vertebrae 410 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 758 1990
5,180,381 Anterior lumbar/cervical bicortical compression plate 297 1991
5,458,641 Vertebral body prosthesis 422 1993
5,702,455 Expandable prosthesis for spinal fusion 504 1996
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (1)
5,415,661 Implantable spinal assist device 826 1993
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
5,258,031 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty 804 1992
5,395,372 Spinal strut graft holding staple 245 1993
 
CROSS ATLANTIC PARTNERS IV K/S (1)
5,540,689 Apparatus for securing a rod adjacent to a bone 141 1994
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
4,636,217 Anterior spinal implant 495 1985
 
Henry Ford Hospital (1)
4,553,273 Vertebral body prosthesis and spine stabilizing method 419 1983
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (3)
4,961,740 V-thread fusion cage and method of fusing a bone joint 745 1988
5,026,373 Surgical method and apparatus for fusing adjacent bone structures 631 1989
5,055,104 Surgically implanting threaded fusion cages between adjacent low-back vertebrae by an anterior approach 583 1989
 
ENCORE MEDICAL ASSET CORPORATION (1)
5,496,318 Interspinous segmental spine fixation device 610 1993
 
ACROMED CORPORATION (1)
4,790,303 Apparatus and method for securing bone graft 340 1987
 
SURGICRAFT LIMITED (1)
4,904,261 Spinal implants 561 1988
 
PFIZER HOSPITAL PRODUCTS GROUP, INC. (1)
4,714,469 Spinal implant 600 1987
 
BRANTIGAN, W. JOHN DR.( CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) (3)
4,743,256 Surgical prosthetic implant facilitating vertebral interbody fusion and method 746 1987
4,834,757 Prosthetic implant 935 1988
4,878,915 Surgical prosthetic implant facilitating vertebral interbody fusion 812 1989
 
RAY MEDICA, INC. (2)
4,772,287 Prosthetic disc and method of implanting 784 1987
4,904,260 Prosthetic disc containing therapeutic material 625 1988
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
4,599,084 Method of using biological tissue to promote even bone growth 111 1983
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (3)
4,936,848 Implant for vertebrae 410 1989
5,059,193 Expandable spinal implant and surgical method 894 1990
5,458,638 Non-threaded spinal implant 515 1992
 
Science et Medecine (SEM) (1)
5,387,213 Osseous surgical implant particularly for an intervertebral stabilizer 381 1993
 
PARADIGM SPINE (1)
5,645,599 Interspinal vertebral implant 804 1996
 
SPINE-TECH, INC. (2)
4,501,269 Process for fusing bone joints 663 1984
5,263,953 Apparatus and system for fusing bone joints 397 1991
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
4,932,975 Vertebral prosthesis 597 1989
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (2)
5,015,247 Threaded spinal implant 1038 1988
5,593,409 Interbody spinal fusion implants 596 1995
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (38)
* 2003/0093,078 Connection rod for screw or hook polyaxial system and method of use 45 2002
7,763,047 Pedicle screw connector apparatus and method 1 2003
6,966,910 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 298 2003
* 2003/0191,470 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 72 2003
7,682,375 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 34 2003
* 2004/0002,708 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 225 2003
7,214,186 Method and device for retractor for microsurgical intermuscular lumbar arthrodesis 86 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 194 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 24 2004
7,655,025 Adjustable rod and connector device and method of use 3 2005
8,932,334 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 0 2005
* 2006/0009,768 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 142 2005
7,455,639 Opposing parallel bladed retractor and method of use 13 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 79 2005
* 2007/0142,915 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 110 2005
8,486,111 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 0 2006
* 2007/0016,193 DYNAMIC FIXATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE 104 2006
7,695,498 Connection rod for screw or hook polyaxial system and method of use 37 2007
8,114,133 Spinal rod system 3 2007
* 2007/0288,011 Spinal Rod System 59 2007
7,959,564 Pedicle seeker and retractor, and methods of use 12 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
* 2010/0057,130 CONICAL INTERSPINOUS APPARATUS AND A METHOD OF PERFORMING INTERSPINOUS DISTRACTION 12 2008
* 2010/0234,889 Interspinous Process Implant and Fusion Cage Spacer 21 2009
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 3 2011
8,425,560 Spinal implant device with fixation plates and lag screws and method of implanting 2 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. (24)
8,123,807 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 42 2004
8,012,207 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 21 2005
8,409,282 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 16 2005
* 2006/0085,070 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 277 2005
8,425,559 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 12 2006
8,292,922 Interspinous spacer 16 2008
* 2008/0195,152 Interspinous spacer 86 2008
8,273,108 Interspinous spacer 15 2008
8,277,488 Interspinous spacer 15 2008
* 2008/0294,263 Interspinous spacer 34 2008
8,123,782 Interspinous spacer 20 2008
8,613,747 Spacer insertion instrument 12 2008
8,864,828 Interspinous spacer 8 2009
8,845,726 Dilator 8 2009
* 2009/0125,030 Dilator 33 2009
8,945,183 Interspinous process spacer instrument system with deployment indicator 8 2009
8,740,948 Spinal spacer for cervical and other vertebra, and associated systems and methods 8 2010
9,119,680 Interspinous spacer 2 2012
9,155,572 Minimally invasive tooling for delivery of interspinous spacer 2 2012
9,161,783 Interspinous spacer 1 2012
9,155,570 Interspinous spacer 2 2012
9,283,005 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 0 2013
9,393,055 Spacer insertion instrument 0 2013
9,186,186 Spinal spacer for cervical and other vertebra, and associated systems and methods 1 2014
 
