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 1533
Hanson, Heather S San Antonio, TX 43 1571
Harbold, Corey T Tyler, TX 36 1508
Wagner, Erik J - 120 8403

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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (44)
5,059,194 Cervical distractor 171 1990
5,741,253 Method for inserting spinal implants 505 1992
5,522,899 Artificial spinal fusion implants 561 1995
5,683,391 Anterior spinal instrumentation and method for implantation and revision 215 1995
5,797,909 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 420 1995
6,096,038 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 320 1995
5,984,967 Osteogenic fusion devices 200 1996
5,776,199 Artificial spinal fusion implants 364 1997
6,264,656 Threaded spinal implant 190 1998
6,179,874 Articulating spinal implant 318 1999
6,440,168 Articulating spinal implant 174 1999
6,447,544 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 167 1999
6,679,915 Articulating spinal implant 145 2000
6,821,298 Anterior expandable spinal fusion cage system 144 2000
6,500,205 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 171 2000
6,558,423 Interbody spinal fusion implants with multi-lock for locking opposed screws 167 2000
6,402,785 Artificial disc implant 261 2000
6,733,531 Anchoring devices and implants for intervertebral disc augmentation 176 2000
6,454,807 Articulated expandable spinal fusion cage system 135 2000
7,291,150 Intervertebral stabilising device 135 2000
6,773,460 Anterior variable expandable fusion cage 109 2000
6,635,062 Methods and instrumentation for vertebral interbody fusion 40 2001
6,582,467 Expandable fusion cage 168 2001
6,666,891 Device and method for lumbar interbody fusion 92 2001
6,962,606 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 118 2001
7,118,579 Instrumentation for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 105 2002
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6,716,247 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 171 2002
2004/0087,947 Minimally invasive expanding spacer and method 171 2002
7,018,415 Expandable spinal fusion device and methods of promoting spinal fusion 134 2002
6,685,742 Articulated anterior expandable spinal fusion cage system 194 2002
2004/0093,083 Interbody fusion grafts and instrumentation 55 2003
2004/0102,774 Systems and techniques for intravertebral spinal stabilization with expandable devices 94 2003
7,364,589 Mobile bearing articulating disc 51 2004
2004/0153,065 Expanding interbody implant and articulating inserter and method 76 2004
2004/0220,567 Instruments and methods for aligning implants for insertion 109 2004
6,953,477 Laterally expandable cage 67 2004
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2005/0171,608 Centrally articulating spinal device and method 81 2005
2005/0171,610 Mobile bearing spinal device and method 106 2005
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ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (43)
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5,964,769 Surgical cable system and method 150 1997
6,595,992 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 140 1997
5,989,250 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 145 1998
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6,063,089 Side mounted polyaxial pedicle screw 171 1998
5,961,518 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a through bar clamp locking mechanism 44 1998
5,997,539 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a compression locking rod gripping mechanism 123 1998
6,706,070 Multi-variable-height fusion device 126 1998
6,053,921 Surgical cable system and method 128 1998
6,454,769 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 268 1998
6,132,430 Spinal fixation system 209 1998
6,030,389 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 278 1998
6,080,193 Adjustable height fusion device 262 1998
5,935,133 Surgical cable system and method 123 1998
6,123,707 Reduction instrument 135 1999
6,017,344 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a through bar clamp locking mechanism 47 1999
6,368,350 Intervertebral disc prosthesis and method 392 1999
6,442,814 Apparatus for manufacturing a bone dowel 60 1999
6,682,533 Surgical cable system and method 154 1999
6,613,050 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 159 1999
6,331,179 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 346 2000
6,447,512 Instrument and method for implanting an interbody fusion device 112 2000
6,565,566 Sacral screw assembly and method 124 2000
6,576,016 Adjustable height fusion device 134 2000
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6,562,040 Spinal fixation system 139 2000
6,524,312 Instrument and method for implanting an interbody fusion device 120 2001
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2003/0135,275 Instruments and methods for inserting a spinal implant 69 2002
2003/0139,812 Spinal implant 141 2002
2004/0019,353 Spinal plate system for stabilizing a portion of a spine 115 2003
2003/0233,145 Instrumentation and procedure for implanting spinal implant devices 92 2003
2004/0030,387 Instrumentation and procedure for implanting spinal implant devices 134 2003
