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, TX32

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gordon, Charles R Tyler, US 48 2242
Hanson, Heather S San Antonio, US 25 2240
Harbold, Corey T Tyler, US 20 2184
Wagner, Erik J Austin, US 85 10836

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ANOVA CORP. (2)
6,419,704 Artificial intervertebral disc replacement methods and apparatus 499 1999
6,371,990 Annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 217 2000
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (1)
6,743,257 Dynamic implanted intervertebral spacer 223 2001
 
Societe PSI (1)
5,375,823 Application of an improved damper to an intervertebral stabilization device 399 1993
 
SPINE SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
7,118,580 Instrument for inserting intervertebral implants 219 1999
7,547,309 Distractor for lumbar insertion instrument 52 2004
 
TLIF, LLC (1)
5,824,094 Spinal disc 457 1997
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (12)
RE36758 Artificial facet joint 272 1998
6,610,091 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 402 2000
6,811,567 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 332 2002
6,974,478 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 213 2002
6,902,580 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 171 2002
2004/0006,391 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 271 2003
2004/0049,274 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 200 2003
2004/0049,275 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 190 2003
2004/0049,278 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 190 2003
2005/0143,818 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 131 2004
2005/0273,167 Surgical measurement and resection framework 81 2004
2006/0241,770 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 129 2005
 
GENESIS MEDICAL, LLC (1)
2004/0167,626 Expandable artificial disc prosthesis 124 2004
 
Spineco, Inc. (1)
6,478,822 Spherical spinal implant 138 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 84 2006
2008/0033,562 POSTERIORLY INSERTED ARTIFICIAL DISC AND AN ARTIFICIAL FACET JOINT 52 2007
 
SPINECORE, INC. (3)
2003/0069,643 Tension bearing artificial disc providing a centroid of motion centrally located within an intervertebral space 66 2002
6,758,861 Intervertebral spacer device having a wave washer force restoring element 62 2002
7,153,310 Vertebral bone distraction instruments 38 2003
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
4,932,975 Vertebral prosthesis 592 1989
 
Spine Wave, Inc. (2)
7,311,713 Method of interbody fusion with stacked elements 92 2003
6,997,929 Tissue distraction device 112 2004
 
VERTEBRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2006/0195,191 Modular disc device 69 2006
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (12)
8,475,498 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with cord connection 2 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
9,216,039 Dynamic spinal stabilization assemblies, tool set and method 0 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 2 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 11 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
9,055,978 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 0 2012
9,050,139 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 1 2013
 
FLEXUSPINE, INC. (24)
7,909,869 Artificial spinal unit assemblies 41 2004
8,753,398 Method of inserting an expandable intervertebral implant without overdistraction 7 2005
8,257,440 Method of insertion of an expandable intervertebral implant 15 2005
8,172,903 Expandable intervertebral implant with spacer 16 2005
8,147,550 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with limited articulation 10 2005
8,123,810 Expandable intervertebral implant with wedged expansion member 38 2005
8,118,870 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant with spacer 21 2005
8,118,871 Expandable articulating intervertebral implant 23 2005
8,603,168 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 4 2006
8,118,869 Dynamic interbody device 16 2006
8,052,723 Dynamic posterior stabilization systems and methods of use 21 2006
9,066,811 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 0 2007
8,940,022 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 1 2007
8,597,358 Dynamic interbody devices 7 2007
8,377,098 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 8 2007
7,959,677 Artificial functional spinal unit system and method for use 22 2007
8,523,912 Posterior stabilization systems with shared, dual dampener systems 4 2007
8,267,965 Spinal stabilization systems with dynamic interbody devices 9 2007
8,187,330 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 13 2007
8,182,514 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a fixed length elongated member 12 2007
* 8,162,994 Posterior stabilization system with isolated, dual dampener systems 6 2007
8,157,844 Dampener system for a posterior stabilization system with a variable length elongated member 12 2007
* 2009/0105,828 Posterior stabilization system with isolated, dual dampener systems 6 2007
8,940,051 Interbody device insertion systems and methods 1 2013
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
* 8,385,117 Semiconductor memory device and decoding method 3 2011
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. (7)
8,998,959 Polyaxial bone anchors with pop-on shank, fully constrained friction fit retainer and lock and release insert 1 2011
9,216,041 Spinal connecting members with tensioned cords and rigid sleeves for engaging compression inserts 0 2012
8,444,681 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, friction fit retainer and winged insert 0 2012
9,393,047 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank and friction fit retainer with low profile edge lock 0 2012
8,979,904 Connecting member with tensioned cord, low profile rigid sleeve and spacer with torsion control 0 2012
9,168,069 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank and winged insert with lower skirt for engaging a friction fit retainer 1 2012
8,911,479 Multi-start closures for open implants 0 2013
 
FLEXUSPINE (1)
8,647,386 Expandable intervertebral implant system and method 20 2010
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