RIVERBEND DESIGN LLC (1)
* 2006/0106,381 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 274 2005
 
KYPHON SARL (59)
7,497,859 Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk 32 2003
7,306,628 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 174 2003
7,273,496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 73 2003
7,083,649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 144 2003
6,966,929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 128 2003
* 2004/0143,270 Tools for implanting artificial vertebral disk and method 107 2003
* 2004/0138,750 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer and method 21 2003
* 2005/0075,634 Interspinous process implant with radiolucent spacer and lead-in tissue expander 66 2003
7,335,203 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 176 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 21 2004
7,510,567 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 27 2004
7,695,513 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 31 2004
* 2005/0010,293 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 249 2004
7,452,379 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 3 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 55 2004
* 2006/0069,438 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with multi-segmented support plates 37 2004
* 2006/0069,440 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with selectably positioning articulating element 52 2004
7,691,146 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 32 2004
7,670,377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 31 2004
7,520,899 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 35 2004
7,503,935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 53 2004
7,320,707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 78 2004
* 2005/0283,242 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 27 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 62 2004
* 2005/0125,065 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 39 2004
* 2005/0113,926 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 50 2004
* 2005/0283,237 Artificial spinal disk replacement device with staggered vertebral body attachments 46 2004
* 7,481,839 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 29 2004
* 2005/0209,603 Method for remediation of intervertebral disks 95 2004
* 2005/0196,420 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 46 2004
* 2005/0143,826 Disk repair structures with anchors 41 2004
7,575,600 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 56 2004
7,909,853 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 14 2005
* 2006/0064,166 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 80 2005
* 2006/0064,165 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 179 2005
* 2006/0036,258 Sizing distractor and method for implanting an interspinous implant between adjacent spinous processes 66 2005
8,048,117 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 11 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 26 2006
7,749,252 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 104 2006
* 2006/0271,194 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing as an adjunct to spinal fusion and method of implantation 59 2006
* 2006/0265,067 Interspinous process implant with slide-in distraction piece and method of implantation 71 2006
7,959,652 Interspinous process implant having deployable wings and method of implantation 22 2006
* 2008/0108,990 INTERSPINOUS PROCESS IMPLANT HAVING A FIXED WING AND A DEPLOYABLE WING AND METHOD OF IMPLANTATION 49 2006
7,476,251 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 69 2006
* 2007/0055,246 Spine distraction implant and method 70 2006
7,803,190 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 19 2006
* 2007/0093,830 INTERSPINOUS PROCESS APPARATUS AND METHOD WITH A SELECTABLY EXPANDABLE SPACER 38 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 41 2007
* 2008/0051,785 SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT AND METHOD 30 2007
* 2007/0265,625 SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT AND METHOD 35 2007
* 2007/0203,493 SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT AND METHOD 37 2007
7,666,209 Spine distraction implant and method 74 2007
* 2008/0172,057 SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT AND METHOD 37 2007
* 2008/0021,561 SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT AND METHOD 37 2007
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
8,672,976 Intervertebral implant devices and methods for insertion thereof 5 2008
* 2008/0208,344 Intervertebral Implant Devices and Methods for Insertion Thereof 41 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 127 2002
7,166,073 Method and device for microsurgical intermuscular spinal surgery 79 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 150 2005
* 2006/0189,983 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 60 2005
* 2006/0189,984 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 114 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 45 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 75 2003
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (8)
7,618,453 Facet joint replacement 25 2005
7,621,955 Facet joint replacement 26 2007
* 2009/0012,566 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACET JOINT REPLACEMENT 22 2008
* 2009/0030,459 SPINAL FACET IMPLANT WITH SPHERICAL IMPLANT APPOSITION SURFACE AND BONE BED AND METHODS OF USE 17 2008
* 2009/0024,169 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTIPLE LEVEL FACET JOINT ARTHROPLASTY AND FUSION 95 2008
* 2009/0024,167 SPINAL FACET IMPLANTS WITH MATING ARTICULATING BEARING SURFACE AND METHODS OF USE 13 2008
* 2009/0024,168 LINKED BILATERAL SPINAL FACET IMPLANTS AND METHODS OF USE 13 2008
* 2009/0088,802 PROSTHESIS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF A POSTERIOR ELEMENT OF A VERTEBRA 12 2008
 
