US Patent No: 6,245,108

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Spinal fusion implant

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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 1415

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
IMDS LLC (1)
* 6,113,638 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 298 1999
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
4,349,921 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 1045 1980
5,607,424 Domed cage 154 1995
* 6,080,158 Intervertebral fusion device 202 1999
 
BRANTIGAN, W. JOHN DR.( CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) (4)
4,834,757 Prosthetic implant 960 1988
4,878,915 Surgical prosthetic implant facilitating vertebral interbody fusion 829 1989
5,192,327 Surgical prosthetic implant for vertebrae 950 1991
5,425,772 Prosthetic implant for intervertebral spinal fusion 648 1993
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (1)
5,658,337 Intervertebral fusion implant 332 1996
 
ZIMMER DENTAL, INC. (1)
5,306,307 Spinal disk implant 420 1991
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (2)
4,961,740 V-thread fusion cage and method of fusing a bone joint 758 1988
5,766,252 Interbody spinal prosthetic implant and method 546 1995
 
Synthesis (U.S.A.) (1)
* 5,888,224 Implant for intervertebral space 420 1997
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (2)
5,782,919 Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy 353 1995
* 5,609,635 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 736 1995
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (2)
* 6,059,829 Intervertebral implant 208 1996
* 5,888,227 Inter-vertebral implant 279 1998
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (34)
* 2003/0004,574 Disc and annulus augmentation using biologic tissue 73 2002
* 2003/0195,632 Spinal implant with attached ligament 83 2003
* 7,022,138 Spinal interbody fusion device and method 85 2003
* 2005/0027,359 Spinal interbody fusion device and method 18 2003
* 2004/0030,346 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 54 2003
* 2005/0080,489 Laterally expanding intervertebral fusion device 11 2003
* 2004/0117,020 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 27 2003
* 2004/0167,628 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 8 2004
* 2004/0236,427 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 7 2004
* 2006/0116,770 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 29 2006
* 2006/0235,522 System and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 5 2006
* 2007/0010,885 Spinal implant and cutting tool preparation accessory for mounting the implant 29 2006
* 2007/0118,220 Vertebral implant for promoting arthrodesis of the spine 32 2007
* 2008/0140,208 METHOD OF LATERALLY INSERTING AN ARTIFICIAL VERTEBRAL DISK REPLACEMENT IMPLANT WITH CROSSBAR SPACER 8 2007
* 2008/0103,602 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 6 2007
* 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 13 2008
D627467 Spinal insert 21 2009
D620114 Spinal insert 5 2009
D620115 Spinal insert 0 2009
D620116 Spinal insert 11 2009
D619719 Spinal insert 1 2009
* 2010/0004,752 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 31 2009
* 2010/0234,889 Interspinous Process Implant and Fusion Cage Spacer 22 2009
8,366,748 Apparatus and method of spinal implant and fusion 12 2009
9,241,796 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 0 2011
D667542 Spinal distraction instrument 13 2012
D700322 Intervertebral surgical tool 16 2012
8,808,305 Spinal fusion cage system with inserter 13 2012
8,870,882 Apparatus and method of spinal implant and fusion 4 2013
9,510,953 Modular segmented disc nucleus implant 0 2013
9,439,782 Spinal fusion cage system with inserter 0 2014
9,427,264 Apparatus and method of spinal implant and fusion 0 2014
* D773047 Bone filler particle 0 2016
 
Kowmedica Osteonics Corp. (1)
* 6,902,581 Apparatus for fusing adjacent bone structure 46 2001
 
AEOLIN, LLC (1)
8,562,683 System and method for spinal fusion 2 2010
 
KYPHON SARL (13)
7,497,859 Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk 34 2003
7,273,496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 75 2003
7,083,649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 146 2003
6,966,929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 131 2003
7,452,379 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 3 2004
7,481,840 Multi-piece artificial spinal disk replacement device with selectably positioning articulating element 57 2004
7,691,146 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 34 2004
7,670,377 Laterally insertable artifical vertebral disk replacement implant with curved spacer 33 2004
7,520,899 Laterally insertable artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 37 2004
7,503,935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 56 2004
7,320,707 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer 81 2004
7,481,839 Bioresorbable interspinous process implant for use with intervertebral disk remediation or replacement implants and procedures 30 2004
7,575,600 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating articulation contact surface and method 59 2004
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
8,470,040 Intervertebral implant devices for supporting vertebrae and devices and methods for insertion thereof 0 2009
* 2009/0254,182 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT DEVICES FOR SUPPORTING VERTEBRAE AND DEVICES AND METHODS FOR INSERTION THEREOF 10 2009
9,072,609 Intervertebral implant devices for supporting vertebrae and devices and methods for insertion thereof 0 2013
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (4)
* 6,979,353 Apparatus for fusing adjacent bone structures 85 2001
* 2003/0105,527 Apparatus for fusing adjacent bone structures 42 2001
8,870,956 Barrel-shaped apparatus for fusing adjacent bone structure 0 2005
* 2005/0159,816 Barrel-shaped apparatus for fusing adjacent bone structure 4 2005
 
