US Patent No: 7,963,978

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Method for implanting a deflection rod system and customizing the deflection rod system for a particular patient need for dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system

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A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are modular so that various constructs and configurations can be created and customized to a patient.

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SPARTEK MEDICAL, INC.ALAMEDA, CA14

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cain, Donald L Oakland, US 28 468
Flynn, John J Walnut Creek, US 132 5315
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, US 265 21623
Klyce, H Adam R Berkeley, US 46 613
Klyce, Henry A Piedmont, US 174 12732
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, US 213 15940
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, US 264 21698

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2006/0149,237 Screw with deployable interlaced dual rods 83 2004
2006/0276,897 Implant for stabilizing a bone graft during spinal fusion 157 2005
 
VERTILINK CORPORATION (1)
7,083,621 Articulating spinal fixation rod and system 312 2003
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (1)
* 7,309,355 Flexible tibial sheath 103 2003
 
MULLANE, THOMAS (2)
6,623,485 Split ring bone screw for a spinal fixation system 293 2001
6,887,242 Split ring bone screw for a spinal fixation system 105 2002
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (16)
5,102,412 System for instrumentation of the spine in the treatment of spinal deformities 270 1990
5,380,326 Clamping device for vertebral locking rod 117 1993
5,681,311 Osteosynthesis apparatus 374 1995
6,413,257 Clamping connector for spinal fixation systems 108 1997
6,783,526 Transverse rod connector clip 119 1997
5,989,251 Apparatus for spinal stabilization 144 1998
6,090,111 Device for securing spinal rods 406 1998
6,565,565 Device for securing spinal rods 400 2000
6,302,882 Transverse rod connector clip 125 2000
6,875,211 Apparatus for spinal stabilization 139 2001
6,706,045 Clamping connector for spinal fixation systems 167 2002
6,752,807 Transverse rod connector clip 109 2002
2003/0125,742 Device for securing spinal rods 97 2003
2005/0192,569 Apparatus for spinal stabilization 79 2005
2005/0288,671 Methods for securing spinal rods 139 2005
2006/0247,636 Methods for securing spinal rods 120 2006
 
Polyclinique de Bourgogne & Les Hortensiad (1)
5,180,393 Artificial ligament for the spine 449 1992
 
Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc. (2)
6,883,520 Methods and apparatus for dynamically stable spinal implant 166 2002
2005/0234,557 Stabilized intervertebral disc barrier 78 2004
 
Solco Biomedical Co., Ltd. (1)
2006/0247,631 Spinal pedicle screw assembly 144 2005
 
ACROMED CORPORATION (1)
4,950,269 Spinal column fixation device 306 1988
 
RACHIOTEK LLC (7)
2005/0177,156 Surgical implant devices and systems including a sheath member 189 2004
2005/0177,166 Mounting mechanisms for pedicle screws and related assemblies 128 2004
2005/0182,409 Systems and methods accommodating relative motion in spine stabilization 142 2004
* 7,811,309 Dynamic spine stabilization device with travel-limiting functionality 73 2005
2007/0043,356 Dynamic spine stabilization device with travel-limiting functionality 143 2005
2007/0032,123 Spring junction and assembly methods for spinal device 65 2005
2007/0244,481 Spinal stabilization device with weld cap 56 2006
 
Society de Fabrication de Materiel de Orthopedique, S.A. (1)
5,067,955 Vertebral implant for osteosynthesis device 279 1990
 
ALPINESPINE, LLC (4)
2006/0161,153 Pedicle screw systems and methods of assembling/installing the same 119 2005
2006/0173,456 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 163 2006
2006/0241,600 Percutaneous pedicle screw assembly 169 2006
2008/0071,273 Dynamic Pedicle Screw System 138 2007
 
ZEHNDER CONSULTING, INHABER DR. THOMAS ZEHNDER (1)
2007/0016,201 Elastic stabilization system for vertebral columns 83 2006
 
PLUS ENDOPROTHETK AG CH-6343 ROTKREUZ (1)
5,536,268 System for osteosynthesis at the vertebral column, connecting element for such a system and tool for its placement and removal 214 1994
 
ATLAS SPINE, INC. (1)
6,932,817 Polyaxial modular skeletal hook 145 2002
 
BIOMAT (1)
5,380,325 Osteosynthesis device for spinal consolidation 203 1993
 
SPINELAB AG (2)
7,125,410 Elastic stabilization system for vertebral columns 167 2003
2005/0096,659 Pedicle screw with a closure device for the fixing of elastic rod elements 67 2004
 