Spinal Simplicity LLC (6)
8,075,593 Interspinous implants and methods for implanting same 24 2008
* 2009/0054,988 Interspinous implants and methods for implanting same 24 2008
8,142,479 Interspinous process implants having deployable engagement arms 11 2009
* 2009/0292,316 INTERSPINOUS PROCESS IMPLANTS HAVING DEPLOYABLE ENGAGEMENT ARMS 53 2009
8,945,184 Interspinous process implant and fusion cage spacer 0 2009
8,523,909 Interspinous process implants having deployable engagement arms 2 2012
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (1)
8,167,915 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 11 2006
 
X-SPINE SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
8,262,697 Modular interspinous fixation system and method 10 2010
* 2011/0172,711 MODULAR INTERSPINOUS FIXATION SYSTEM AND METHOD 11 2010
8,932,333 Modular interspinous fixation system and method 0 2012
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (10)
7,985,246 Methods and instruments for delivering interspinous process spacers 13 2006
8,021,399 Rod extension for extending fusion construct 14 2006
* 2007/0043,365 ROD EXTENSION FOR EXTENDING FUSION CONSTRUCT 22 2006
8,066,750 Port structures for non-rigid bone plates 0 2006
* 2008/0177,333 Adjustable jacking implant 13 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 90 2007
8,845,694 Rod extension for extending fusion construct 0 2011
 
LANX, INC. (1)
* 2006/0271,055 Spinal stabilization 66 2005
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (1)
7,763,073 Posterior process dynamic spacer 26 2004
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (2)
7,090,698 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 188 2002
* 2003/0004,572 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 53 2002
 
ZIMMER BIOMET SPINE, INC. (8)
8,007,517 Interspinous distraction devices and associated methods of insertion 6 2005
* 2006/0089,654 Interspinous distraction devices and associated methods of insertion 177 2005
7,918,875 Interspinous distraction devices and associated methods of insertion 11 2005
* 2006/0106,397 Interspinous distraction devices and associated methods of insertion 193 2005
8,241,330 Spinous process implants and associated methods 18 2007
* 2008/0183,211 SPINOUS PROCESS IMPLANTS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS 147 2007
9,055,981 Spinal implants and methods 0 2008
9,247,968 Spinous process implants and associated methods 0 2010
 
GME Delaware 2 LLC (1)
7,955,390 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 12 2008
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (17)
8,167,944 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 16 2004
9,023,084 Systems and methods for stabilizing the motion or adjusting the position of the spine 3 2004
* 2006/0122,620 Systems and methods for stabilizing the motion or adjusting the position of the spine 279 2004
* 2006/0084,985 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 338 2004
8,317,864 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 16 2005
* 2006/0085,069 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 316 2005
* 2006/0084,988 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 335 2005
7,763,074 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 23 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 15 2005
* 2007/0161,991 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 142 2005
8,628,574 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 12 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 5 2012
8,900,271 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 8 2012
9,314,279 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 0 2012
9,125,692 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 2 2013
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (5)
8,241,363 Expandable corpectomy spinal fusion cage 13 2007
8,241,294 Instruments for expandable corpectomy spinal fusion cage 6 2008
* 2009/0164,018 Instruments For Expandable Corpectomy Spinal Fusion Cage 10 2008
8,876,905 Minimally invasive corpectomy cage and instrument 1 2009
8,465,525 Posterior process dynamic spacer 0 2010
 
