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, MA156

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Biscup, Robert S Chagrin Falls, OH 34 913

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BRANTIGAN, W. JOHN DR.( CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) (4)
4,834,757 Prosthetic implant 813 1988
4,878,915 Surgical prosthetic implant facilitating vertebral interbody fusion 711 1989
5,192,327 Surgical prosthetic implant for vertebrae 779 1991
5,425,772 Prosthetic implant for intervertebral spinal fusion 536 1993
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (2)
4,961,740 V-thread fusion cage and method of fusing a bone joint 652 1988
5,766,252 Interbody spinal prosthetic implant and method 437 1995
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (2)
6,059,829 Intervertebral implant 157 1996
5,888,227 Inter-vertebral implant 216 1998
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (2)
5,782,919 Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy 292 1995
5,609,635 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 607 1995
 
IMDS LLC (1)
6,113,638 Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage 237 1999
 
Synthesis (U.S.A.) (1)
5,888,224 Implant for intervertebral space 329 1997
 
ZIMMER DENTAL, INC. (1)
5,306,307 Spinal disk implant 352 1991
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (1)
5,658,337 Intervertebral fusion implant 267 1996
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
4,349,921 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 891 1980
5,607,424 Domed cage 129 1995
6,080,158 Intervertebral fusion device 162 1999

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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (53)
7,462,195 Artificial lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 15 2000
6,350,283 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 110 2000
6,830,570 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 156 2000
8,882,835 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 0 2001
6,764,491 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 139 2001
6,666,890 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 50 2001
6,989,031 Hemi-interbody spinal implant manufactured from a major long bone ring or a bone composite 64 2002
6,890,355 Artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 74 2002
6,749,636 Contoured spinal fusion implants made of bone or a bone composite material 69 2002
7,060,073 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 120 2002
7,169,183 Vertebral implant for promoting arthrodesis of the spine 60 2002
7,063,725 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 68 2002
6,991,653 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 40 2003
7,309,358 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 18 2003
7,935,124 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 15 2003
7,828,845 Laterally expanding intervertebral fusion device 16 2003
8,673,004 Method for inserting an interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 0 2003
7,387,643 Method for installation of artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 39 2003
7,156,875 Arcuate artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 37 2003
7,361,193 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 35 2003
7,022,137 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 22 2003
7,828,849 Expanding interbody implant and articulating inserter and method 26 2004
7,125,425 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 48 2004
7,435,262 Contoured cortical bone implants 29 2004
7,887,594 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 1 2004
7,875,080 Intervertebral spacer 0 2004
7,621,960 Modular interbody fusion implant 12 2005
8,105,383 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 3 2005
7,540,882 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 26 2005
7,455,692 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 27 2005
7,988,733 Bioimplant with nonuniformly configured protrusions on the load bearing surfaces thereof 1 2005
7,901,458 Intervertebral spacer and insertion tool 8 2005
7,935,148 Adjustable insertion device for a vertebral implant 1 2006
7,615,078 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 26 2006
7,611,536 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 31 2006
8,292,957 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 1 2006
7,481,812 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 17 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 10 2006
8,480,745 Spinal implant and cutting tool preparation accessory for mounting the implant 0 2006
8,852,280 Intervertebral implant 0 2007
8,323,340 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 1 2008
7,998,215 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 3 2008
7,967,863 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 1 2008
7,935,149 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws 21 2009
8,512,406 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 0 2009
8,137,403 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 1 2009
8,343,220 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 1 2010
8,579,981 Expanding interbody implant and articulating inserter and method 0 2010
8,454,694 Interbody device and plate for spinal stabilization and instruments for positioning same 0 2011
8,491,654 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 0 2011
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 0 2013
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (20)
7,087,082 Bone implants with central chambers 39 2001
6,660,038 Skeletal reconstruction cages 114 2001
6,986,788 Intervertebral allograft spacer 42 2001
6,719,794 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 163 2001
6,554,863 Intervertebral allograft spacer 99 2001
6,635,087 Laminoplasty implants and methods of use 56 2001
RE38614 Intervertebral allograft spacer 15 2002
6,974,480 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 109 2002
7,192,447 Intervertebral implant 27 2002
7,014,659 Skeletal reconstruction cages 16 2003
7,226,483 Method of performing a transforaminal posterior lumber interbody fusion procedure 18 2004
7,232,464 Intervertebral implant 51 2004
7,226,482 Multipiece allograft implant 16 2004
7,300,465 Intervertebral allograft spacer 13 2005
7,846,207 Intervertebral implant 18 2005
7,223,292 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 29 2005
8,231,675 Intervertebral implant 0 2007
7,601,173 Multipiece allograft implant 14 2007
7,618,456 Intervertebral implant 27 2007
7,862,616 Intervertebral implant 23 2009
 
