Spinal fusion implant

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PATENT NO 6245108
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An improved prosthetic implant for forming a rigid structure between adjoining vertebrae in a spinal column. The prosthetic implant includes a cage having a top, bottom, front end, back end, first side and second side walls. The first side wall has an arcuate surface. The top and bottom wall include one or more ridges to engage a surface of an adjacent vertebrae. The top and bottom wall also include an opening to receive packing material such as medicine, human tissue and the like. The top and bottom walls also incline simultaneously in two directions.

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DEPUY ACROMED, INC.RAYNHAM, MA94

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Biscup, Robert S Vermilion, OH 24 1501

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
IMDS LLC (1)
* 6113638 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 313 1999
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
4349921 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 1079 1980
5607424 Domed cage 157 1995
* 6080158 Intervertebral fusion device 210 1999
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (1)
5658337 Intervertebral fusion implant 344 1996
 
BRANTIGAN, W. JOHN DR.( CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) (4)
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4878915 Surgical prosthetic implant facilitating vertebral interbody fusion 847 1989
5192327 Surgical prosthetic implant for vertebrae 977 1991
5425772 Prosthetic implant for intervertebral spinal fusion 660 1993
 
ZIMMER DENTAL, INC. (1)
5306307 Spinal disk implant 429 1991
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (2)
4961740 V-thread fusion cage and method of fusing a bone joint 779 1988
5766252 Interbody spinal prosthetic implant and method 560 1995
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (2)
5782919 Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy 360 1995
* 5609635 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 767 1995
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (3)
* 6059829 Intervertebral implant 214 1996
* 5888224 Implant for intervertebral space 439 1997
* 5888227 Inter-vertebral implant 290 1998
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (34)
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* 2009/0177,285 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 16 2008
* 2009/0105,836 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 14 2008
D627467 Spinal insert 22 2009
D620114 Spinal insert 5 2009
D620115 Spinal insert 0 2009
D620116 Spinal insert 11 2009
D619719 Spinal insert 1 2009
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Kowmedica Osteonics Corp. (1)
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AEOLIN, LLC (1)
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6966929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 137 2003
7452379 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 3 2004
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7691146 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 38 2004
7670377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 37 2004
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7503935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 61 2004
7320707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 89 2004
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CO-LINGE AG (2)
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LIFENET HEALTH (1)
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LIFENET (1)
D473650 Bone implant 58 2002
 
SPINAL SURGICAL STRATEGIES, LLC (7)
9060877 Fusion cage with combined biological delivery system 1 2012
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* D750249 Expandable fusion cage 0 2014
 
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7846207 Intervertebral implant 73 2005
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8764831 Intervertebral implant 9 2010
8715354 Intervertebral implant 4 2011
8709085 Intervertebral implant 6 2011
 
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord (1)
6656178 Vertebral-column fusion devices and surgical methods 123 2000
 
SYNTHES GMBH (1)
* 2010/0305,704 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT WITH FIXATION GEOMETRY 60 2007
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (2)
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* 2004/0172,133 Intervertebral Implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 45 2004
 
