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, CA261

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Marino, James F La Jolla, CA 83 3908
Stone, Corbett W San Diego, CA 99 5337

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