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, CA253
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 22404
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, CA 264 22478

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4,349,921 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 1055 1980
4,309,777 Artificial intervertebral disc 745 1980
4,401,112 Spinal fixator 500 1981
4,479,491 Intervertebral stabilization implant 252 1982
4,657,550 Buttressing device usable in a vertebral prosthesis 538 1986
5,011,484 Surgical implant for restricting the relative movement of vertebrae 424 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 790 1990
5,180,381 Anterior lumbar/cervical bicortical compression plate 301 1991
5,458,641 Vertebral body prosthesis 439 1993
5,702,455 Expandable prosthesis for spinal fusion 514 1996
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (1)
5,415,661 Implantable spinal assist device 850 1993
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
5,258,031 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty 820 1992
5,395,372 Spinal strut graft holding staple 257 1993
 
CROSS ATLANTIC PARTNERS IV K/S (1)
5,540,689 Apparatus for securing a rod adjacent to a bone 149 1994
 
Regents of the University of Minnesota (1)
4,636,217 Anterior spinal implant 499 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 763 1988
5,026,373 Surgical method and apparatus for fusing adjacent bone structures 642 1989
5,055,104 Surgically implanting threaded fusion cages between adjacent low-back vertebrae by an anterior approach 593 1989
 
ENCORE MEDICAL ASSET CORPORATION (1)
5,496,318 Interspinous segmental spine fixation device 634 1993
 
ACROMED CORPORATION (1)
4,790,303 Apparatus and method for securing bone graft 351 1987
 
SURGICRAFT LIMITED (1)
4,904,261 Spinal implants 581 1988
 
PFIZER HOSPITAL PRODUCTS GROUP, INC. (1)
4,714,469 Spinal implant 611 1987
 
BRANTIGAN, W. JOHN DR.( CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) (3)
4,743,256 Surgical prosthetic implant facilitating vertebral interbody fusion and method 767 1987
4,834,757 Prosthetic implant 964 1988
4,878,915 Surgical prosthetic implant facilitating vertebral interbody fusion 830 1989
 
RAY MEDICA, INC. (2)
4,772,287 Prosthetic disc and method of implanting 800 1987
4,904,260 Prosthetic disc containing therapeutic material 636 1988
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
4,599,084 Method of using biological tissue to promote even bone growth 115 1983
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (3)
4,936,848 Implant for vertebrae 422 1989
5,059,193 Expandable spinal implant and surgical method 937 1990
5,458,638 Non-threaded spinal implant 530 1992
 
Science et Medecine (SEM) (1)
5,387,213 Osseous surgical implant particularly for an intervertebral stabilizer 392 1993
 
PARADIGM SPINE (1)
5,645,599 Interspinal vertebral implant 850 1996
 
SPINE-TECH, INC. (2)
4,501,269 Process for fusing bone joints 676 1984
5,263,953 Apparatus and system for fusing bone joints 408 1991
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
4,932,975 Vertebral prosthesis 608 1989
 
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. (2)
5,015,247 Threaded spinal implant 1060 1988
5,593,409 Interbody spinal fusion implants 608 1995
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7,763,047 Pedicle screw connector apparatus and method 1 2003
6,966,910 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 310 2003
* 2003/0191,470 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 89 2003
7,682,375 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 35 2003
* 2004/0002,708 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 234 2003
7,214,186 Method and device for retractor for microsurgical intermuscular lumbar arthrodesis 92 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 201 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 25 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 149 2005
7,455,639 Opposing parallel bladed retractor and method of use 15 2005
* 2006/0063,978 Opposing parallel bladed retractor and method of use 1 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 87 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 2 2006
* 2007/0016,193 DYNAMIC FIXATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE 112 2006
7,695,498 Connection rod for screw or hook polyaxial system and method of use 41 2007
8,114,133 Spinal rod system 6 2007
* 2007/0288,011 Spinal Rod System 68 2007
7,959,564 Pedicle seeker and retractor, and methods of use 12 2007
* 2010/0234,889 Interspinous Process Implant and Fusion Cage Spacer 23 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. (26)
8,123,807 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 46 2004
8,012,207 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 23 2005
8,409,282 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 19 2005
* 2006/0085,070 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 286 2005
8,425,559 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 14 2006
* 2007/0173,832 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 104 2006
8,292,922 Interspinous spacer 18 2008
* 2008/0195,152 Interspinous spacer 86 2008
8,273,108 Interspinous spacer 17 2008
8,277,488 Interspinous spacer 17 2008
* 2008/0294,263 Interspinous spacer 34 2008
8,123,782 Interspinous spacer 24 2008
8,613,747 Spacer insertion instrument 14 2008
8,864,828 Interspinous spacer 10 2009
8,845,726 Dilator 10 2009
* 2009/0125,030 Dilator 36 2009
8,945,183 Interspinous process spacer instrument system with deployment indicator 10 2009
8,740,948 Spinal spacer for cervical and other vertebra, and associated systems and methods 10 2010
9,119,680 Interspinous spacer 3 2012
9,155,572 Minimally invasive tooling for delivery of interspinous spacer 3 2012
9,161,783 Interspinous spacer 2 2012
9,155,570 Interspinous spacer 3 2012
9,283,005 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 1 2013
9,393,055 Spacer insertion instrument 0 2013
9,186,186 Spinal spacer for cervical and other vertebra, and associated systems and methods 2 2014
9,532,812 Interspinous spacer 0 2014
 
