US Patent No: 6,387,130

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Segmented linked intervertebral implant systems

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A method of positioning a plurality of intervertebral implants in a patient's intervertebral space, comprising: introducing an elongated member into the patient's intervertebral space; and sequentially advancing a plurality of intervertebral implants over the elongated member and into the patient's intervertebral space, the plurality of intervertebral implants each having at least one hole passing therethrough, with the elongated member received through the holes passing through each of the plurality of implants.

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NUVASIVE, INC.SAN DIEGO, CA283

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Marino, James F La Jolla, CA 84 4922
Stone, Corbett W San Diego, CA 102 6917

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8,211,126 Tissue repair system 3 2009
8,177,847 Disc repair system 4 2009
8,317,868 Disc repair system 0 2012
8,603,118 Tissue repair system 0 2012
8,961,530 Implantation system for tissue repair 0 2013
 
US Spine, Inc. (3)
* 8,882,841 Steerable interbody fusion cage 0 2006
* 2007/0067,035 STEERABLE INTERBODY FUSION CAGE 65 2006
* 9,119,729 Steerable interbody fusion cage 0 2014
 
Spine Wave, Inc. (45)
7,780,707 Method for reducing a vertebra using stacked elements 28 2003
* 2004/0019,354 Tissue distraction device 74 2003
* 7,153,305 Method for treating tibial plateau compression fractures 77 2003
* 2004/0220,580 Tissue distraction device 76 2003
* 2004/0064,144 Tissue distraction device 34 2003
7,749,255 Method for fusing adjacent bones 6 2005
* 2005/0171,552 Tissue distraction device 37 2005
7,931,688 Expandable interbody fusion device 9 2005
7,875,078 Expandable interbody fusion device 38 2005
* 2006/0058,807 Expandable interbody fusion device 65 2005
7,674,278 Tissue distraction device 1 2006
* 2006/0229,629 Tissue distraction device 7 2006
7,780,734 Tissue distraction device 7 2006
* 2006/0161,166 Tissue distraction device 35 2006
7,799,034 Tissue distraction device 25 2007
7,967,867 Expandable interbody fusion device 28 2007
* 2008/0300,598 Expandable Interbody Fusion Device 73 2007
8,123,755 Tissue distraction device 10 2007
* 7,905,885 Reduction system for restoration of a vertebral body 13 2007
7,744,637 Method for restoring vertebral body height 24 2007
* 2008/0027,437 Tissue Distraction Device 26 2007
* 2008/0027,454 Tissue Distraction Device 25 2007
7,811,331 Tissue distraction device 5 2009
8,075,623 Apparatus and kit for distraction of tissue surfaces 1 2010
8,206,398 Apparatus for spinal fusion 0 2010
8,641,767 Expandable interbody fusion device 0 2011
8,349,014 Expandable device for distracting spinal tissue surfaces 7 2011
8,535,353 Method of providing spinal interbody fusion 1 2011
8,337,562 Device for distracting body tissue 6 2012
8,343,193 Method of supporting and distracting opposing vertebral bodies 6 2012
8,337,531 Method of supporting and distracting opposing vertebral bodies of a spine 6 2012
8,715,351 Expandable interbody fusion device with graft chambers 8 2012
8,900,312 Expandable interbody fusion device with graft chambers 5 2013
8,828,019 Inserter for expanding an expandable interbody fusion device 5 2013
8,974,464 Expansion member for insertion into a body tissue space 0 2013
8,900,313 Expandable interbody fusion device 0 2013
9,095,446 Expandable interbody fusion device 0 2014
9,192,484 Expandable interbody fusion device 0 2014
9,039,767 Method and inserter for interbody fusion 0 2014
9,216,094 Expandable spinal interbody fusion device and inserter 0 2014
9,114,026 Inserter for an expandable spinal interbody fusion device 0 2014
9,107,766 Expandable spinal interbody fusion device and inserter 0 2014
9,084,686 Inserter for an expandable spinal interbody fusion device 0 2014
9,078,767 Expandable spinal interbody fusion device 0 2014
9,095,447 Expandable interbody fusion device 0 2014
 
SPINAL VENTURES, LLC (3)
7,682,400 Non-soft tissue repair 17 2005
8,357,169 System and method for delivering an agglomeration of solid beads and cement to the interior of a bone in order to form an implant within the bone 0 2007
8,734,520 Device and method for securing a fastener 0 2009
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (1)
* 2005/0124,999 Device and method for radial delivery of a structural element 38 2004
 
OSSACUR AG (1)
* 2008/0039,849 Application Aid for the Treatment of Bone Defects 1 2005
 
VERTEBRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (12)
* 2006/0195,191 Modular disc device 66 2006
7,591,853 Rail-based modular disc nucleus prosthesis 15 2006
7,267,690 Interlocked modular disc nucleus prosthesis 28 2006
* 2006/0293,756 Interlocked modular nucleus prosthesis 2 2006
8,038,718 Multi-composite disc prosthesis 2 2006
* 2008/0071,379 Intervertebral disc replacement 2 2007
8,100,977 Interlocked modular disc nucleus prosthesis 0 2007
* 2008/0208,343 Interlocked modular disc nucleus prosthesis 9 2007
* 2008/0119,853 Methods and apparatus for minimally invasive modular interbody fusion devices 17 2007
7,914,582 Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing 32 2007
* 2008/0234,820 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAMMALIAN JOINT RESURFACING 48 2007
* 2010/0057,144 RAIL-BASED MODULAR DISC NUCLEUS PROSTHESIS 4 2009
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