CO-LINGE AG (2)
* 6,942,697 Pair of lumbar interbody implants and method of fusing together adjoining vertebrae bodies 37 2003
* 2004/0186,572 Pair of lumbar interbody implants and method of fusing together adjoining vertebrae bodies 10 2003
 
LIFENET HEALTH (1)
D472972 Bone implant 13 2002
 
ATLAS SPINE, INC. (2)
* 8,123,811 Cervical implant 0 2007
* 2008/0269,902 CERVICAL IMPLANT 5 2007
 
LIFENET (1)
D473650 Bone implant 55 2002
 
SPINAL SURGICAL STRATEGIES, LLC (7)
9,060,877 Fusion cage with combined biological delivery system 1 2012
9,173,694 Fusion cage with combined biological delivery system 0 2012
D723682 Bone graft delivery tool 0 2013
8,685,031 Bone graft delivery system 7 2013
8,709,088 Fusion cage with combined biological delivery system 5 2013
9,186,193 Fusion cage with combined biological delivery system 0 2014
* D750249 Expandable fusion cage 0 2014
 
SYNTHES AG CHUR (6)
6,719,794 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 242 2001
7,846,207 Intervertebral implant 61 2005
* 2006/0085,071 Intervertebral implant 87 2005
8,764,831 Intervertebral implant 6 2010
8,715,354 Intervertebral implant 3 2011
8,709,085 Intervertebral implant 4 2011
 
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord (1)
6,656,178 Vertebral-column fusion devices and surgical methods 113 2000
 
SYNTHES GMBH (1)
* 2010/0305,704 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT WITH FIXATION GEOMETRY 51 2007
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (2)
* 2003/0045,935 Laminoplasty implants and methods of use 86 2001
* 2004/0172,133 Intervertebral Implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 35 2004
 
Spinal Simplicity LLC (8)
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
9,168,033 Interspinous implants and methods for implanting same 0 2011
8,523,909 Interspinous process implants having deployable engagement arms 4 2012
* 9,314,276 Interspinous process implant and fusion cage spacer 0 2014
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (10)
7,527,649 Intervertebral implant and related methods 2 2003
D621509 Intervertebral implant 56 2008
8,088,163 Tools and methods for spinal fusion 48 2009
* 8,083,796 Implants and methods for spinal fusion 9 2009
* 9,168,152 Implants and methods for spinal fusion 0 2011
* 2012/0101,582 Implants and Methods for Spinal Fusion 3 2011
8,292,960 Spinal fusion cage with removable planar elements 19 2012
8,715,355 Spinal fusion cage with removable planar elements 3 2012
* D750252 Intervertebral implant 0 2015
* D767762 Intervertebral implant 0 2016
 
