Surgical positioners

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7862570
APP PUB NO 20050075632A1
SERIAL NO

10679158

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Surgical positioners may include platforms, surgical item positioners and/or surgical references as well as methods for using stabilizer platforms, surgical item positioners and/or surgical references. Stabilizer platforms may include low profile platforms rigidly mounted to portions of an individual's anatomy. Various items may be secured and/or stabilized by the stabilizer platform, including support platforms as well as surgical references. Support platforms may stabilize and assist surgeons in using, navigating, aligning and positioning surgical items. Surgical references may include modular fiducial systems that may be secured to stabilizer platforms, support platforms, surgical items and/or directly to portions of an individual's anatomy.

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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.MEMPHIS, TN883

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Culley, Patrick J Memphis, US 3 102
Raburn, Kevin Memphis, US 4 109
Ruffin, Therise Collierville, US 3 106
Russell, Thomas A Collierville, US 37 1671
Terrill-Grisoni, Lauralan Cordova, US 17 936

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IMMERSION CORPORATION (2)
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Smith & Nephew, Inc. (partial interest) (1)
8491597 Surgical positioners 0 2010
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (4)
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BRAINLAB AG (2)
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DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (2)
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DEPUY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (2)
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