TITAN SPINE, LLC (17)
8,403,991 Implant with critical ratio of load bearing surface area to central opening area 0 2011
8,545,568 Method of using instruments and interbody spinal implants to enhance distraction 0 2012
8,435,302 Instruments and interbody spinal implants enhancing disc space distraction 0 2012
8,585,765 Endplate-preserving spinal implant having a raised expulsion-resistant edge 0 2012
8,585,766 Endplate-preserving spinal implant with an integration plate having durable connectors 0 2012
8,585,767 Endplate-preserving spinal implant with an integration plate having durable connectors 0 2012
8,562,684 Endplate-preserving spinal implant with an integration plate having a roughened surface topography 0 2012
8,480,749 Friction fit and vertebral endplate-preserving spinal implant 0 2012
8,551,176 Spinal implant having a passage for enhancing contact between bone graft material and cortical endplate bone 0 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
8,617,248 Spinal implant having variable ratios of the integration surface area to the axial passage area 0 2012
8,591,590 Spinal implant having a transverse aperture 0 2012
8,562,685 Spinal implant and integration plate for optimizing vertebral endplate contact load-bearing edges 0 2012
8,496,710 Interbody spinal implant having a roughened surface topography 0 2012
8,758,443 Implants with integration surfaces having regular repeating surface patterns 0 2012
8,834,571 Interbody spinal implant having a roughened surface topography 0 2013
 
KYPHON SARL (13)
7,497,859 Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk 13 2003
7,273,496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 55 2003
7,083,649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 114 2003
6,966,929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 104 2003
7,452,379 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 1 2004
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
 
X-SPINE SYSTEMS, INC. (12)
7,182,782 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 54 2003
7,641,701 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 11 2004
8,821,553 Spinal fusion system utilizing an implant plate having at least one integral lock 0 2006
8,062,367 Screw locking mechanism and method 8 2007
7,655,028 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 2 2007
8,372,152 Spinal fusion system utilizing an implant plate having at least one integral lock and ratchet lock 3 2007
7,963,982 Implant plate screw locking system and screw having a locking member 2 2007
8,216,316 Prosthetic implant with biplanar angulation and compound angles 4 2008
8,282,682 Fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 1 2009
8,728,130 Implant plate screw locking system and screw having a locking member 0 2011
8,734,493 Screw locking mechanism and method 0 2011
8,795,370 Fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 0 2012
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (11)
7,918,876 Spinal implant adjustment device 10 2004
7,544,208 Adjustable corpectomy apparatus 23 2005
7,976,549 Instruments for delivering spinal implants 9 2007
8,506,636 Offset radius lordosis 2 2007
8,142,508 Spinal cage having deployable member which is removable 5 2008
8,267,997 Vertebral interbody compression implant 2 2008
8,366,774 Spinal cage having deployable member 2 2009
8,292,958 Spinal cage having deployable member 0 2009
8,100,972 Spinal cage having deployable member 7 2009
8,545,562 Deployable member for use with an intervertebral cage 1 2010
8,864,829 Spinal cage having deployable member 0 2012
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (10)
8,025,684 Instruments and methods for inserting a spinal implant 7 2002
7,637,952 Instrumentation and procedure for implanting spinal implant devices 12 2003
7,806,932 Spinal implant 15 2003
7,618,454 Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion spacers 4 2005
D585553 Spinal implant 14 2007
8,480,715 Spinal implant system and method 0 2007
8,221,503 Spinal implant 0 2007
7,938,857 Spinal implant 16 2007
8,292,959 Spinal implant 0 2010
8,568,484 Spinal implant 0 2012
 
CONCEPT MATRIX, LLC (7)
7,105,023 Vertebral defect device 17 2003
7,534,267 Methods of installing a vertebral defect device 17 2004
7,674,295 Vertebral defect device 2 2006
8,353,962 Dual composition vertebral defect device 0 2007
7,871,441 Cervical fixation device 8 2007
8,137,402 Vertebral defect device 0 2008
8,167,886 Insertion tool for a vertebral defect device 0 2009
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (7)
7,500,991 Banana cage 24 2002
8,540,774 Low profile intervertebral implant 0 2008
RE44417 Banana cage 0 2011
8,435,300 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 0 2011
8,579,983 Spinal fusion implant 0 2011
8,597,356 Intervertebral implant 0 2012
8,690,949 Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure 0 2013
 