X-SPINE SYSTEMS, INC. (20)
7,182,782 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 78 2003
7,641,701 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 21 2004
* 2005/0071,008 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 41 2004
8,821,553 Spinal fusion system utilizing an implant plate having at least one integral lock 1 2006
* 2006/0195,100 SPINAL FUSION SYSTEM UTILIZING AN IMPLANT PLATE HAVING AT LEAST ONE INTEGRAL LOCK 19 2006
8,062,367 Screw locking mechanism and method 25 2007
* 2007/0123,885 SCREW LOCKING MECHANISM AND METHOD 20 2007
7,655,028 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 6 2007
8,372,152 Spinal fusion system utilizing an implant plate having at least one integral lock and ratchet lock 11 2007
7,963,982 Implant plate screw locking system and screw having a locking member 6 2007
* 2009/0024,170 IMPLANT PLATE SCREW LOCKING SYSTEM AND SCREW HAVING A LOCKING MEMBER 19 2007
8,216,316 Prosthetic implant with biplanar angulation and compound angles 10 2008
* 2010/0152,853 PROSTHETIC IMPLANT WITH BIPLANAR ANGULATION AND COMPOUND ANGLES 23 2008
8,282,682 Fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 3 2009
* 2010/0145,453 FUSION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FUSING SPINAL BONES 2 2009
8,728,130 Implant plate screw locking system and screw having a locking member 1 2011
* 2011/0238,123 IMPLANT PLATE SCREW LOCKING SYSTEM AND SCREW HAVING A LOCKING MEMBER 2 2011
8,734,493 Screw locking mechanism and method 0 2011
9,078,706 Intervertebral fusion device utilizing multiple mobile uniaxial and bidirectional screw interface plates 0 2012
8,795,370 Fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 1 2012
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (95)
7,462,195 Artificial lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 24 2000
* 6,350,283 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 142 2000
6,830,570 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 224 2000
8,882,835 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
6,764,491 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 198 2001
6,666,890 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 79 2001
6,989,031 Hemi-interbody spinal implant manufactured from a major long bone ring or a bone composite 100 2002
* 6,890,355 Artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 116 2002
6,749,636 Contoured spinal fusion implants made of bone or a bone composite material 96 2002
* 2002/0161,443 Artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 32 2002
7,060,073 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 188 2002
* 2002/0165,550 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 56 2002
* 7,169,183 Vertebral implant for promoting arthrodesis of the spine 76 2002
* 2003/0023,306 Vertebral implant for promoting arthrodesis of the spine 22 2002
7,063,725 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 81 2002
* 2004/0078,079 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 8 2002
6,991,653 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 56 2003
* 2004/0073,314 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 56 2003
7,309,358 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 21 2003
7,935,124 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 32 2003
* 7,828,845 Laterally expanding intervertebral fusion device 30 2003
8,673,004 Method for inserting an interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 3 2003
* 2004/0064,185 Interbody spinal fusion implant having a reduced width and an anatomically conformed trailing end 23 2003
7,387,643 Method for installation of artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 56 2003
7,156,875 Arcuate artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 58 2003
7,361,193 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 57 2003
7,022,137 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 40 2003
* 2004/0172,131 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 1 2003
7,828,849 Expanding interbody implant and articulating inserter and method 77 2004
* 2004/0153,065 Expanding interbody implant and articulating inserter and method 160 2004
7,125,425 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 76 2004
* 2004/0162,616 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 30 2004
* 2004/0210,313 Method for inserting nested interbody spinal fusion implants 75 2004
7,435,262 Contoured cortical bone implants 52 2004
* 2004/0230,308 Contoured cortical bone implants 5 2004
7,887,594 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 1 2004
7,875,080 Intervertebral spacer 9 2004
* 2006/0100,705 Intervertebral spacer 50 2004
* 7,621,960 Modular interbody fusion implant 43 2005
* 2005/0149,195 Modular interbody fusion implant 6 2005
8,105,383 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 12 2005
* 7,540,882 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 48 2005
* 7,455,692 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 51 2005
* 2005/0187,628 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 9 2005
* 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 20 2005
* 2005/0171,607 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 31 2005
9,078,768 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 16 2005
* 7,988,733 Bioimplant with nonuniformly configured protrusions on the load bearing surfaces thereof 7 2005
* 2006/0149,376 Bioimplant with nonuniformly configured protrusions on the load bearing surfaces thereof 47 2005
7,901,458 Intervertebral spacer and insertion tool 20 2005
* 2007/0162,128 Intervertebral spacer and insertion tool 24 2005
7,935,148 Adjustable insertion device for a vertebral implant 8 2006
* 2007/0162,129 Adjustable insertion device for a vertebral implant 9 2006
* 2007/0161,962 Device and method for moving fill material to an implant 4 2006
7,615,078 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 45 2006
7,611,536 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 45 2006
* 2006/0122,702 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 4 2006
* 2007/0173,941 Intervertebral prosthetic disc and method of installing same 3 2006
8,292,957 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 2 2006
* 2006/0235,519 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 13 2006
7,481,812 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 36 2006
8,349,011 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 0 2006
7,476,252 System and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 15 2006
8,480,745 Spinal implant and cutting tool preparation accessory for mounting the implant 2 2006
* 2007/0032,872 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 12 2006
* 2009/0062,917 Spinal interbody replacement devices 10 2007
8,852,280 Intervertebral implant 2 2007
* 2009/0088,849 Intervertebral Implant 37 2007
8,323,340 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 2 2008
* 2009/0105,821 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 19 2008
7,998,215 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 5 2008
7,967,863 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 14 2008
7,935,149 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws 35 2009
* 2009/0270,991 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws 16 2009
9,095,444 Implant with an interference fit fastener 0 2009
8,512,406 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 1 2009
8,137,403 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 5 2009
* 2010/0030,333 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 21 2009
8,343,220 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 4 2010
* 2010/0145,463 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 39 2010
8,579,981 Expanding interbody implant and articulating inserter and method 16 2010
8,454,694 Interbody device and plate for spinal stabilization and instruments for positioning same 3 2011
8,926,703 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws and a bone screw lock 4 2011
8,491,654 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 1 2011
9,011,541 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 0 2012
8,834,569 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion cage having an asymmetrical leading end 0 2012
8,690,948 Interbody device and plate for spinal stabilization and instruments for positioning same 1 2013
8,986,389 Expanding interbody implant and articulating inserter and method 0 2013
9,180,019 Interbody device and plate for spinal stabilization and instruments for positioning same 0 2014
9,463,098 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws and a bone screw lock 0 2015
9,271,846 Expanding interbody implant and articulating inserter and method 0 2015
9,433,453 Implant with an interference fit fastener 0 2015
 
