US Patent No: 7,918,877

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Lateral insertion method for spinous process spacer with deployable member

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A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a deployable second arm that converts between a first position for insertion and a second position for retention of the implant between adjacent spinous processes. A tool can be used to insert the spine distraction implant.

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KYPHON SARLSUNNYVALE, CA242

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Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, US 265 21078
Klyce, Henry A Piedmont, US 174 12407
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, US 264 21153

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2007/0270,823 Multi-chamber expandable interspinous process brace 126 2006
2007/0270,824 Interspinous process brace 121 2006
2007/0270,825 Expandable interspinous process implant and method of installing same 100 2006
2007/0270,826 Interosteotic implant 115 2006
2007/0270,827 Adjustable interspinous process brace 123 2006
2007/0270,828 Interspinous process brace 136 2006
2007/0270,829 Molding device for an expandable interspinous process implant 116 2006
2007/0270,834 Expandable device for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 144 2006
2007/0272,259 Surgical procedure for inserting a device between anatomical structures 119 2006
2007/0276,368 Systems and methods for adjusting properties of a spinal implant 133 2006
2007/0276,496 Surgical spacer with shape control 119 2006
2007/0276,497 Surgical spacer 123 2006
2007/0276,369 In vivo-customizable implant 132 2006
2008/0021,457 Zygapophysial joint repair system 103 2006
2008/0021,460 Apparatus for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 88 2006
2008/0114,358 Intervertebral Prosthetic Assembly for Spinal Stabilization and Method of Implanting Same 93 2006
2008/0114,357 INTER-TRANSVERSE PROCESS SPACER DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USE IN CORRECTING A SPINAL DEFORMITY 112 2006
2008/0114,456 SPINAL IMPLANT SYSTEM 98 2006
2008/0147,190 Interspinous Process Devices and Methods 105 2006
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6,030,162 Axial tension screw 230 1998
 
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7,011,685 Spinal prostheses 281 2004
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SPINE, ZIMMER (1)
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5,300,073 Sacral implant system 175 1992
5,470,333 System for stabilizing the cervical and the lumbar region of the spine 337 1993
5,527,312 Facet screw anchor 311 1994
5,531,747 System for stabilizing the spine and reducing spondylolisthesis 182 1995
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RIVERBEND DESIGN LLC (1)
2006/0106,381 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 272 2005
 
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5,707,390 Arthroscopic retractors 187 1995
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5,674,296 Human spinal disc prosthesis 801 1996
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6,001,130 Human spinal disc prosthesis with hinges 656 1997
 
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2009/0105,766 Systems, Devices and Methods for the Correction of Spinal Deformities 70 2008
 
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PARADIGM SPINE (1)
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KOSHINO, TOMIHISA (1)
5,766,251 Wedge-shaped spacer for correction of deformed extremities 152 1996
 
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2006/0084,987 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 302 2005
2006/0085,069 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 315 2005
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2006/0084,988 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 333 2005
 
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6,228,900 Crosslinking of polyethylene for low wear using radiation and thermal treatments 189 1999
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VERTIFLEX, INC. (3)
8,864,828 Interspinous spacer 8 2009
9,119,680 Interspinous spacer 2 2012
9,155,570 Interspinous spacer 2 2012
 
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (2)
9,039,742 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 5 2012
8,900,271 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 8 2012
 
SEASPINE, INC. (1)
9,149,306 Spinous process device 0 2012
 
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9,265,620 Devices and methods for transpedicular stabilization of the spine 0 2014
 
Styker Spine (1)
8,562,681 Laminoplasty implant, method and instrumentation 3 2012
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