US Patent No: 7,553,329

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Stabilized intervertebral disc barrier

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Presented are new resilient sheet-like surgical meshes that may be compressed for minimally invasive delivery in the intervertebral discs. According to one or more embodiments, the surgical mesh can be robust, fatigue resistant, stable and capable of withstanding the dynamic environment generic to intervertebral discs.

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INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC.WOBURN, MA40

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Boyajian, Thomas Wilmington, MA 15 338
Einhorn, Jacob Brookline, MA 68 2235
Kavanaugh, Sean Eastham, MA 41 1192
Lambrecht, Gregory H Natick, MA 90 4001
Moore, Robert Kevin Natick, MA 101 3595
Tarapata, Chris North Andover, MA 8 209

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2004/0138,673 Lateral probe advancement in intervertebral disc tissue 31 2003
2005/0033,440 Intervertebral disc implant resistant to migration 73 2004
2005/0033,441 Method of implanting dynamically stable spinal implant 67 2004
2005/0038,519 Method of reducing spinal implant migration 53 2004
2005/0060,038 Flexible implant for intervertebral disc repair 80 2004
2005/0206,039 Encapsulated intervertebral disc prosthesis and methods of manufacture 27 2005
2006/0161,162 Method of deploying spinal implants 46 2006
2006/0217,811 Method of performing a procedure within a disc 39 2006
2006/0217,812 Method of anchoring an implant in an intervertebral disc 29 2006
2006/0282,167 Methods of reinforcing an intervertebral disc annulus 55 2006
2007/0067,039 Intervertebral disc herniation repair 26 2006
2007/0118,133 Intervertebral disc anulus repair 32 2006
2007/0118,226 Intervertebral anulus and nucleus augmentation 30 2007
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SPARTEK MEDICAL, INC. (25)
8,337,536 Load-sharing bone anchor having a deflectable post with a compliant ring and method for stabilization of the spine 0 2009
8,333,792 Load-sharing bone anchor having a deflectable post and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 0 2009
8,267,979 Load-sharing bone anchor having a deflectable post and axial spring and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 0 2009
8,211,155 Load-sharing bone anchor having a durable compliant member and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 0 2009
8,114,134 Spinal prosthesis having a three bar linkage for motion preservation and dynamic stabilization of the spine 2 2009
8,097,024 Load-sharing bone anchor having a deflectable post and method for stabilization of the spine 3 2009
8,092,501 Dynamic spinal rod and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 0 2009
8,083,772 Dynamic spinal rod assembly and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 0 2009
8,083,775 Load-sharing bone anchor having a natural center of rotation and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 1 2009
8,057,515 Load-sharing anchor having a deflectable post and centering spring and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 7 2009
8,057,517 Load-sharing component having a deflectable post and centering spring and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 7 2009
8,048,115 Surgical tool and method for implantation of a dynamic bone anchor 4 2009
8,048,125 Versatile offset polyaxial connector and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 5 2009
8,021,396 Configurable dynamic spinal rod and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 5 2009
8,016,861 Versatile polyaxial connector assembly and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 6 2009
8,012,181 Modular in-line deflection rod and bone anchor system and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 6 2009
8,007,518 Load-sharing component having a deflectable post and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 4 2009
8,568,451 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2009
8,317,836 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2009
8,216,281 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 0 2009
8,257,397 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 2 2010
8,518,085 Adaptive spinal rod and methods for stabilization of the spine 1 2011
8,372,122 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 0 2011
8,430,916 Spinal rod connectors, methods of use, and spinal prosthesis incorporating spinal rod connectors 0 2012
8,394,127 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 0 2012
 
INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC. (20)
7,717,961 Apparatus delivery in an intervertebral disc 22 2003
7,727,241 Device for delivering an implant through an annular defect in an intervertebral disc 18 2004
8,002,836 Method for the treatment of the intervertebral disc anulus 0 2004
7,749,275 Method of reducing spinal implant migration 18 2004
8,231,678 Method of treating a herniated disc 3 2006
7,879,097 Method of performing a procedure within a disc 20 2006
7,998,213 Intervertebral disc herniation repair 8 2006
7,972,337 Devices and methods for bone anchoring 14 2006
7,959,679 Intervertebral anulus and nucleus augmentation 9 2007
* 7,867,278 Intervertebral disc anulus implant 17 2008
8,025,698 Method of rehabilitating an anulus fibrosus 8 2009
8,105,384 Weakened anulus repair 7 2009
8,021,425 Versatile method of repairing an intervertebral disc 9 2009
8,454,612 Method for vertebral endplate reconstruction 0 2009
8,114,082 Anchoring system for disc repair 12 2009
8,323,341 Impaction grafting for vertebral fusion 0 2009
8,361,155 Soft tissue impaction methods 0 2010
8,409,284 Methods of repairing herniated segments in the disc 1 2011
8,257,437 Methods of intervertebral disc augmentation 4 2011
8,394,146 Vertebral anchoring methods 0 2011
 
COVIDIEN LP (7)
8,906,045 Articulating patch deployment device and method of use 0 2010
8,888,811 Device and method for attaching an implant to biological tissue 0 2010
8,753,359 Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue 1 2010
8,317,808 Device and method for rolling and inserting a prosthetic patch into a body cavity 2 2010
8,808,314 Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue 0 2010
8,758,373 Means and method for reversibly connecting a patch to a patch deployment device 0 2010
8,734,473 Device and method for rolling and inserting a prosthetic patch into a body cavity 1 2012
 
SPINEOLOGY, INC. (2)
7,931,689 Method and apparatus for treating a vertebral body 16 2004
* 2012/0116,514 SEMI-BIOLOGICAL INTERVERTEBRAL DISC REPLACEMENT SYSTEM 0 2011
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