AMEDICA CORPORATION (6)
7,780,738 Polymer-ceramic articulation 4 2004
7,758,646 Total disc implant 6 2005
7,695,521 Hip prosthesis with monoblock ceramic acetabular cup 33 2005
7,776,085 Knee prosthesis with ceramic tibial component 7 2005
8,252,058 Spinal implant with elliptical articulatory interface 0 2006
7,771,481 Total disc implant 3 2007
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (6)
7,226,480 Disc prosthesis 28 2002
6,712,852 Laminoplasty cage 89 2002
6,997,953 Method for implanting a laminoplasty 42 2004
8,016,829 Systems and methods for spinal surgery 7 2005
7,690,381 Intervertebral prosthetic disc and method for installing using a guidewire 4 2005
8,034,110 Spinal fusion implant 2 2006
 
LDR MEDICAL (6)
7,291,170 Intersomatic cage with unified grafts 19 2001
7,594,931 Vertebral cage device with modular fixation 30 2002
8,409,288 Transforaminal intersomatic cage for an intervertebral fusion graft and an instrument for implanting the cage 2 2006
8,241,359 Transforaminal intersomatic cage for an intervertebral fusion graft and an instrument for implanting the cage 4 2007
8,623,087 Intersomatic cage with unified grafts 0 2007
8,343,219 Intersomatic cage, intervertebral prosthesis, anchoring device and implantation instruments 7 2008
 
MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION (6)
6,730,124 Bone-tendon-bone assembly with cancellous allograft bone block 81 2002
7,309,356 Bone-tendon- bone assembly with cancellous allograft bone block 7 2003
7,201,773 Bone tendon bone assembly 5 2005
7,144,425 Method for inserting improved bone tendon bone assembly with allograft bone block 5 2005
7,141,066 Bone tendon bone assembly with cylindrical allograft bone block 63 2005
7,137,996 Bone tendon bone assembly with allograft bone block 52 2005
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (6)
7,527,649 Intervertebral implant and related methods 0 2003
D621509 Intervertebral implant 22 2008
8,088,163 Tools and methods for spinal fusion 19 2009
8,083,796 Implants and methods for spinal fusion 1 2009
8,292,960 Spinal fusion cage with removable planar elements 7 2012
8,715,355 Spinal fusion cage with removable planar elements 0 2012
 
SPINAL ELEMENTS, INC. (6)
D533277 Interbody fusion device 62 2005
D524443 Interbody fusion device 37 2005
D566276 Interbody fusion device 35 2006
D564095 Interbody fusion device 30 2006
D541940 Interbody fusion device 60 2006
D539934 Interbody fusion device 29 2006
 
ORTHO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (5)
6,579,318 Intervertebral spacer 143 2000
6,852,127 Method of implanting an intervertebral spacer 16 2002
D501555 Implant 31 2003
D494274 Implant 32 2003
D493225 Implant 34 2003
 
ANOVA CORP. (3)
6,491,724 Spinal fusion cage with lordosis correction 155 1999
6,969,404 Annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 101 2002
6,743,255 Spinal fusion cage with lordosis correction 136 2002
 
KLEINER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, LLC (3)
D656610 Spinal distraction instrument 13 2011
8,277,510 Tools and methods for spinal fusion 6 2011
D696399 Spinal distraction instrument 0 2012
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (3)
7,267,687 Spinal implant and method of use 30 2002
8,142,507 Spinal implant and method of use 2 2007
8,287,599 Spinal implant and method of use 0 2012
 
SPINAL SIMPLICITY LLC (3)
8,075,593 Interspinous implants and methods for implanting same 10 2008
8,142,479 Interspinous process implants having deployable engagement arms 4 2009
8,523,909 Interspinous process implants having deployable engagement arms 0 2012
 
SYNTHES AG CHUR (3)
8,764,831 Intervertebral implant 0 2010
8,715,354 Intervertebral implant 0 2011
8,709,085 Intervertebral implant 0 2011
 
ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG (3)
D619255 Spinal implant 4 2008
D629108 Spinal implant 13 2010
D627468 Spinal implant 20 2010
 
VERTEBRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
8,038,718 Multi-composite disc prosthesis 0 2006
8,100,977 Interlocked modular disc nucleus prosthesis 0 2007
7,914,582 Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing 21 2007
 
ADVANCED VERTEBRAL SOLUTIONS, LLC (2)
7,959,675 Spine implant insertion device and method 4 2006
8,641,764 Spine implant insertion device and method 0 2007
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (2)
6,676,703 Spinal fusion implant 117 2001
7,229,477 Spinal fusion implant 19 2002
 
EMINENT SPINE LLC (2)
D653756 Interbody fusion device implant 1 2008
D620110 Interbody fusion device implant 9 2008
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (2)
6,979,353 Apparatus for fusing adjacent bone structures 46 2001
8,870,956 Barrel-shaped apparatus for fusing adjacent bone structure 0 2005
 