RIVERBEND DESIGN LLC (1)
* 2006/0106,381 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 286 2005
 
KYPHON SARL (61)
7,497,859 Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk 34 2003
7,306,628 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 178 2003
7,273,496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 78 2003
7,083,649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 151 2003
6,966,929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 134 2003
* 2004/0143,270 Tools for implanting artificial vertebral disk and method 122 2003
* 2004/0138,750 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer and method 28 2003
* 2005/0075,634 Interspinous process implant with radiolucent spacer and lead-in tissue expander 68 2003
7,335,203 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 190 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 24 2004
7,510,567 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 30 2004
7,695,513 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 33 2004
* 2005/0010,293 Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation 251 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 58 2004
* 2006/0069,438 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with multi-segmented support plates 40 2004
* 2006/0069,440 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with selectably positioning articulating element 53 2004
7,691,146 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 35 2004
7,670,377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 34 2004
7,520,899 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 38 2004
7,503,935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 57 2004
7,320,707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 84 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 67 2004
* 2005/0125,065 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 40 2004
* 2005/0113,926 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 52 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 31 2004
* 2005/0209,603 Method for remediation of intervertebral disks 102 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 46 2004
7,575,600 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 61 2004
* 2006/0069,439 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 92 2004
7,909,853 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 15 2005
* 2006/0064,166 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 83 2005
* 2006/0064,165 Interspinous process implant including a binder and method of implantation 182 2005
* 2006/0036,258 Sizing distractor and method for implanting an interspinous implant between adjacent spinous processes 69 2005
8,048,117 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 12 2005
* 2006/0089,718 Interspinous process implant and method of implantation 86 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 28 2006
7,749,252 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation 111 2006
* 2006/0271,194 Interspinous process implant having deployable wing as an adjunct to spinal fusion and method of implantation 61 2006
* 2006/0265,067 Interspinous process implant with slide-in distraction piece and method of implantation 73 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 52 2006
7,476,251 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 74 2006
* 2007/0055,246 Spine distraction implant and method 73 2006
7,803,190 Interspinous process apparatus and method with a selectably expandable spacer 21 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 45 2007
* 2008/0051,785 SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT AND METHOD 32 2007
* 2007/0265,625 SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT AND METHOD 37 2007
* 2007/0203,493 SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT AND METHOD 39 2007
7,666,209 Spine distraction implant and method 81 2007
* 2008/0172,057 SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT AND METHOD 39 2007
* 2008/0021,561 SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT AND METHOD 39 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 43 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 134 2002
7,166,073 Method and device for microsurgical intermuscular spinal surgery 85 2005
 
STRYKER SPINE (15)
7,604,654 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 48 2005
7,361,196 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 161 2005
* 2006/0189,983 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 75 2005
* 2006/0189,984 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 127 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 39 2008
* 2009/0099,607 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 51 2008
8,974,499 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 1 2009
* 2010/0010,544 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC VERTEBRAL STABILIZATION 29 2009
8,226,687 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 1 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
9,445,846 System and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 0 2013
9,486,244 Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization 0 2015
 