PARK, KEUN HO (1)
2006/0030,839 Pedicle screw and operating device thereof 60 2004
 
SPINAL CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
2004/0172,022 Bone fastener assembly for a spinal stabilization system 312 2003
 
MMSN LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
2005/0113,927 Spinal stabilization systems 347 2003
 
SPINAL INNOVATIONS, L.L.C. (4)
5,863,293 Spinal implant fixation assembly 375 1996
6,171,311 Transverse connector 168 1996
5,964,760 Spinal implant fixation assembly 402 1997
6,328,740 Transverse connector 101 1999
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (56)
5,437,672 Spinal cord protection device 377 1994
5,683,391 Anterior spinal instrumentation and method for implantation and revision 243 1995
5,693,053 Variable angle and transitional linking member 132 1995
6,520,990 Lateral fixation plates for a spinal system 118 1995
5,797,911 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 463 1996
5,879,350 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 463 1996
5,728,098 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology 308 1996
5,885,286 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 422 1997
6,344,057 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 222 1998
6,113,601 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a loosely coupled locking cap 313 1998
6,210,413 Connecting apparatus using shape-memory technology 158 1999
6,254,602 Advanced coupling device using shape-memory technology 280 1999
6,273,888 Device and method for selectively preventing the locking of a shape-memory alloy coupling system 259 1999
6,293,949 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 537 2000
6,309,391 Multidirectional pivoting bone screw and fixation system 257 2000
6,402,749 Variable angle connection assembly for a spinal implant system 116 2000
6,485,491 Posterior fixation system 380 2000
6,520,962 Taper-locked adjustable connector 245 2000
6,761,719 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 233 2001
6,749,614 Formable orthopedic fixation system with cross linking 191 2001
6,783,527 Flexible spinal stabilization system and method 374 2001
7,048,736 Device for fixation of spinous processes 309 2002
2004/0111,088 Multi-rod bone attachment member 92 2002
2005/0131,405 Method and apparatus for replacing the function of facet joints 121 2003
2004/0230,192 Intervertebral linking device 130 2004
2004/0215,192 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 96 2004
2005/0277,922 Systems and methods for flexible spinal stabilization 241 2004
2006/0074,419 Spinal implants with multi-axial anchor assembly and methods 113 2004
2006/0084,980 Spinal implants and methods with extended multi-axial anchor assemblies 77 2004
2006/0149,238 Systems and methods for spinal stabilization with flexible elements 143 2005
2006/0229,607 Systems, kits and methods for treatment of the spinal column using elongate support members 94 2005
2006/0241,757 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same 214 2005
2006/0241,594 Systems, devices and methods for stabilization of the spinal column 70 2005
2006/0241,595 Force limiting coupling assemblies for spinal implants 105 2005
2006/0084,989 Multi-axial anchor assemblies for spinal implants and methods 135 2005
2006/0247,623 Local delivery of an active agent from an orthopedic implant 249 2005
2006/0247,624 Orthopedic implant apparatus 112 2005
2006/0247,628 Spinal stabilization apparatus and method 48 2005
2006/0084,990 Dual anchor spinal implant apparatus 73 2005
2007/0005,062 Multi-directional spinal stabilization systems and methods 136 2005
2007/0005,063 Multi-level multi-functional spinal stabilization systems and methods 129 2005
2007/0043,358 Coupling assemblies for spinal implants 117 2005
2007/0123,861 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 139 2005
2006/0122,599 Flexible spinal stabilization system and method 90 2006
2007/0198,014 Articulating connecting member and anchor systems for spinal stabilization 148 2006
2007/0213,714 Surgical instruments and techniques for percutaneous placement of spinal stabilization elements 85 2006
2007/0233,068 Intervertebral prosthetic assembly for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 214 2006
2007/0233,072 Modular fastener assemblies for spinal stabilization systems and methods 67 2006
2007/0270,819 Surgical instruments and techniques for controlling spinal motion segments with positioning of spinal stabilization elements 47 2006
2007/0270,836 Dynamic spinal stabilization members and methods 93 2006
2007/0270,837 Load bearing flexible spinal connecting element 107 2006
2007/0270,838 Dynamic spinal stabilization device with dampener 168 2006
2008/0021,459 Dynamic constructs for spinal stabilization 132 2006
2008/0021,461 Spinal stabilization and reconstruction with fusion rods 79 2006
2008/0065,079 Spinal Stabilization Devices and Methods of Use 129 2006
* 7,875,059 Variable stiffness support members 48 2007
 