SPINAL ELEMENTS, INC. (6)
D533277 Interbody fusion device 74 2005
D524443 Interbody fusion device 55 2005
D566276 Interbody fusion device 48 2006
D564095 Interbody fusion device 45 2006
D541940 Interbody fusion device 89 2006
D539934 Interbody fusion device 42 2006
 
THE CENTER FOR ORTHOPEDIC RESEARCH AND EDUCATION, INC. (2)
8,556,976 Spinal interbody spacer device 1 2008
9,173,749 Spinal interbody spacer device and methods of using same 0 2013
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (20)
7,087,082 Bone implants with central chambers 71 2001
6,660,038 Skeletal reconstruction cages 147 2001
* 2002/0029,084 Bone implants with central chambers 86 2001
6,986,788 Intervertebral allograft spacer 82 2001
6,554,863 Intervertebral allograft spacer 167 2001
6,635,087 Laminoplasty implants and methods of use 74 2001
RE38614 Intervertebral allograft spacer 31 2002
6,974,480 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 176 2002
7,014,659 Skeletal reconstruction cages 32 2003
* 2004/0181,283 Skeletal reconstruction cages 10 2003
7,226,483 Method of performing a transforaminal posterior lumber interbody fusion procedure 48 2004
* 2004/0167,538 Method of performing a transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 19 2004
7,226,482 Multipiece allograft implant 39 2004
7,300,465 Intervertebral allograft spacer 27 2005
7,223,292 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 69 2005
* 2006/0106,460 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 26 2005
8,231,675 Intervertebral implant 1 2007
* 2008/0161,922 Intervertebral Implant 5 2007
7,601,173 Multipiece allograft implant 32 2007
* 2007/0208,424 MULTIPIECE ALLOGRAFT IMPLANT 1 2007
 
EBI, LLC (2)
7,470,273 Tool for intervertebral implant manipulation 33 2004
* 2005/0288,788 Intervertebral implant and associated method 13 2004
 
Co-Ligne AG (1)
7,238,206 Fusion implant 11 2004
 
AMEDICA CORPORATION (13)
7,780,738 Polymer-ceramic articulation 8 2004
* 2005/0107,888 Metal-ceramic composite articulation 8 2004
* 2005/0177,238 Radiolucent bone graft 35 2005
7,758,646 Total disc implant 16 2005
* 2005/0240,273 Total disc implant 38 2005
7,695,521 Hip prosthesis with monoblock ceramic acetabular cup 74 2005
7,776,085 Knee prosthesis with ceramic tibial component 15 2005
* 2006/0052,875 Knee prosthesis with ceramic tibial component 85 2005
8,252,058 Spinal implant with elliptical articulatory interface 1 2006
* 2007/0191,952 SPINAL IMPLANT WITH ELLIPTICAL ARTICULATORY INTERFACE 17 2006
* 2007/0198,093 SPINAL IMPLANT WITH OFFSET KEELS 20 2006
7,771,481 Total disc implant 5 2007
* 2008/0033,563 TOTAL DISC IMPLANT 23 2007
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
* 6,458,159 Disc prosthesis 165 2000
 
K2M, INC. (4)
* 2008/0262,621 I-BEAM SPACER 5 2008
8,343,164 Implant insertion tool 3 2008
* 2010/0262,199 IMPLANT INSERTION TOOL 3 2008
9,358,122 Interbody spacer 0 2012
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (16)
* 7,500,991 Banana cage 45 2002
* 2004/0127,990 Novel banana cage 75 2002
* 2004/0210,222 Laminoplasty plates and methods of use 27 2004
8,911,498 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 0 2005
* 2006/0178,745 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 57 2005
* 2007/0208,423 Intervertebral Implant for Transforminal Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Procedure 45 2007
8,540,774 Low profile intervertebral implant 14 2008
* 2010/0312,346 LOW PROFILE INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT 31 2008
* 2010/0145,460 ZERO-PROFILE INTERBODY SPACER AND COUPLED PLATE ASSEMBLY 51 2009
RE44417 Banana cage 2 2011
8,435,300 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 5 2011
* 2011/0160,864 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT FOR TRANSFORAMINAL POSTERIOR LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION PROCEDURE 6 2011
8,579,983 Spinal fusion implant 5 2011
8,597,356 Intervertebral implant 1 2012
8,690,949 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 2 2013
8,936,643 Spinal fusion implant 2 2013
 
