Lateral insertion method for spinous process spacer with deployable member

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7918877
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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, CA283

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Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, US 265 26551
Klyce, Henry A Piedmont, US 174 15521
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, US 264 26619

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SOLCO SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS CO., LTD. (1)
6592585 Spine fixing apparatus 100 2001
 
SPINE, ZIMMER (1)
7163558 Intervertebral implant with elastically deformable wedge 221 2002
 
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4946378 Artificial intervertebral disc 458 1988
 
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VEXIM (1)
2006/0004,455 Methods and apparatuses for bone restoration 141 2005
 
IMDS LLC (1)
2004/0010,316 Intervertebral device and method of use 226 2003
 
SALUT, LTD. (6)
5127912 Sacral implant system 443 1990
5300073 Sacral implant system 196 1992
5470333 System for stabilizing the cervical and the lumbar region of the spine 380 1993
5527312 Facet screw anchor 378 1994
5531747 System for stabilizing the spine and reducing spondylolisthesis 199 1995
6458131 Apparatus and method for reducing spinal deformity 238 2000
 
UNITED BANK AND TRUST COMPANY (1)
5849004 Surgical anchor 315 1996
 
RIVERBEND DESIGN LLC (1)
2006/0106,381 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 317 2005
 
MEDTRONIC SPINE LLC (3)
5685826 Mechanically expandable arthroscopic retractors and method of using the same 216 1994
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CANNON, ALAN W. (1)
2008/0234,824 Interspinous dynamic stabilization implant and method of implanting 104 2007
 
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PARADIGM SPINE (1)
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MEDIDEA, LLC (1)
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Koshino; Tomihisa (1)
5766251 Wedge-shaped spacer for correction of deformed extremities 236 1996
 
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2006/0084,987 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 331 2005
2006/0085,069 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 361 2005
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2004/0006,391 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 320 2003
2004/0049,274 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 231 2003
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COLLINS, EILEEN E., BENEFICIARY (2)
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5147404 Vertebra prosthesis 245 1990
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Patent Citation Ranking

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VERTIFLEX, INC. (3)
8864828 Interspinous spacer 16 2009
9119680 Interspinous spacer 6 2012
9155570 Interspinous spacer 6 2012
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (2)
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SEASPINE, INC. (1)
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Raed M. Ali, M.D., Inc. (2)
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Styker Spine (1)
8562681 Laminoplasty implant, method and instrumentation 6 2012
 
STRYKER SPINE (1)
9808350 Laminoplasty implant, method and instrumentation 0 2013
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