Prufer (1)
5,207,678 Pedicle screw and receiver member therefore 476 1992
 
YALE UNIVERSITY (2)
7,029,475 Spinal stabilization method 288 2004
2005/0288,670 Dynamic stabilization device including overhanging stabilizing member 222 2005
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (1)
5,716,358 Directional bone fixation device 152 1994
 
INTEGRA OHIO, INC. (1)
5,928,233 Spinal fixation device with laterally attachable connectors 177 1997
 
PREMIA SPINE LTD. (1)
7,011,685 Spinal prostheses 283 2004
 
SPINEFRONTLER, L.L.S. (1)
2005/0234,454 Multi-axial screw with a spherical landing 100 2005
 
CUSTOM SPINE ACQUISITION, INC. (2)
2005/0192,571 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 140 2005
2005/0192,572 Medialised rod pedicle screw assembly 113 2005
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
5,628,740 Articulating toggle bolt bone screw 319 1995
 
ALTUS PARTNERS, LLC (2)
2006/0229,616 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor seat and cross coupling with improved locking feature 88 2006
2006/0235,389 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor and anchor seat with tangential locking feature 160 2006
 
AESCULAP (1)
6,945,974 Spinal stabilization implant and method of application 83 2003
 
AESCULAP AG (3)
5,360,429 Device for straightening, fixing, compressing, and elongating cervical vertebrae 174 1993
6,086,588 Osteosynthesis system for vertebra arthrodesis 200 1999
6,755,835 Bone screw 198 2002
 
N SPINE, INC. (1)
2005/0124,991 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 220 2004
 
AESCULAP II, INC. (4)
6,010,503 Locking mechanism 384 1998
6,355,040 Locking mechanism 262 2000
6,740,086 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 253 2002
2004/0162,560 Implant device including threaded locking mechanism 158 2003
 
MEDICREA TECHNOLOGIES (1)
2006/0229,606 Vertebral osteosynthesis equipment 57 2004
 
SPARTA, INC. (1)
6,273,914 Spinal implant 152 1997
 
ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,716,359 Anchor and method for fixing a screw in bone 193 1996
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS, INC. (1)
5,690,633 Orthopedic fracture fixation device 115 1996
 
TRANS1 INC. (1)
2005/0113,929 Spinal mobility preservation apparatus 128 2004
 
SALUT, LTD. (2)
5,127,912 Sacral implant system 406 1990
6,458,131 Apparatus and method for reducing spinal deformity 214 2000
 
CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (3)
5,360,431 Transpedicular screw system and method of use 580 1992
5,466,237 Variable locking stabilizer anchor seat and screw 488 1993
5,474,555 Spinal implant system 611 1994
 
SOIETE DE FABRICATION DE MATERIEL ORTHOPEDIQUE SOFAMOR (1)
4,641,636 Device for supporting the rachis 282 1984
 
ENCORE MEDICAL ASSET CORPORATION (1)
5,928,232 Spinal fixation system 180 1996
 
NEUROPRO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2008/0051,787 PERCUTANEOUS SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC SPINAL STABILIZATION 139 2007
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (11)
5,443,467 Bone screw 541 1994
6,471,705 Bone screw 292 2001
6,736,820 Bone screw 214 2001
7,018,378 Screw 184 2002
6,918,911 Bone anchoring device for stabilizing bone segments and seat part of a bone anchoring device 108 2003
2004/0225,289 Dynamic anchoring device and dynamic stabilization device for bones, in particular for vertebrae, with such an anchoring device 319 2004
2005/0203,518 Stabilization device for the dynamic stabilization of vertebrae or bones and rod like element for such a stabilization device 137 2005
2006/0129,147 Elastic element for the use in a stabilization device for bones and vertebrae and method for the manufacture of such elastic element 164 2005
2005/0267,472 Bone anchoring device for stabilising bone segments and seat part of a bone anchoring device 77 2005
2006/0084,995 Bone screw 98 2005
2006/0106,383 Bone screw 122 2005
 
MIRSON, BRIAN (1)
5,382,248 System and method for stabilizing bone segments 220 1992
 