Soo, Teck (1)
8,801,791 Spinal interbody spacer 0 2007
 
CUSTOM SPINE ACQUISITION, INC. (2)
* 8,663,331 Maximum support TLIF implant 8 2007
* 2009/0143,859 MAXIMUM SUPPORT TLIF IMPLANT 28 2007
 
CENTRA-FUSE, INC. (1)
* 2008/0243,252 Spinal implant system 11 2007
 
EMINENT SPINE LLC (2)
D653756 Interbody fusion device implant 6 2008
D620110 Interbody fusion device implant 17 2008
 
LDR MEDICAL (10)
7,291,170 Intersomatic cage with unified grafts 36 2001
7,594,931 Vertebral cage device with modular fixation 66 2002
* 2004/0199,254 Vertebral cage device with modular fixation 71 2004
8,409,288 Transforaminal intersomatic cage for an intervertebral fusion graft and an instrument for implanting the cage 7 2006
8,241,359 Transforaminal intersomatic cage for an intervertebral fusion graft and an instrument for implanting the cage 20 2007
* 2009/0222,092 Transforaminal intersomatic cage for an intervertebral fusion graft and an instrument for implanting the cage 19 2007
8,623,087 Intersomatic cage with unified grafts 1 2007
8,343,219 Intersomatic cage, intervertebral prosthesis, anchoring device and implantation instruments 33 2008
9,044,337 Anchoring device and system for an intervertebral implant, intervertebral implant and implantation instrument 2 2012
9,039,774 Anchoring device and system for an intervertebral implant, intervertebral implant and implantation instrument 1 2013
 
CENTINEL SPINE, INC. (1)
* 2014/0257,491 ORTHOPAEDIC IMPLANTS AND PROTHESES 1 2014
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (20)
8,025,684 Instruments and methods for inserting a spinal implant 25 2002
* 2003/0139,812 Spinal implant 208 2002
* 2003/0135,275 Instruments and methods for inserting a spinal implant 109 2002
7,637,952 Instrumentation and procedure for implanting spinal implant devices 19 2003
* 2003/0233,145 Instrumentation and procedure for implanting spinal implant devices 129 2003
* 7,806,932 Spinal implant 23 2003
* 2005/0027,360 Spinal implant 141 2003
* 7,618,454 Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion spacers 13 2005
* 2007/0129,804 Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion spacers 13 2005
* 2007/0055,377 Bone implants and methods 72 2006
D585553 Spinal implant 16 2007
8,480,715 Spinal implant system and method 1 2007
* 2008/0188,940 Spinal Implant 10 2007
8,221,503 Spinal implant 0 2007
7,938,857 Spinal implant 40 2007
* 2008/0015,701 SPINAL IMPLANT 115 2007
9,345,586 Variable angle spinal surgery instrument 0 2010
* 2010/0137,922 VARIABLE ANGLE SPINAL SURGERY INSTRUMENT 10 2010
8,292,959 Spinal implant 7 2010
* 8,568,484 Spinal implant 3 2012
 
BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE Office of Technology Administration (1)
* 2005/0015,154 Tissue integration design for seamless implant fixation 52 2004
 
Osprey Biomedical, Inc. (1)
8,043,377 Implantable intervertebral fusion device 7 2006
 
PANTHEON SPINAL, LLC (1)
9,451,940 Method of retroperitoneal lateral insertion of spinal implants 0 2011
 
SDGI HILDINGS, INC. (1)
6,758,862 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 58 2002
 
MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION (9)
* 6,730,124 Bone-tendon-bone assembly with cancellous allograft bone block 130 2002
7,309,356 Bone-tendon- bone assembly with cancellous allograft bone block 12 2003
7,201,773 Bone tendon bone assembly 12 2005
7,144,425 Method for inserting improved bone tendon bone assembly with allograft bone block 6 2005
7,141,066 Bone tendon bone assembly with cylindrical allograft bone block 99 2005
7,137,996 Bone tendon bone assembly with allograft bone block 87 2005
* 2005/0203,623 Bone tendon bone assembly with cylindrical allograft bone block 30 2005
* 2005/0203,620 Bone tendon bone assembly with allograft bone block 57 2005
* 2005/0203,621 Method for inserting improved bone tendon bone assembly with allograft bone block 0 2005
 
Pinnacle Spine Group, LLC (5)
8,343,224 Intervertebral implants and graft delivery systems and methods 41 2011
* 2011/0230,970 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANTS AND GRAFT DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS 48 2011
8,308,805 Methods of delivering an implant to an intervertebral space 21 2012
9,380,932 Retractor devices for minimally invasive access to the spine 0 2012
9,216,096 Intervertebral implants and related tools 1 2015
 