FACET SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
* 2005/0080,486 Facet joint replacement 81 2003
 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (1)
8,834,526 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 0 2007
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (1)
8,167,915 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 12 2006
 
Spinal Simplicity LLC (6)
8,075,593 Interspinous implants and methods for implanting same 25 2008
* 2009/0054,988 Interspinous implants and methods for implanting same 25 2008
8,142,479 Interspinous process implants having deployable engagement arms 12 2009
* 2009/0292,316 INTERSPINOUS PROCESS IMPLANTS HAVING DEPLOYABLE ENGAGEMENT ARMS 56 2009
8,945,184 Interspinous process implant and fusion cage spacer 0 2009
8,523,909 Interspinous process implants having deployable engagement arms 4 2012
 
X-spine Systems, Inc. (4)
8,262,697 Modular interspinous fixation system and method 11 2010
* 2011/0172,711 MODULAR INTERSPINOUS FIXATION SYSTEM AND METHOD 11 2010
8,932,333 Modular interspinous fixation system and method 0 2012
9,439,689 Modular interspinous fixation system and method 0 2014
 
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. (11)
7,985,246 Methods and instruments for delivering interspinous process spacers 18 2006
8,021,399 Rod extension for extending fusion construct 15 2006
* 2007/0043,365 ROD EXTENSION FOR EXTENDING FUSION CONSTRUCT 23 2006
* 2008/0086,115 INTERCOSTAL SPACER DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USE IN CORRECTING A SPINAL DEFORMITY 3 2006
8,066,750 Port structures for non-rigid bone plates 0 2006
* 2008/0177,333 Adjustable jacking implant 14 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 69 2005
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (1)
7,763,073 Posterior process dynamic spacer 29 2004
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (2)
7,090,698 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 199 2002
* 2003/0004,572 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 58 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 20 2007
* 2008/0183,211 SPINOUS PROCESS IMPLANTS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS 155 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 13 2008
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (19)
8,167,944 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 19 2004
* 2006/0084,983 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 318 2004
9,023,084 Systems and methods for stabilizing the motion or adjusting the position of the spine 4 2004
* 2006/0122,620 Systems and methods for stabilizing the motion or adjusting the position of the spine 287 2004
* 2006/0084,985 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 353 2004
8,317,864 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 19 2005
* 2006/0085,069 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 326 2005
* 2006/0084,988 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 349 2005
7,763,074 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 26 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 18 2005
* 2007/0161,991 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 152 2005
8,628,574 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 14 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 6 2012
8,900,271 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 10 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 3 2013
9,445,843 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 0 2014
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (6)
8,241,363 Expandable corpectomy spinal fusion cage 14 2007
* 2009/0164,017 Expandable Corpectomy Spinal Fusion Cage 32 2007
8,241,294 Instruments for expandable corpectomy spinal fusion cage 8 2008
* 2009/0164,018 Instruments For Expandable Corpectomy Spinal Fusion Cage 12 2008
8,876,905 Minimally invasive corpectomy cage and instrument 1 2009
8,465,525 Posterior process dynamic spacer 5 2010
 
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE, INC. (2)
* 2011/0040,332 SPINOUS PROCESS SPACER AND IMPLANTATION PROCEDURE 9 2010
9,522,070 Intervertebral implant 0 2013
 
Collabcom II, LLC (2)
8,202,299 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 7 2008
8,721,688 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 1 2012
 
PARADIGM SPINE, LLC (11)
8,470,000 Interspinous vertebral and lumbosacral stabilization devices and methods of use 3 2006
8,328,848 Interspinous vertebral stabilization devices 5 2006
* 2007/0161,993 INTERSPINOUS VERTEBRAL STABILIZATION DEVICES 74 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 43 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 10 2007
7,922,750 Interlaminar-interspinous vertebral stabilization system 18 2007
* 2008/0228,225 Interlaminar-Interspinous Vertebral Stabilization System 77 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 43 2004
* 2006/0247,637 System and method for dynamic skeletal stabilization 166 2006
8,025,681 Dynamic motion spinal stabilization system 21 2007
* 2007/0233,094 DYNAMIC MOTION SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM 119 2007
 