SPINAL SIMPLICITY, LLC (9)
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8945184 Interspinous process implant and fusion cage spacer 0 2009
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7527649 Intervertebral implant and related methods 4 2003
D621509 Intervertebral implant 58 2008
8088163 Tools and methods for spinal fusion 49 2009
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* 9168152 Implants and methods for spinal fusion 0 2011
* 2012/0101,582 Implants and Methods for Spinal Fusion 4 2011
8292960 Spinal fusion cage with removable planar elements 19 2012
8715355 Spinal fusion cage with removable planar elements 3 2012
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* D767762 Intervertebral implant 1 2016
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7462195 Artificial lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 24 2000
* 6350283 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 149 2000
6830570 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 229 2000
8882835 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 1 2001
* 2001/0010,020 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 21 2001
6764491 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 210 2001
6666890 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 84 2001
6989031 Hemi-interbody spinal implant manufactured from a major long bone ring or a bone composite 106 2002
* 6890355 Artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 123 2002
6749636 Contoured spinal fusion implants made of bone or a bone composite material 105 2002
* 2002/0161,443 Artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 34 2002
7060073 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 200 2002
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7063725 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 86 2002
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6991653 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 57 2003
* 2004/0073,314 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 61 2003
7309358 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 23 2003
7935124 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 33 2003
* 7828845 Laterally expanding intervertebral fusion device 30 2003
8673004 Method for inserting an interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 3 2003
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7387643 Method for installation of artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 56 2003
7156875 Arcuate artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 58 2003
7361193 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 60 2003
7022137 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 44 2003
* 2004/0172,131 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 1 2003
7828849 Expanding interbody implant and articulating inserter and method 90 2004
* 2004/0153,065 Expanding interbody implant and articulating inserter and method 181 2004
7125425 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 78 2004
* 2004/0162,616 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 32 2004
* 2004/0210,313 Method for inserting nested interbody spinal fusion implants 78 2004
7435262 Contoured cortical bone implants 59 2004
* 2004/0230,308 Contoured cortical bone implants 5 2004
7887594 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 2 2004
7875080 Intervertebral spacer 13 2004
* 2006/0100,705 Intervertebral spacer 53 2004
* 7621960 Modular interbody fusion implant 55 2005
* 2005/0149,195 Modular interbody fusion implant 6 2005
8105383 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 18 2005
* 7540882 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 52 2005
* 7455692 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 54 2005
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* 2005/0187,629 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 3 2005
* 2005/0171,606 Method for installation of manufactured implants shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 22 2005
* 2005/0171,607 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 41 2005
9078768 Arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having a reduced width and an anatomically conformed trailing end 0 2005
* 2005/0216,089 Arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having a reduced width and an anatomically conformed trailing end 17 2005
* 2005/0267,578 Ratcheted bone dowel having smooth sides and method for use thereof 15 2005
* 7988733 Bioimplant with nonuniformly configured protrusions on the load bearing surfaces thereof 8 2005
* 2006/0149,376 Bioimplant with nonuniformly configured protrusions on the load bearing surfaces thereof 48 2005
7901458 Intervertebral spacer and insertion tool 20 2005
* 2007/0162,128 Intervertebral spacer and insertion tool 26 2005
7935148 Adjustable insertion device for a vertebral implant 8 2006
* 2007/0162,129 Adjustable insertion device for a vertebral implant 11 2006
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7615078 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 48 2006
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* 2006/0122,702 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 4 2006
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8292957 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 2 2006
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8349011 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 1 2006
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7998215 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 6 2008
7967863 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 16 2008
7935149 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws 37 2009
* 2009/0270,991 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws 18 2009
9095444 Implant with an interference fit fastener 0 2009
8512406 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 1 2009
8137403 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 9 2009
* 2010/0030,333 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 22 2009
8343220 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 4 2010
* 2010/0145,463 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 40 2010
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8454694 Interbody device and plate for spinal stabilization and instruments for positioning same 5 2011
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9463098 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws and a bone screw lock 0 2015
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9433453 Implant with an interference fit fastener 0 2015
9526532 Interbody device and plate for spinal stabilization and instruments for positioning same 0 2015
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X-SPINE SYSTEMS, INC. (20)
7182782 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 79 2003
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8062367 Screw locking mechanism and method 27 2007
* 2007/0123,885 SCREW LOCKING MECHANISM AND METHOD 21 2007
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9078706 Intervertebral fusion device utilizing multiple mobile uniaxial and bidirectional screw interface plates 0 2012
8795370 Fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 1 2012
 
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D533277 Interbody fusion device 75 2005
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7087082 Bone implants with central chambers 75 2001
6660038 Skeletal reconstruction cages 154 2001
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6986788 Intervertebral allograft spacer 89 2001
6554863 Intervertebral allograft spacer 182 2001
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CO-Ligne AG (1)
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AMEDICA CORPORATION (13)
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