Spinal implant system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7938858
APP PUB NO 20050228501A1
SERIAL NO

11097553

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Abstract

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Embodiments of the invention include devices and methods for performing a corpectomy or spinal disc replacement. Devices may include an inferior bearing that is implantable in an inferior vertebral body and a superior bearing that is implantable in a superior vertebral body. The bearings of some embodiments have a support member rotatably coupled between the bearings, and a fixation device may attach the vertebral bodies to the support member with a fastener.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.WARSAW, IN1915

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Eisermann, Lukas G Memphis, US 8 739
Miller, David F Cordova, US 15 1108
Peterman, Marc M Memphis, US 31 2053

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (12)
* 4401112 Spinal fixator 507 1981
4554914 Prosthetic vertebral body 601 1983
* 5246458 Artificial disk 397 1992
* 5693099 Endoprosthesis 61 1993
* 5360430 Intervertebral locking device 314 1993
5423816 Intervertebral locking device 332 1993
5458641 Vertebral body prosthesis 458 1993
* 5895428 Load bearing spinal joint implant 450 1996
5893889 Artificial disc 578 1997
5888226 Intervertebral prosthetic disc 585 1997
* 6063121 Vertebral body prosthesis 443 1998
6299644 Vertebral replacement implant 51 1999
 
OHIO MEDICAL INSTRUMENT COMPANY, INC. (1)
4892545 Vertebral lock 306 1988
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (5)
5258031 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty 849 1992
5480442 Fixedly adjustable intervertebral prosthesis 201 1994
5562738 Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device 612 1995
* 5702453 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 393 1996
6540785 Artificial intervertebral joint permitting translational and rotational motion 276 2000
 
CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
* 5474555 Spinal implant system 675 1994
 
MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK, INC. (3)
5674296 Human spinal disc prosthesis 872 1996
6156067 Human spinal disc prosthesis 625 1997
6001130 Human spinal disc prosthesis with hinges 715 1997
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6395030 Spinal fixation system 144 2000
 
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE (1)
5674294 Intervertebral disk prosthesis 320 1994
 
WAGNER, JOHN (1)
5916267 Anterior spinal implant system for vertebral body prosthesis 191 1997
 
Chubu Bearing Kabushikikaisha (1)
5899941 Artificial intervertebral disk 349 1997
 
X-PANTU-FLEX DRD LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
6375682 Collapsible, rotatable and expandable spinal hydraulic prosthetic device 508 2001
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (2)
* 6106557 Reconstruction system for vertebra 222 1999
6375683 Implant in particular for replacing a vertebral body in surgery of the spine 166 2000
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (1)
2002/0077,702 Dynamic implanted intervertebral spacer 70 2001
 
ZIMMER TRABECULAR METAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5443515 Vertebral body prosthetic implant with slidably positionable stabilizing member 224 1994
 
SpineCore, Inc. (1)
2004/0176,843 Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device 86 2004
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (1)
* 5084049 Transverse connector for spinal column corrective devices 376 1989
 
SPINAL GENERATIONS, LLC (1)
* 2006/0074,490 Vertebral prosthesis and spinal fixation system 29 2004
 
DEPUY MOTECH ACROMED, INC. (1)
* 6159211 Stackable cage system for corpectomy/vertebrectomy 310 1998
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
4932975 Vertebral prosthesis 626 1989
 
MIDAS REX, L.P. (1)
5236460 Vertebral body prosthesis 425 1991
 
WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG (2)
5401269 Intervertebral disc endoprosthesis 744 1993
5556431 Intervertebral disc endoprosthesis 641 1994
 
ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG (1)
6190413 Vertebral implant 206 1999
 
Shima; Yumiko (1)
* 5534029 Articulated vertebral body spacer 343 1993
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
* 2012/0197,400 ARTIFICIAL CERVICAL VERTEBRAE COMPOSITE JOINT 0 2010
* 9144506 Interbody axis cage 1 2012
* 2013/0041,469 INTERBODY AXIS CAGE 1 2012
* 2013/0090,690 Dynamic Rod Assembly 1 2012
 
CERVITECH, INC. (2)
* 8409285 Prosthesis for partial replacement of a vertebral body 6 2011
* 2012/0059,471 PROSTHESIS FOR PARTIAL REPLACEMENT OF A VERTEBRAL BODY 1 2011
 
Lei et al., Wei (1)
* 8613770 Artificial cervical vertebrae composite joint 3 2010
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (1)
9700425 Vertebral body replacement and insertion methods 0 2012
* Cited By Examiner

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