Globus Medical (1)
* 2005/0143,822 Spinal fusion implant 21 2003
 
G&L CONSULTING, LLC (1)
* 2008/0140,085 Steerable spine implant insertion device and method 28 2007
 
Advanced Bio Surfaces, Inc. (2)
8,100,979 Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing 3 2009
* 2010/0145,457 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAMMALIAN JOINT RESURFACING 4 2009
 
G&L Consulting (2)
* 2006/0241,761 SPINE IMPLANT INSERTION DEVICE AND METHOD 41 2006
* 2008/0091,211 SPINE IMPLANT INSERTION DEVICE AND METHOD 55 2007
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
6,991,654 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 54 2004
 
Teknimed, S.A. (1)
D625821 Bone filler particle 5 2009
 
KLEINER, JEFFREY (1)
8,906,028 Bone graft delivery device and method of using the same 3 2010
 
BlackSheep Technologies, Inc. (1)
* 6,635,086 Implant for placement between cervical vertebrae 127 2001
 
KLEINER, JEFFREY B. (1)
8,864,654 Method and apparatus for performing retro peritoneal dissection 1 2011
 
THOMPSON MIS, LLC (3)
7,824,427 Minimally invasive interbody device 16 2007
* 2008/0172,127 Minimally Invasive Interbody Device 31 2007
7,846,210 Minimally invasive interbody device assembly 35 2007
 
PROVIDENCE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (4)
D745156 Spinal implant 0 2012
9,381,049 Composite spinal facet implant with textured surfaces 0 2013
* 9,333,086 Spinal facet cage implant 0 2013
* 2014/0100,657 SPINAL FACET CAGE IMPLANT 15 2013
 
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (4)
8,062,372 Spinal fusion device 2 2006
* 2007/0156,240 SPINAL FUSION DEVICE 1 2006
8,840,648 Spinal cage and implanting method thereof 1 2010
* 2010/0256,764 SPINAL CAGE AND IMPLANTING METHOD THEREOF 6 2010
 
STRYKER SPINE (4)
* 7,637,950 Intervertebral implant with toothed faces 39 2002
* 2003/0028,249 Intervertebral implant with toothed faces 162 2002
8,303,601 Collet-activated distraction wedge inserter 5 2006
* 2010/0204,798 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FUSION CAGE IMPLANTATION 65 2010
 
AMENDIA, INC. (12)
* 7,105,023 Vertebral defect device 25 2003
* 2003/0135,276 Vertebral defect device 7 2003
7,534,267 Methods of installing a vertebral defect device 21 2004
* 2005/0075,645 Methods of installing a vertebral defect device 4 2004
7,674,295 Vertebral defect device 4 2006
* 2007/0016,299 Vertebral Defect Device 12 2006
8,353,962 Dual composition vertebral defect device 0 2007
7,871,441 Cervical fixation device 19 2007
* 2008/0015,581 CERVICAL FIXATION DEVICE 5 2007
8,137,402 Vertebral defect device 2 2008
* 2008/0249,629 VERTEBRAL DEFECT DEVICE 2 2008
8,167,886 Insertion tool for a vertebral defect device 0 2009
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (1)
9,364,330 Tissue integration design for seamless implant fixation 0 2004
 
TUTOGEN MEDICAL GMBH (1)
* 7,060,096 Implant consisting of bone material 26 2000
 
DSM IP ASSETS B.V. (2)
* 9,452,061 Spinal fusion cage 0 2010
* 2012/0046,750 SPINAL FUSION CAGE 0 2010
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (8)
7,267,687 Spinal implant and method of use 42 2002
9,095,449 Method of inserting a spinal implant 0 2007
* 2008/0009,944 Spinal implant and method of use 7 2007
8,142,507 Spinal implant and method of use 6 2007
* 2008/0133,012 Spinal implant and method of use 25 2007
8,287,599 Spinal implant and method of use 8 2012
8,920,506 Spinal implant and method of use 2 2012
* 9,259,324 Spinal implant and method of use 0 2014
 
ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG (3)
D619255 Spinal implant 8 2008
D629108 Spinal implant 24 2010
D627468 Spinal implant 45 2010
 
Ortho Development Corporation (9)
6,579,318 Intervertebral spacer 192 2000
6,852,127 Method of implanting an intervertebral spacer 23 2002
* 2002/0065,560 Intervertebral spacing implant system 49 2002
D501555 Implant 39 2003
D494274 Implant 40 2003
D493225 Implant 42 2003
* 2004/0186,574 Intervertebral spacing implant system 14 2004
* 2004/0186,575 Method of implanting an intervertebral spacer 15 2004
* 2006/0212,119 Intervertebral spacer 11 2006
 
