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, TX31

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gordon, Charles R 8211 Rugby St., Philadelphia, PA 19150 60 1669
Hanson, Heather S San Antonio, TX 43 1708
Harbold, Corey T Tyler, TX 36 1639
Wagner, Erik J - 123 8822

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5,458,643 Artificial intervertebral disc 395 1994
 
PEARL TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC (2)
6,482,234 Prosthetic spinal disc 112 2000
6,533,818 Artificial spinal disc 105 2000
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (4)
6,579,319 Facet joint replacement 294 2000
6,565,605 Multiple facet joint replacement 325 2000
6,419,703 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 319 2001
7,090,698 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 170 2002
 
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
7,291,159 System for withdrawing body fluid 101 2003
 
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE (PARIS 6) (1)
5,674,294 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 274 1994
 
SPINEWAVE, INC. (1)
6,595,998 Tissue distraction device 201 2001
 
LAWSON, KEVIN J., AN INDIVIDUAL (1)
6,146,422 Prosthetic nucleus replacement for surgical reconstruction of intervertebral discs and treatment method 201 1999
 
ANOVA CORP. (2)
6,419,704 Artificial intervertebral disc replacement methods and apparatus 437 1999
6,371,990 Annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 199 2000
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (1)
6,743,257 Dynamic implanted intervertebral spacer 200 2001
 
Societe PSI (1)
5,375,823 Application of an improved damper to an intervertebral stabilization device 338 1993
 
SPINE SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
7,118,580 Instrument for inserting intervertebral implants 178 1999
7,547,309 Distractor for lumbar insertion instrument 46 2004
 
TLIF, LLC (1)
5,824,094 Spinal disc 410 1997
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2006/0241,770 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 93 2005
 
GENESIS MEDICAL, LLC (1)
2004/0167,626 Expandable artificial disc prosthesis 107 2004
 
SPINECO, INC. (1)
6,478,822 Spherical spinal implant 108 2001
 
SPINADYNE, INC. (2)
2006/0265,074 Posterior spinal arthroplasty-development of a new posteriorly inserted artificial disc, a new anteriorly inserted artifical disc and an artificial facet joint 77 2006
2008/0033,562 POSTERIORLY INSERTED ARTIFICIAL DISC AND AN ARTIFICIAL FACET JOINT 46 2007
 
SPINECORE, INC. (3)
2003/0069,643 Tension bearing artificial disc providing a centroid of motion centrally located within an intervertebral space 60 2002
6,758,861 Intervertebral spacer device having a wave washer force restoring element 59 2002
7,153,310 Vertebral bone distraction instruments 36 2003
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 10 2003
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
4,932,975 Vertebral prosthesis 551 1989
 
SPINE WAVE, INC. (2)
7,311,713 Method of interbody fusion with stacked elements 72 2003
6,997,929 Tissue distraction device 88 2004
 
VERTEBRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2006/0195,191 Modular disc device 60 2006
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (9)
8,475,498 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with cord connection 1 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 2 2010
8,814,911 Polyaxial bone screw with cam connection and lock and release insert 0 2011
8,894,657 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 0 2011
8,613,760 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with slitted core and outer sleeve 1 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
 
FLEXUSPINE, INC. (22)
7,909,869 Artificial spinal unit assemblies 23 2004
8,753,398 Method of inserting an expandable intervertebral implant without overdistraction 2 2005
8,257,440 Method of insertion of an expandable intervertebral implant 9 2005
8,172,903 Expandable intervertebral implant with spacer 11 2005
8,147,550 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with limited articulation 4 2005
8,123,810 Expandable intervertebral implant with wedged expansion member 17 2005
8,118,870 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with spacer 15 2005
8,118,871 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant 16 2005
8,603,168 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 3 2006
8,118,869 Dynamic interbody device 15 2006
8,052,723 Dynamic posterior stabilization systems and methods of use 20 2006
8,940,022 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 0 2007
8,597,358 Dynamic interbody devices 6 2007
8,377,098 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 7 2007
7,959,677 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 19 2007
8,523,912 Posterior stabilization systems with shared, dual dampener systems 3 2007
8,267,965 Spinal stabilization systems with dynamic interbody devices 8 2007
8,187,330 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 12 2007
8,182,514 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a fixed length elongated member 11 2007
* 8,162,994 Posterior stabilization system with isolated, dual dampener systems 5 2007
8,157,844 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 11 2007
8,940,051 Interbody device insertion systems and methods 0 2013
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
* 8,385,117 Semiconductor memory device and decoding method 0 2011
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. (3)
8,444,681 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, friction fit retainer and winged insert 0 2012
8,979,904 Connecting member with tensioned cord, low profile rigid sleeve and spacer with torsion control 0 2012
8,911,479 Multi-start closures for open implants 0 2013
 
FLEXUSPINE (1)
8,647,386 Expandable intervertebral implant system and method 3 2010
* Cited By Examiner

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