US Patent No: 7,794,480

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Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use

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A stabilization system for a human spine is provided comprising at least one dynamic interbody device and at least one dynamic posterior stabilization system. In some embodiments the stabilization system comprises a pair of dynamic interbody devices and a pair of dynamic posterior stabilization systems. In some embodiments, a bridge may couple a dynamic interbody device to a dynamic posterior stabilization system. In some embodiments, an elongated member of the dynamic posterior stabilization system may be curved.

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FLEXUSPINE, INC.TYLER, TX29

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Gordon, Charles R 8211 Rugby St., Philadelphia, PA 19150 51 1482
Hanson, Heather S San Antonio, TX 43 1521
Harbold, Corey T Tyler, TX 36 1458
Wagner, Erik J - 120 8259

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5,797,909 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 418 1995
6,096,038 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 318 1995
5,984,967 Osteogenic fusion devices 197 1996
5,776,199 Artificial spinal fusion implants 362 1997
6,264,656 Threaded spinal implant 188 1998
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6,440,168 Articulating spinal implant 172 1999
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4,349,921 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 891 1980
4,309,777 Artificial intervertebral disc 672 1980
4,657,550 Buttressing device usable in a vertebral prosthesis 471 1986
4,863,477 Synthetic intervertebral disc prosthesis 546 1987
5,042,982 Positioning device 202 1989
4,946,458 Pedicle screw 505 1989
4,907,577 Spinal transpedicle drill jig 80 1989
5,092,867 Correction and supporting apparatus, in particular for the spinal column 162 1990
5,246,458 Artificial disk 359 1992
5,423,816 Intervertebral locking device 242 1993
5,514,180 Prosthetic intervertebral devices 662 1994
5,458,642 Synthetic intervertebral disc 393 1994
5,665,122 Expandable intervertebral cage and surgical method 504 1995
5,702,450 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 393 1996
5,672,176 Anchoring member 413 1996
5,683,465 Artificial intervertebral disk prosthesis 437 1996
5,895,428 Load bearing spinal joint implant 361 1996
5,961,554 Intervertebral spacer 130 1996
5,865,846 Human spinal disc prosthesis 614 1997
5,893,889 Artificial disc 440 1997
5,800,550 Interbody fusion cage 300 1997
5,888,226 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 478 1997
5,989,290 Height-adjustable artificial vertebral body 193 1997
5,951,555 Device for the correction of spinal deformities 130 1998
6,102,950 Intervertebral body fusion device 308 1999
6,231,609 Disc replacement prosthesis 176 1999
6,214,050 Expandable implant for inter-bone stabilization and adapted to extrude osteogenic material, and a method of stabilizing bones while extruding osteogenic material 156 1999
6,217,579 Expandable spinal implants 96 1999
6,395,034 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 219 1999
6,692,495 Vertebral fixator and articulation 155 2000
6,488,710 Reinforced expandable cage and method of deploying 192 2001
2002/0130,112 Orthopedic implant and method of making metal articles 39 2001
6,572,653 Vertebral implant adapted for posterior insertion 295 2001
2004/0106,997 Apparatus and method for creating a surgical channel 74 2002
7,338,525 Methods and apparatus for preventing the migration of intradiscal devices 61 2003
2003/0220,643 Devices to prevent spinal extension 328 2003
2004/0254,643 Articulated anterior expandable spinal fusion cage system 57 2004
7,083,622 Artificial facet joint and method 137 2004
6,991,632 Adjustable rod and connector device and method of use 166 2004
2005/0149,023 Adjustable rod and connector device and method of use 130 2005
2006/0036,245 Surgical base unit and retractor support mechanism 26 2005
2006/0009,768 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 111 2005
2006/0149,278 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 115 2005
2006/0167,547 Expandable intervertebral fusion implants having hinged sidewalls 37 2006
2006/0229,729 Expandable intervertebral implant for use with instrument 56 2006
2006/0265,068 Intervertebral implant 49 2006
2007/0093,828 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 62 2006

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
FLEXUSPINE, INC. (20)
7,909,869 Artificial spinal unit assemblies 20 2004
8,753,398 Method of inserting an expandable intervertebral implant without overdistraction 0 2005
8,257,440 Method of insertion of an expandable intervertebral implant 7 2005
8,172,903 Expandable intervertebral implant with spacer 9 2005
8,147,550 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with limited articulation 2 2005
8,123,810 Expandable intervertebral implant with wedged expansion member 14 2005
8,118,870 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with spacer 13 2005
8,118,871 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant 14 2005
8,603,168 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 1 2006
8,118,869 Dynamic interbody device 13 2006
8,052,723 Dynamic posterior stabilization systems and methods of use 18 2006
8,597,358 Dynamic interbody devices 1 2007
8,377,098 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 5 2007
7,959,677 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 17 2007
8,523,912 Posterior stabilization systems with shared, dual dampener systems 1 2007
8,267,965 Spinal stabilization systems with dynamic interbody devices 6 2007
8,187,330 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 10 2007
8,182,514 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a fixed length elongated member 9 2007
8,162,994 Posterior stabilization system with isolated, dual dampener systems 3 2007
8,157,844 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 9 2007
 
FLEXUSPINE (1)
8,647,386 Expandable intervertebral implant system and method 1 2010
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. (1)
8,444,681 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, friction fit retainer and winged insert 0 2012
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
8,385,117 Semiconductor memory device and decoding method 0 2011
 
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8,475,498 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with cord connection 0 2008
8,353,932 Polyaxial bone anchor assembly with one-piece closure, pressure insert and plastic elongate member 1 2008
8,394,133 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 1 2010
8,814,911 Polyaxial bone screw with cam connection and lock and release insert 0 2011
8,613,760 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with slitted core and outer sleeve 0 2011
8,377,067 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 0 2012
8,696,711 Polyaxial bone anchor assembly with one-piece closure, pressure insert and plastic elongate member 1 2012
8,591,560 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with elastic core and outer sleeve 0 2012

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