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, TX26

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Gordon, Charles R 8211 Rugby St., Philadelphia, PA 19150 45 1272
Hanson, Heather S San Antonio, TX 42 1298
Harbold, Corey T Tyler, TX 35 1258
Wagner, Erik J - 120 7401

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4,349,921 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 829 1980
4,309,777 Artificial intervertebral disc 636 1980
4,657,550 Buttressing device usable in a vertebral prosthesis 443 1986
4,863,477 Synthetic intervertebral disc prosthesis 507 1987
5,042,982 Positioning device 196 1989
4,946,458 Pedicle screw 481 1989
4,907,577 Spinal transpedicle drill jig 73 1989
5,092,867 Correction and supporting apparatus, in particular for the spinal column 155 1990
5,246,458 Artificial disk 343 1992
5,423,816 Intervertebral locking device 224 1993
5,514,180 Prosthetic intervertebral devices 622 1994
5,458,642 Synthetic intervertebral disc 367 1994
5,665,122 Expandable intervertebral cage and surgical method 459 1995
5,702,450 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 366 1996
5,672,176 Anchoring member 380 1996
5,683,465 Artificial intervertebral disk prosthesis 408 1996
5,895,428 Load bearing spinal joint implant 332 1996
5,961,554 Intervertebral spacer 118 1996
5,865,846 Human spinal disc prosthesis 567 1997
5,893,889 Artificial disc 410 1997
5,800,550 Interbody fusion cage 277 1997
5,888,226 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 446 1997
5,989,290 Height-adjustable artificial vertebral body 180 1997
5,951,555 Device for the correction of spinal deformities 119 1998
6,102,950 Intervertebral body fusion device 269 1999
6,231,609 Disc replacement prosthesis 160 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 144 1999
6,217,579 Expandable spinal implants 88 1999
6,395,034 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 209 1999
6,692,495 Vertebral fixator and articulation 138 2000
6,488,710 Reinforced expandable cage and method of deploying 177 2001
2002/0130,112 Orthopedic implant and method of making metal articles 36 2001
6,572,653 Vertebral implant adapted for posterior insertion 274 2001
2004/0106,997 Apparatus and method for creating a surgical channel 68 2002
7,338,525 Methods and apparatus for preventing the migration of intradiscal devices 52 2003
2003/0220,643 Devices to prevent spinal extension 293 2003
2004/0254,643 Articulated anterior expandable spinal fusion cage system 48 2004
7,083,622 Artificial facet joint and method 131 2004
6,991,632 Adjustable rod and connector device and method of use 161 2004
2005/0209,698 Expandable intervertebral implant 53 2005
2005/0149,023 Adjustable rod and connector device and method of use 121 2005
2006/0036,245 Surgical base unit and retractor support mechanism 25 2005
2006/0009,768 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 104 2005
2006/0149,278 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 100 2005
2006/0167,547 Expandable intervertebral fusion implants having hinged sidewalls 36 2006
2006/0229,729 Expandable intervertebral implant for use with instrument 43 2006
2006/0265,068 Intervertebral implant 40 2006
2007/0093,828 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 56 2006

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
FLEXUSPINE, INC. (19)
7,909,869 Artificial spinal unit assemblies 19 2004
8,257,440 Method of insertion of an expandable intervertebral implant 6 2005
8,172,903 Expandable intervertebral implant with spacer 8 2005
8,147,550 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with limited articulation 1 2005
8,123,810 Expandable intervertebral implant with wedged expansion member 13 2005
8,118,870 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with spacer 12 2005
8,118,871 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant 13 2005
8,603,168 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 0 2006
8,118,869 Dynamic interbody device 12 2006
8,052,723 Dynamic posterior stabilization systems and methods of use 17 2006
8,597,358 Dynamic interbody devices 0 2007
8,377,098 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 4 2007
7,959,677 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 16 2007
8,523,912 Posterior stabilization systems with shared, dual dampener systems 0 2007
8,267,965 Spinal stabilization systems with dynamic interbody devices 5 2007
8,187,330 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 9 2007
8,182,514 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a fixed length elongated member 8 2007
8,162,994 Posterior stabilization system with isolated, dual dampener systems 2 2007
8,157,844 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 8 2007
 
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
8,647,386 Expandable intervertebral implant system and method 0 2010
8,394,133 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 0 2010
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 0 2012
8,591,560 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with elastic core and outer sleeve 0 2012

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