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2004/0143,332 Movable disc implant 222 2003
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7,316,714 Artificial functional spinal unit assemblies 84 2003
2005/0033,432 Artificial spinal unit assemblies 119 2004
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2005/0273,171 Method of inserting an expandable intervertebral implant without overdistraction 74 2005
2005/0273,173 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with cam 75 2005
2005/0273,174 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with spacer 55 2005
2005/0273,175 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant 53 2005
2005/0278,026 Expandable intervertebral implant with wedged expansion member 89 2005
2005/0283,244 Method of insertion of an expandable intervertebral implant 150 2005
2005/0283,247 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with limited articulation 53 2005
2005/0283,248 Expandable intervertebral implant with spacer 49 2005
2006/0195,192 Artificial functional spinal unit assemblies 55 2006
2006/0241,769 Artificial functional spinal implant unit system and method for use 82 2006
2006/0247,635 Dynamic posterior stabilization systems and methods of use 73 2006
2006/0247,779 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 80 2006
2007/0213,720 Dynamic interbody device 57 2006
2007/0270,972 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 34 2006
2007/0073,406 Artificial functional spinal unit assemblies 39 2006
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (13)
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6,610,091 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 335 2000
6,811,567 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 292 2002
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2004/0006,391 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 233 2003
2004/0049,274 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 172 2003
2004/0049,275 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 169 2003
2004/0049,278 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 169 2003
2004/0049,281 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 176 2003
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4,854,311 Bone screw 129 1988
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5,534,030 Spine disc 437 1994
* 5,498,263 Transverse connector for spinal column corrective devices 132 1994
6,139,579 Spinal disc 144 1997
6,162,252 Artificial spinal disc 177 1997
6,348,071 Spinal disc 154 1998
* 6,648,915 Intervertebral cage and method of use 99 1999
6,520,996 Orthopedic implant 186 2000
2002/0128,714 Orthopedic implant and method of making metal articles 100 2001
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (10)
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5,192,326 Hydrogel bead intervertebral disc nucleus 525 1991
5,676,701 Low wear artificial spinal disc 561 1995
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5,782,832 Spinal fusion implant and method of insertion thereof 463 1996
5,800,549 Method and apparatus for injecting an elastic spinal implant 241 1997
6,187,048 Intervertebral disc implant 242 1997
6,136,031 Artificial intervertebral disc 250 1998
6,296,664 Artificial intervertebral disc 179 1998
6,315,797 Artificial intervertebral disc 173 2000
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (10)
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5,403,315 Positionable spinal fixation device 60 1993
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5,425,773 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device 466 1994
5,571,109 System for the immobilization of vertebrae 393 1994
5,562,737 Extra-discal intervertebral prosthesis 289 1994
5,562,738 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device 506 1995
5,562,663 Implant interconnection mechanism 233 1995
6,019,792 Articulating spinal implant 474 1998
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (7)
5,443,467 Bone screw 472 1994
5,545,165 Anchoring member 217 1994
5,725,527 Anchoring member 184 1996
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6,200,348 Spacer with adjustable axial length 133 1999
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PREMIA SPINE LTD. (6)
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7,011,685 Spinal prostheses 255 2004
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FACET SOLUTIONS, INC. (5)
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2004/0049,276 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 169 2003
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KYPHON SARL (5)
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6,966,929 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer 105 2003
7,083,649 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point 116 2003
7,273,496 Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method 56 2003
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ZIMMER GMBH (5)
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5,370,697 Artificial intervertebral disk member 576 1993
5,755,797 Intervertebral prosthesis and a process for implanting such a prosthesis 323 1996
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6,610,094 Intervertebral prosthesis 102 2000
 
