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, MA43

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Boyajian, Thomas Wilmington, US 9 453
Einhorn, Jacob Brookline, US 45 2859
Kavanaugh, Sean Eastham, US 27 1607
Lambrecht, Gregory H Natick, US 61 5565
Moore, Robert Kevin Natick, US 63 4762
Tarapata, Chris North Andover, US 6 270

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TLIF, LLC (1)
5,824,094 Spinal disc 464 1997
 
PIOLAX INC. (1)
6,027,527 Stent 118 1997
 
Dorsal Med International (1)
5,514,130 RF apparatus for controlled depth ablation of soft tissue 613 1994
 
MEDIMATRIX INCORPORATED, A CORP. OF DE. (1)
4,837,285 Collagen matrix beads for soft tissue repair 287 1987
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
5,961,545 EPTFE graft-stent composite device 197 1997
 
COLLINS, EILEEN E., BENEFICIARY (1)
5,035,716 Replacement disc 256 1990
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SPINEOLOGY, INC. (2)
7,931,689 Method and apparatus for treating a vertebral body 24 2004
* 2012/0116,514 SEMI-BIOLOGICAL INTERVERTEBRAL DISC REPLACEMENT SYSTEM 1 2011
 
Arthrodisc, L.L.C. (1)
* 2006/0276,899 Minimally invasive apparatus to manipulate and revitalize spinal column disc 28 2005
 
K2M, INC. (1)
9,358,122 Interbody spacer 0 2012
 
FOUNDERS SPINE RESEARCH LLC, (4)
8,092,501 Dynamic spinal rod and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 3 2009
8,216,281 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 2 2009
8,257,397 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 3 2010
8,518,085 Adaptive spinal rod and methods for stabilization of the spine 1 2011
 
UNIVERSITE LILLE 1 SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES (1)
* 2015/0045,890 INTERVERTEBRAL DISC PROSTHESIS MADE FROM THERMOPLASTIC MATERIAL HAVING GRADUATED MECHANICAL PROPERTIES 1 2012
 
POLYTOCH MEDICAL LTD. (1)
9,005,241 Means and method for reversibly connecting a patch to a patch deployment device 1 2014
 
Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc. (26)
7,717,961 Apparatus delivery in an intervertebral disc 28 2003
* 2005/0004,578 Apparatus delivery in an intervertebral disc 70 2003
7,727,241 Device for delivering an implant through an annular defect in an intervertebral disc 34 2004
8,002,836 Method for the treatment of the intervertebral disc anulus 3 2004
7,749,275 Method of reducing spinal implant migration 22 2004
8,231,678 Method of treating a herniated disc 9 2006
7,879,097 Method of performing a procedure within a disc 26 2006
7,998,213 Intervertebral disc herniation repair 12 2006
7,972,337 Devices and methods for bone anchoring 23 2006
* 2007/0260,249 Devices and methods for bone anchoring 41 2006
7,959,679 Intervertebral anulus and nucleus augmentation 14 2007
* 7,867,278 Intervertebral disc anulus implant 21 2008
8,025,698 Method of rehabilitating an anulus fibrosus 12 2009
8,105,384 Weakened anulus repair 10 2009
8,021,425 Versatile method of repairing an intervertebral disc 13 2009
8,454,612 Method for vertebral endplate reconstruction 3 2009
8,114,082 Anchoring system for disc repair 21 2009
8,323,341 Impaction grafting for vertebral fusion 5 2009
8,361,155 Soft tissue impaction methods 3 2010
8,409,284 Methods of repairing herniated segments in the disc 4 2011
8,257,437 Methods of intervertebral disc augmentation 8 2011
8,394,146 Vertebral anchoring methods 3 2011
9,226,832 Interbody fusion material retention methods 0 2013
9,039,741 Bone anchor systems 2 2013
* 2014/0005,786 METHODS OF REPAIRING HERNIATED SEGMENTS IN THE DISC 3 2013
9,333,087 Herniated disc repair 0 2014
 
COVIDIEN LP (14)
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 4 2010
8,317,808 Device and method for rolling and inserting a prosthetic patch into a body cavity 4 2010
8,808,314 Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue 1 2010
8,758,373 Means and method for reversibly connecting a patch to a patch deployment device 3 2010
8,734,473 Device and method for rolling and inserting a prosthetic patch into a body cavity 2 2012
9,398,944 Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device 0 2012
9,393,002 Clip for implant deployment device 0 2013
9,393,093 Clip for implant deployment device 0 2013
9,301,826 Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device 0 2013
9,044,235 Magnetic clip for implant deployment device 0 2013
9,034,002 Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device 0 2013
9,107,726 Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue 0 2014
 
Spartek Medical, Inc. (21)
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 1 2009
8,267,979 Load-sharing bone anchor having a deflectable post and axial spring and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 2 2009
8,211,155 Load-sharing bone anchor having a durable compliant member and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 1 2009
8,114,134 Spinal prosthesis having a three bar linkage for motion preservation and dynamic stabilization of the spine 10 2009
8,097,024 Load-sharing bone anchor having a deflectable post and method for stabilization of the spine 5 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 5 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 8 2009
8,048,115 Surgical tool and method for implantation of a dynamic bone anchor 5 2009
8,048,125 Versatile offset polyaxial connector and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 10 2009
8,021,396 Configurable dynamic spinal rod and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 8 2009
8,016,861 Versatile polyaxial connector assembly and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 11 2009
8,012,181 Modular in-line deflection rod and bone anchor system and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 10 2009
8,007,518 Load-sharing component having a deflectable post and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine 5 2009
8,568,451 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 3 2009
8,317,836 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2009
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 2 2012
8,394,127 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 0 2012
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