LIFE SPINE, INC. (12)
8,231,656 Adjustable spine distraction implant 12 2008
* 2008/0312,741 ADJUSTABLE SPINE DISTRACTION IMPLANT 40 2008
8,512,407 Expandable spinal interbody and intravertebral body devices 10 2010
* 2010/0305,705 EXPANDABLE SPINAL INTERBODY AND INTRAVERTEBRAL BODY DEVICES 43 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 3 2012
9,138,328 Radially expandable spinal interbody device and implantation tool 0 2012
8,940,048 Expandable spinal interbody and intravertebral body devices 7 2012
8,721,687 Spinal implant for lumbar vertebra to sacrum fixation 0 2012
9,034,041 Expandable spinal interbody and intravertebral body devices 4 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 4 2012
 
COLLABCOM11, LLC., A COLORADO LIABILITY CORPORATION (1)
* 2009/0240,280 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 6 2008
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
RE46261 Instruments for expandable corpectomy spinal fusion cage 0 2014
 
COLLABCOM5, LLC., A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY CORP. (3)
* 2008/0167,655 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 51 2007
8,974,496 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 0 2007
* 2009/0062,918 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 19 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 16 2006
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (64)
7,041,136 Facet joint replacement 236 2003
* 2003/0191,532 Facet joint replacement 44 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 36 2004
7,588,590 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 35 2004
* 2005/0131,409 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 93 2004
* 2005/0131,537 Spinal facet joint implant 73 2004
7,588,578 Surgical measurement systems and methods 21 2004
7,507,242 Surgical measurement and resection framework 24 2004
* 2007/0016,296 Surgical measurement systems and methods 41 2004
7,993,373 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus 17 2005
* 2006/0200,149 Polyaxial orhtopedic fastening apparatus 99 2005
7,722,647 Apparatus and method for posterior vertebral stabilization 20 2005
7,566,345 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 36 2005
7,674,296 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 52 2005
* 2006/0241,770 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 149 2005
7,445,635 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 71 2005
* 2005/0234,551 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 13 2005
8,313,511 Facet joint replacement 1 2005
7,618,453 Facet joint replacement 33 2005
8,062,336 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus with independent locking modes 15 2005
8,764,801 Facet joint implant crosslinking apparatus and method 1 2006
* 2006/0217,718 Facet joint implant crosslinking apparatus and method 74 2006
7,758,581 Polyaxial reaming apparatus and method 21 2006
* 2006/0217,728 Polyaxial reaming apparatus and method 26 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 34 2007
* 2007/0185,576 Facet Joint Replacement 13 2007
* 2007/0185,492 Linked Bilateral Spinal Facet Implants and Methods of Use 36 2007
8,900,273 Taper-locking fixation system 0 2008
* 2008/0167,688 Taper-Locking Fixation System 38 2008
8,353,933 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,333,789 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
* 2008/0221,622 Facet Joint Replacement 28 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 1 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 10 2008
* 2009/0012,566 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACET JOINT REPLACEMENT 27 2008
* 2008/0319,488 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACET JOINT REPLACEMENT 26 2008
* 2008/0319,485 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLANT ANCHORAGE WITH ANTI-ROTATION FEATURES 26 2008
* 2008/0319,489 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BONE ANCHORAGE 27 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 13 2008
7,998,178 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 13 2008
7,914,560 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 14 2008
7,815,648 Surgical measurement systems and methods 2 2008
* 2009/0030,459 SPINAL FACET IMPLANT WITH SPHERICAL IMPLANT APPOSITION SURFACE AND BONE BED AND METHODS OF USE 22 2008
* 2009/0030,461 Spinal Facet Joint Implant 33 2008
* 2009/0024,169 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTIPLE LEVEL FACET JOINT ARTHROPLASTY AND FUSION 121 2008
* 2009/0024,167 SPINAL FACET IMPLANTS WITH MATING ARTICULATING BEARING SURFACE AND METHODS OF USE 18 2008
* 2009/0024,168 LINKED BILATERAL SPINAL FACET IMPLANTS AND METHODS OF USE 18 2008
* 2009/0024,135 SURGICAL MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS 22 2008
8,066,741 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 17 2008
* 2009/0088,802 PROSTHESIS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF A POSTERIOR ELEMENT OF A VERTEBRA 17 2008
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
8,721,723 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 14 2009
* 2010/0179,655 Expandable Vertebral Prosthesis 27 2009
8,282,683 Expandable vertebral implant 11 2010
 
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