US Patent No: 6,183,471

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Spine distraction implant and method

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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, CA303
ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.SUNNYVALE, CA2

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, CA 421 15118
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, CA 421 15188

Cited Art Landscape

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HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (3)
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ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (3)
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5,458,638 Non-threaded spinal implant 459 1992
 
RAY MEDICA, INC. (2)
4,772,287 Prosthetic disc and method of implanting 699 1987
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SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
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5,395,372 Spinal strut graft holding staple 213 1993
 
SPINE-TECH, INC. (2)
4,501,269 Process for fusing bone joints 600 1984
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (2)
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5,593,409 Interbody spinal fusion implants 517 1995
 
ACROMED CORPORATION (1)
4,790,303 Apparatus and method for securing bone graft 287 1987
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
4,599,084 Method of using biological tissue to promote even bone growth 99 1983
 
CROSS ATLANTIC PARTNERS IV K/S (1)
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ENCORE MEDICAL ASSET CORPORATION (1)
5,496,318 Interspinous segmental spine fixation device 522 1993
 
HENRY FORD HOSPITAL (1)
4,553,273 Vertebral body prosthesis and spine stabilizing method 405 1983
 
PARADIGM SPINE (1)
5,645,599 Interspinal vertebral implant 667 1996
 
PFIZER HOSPITAL PRODUCTS GROUP, INC. (1)
4,714,469 Spinal implant 548 1987
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
4,636,217 Anterior spinal implant 462 1985
 
Science et Medecine (SEM) (1)
5,387,213 Osseous surgical implant particularly for an intervertebral stabilizer 338 1993
 
SURGICRAFT LIMITED (1)
4,904,261 Spinal implants 474 1988
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (1)
5,415,661 Implantable spinal assist device 717 1993
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
4,932,975 Vertebral prosthesis 537 1989
 
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4,349,921 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 891 1980
4,309,777 Artificial intervertebral disc 673 1980
4,401,112 Spinal fixator 474 1981
4,479,491 Intervertebral stabilization implant 227 1982
4,657,550 Buttressing device usable in a vertebral prosthesis 472 1986
5,011,484 Surgical implant for restricting the relative movement of vertebrae 359 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 656 1990
5,180,381 Anterior lumbar/cervical bicortical compression plate 272 1991
5,458,641 Vertebral body prosthesis 377 1993
5,702,455 Expandable prosthesis for spinal fusion 455 1996

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GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (31)
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7,993,373 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus 6 2005
7,722,647 Apparatus and method for posterior vertebral stabilization 3 2005
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7,445,635 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 38 2005
8,313,511 Facet joint replacement 0 2005
7,618,453 Facet joint replacement 9 2005
8,062,336 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus with independent locking modes 6 2005
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7,758,581 Polyaxial reaming apparatus and method 7 2006
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8,579,941 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 0 2007
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8,353,933 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,333,789 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
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7,998,177 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 6 2008
7,998,178 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 6 2008
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8,066,741 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 7 2008
 
KYPHON SARL (28)
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7,273,496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 55 2003
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6,966,929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 105 2003
7,335,203 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 143 2004
7,549,999 Interspinous process distraction implant and method of implantation 6 2004
7,510,567 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 9 2004
7,695,513 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 11 2004
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7,481,840 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with selectably positioning articulating element 34 2004
7,691,146 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 18 2004
7,670,377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 17 2004
7,520,899 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 20 2004
7,503,935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 30 2004
7,320,707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 53 2004
7,481,839 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 13 2004
7,575,600 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 32 2004
7,909,853 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 6 2005
8,048,117 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 2 2005
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7,931,674 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 9 2006
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8,012,209 Interspinous process implant including a binder, binder aligner and method of implantation 1 2007
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VERTIFLEX, INC. (12)
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8,123,782 Interspinous spacer 2 2008
8,613,747 Spacer insertion instrument 1 2008
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STRYKER SPINE (8)
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (7)
7,985,246 Methods and instruments for delivering interspinous process spacers 5 2006
8,021,399 Rod extension for extending fusion construct 10 2006
8,066,750 Port structures for non-rigid bone plates 0 2006
8,672,974 Spine distraction implant and method 1 2007
8,540,751 Spine distraction implant and method 1 2007
8,617,211 Spine distraction implant and method 1 2007
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THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (5)
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8,317,864 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 3 2005
7,763,074 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 5 2005
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8,628,574 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 1 2010
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (4)
8,241,363 Expandable corpectomy spinal fusion cage 3 2007
8,241,294 Instruments for expandable corpectomy spinal fusion cage 2 2008
8,876,905 Minimally invasive corpectomy cage and instrument 0 2009
8,465,525 Posterior process dynamic spacer 0 2010
 
LIFE SPINE, INC. (4)
8,231,656 Adjustable spine distraction implant 4 2008
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8,728,123 Flexible and static interspinous/inter-laminar spinal spacers 0 2012
8,721,687 Spinal implant for lumbar vertebra to sacrum fixation 0 2012
 
PARADIGM SPINE, LLC (4)
8,470,000 Interspinous vertebral and lumbosacral stabilization devices and methods of use 0 2006
8,328,848 Interspinous vertebral stabilization devices 1 2006
8,834,482 Instrument system for use with an interspinous implant 0 2007
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GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (3)
7,674,296 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 25 2005
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LANX, INC. (3)
8,007,517 Interspinous distraction devices and associated methods of insertion 2 2005
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SPINAL SIMPLICITY LLC (3)
8,075,593 Interspinous implants and methods for implanting same 10 2008
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Collabcom II, LLC (2)
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PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
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RITLAND, STEPHEN (2)
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SPECTRUM SPINE IP HOLDINGS, LLC (2)
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DEPUY SPINE, INC. (1)
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GME Delaware 2 LLC (1)
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MEDICINELODGE, INC. (1)
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NUVASIVE, INC. (1)
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Styker Spine (1)
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VETIFLEX, INC. (1)
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X-SPINE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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6,966,910 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 244 2003
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6,991,632 Adjustable rod and connector device and method of use 168 2004
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7,655,025 Adjustable rod and connector device and method of use 2 2005
7,455,639 Opposing parallel bladed retractor and method of use 6 2005
7,985,245 Connection rod for screw or hook polyaxial system and method of use 0 2005
8,486,111 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 0 2006
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8,114,133 Spinal rod system 1 2007
7,959,564 Pedicle seeker and retractor, and methods of use 6 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 1 2008
8,690,922 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 0 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
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