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (2)
8,062,372 Spinal fusion device 2 2006
8,840,648 Spinal cage and implanting method thereof 0 2010
 
LANX, INC. (2)
7,041,137 Spinal implant 24 2003
7,427,294 Spinal implant 0 2005
 
Pinnacle Spine Group, LLC (2)
8,343,224 Intervertebral implants and graft delivery systems and methods 22 2011
8,308,805 Methods of delivering an implant to an intervertebral space 3 2012
 
SPINAL SURGICAL STRATEGIES, LLC (2)
8,685,031 Bone graft delivery system 0 2013
8,709,088 Fusion cage with combined biological delivery system 0 2013
 
SPINECO, INC. (2)
6,786,930 Molded surgical implant and method 61 2001
7,824,444 Expandable spherical spinal implant 5 2004
 
STRYKER SPINE (2)
7,637,950 Intervertebral implant with toothed faces 18 2002
8,303,601 Collet-activated distraction wedge inserter 0 2006
 
THOMPSON MIS, LLC (2)
7,824,427 Minimally invasive interbody device 7 2007
7,846,210 Minimally invasive interbody device assembly 17 2007
 
ADVANCED BIO SURFACES, INC. (1)
8,100,979 Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing 2 2009
 
AEOLIN, LLC (1)
8,562,683 System and method for spinal fusion 0 2010
 
ATLAS SPINE, INC. (1)
8,123,811 Cervical implant 0 2007
 
Blacksheep Technologies Incorporated (1)
6,635,086 Implant for placement between cervical vertebrae 77 2001
 
CO-LIGNE AG (1)
7,238,206 Fusion implant 6 2004
 
CO-LINGE AG (1)
6,942,697 Pair of lumbar interbody implants and method of fusing together adjoining vertebrae bodies 19 2003
 
CUSTOM SPINE, INC. (1)
8,663,331 Maximum support TLIF implant 0 2007
 
EBI, LLC (1)
7,470,273 Tool for intervertebral implant manipulation 14 2004
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
7,137,997 Spinal fusion implant 59 2003
 
K2M, INC. (1)
8,343,164 Implant insertion tool 2 2008
 
KLEINER, JEFFREY B. (1)
8,864,654 Method and apparatus for performing retro peritoneal dissection 0 2011
 
Kowmedica Osteonics Corp. (1)
6,902,581 Apparatus for fusing adjacent bone structure 31 2001
 
LANX, LLC (1)
7,799,081 System and method for spinal fusion 30 2004
 
LIFENET (1)
D473650 Bone implant 38 2002
 
LIFENET HEALTH (1)
D472972 Bone implant 12 2002
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
6,458,159 Disc prosthesis 125 2000
 
Orthopedic & Spine Development (1)
D597209 Spine prosthetic 3 2008
 
OSPREY BIOMEDICAL, INC. (1)
8,043,377 Implantable intervertebral fusion device 1 2006
 
PHILLIPS, FRANK M. (1)
8,697,139 Method of intervertebral disc treatment using articular chondrocyte cells 0 2004
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
8,470,040 Intervertebral implant devices for supporting vertebrae and devices and methods for insertion thereof 0 2009
 
RSB SPINE LLC (1)
7,985,255 Implant subsidence control 15 2005
 
SDGI HILDINGS, INC. (1)
6,758,862 Vertebral body and disc space replacement devices 47 2002
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
6,991,654 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 44 2004
 
Soo, Teck (1)
8,801,791 Spinal interbody spacer 0 2007
 
TEKNIMED S.A. (1)
D625821 Bone filler particle 3 2009
 
THE CENTER FOR ORTHOPEDIC RESEARCH AND EDUCATION, INC. (1)
8,556,976 Spinal interbody spacer device 0 2008
 
TUTOGEN MEDICAL GMBH (1)
7,060,096 Implant consisting of bone material 12 2000
 
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP (1)
6,656,178 Vertebral-column fusion devices and surgical methods 81 2000
 
US SPINE, INC. (1)
8,323,345 Anterior lumbar interbody fusion cage device and associated method 3 2009
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (11)
7,022,138 Spinal interbody fusion device and method 61 2003
D627467 Spinal insert 10 2009
D620114 Spinal insert 5 2009
D620115 Spinal insert 0 2009
D620116 Spinal insert 4 2009
D619719 Spinal insert 1 2009
8,366,748 Apparatus and method of spinal implant and fusion 3 2009
D667542 Spinal distraction instrument 7 2012
D700322 Intervertebral surgical tool 3 2012
8,808,305 Spinal fusion cage system with inserter 0 2012
8,870,882 Apparatus and method of spinal implant and fusion 0 2013