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE, INC. (1)
* 2011/0040,332 SPINOUS PROCESS SPACER AND IMPLANTATION PROCEDURE 7 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 (11)
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 66 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 40 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 17 2007
* 2008/0228,225 Interlaminar-Interspinous Vertebral Stabilization System 66 2007
9,173,746 Interspinous vertebral stabilization devices 0 2012
9,402,657 Interspinous vertebral and lumbosacral stabilization devices and methods of use 0 2013
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (4)
7,854,752 System and method for dynamic skeletal stabilization 42 2004
* 2006/0247,637 System and method for dynamic skeletal stabilization 160 2006
8,025,681 Dynamic motion spinal stabilization system 19 2007
* 2007/0233,094 DYNAMIC MOTION SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM 111 2007
 
LIFE SPINE, INC. (12)
8,231,656 Adjustable spine distraction implant 12 2008
* 2008/0312,741 ADJUSTABLE SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT 39 2008
8,512,407 Expandable spinal interbody and intravertebral body devices 7 2010
* 2010/0305,705 EXPANDABLE SPINAL INTERBODY AND INTRAVERTEBRAL BODY DEVICES 35 2010
9,301,788 Adjustable spine distraction implant 0 2011
9,381,050 Adjustable spine distraction implant 0 2012
8,728,123 Flexible and static interspinous/inter-laminar spinal spacers 1 2012
9,138,328 Radially expandable spinal interbody device and implantation tool 0 2012
8,940,048 Expandable spinal interbody and intravertebral body devices 5 2012
8,721,687 Spinal implant for lumbar vertebra to sacrum fixation 0 2012
9,034,041 Expandable spinal interbody and intravertebral body devices 2 2013
9,421,043 Flexible and static interspinous/inter-laminar spinal spacers 0 2014
 
Styker Spine (1)
8,562,681 Laminoplasty implant, method and instrumentation 3 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 49 2007
8,974,496 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 0 2007
* 2009/0062,918 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 16 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 3 2010
8,603,143 Spinous process fixation apparatus 1 2012
 
AURORA SPINE, INC. (1)
9,364,267 Dynamic and non-dynamic interspinous fusion implant and bone growth stimulation system 0 2013
 
VETIFLEX, INC. (1)
8,128,662 Minimally invasive tooling for delivery of interspinous spacer 14 2006
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (51)
7,041,136 Facet joint replacement 226 2003
* 2003/0191,532 Facet joint replacement 40 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 29 2004
7,588,590 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 28 2004
* 2005/0131,409 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 84 2004
7,588,578 Surgical measurement systems and methods 13 2004
7,507,242 Surgical measurement and resection framework 17 2004
* 2007/0016,296 Surgical measurement systems and methods 36 2004
7,993,373 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus 15 2005
* 2006/0200,149 Polyaxial orhtopedic fastening apparatus 87 2005
7,722,647 Apparatus and method for posterior vertebral stabilization 13 2005
7,566,345 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 29 2005
7,674,296 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 44 2005
* 2006/0241,770 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 130 2005
7,445,635 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 62 2005
* 2005/0234,551 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 13 2005
8,313,511 Facet joint replacement 0 2005
8,062,336 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus with independent locking modes 13 2005
8,764,801 Facet joint implant crosslinking apparatus and method 0 2006
* 2006/0217,718 Facet joint implant crosslinking apparatus and method 67 2006
7,758,581 Polyaxial reaming apparatus and method 15 2006
* 2006/0217,728 Polyaxial reaming apparatus and method 24 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
* 2007/0185,576 Facet Joint Replacement 13 2007
* 2007/0185,492 Linked Bilateral Spinal Facet Implants and Methods of Use 31 2007
8,900,273 Taper-locking fixation system 0 2008
* 2008/0167,688 Taper-Locking Fixation System 29 2008
8,353,933 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,333,789 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
* 2008/0221,622 Facet Joint Replacement 22 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 9 2008
* 2008/0319,488 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACET JOINT REPLACEMENT 20 2008
* 2008/0319,485 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLANT ANCHORAGE WITH ANTI-ROTATION FEATURES 20 2008
* 2008/0319,489 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BONE ANCHORAGE 22 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 12 2008
7,998,178 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 12 2008
7,914,560 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 12 2008
7,815,648 Surgical measurement systems and methods 1 2008
8,066,741 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 15 2008
8,721,723 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 8 2009
* 2010/0179,655 Expandable Vertebral Prosthesis 24 2009
8,282,683 Expandable vertebral implant 7 2010
 
Gmedelware 2 LLC (1)
8,926,700 Spinal facet joint implant 0 2004
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