LANX, INC. (1)
* 2006/0247,775 SPINAL IMPLANT 5 2006
 
TITAN SPINE, LLC (29)
8,992,619 Microstructured implant surfaces 0 2011
8,403,991 Implant with critical ratio of load bearing surface area to central opening area 5 2011
8,545,568 Method of using instruments and interbody spinal implants to enhance distraction 2 2012
8,435,302 Instruments and interbody spinal implants enhancing disc space distraction 2 2012
8,585,765 Endplate-preserving spinal implant having a raised expulsion-resistant edge 2 2012
8,585,766 Endplate-preserving spinal implant with an integration plate having durable connectors 6 2012
8,585,767 Endplate-preserving spinal implant with an integration plate having durable connectors 2 2012
8,562,684 Endplate-preserving spinal implant with an integration plate having a roughened surface topography 2 2012
8,480,749 Friction fit and vertebral endplate-preserving spinal implant 2 2012
8,551,176 Spinal implant having a passage for enhancing contact between bone graft material and cortical endplate bone 5 2012
8,814,939 Implants having three distinct surfaces 0 2012
8,758,442 Composite implants having integration surfaces composed of a regular repeating pattern 0 2012
9,125,756 Processes for producing regular repeating patterns on surfaces of interbody devices 0 2012
8,617,248 Spinal implant having variable ratios of the integration surface area to the axial passage area 2 2012
8,591,590 Spinal implant having a transverse aperture 2 2012
8,562,685 Spinal implant and integration plate for optimizing vertebral endplate contact load-bearing edges 7 2012
* 8,496,710 Interbody spinal implant having a roughened surface topography 2 2012
* 2012/0303,129 COMPOSITE INTERBODY SPINAL IMPLANT HAVING OPENINGS OF PREDETERMINED SIZE AND SHAPE 23 2012
8,758,443 Implants with integration surfaces having regular repeating surface patterns 5 2012
9,168,147 Self-deploying locking screw retention device 0 2012
* 2013/0282,122 INTERBODY SPINAL IMPLANT HAVING A ROUGHENED SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY ON ONE OR MORE INTERNAL SURFACES 0 2013
8,834,571 Interbody spinal implant having a roughened surface topography 2 2013
9,498,349 Expandable spinal implant with expansion wedge and anchor 0 2013
* 8,940,053 Spinal implant and integration plate for optimizing vertebral endplate contact load-bearing edges 0 2013
* 2014/0046,449 SPINAL IMPLANT AND INTEGRATION PLATE FOR OPTIMIZING VERTEBRAL ENDPLATE CONTACT LOAD-BEARING EDGES 0 2013
8,992,622 Interbody spinal implant having a roughened surface topography 5 2013
9,327,051 Implants with integration surfaces having regular repeating surface patterns 0 2014
9,011,546 Composite implants having integration surfaces composed of a regular repeating pattern 0 2014
9,433,511 Interbody spinal implant having a roughened surface topography 0 2014
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (5)
7,226,480 Disc prosthesis 46 2002
6,712,852 Laminoplasty cage 113 2002
* 2004/0143,330 Intervertebral cage and method of use 35 2003
6,997,953 Method for implanting a laminoplasty 58 2004
* 7,690,381 Intervertebral prosthetic disc and method for installing using a guidewire 9 2005
 
LDR HOLDING CORPORATION (1)
9,463,091 Intervertebral implant having extendable bone fixation members 0 2015
 
KLEINER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, LLC (4)
D656610 Spinal distraction instrument 22 2011
9,247,943 Devices and methods for preparing an intervertebral workspace 0 2011
8,277,510 Tools and methods for spinal fusion 16 2011
D696399 Spinal distraction instrument 5 2012
 
LANX, LLC (1)
7,799,081 System and method for spinal fusion 98 2004
 
ZIMMER BIOMET SPINE, INC. (4)
* 7,041,137 Spinal implant 40 2003
* 2005/0075,734 Spinal implant 31 2003
7,427,294 Spinal implant 2 2005
* 2006/0136,059 Spinal implant 3 2005
 
PHILLIPS, FRANK M. (1)
8,697,139 Method of intervertebral disc treatment using articular chondrocyte cells 0 2004
 
U. S. SPINAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C. (1)
* 2009/0210,061 ANTERIOR LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION CAGE DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD 23 2009
 
MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL (3)
8,016,829 Systems and methods for spinal surgery 14 2005
* 2007/0276,406 Systems and Methods for Spinal Surgery 36 2005
9,180,024 Systems and methods for spinal surgery 0 2011
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (13)
7,918,876 Spinal implant adjustment device 28 2004
7,544,208 Adjustable corpectomy apparatus 39 2005
7,976,549 Instruments for delivering spinal implants 26 2007
* 2007/0225,810 FLEXIBLE CAGE SPINAL IMPLANT 42 2007
8,506,636 Offset radius lordosis 19 2007
* 2008/0065,219 OFFSET RADIUS LORDOSIS 46 2007
8,142,508 Spinal cage having deployable member which is removable 11 2008
8,267,997 Vertebral interbody compression implant 4 2008
8,366,774 Spinal cage having deployable member 7 2009
8,292,958 Spinal cage having deployable member 4 2009
8,100,972 Spinal cage having deployable member 13 2009
8,545,562 Deployable member for use with an intervertebral cage 3 2010
8,864,829 Spinal cage having deployable member 1 2012
 
RSB SPINE LLC (1)
* 7,985,255 Implant subsidence control 31 2005
 
SpineWorks LLC (1)
* 2006/0293,748 Prosthetic implant, and a method and tool for the insertion of same 38 2005
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (23)
7,192,447 Intervertebral implant 73 2002
* 2004/0122,518 Intervertebral implant 41 2002
7,232,464 Intervertebral implant 107 2004
8,034,110 Spinal fusion implant 13 2006
* 2008/0058,933 Spinal fusion implant 34 2006
7,618,456 Intervertebral implant 65 2007
7,862,616 Intervertebral implant 62 2009
* 2010/0094,421 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT 5 2009
9,028,553 Self-pivoting spinal implant and associated instrumentation 1 2009
* 2011/0106,259 Self-Pivoting Spinal Implant and Associated Instrumentation 19 2009
9,192,419 Zero-profile interbody spacer and coupled plate assembly 0 2009
9,220,604 Intervertebral implants, systems, and methods of use 0 2011
9,005,295 Low profile intervertebral implant 8 2012
9,241,809 Intervertebral implants, systems, and methods of use 0 2013
9,402,735 Zero-profile interbody spacer and coupled plate assembly 0 2013
9,039,775 Spinal fixation plates 2 2013
9,289,309 Intervertebral implant 0 2013
9,463,097 Intervertebral implant 0 2014
9,358,133 Self-pivoting spinal implant and associated instrumentation 0 2014
9,387,091 Spinal fusion implant 0 2014
9,414,935 Zero-profile interbody spacer and coupled plate assembly 0 2015
9,320,549 Spinal fixation plates 0 2015
9,320,614 Spinal fusion implant 0 2015
 
ANOVA CORP. (6)
* 6,491,724 Spinal fusion cage with lordosis correction 215 1999
6,969,404 Annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 138 2002
6,743,255 Spinal fusion cage with lordosis correction 192 2002
* 2002/0128,713 Spinal fusion cage with lordosis correction 23 2002
* 2004/0186,573 Annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 39 2004
9,084,616 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 0 2006
 
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES (1)
9,095,445 Vertebral interbody spacer 0 2011
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (7)
7,137,997 Spinal fusion implant 97 2003
8,961,606 Multi-piece intervertebral implants 4 2012
9,204,975 Multi-piece intervertebral implants 0 2013
9,149,365 Low profile plate 1 2013
9,398,960 Multi-piece intervertebral implants 0 2013
9,237,957 Low profile plate 1 2014
9,364,340 Low profile plate 0 2015
 
ADVANCED VERTEBRAL SOLUTIONS, LLC (2)
7,959,675 Spine implant insertion device and method 22 2006
8,641,764 Spine implant insertion device and method 1 2007
 
ORTHOPAEDIC & SPINE DEVELOPMENT (OSD) (1)
D597209 Spine prosthetic 4 2008
 
SPINECO, INC. (4)
6,786,930 Molded surgical implant and method 103 2001
* 2003/0023,308 Spherical spinal implant 7 2002
7,824,444 Expandable spherical spinal implant 15 2004
* 2004/0186,576 Expandable spherical spinal implant 102 2004
 
Warsaw Orothpedic, Inc. (1)
9,107,649 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 0 2011
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (4)
* 6,676,703 Spinal fusion implant 179 2001
7,229,477 Spinal fusion implant 33 2002
* 2002/0143,400 Spinal fusion implant 15 2002
* 2004/0153,155 Laminoplasty cage 31 2004
 
US SPINE, INC. (1)
8,323,345 Anterior lumbar interbody fusion cage device and associated method 14 2009
 
VERTEBRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (7)
8,038,718 Multi-composite disc prosthesis 3 2006
* 2008/0071,379 Intervertebral disc replacement 2 2007
8,100,977 Interlocked modular disc nucleus prosthesis 1 2007
* 2008/0208,343 Interlocked modular disc nucleus prosthesis 11 2007
7,914,582 Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing 40 2007
* 2008/0234,820 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAMMALIAN JOINT RESURFACING 53 2007
* 2010/0057,144 RAIL-BASED MODULAR DISC NUCLEUS PROSTHESIS 5 2009
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