Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7794480
APP PUB NO 20060241771A1
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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, TX34

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gordon, Charles R Tyler, US 50 2873
Hanson, Heather S San Antonio, US 26 2839
Harbold, Corey T Tyler, US 21 2772
Wagner, Erik J Austin, US 86 12865

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2008/0033,562 POSTERIORLY INSERTED ARTIFICIAL DISC AND AN ARTIFICIAL FACET JOINT 57 2007
 
SpineCore, Inc. (3)
2003/0069,643 Tension bearing artificial disc providing a centroid of motion centrally located within an intervertebral space 70 2002
6758861 Intervertebral spacer device having a wave washer force restoring element 67 2002
7153310 Vertebral bone distraction instruments 44 2003
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 23 2003
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
4932975 Vertebral prosthesis 621 1989
 
Spine Wave, Inc. (2)
7311713 Method of interbody fusion with stacked elements 104 2003
6997929 Tissue distraction device 134 2004
 
VERTEBRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2006/0195,191 Modular disc device 79 2006
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STOUT MEDICAL GROUP, LLC (1)
9622876 Expandable support device and method of use 0 2013
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (14)
8475498 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with cord connection 5 2008
8353932 Polyaxial bone anchor assembly with one-piece closure, pressure insert and plastic elongate member 2 2008
8394133 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 9 2010
9216039 Dynamic spinal stabilization assemblies, tool set and method 3 2010
8814911 Polyaxial bone screw with cam connection and lock and release insert 0 2011
9451989 Dynamic stabilization members with elastic and inelastic sections 0 2011
8894657 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 3 2011
8613760 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with slitted core and outer sleeve 2 2011
8377067 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 18 2012
9629669 Spinal fixation tool set and method 0 2012
8696711 Polyaxial bone anchor assembly with one-piece closure, pressure insert and plastic elongate member 1 2012
8591560 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with elastic core and outer sleeve 0 2012
9055978 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 3 2012
9050139 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 2 2013
 
CHOICE SPINE, LP (2)
9526627 Expandable interbody device system and method 0 2012
9517144 Limited profile intervertebral implant with incorporated fastening mechanism 0 2014
 
FLEXUSPINE, INC. (25)
7909869 Artificial spinal unit assemblies 67 2004
8753398 Method of inserting an expandable intervertebral implant without overdistraction 23 2005
8257440 Method of insertion of an expandable intervertebral implant 21 2005
8172903 Expandable intervertebral implant with spacer 22 2005
8147550 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with limited articulation 16 2005
8123810 Expandable intervertebral implant with wedged expansion member 65 2005
8118870 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with spacer 28 2005
8118871 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant 30 2005
8603168 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 9 2006
8118869 Dynamic interbody device 21 2006
8052723 Dynamic posterior stabilization systems and methods of use 28 2006
9066811 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 0 2007
8940022 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 5 2007
8597358 Dynamic interbody devices 11 2007
8377098 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 12 2007
7959677 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 27 2007
8523912 Posterior stabilization systems with shared, dual dampener systems 8 2007
8267965 Spinal stabilization systems with dynamic interbody devices 13 2007
8187330 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 17 2007
8182514 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a fixed length elongated member 17 2007
* 8162994 Posterior stabilization system with isolated, dual dampener systems 10 2007
8157844 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 16 2007
* 2009/0105,828 Posterior stabilization system with isolated, dual dampener systems 11 2007
8940051 Interbody device insertion systems and methods 5 2013
9492288 Expandable fusion device for positioning between adjacent vertebral bodies 0 2014
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
* 8385117 Semiconductor memory device and decoding method 18 2011
 
Jackson, Roger P. (9)
8998959 Polyaxial bone anchors with pop-on shank, fully constrained friction fit retainer and lock and release insert 2 2011
9216041 Spinal connecting members with tensioned cords and rigid sleeves for engaging compression inserts 1 2012
8444681 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, friction fit retainer and winged insert 14 2012
9393047 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank and friction fit retainer with low profile edge lock 0 2012
8979904 Connecting member with tensioned cord, low profile rigid sleeve and spacer with torsion control 0 2012
9480517 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, shank, friction fit retainer, winged insert and low profile edge lock 0 2012
9168069 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank and winged insert with lower skirt for engaging a friction fit retainer 2 2012
8911479 Multi-start closures for open implants 1 2013
9504496 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, friction fit retainer and winged insert 0 2013
 
FLEXUSPINE (3)
8647386 Expandable intervertebral implant system and method 44 2010
* 2010/0331,985 EXPANDABLE INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT SYSTEM AND METHOD 74 2010
9579124 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with limited articulation 0 2012
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