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6,540,748 Surgical screw system and method of use 190 2000
6,648,893 Facet fixation devices 83 2001
2004/0267,369 Artificial intervertebral disc 74 2004
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (4)
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2006/0084,986 Instrument and method for the insertion and alignment of an intervertebral implant 55 2004
2006/0149,229 ARTIFICIAL FACET JOINT 89 2004
2007/0073,405 MOTION SEGMENT REPAIR SYSTEM 60 2005
 
HH SPINAL LLC (4)
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MOVDICE HOLDING, INC. (4)
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RAYMEDICA, LLC (4)
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SYNTHES USA, LLC (3)
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2006/0260,483 Device for elastically stabilizing vertebral bodies 49 2006
2007/0093,846 Apparatus and methods for vertebral augmentation 24 2006
 
YALE UNIVERSITY (3)
2005/0222,569 Dynamic spine stabilizer 75 2005
2005/0245,930 Dynamic spine stabilizer 110 2005
2005/0288,670 Dynamic stabilization device including overhanging stabilizing member 183 2005
 
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6,371,990 Annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 196 2000
 
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DARRELL C. BRETT, M.D., P.C. (2)
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6,146,421 Multiple axis intervertebral prosthesis 339 1999
 
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N-SPINE (2)
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6,375,683 Implant in particular for replacing a vertebral body in surgery of the spine 128 2000
 
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JBS S.A. (1)
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SPECIALIST PROPERTIES, LLC (1)
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ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
4,863,476 Spinal implant 575 1987
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (47)
4,349,921 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 894 1980
4,309,777 Artificial intervertebral disc 673 1980
4,657,550 Buttressing device usable in a vertebral prosthesis 474 1986
4,863,477 Synthetic intervertebral disc prosthesis 549 1987
5,042,982 Positioning device 205 1989
4,946,458 Pedicle screw 513 1989
4,907,577 Spinal transpedicle drill jig 82 1989
5,092,867 Correction and supporting apparatus, in particular for the spinal column 164 1990
5,246,458 Artificial disk 361 1992
5,423,816 Intervertebral locking device 246 1993
5,514,180 Prosthetic intervertebral devices 666 1994
5,458,642 Synthetic intervertebral disc 397 1994
5,665,122 Expandable intervertebral cage and surgical method 507 1995
5,702,450 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 397 1996
5,672,176 Anchoring member 421 1996
5,683,465 Artificial intervertebral disk prosthesis 441 1996
5,895,428 Load bearing spinal joint implant 364 1996
5,961,554 Intervertebral spacer 130 1996
5,865,846 Human spinal disc prosthesis 619 1997
5,893,889 Artificial disc 446 1997
5,800,550 Interbody fusion cage 302 1997
5,888,226 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 480 1997
5,989,290 Height-adjustable artificial vertebral body 194 1997
5,951,555 Device for the correction of spinal deformities 132 1998
6,102,950 Intervertebral body fusion device 313 1999
6,231,609 Disc replacement prosthesis 178 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 97 1999
6,395,034 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 223 1999
6,692,495 Vertebral fixator and articulation 157 2000
6,488,710 Reinforced expandable cage and method of deploying 194 2001
2002/0130,112 Orthopedic implant and method of making metal articles 39 2001
6,572,653 Vertebral implant adapted for posterior insertion 300 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 335 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 170 2004
* 2005/0149,023 Adjustable rod and connector device and method of use 136 2005
2006/0036,245 Surgical base unit and retractor support mechanism 26 2005
* 2006/0009,768 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 115 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 38 2006
2006/0229,729 Expandable intervertebral implant for use with instrument 58 2006
2006/0265,068 Intervertebral implant 49 2006
2007/0093,828 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 63 2006
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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 2 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 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 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
8,911,479 Multi-start closures for open implants 0 2013
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