PARADIGM SPINE (1)
5,645,599 Interspinal vertebral implant 813 1996
 
SCIENT'X SOCIETE ANONYME (1)
2006/0084,978 Spinal fixation system and method 74 2004
 
ABDOU, SAMY (2)
2006/0229,615 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 184 2006
2007/0093,829 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 55 2006
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (2)
6,565,605 Multiple facet joint replacement 359 2000
7,090,698 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 188 2002
 
ZIMMER BIOMET SPINE, INC. (2)
2006/0036,242 Screw and rod fixation system 148 2004
2007/0161,997 DYNAMIC SPINAL STABILIZATION 95 2006
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (8)
2006/0084,982 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 187 2004
2006/0084,983 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 310 2004
2006/0084,984 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 184 2004
2006/0084,985 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 344 2004
2006/0122,620 Systems and methods for stabilizing the motion or adjusting the position of the spine 280 2004
2006/0084,987 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 305 2005
2006/0085,069 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 318 2005
2006/0084,988 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 338 2005
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
7,060,066 Spinal fixation support device and methods of using 84 2002
 
CORIN SPINAL SYSTEMS LIMITED (1)
6,626,908 Pedicle attachment assembly 231 2001
 
Henry Ford Hospital (1)
4,611,580 Intervertebral body stabilization 141 1983
 
Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd. (2)
6,832,999 Rod for cervical vertebra and connecting system thereof 105 2003
2004/0122,425 Rod fixing apparatus for vertebra connecting member 85 2003
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (2)
6,001,098 Connecting element for spinal stabilizing system 162 1997
6,096,039 Means for interconnecting two spaced elongated rods of a human spine implant 110 1999
 
ANOVA CORPORATION (1)
6,248,106 Cross-coupled vertebral stabilizers 275 2000
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (3)
5,611,800 Spinal fixation system 360 1994
5,549,607 Apparatus for spinal fixation system 242 1995
2004/0236,330 Variable angle spinal screw assembly 201 2004
 
KYOCERA CORPORATION (1)
6,660,005 Vertebra correcting and fixing device 93 2001
 
HADASIT MEDICAL RESEARCH SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT LTD. (1)
2006/0282,073 Implant for treating idiopathic scoliosis and a method for using the same 78 2004
 
Societe PSI (1)
5,540,688 Intervertebral stabilization device incorporating dampers 538 1994
 
LEE, CHUN TEK (1)
6,458,132 Spine supporting system 127 2001
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (9)
6,811,567 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 336 2002
7,074,237 Multiple facet joint replacement 151 2003
6,986,771 Spine stabilization system 304 2003
7,087,084 Method for replacing a natural facet joint with a prosthesis having an artificial facet joint structure 144 2003
2006/0004,357 Polyaxial screw 150 2004
7,051,451 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 165 2004
2005/0240,266 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 91 2005
2005/0228,385 Polyaxial screw 124 2005
2006/0129,149 Polyaxial screw 187 2005
 
Spinefrontier LLS (2)
7,282,064 Apparatus and method for connecting spinal vertebrae 127 2003
2007/0250,061 SPINE FIXATION METHOD AND APPARATUS 131 2007
 
ARCROMED CORPORATION (1)
5,690,629 Apparatus for maintaining vertebrae of a spinal column in a desired spatial relationship 193 1996
 
SPINE WAVE, INC. (2)
2005/0143,737 Dynamic spinal stabilization system 259 2003
2005/0143,823 Dynamic spinal stabilization system 174 2003
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Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KLOSS, HENNING (2)
* 8,449,577 Spine fixator 1 2006
* 2008/0195,159 Spine Fixator 74 2006
 
K2M, INC. (3)
9,011,491 Facet device and method 1 2012
9,358,044 Semi-constrained anchoring system 0 2012
9,408,638 Spinal correction system actuators 0 2016
 
KSPINE, INC. (6)
9,168,071 Growth modulation system 0 2009
8,828,058 Growth directed vertebral fixation system with distractible connector(s) and apical control 4 2010
9,333,009 Spinal correction system actuators 0 2012
9,173,681 Alignment system with longitudinal support features 0 2012
8,920,472 Spinal correction and secondary stabilization 2 2013
9,113,959 Spinal correction and secondary stabilization 0 2014
 
Arthroplastie-Diffusion (2)
* 8,048,127 Bone fixing device 5 2007
* 2009/0318,973 BONE FIXING DEVICE 2 2007
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (1)
8,758,411 Implants and methods for treating spinal disorders 2 2012
 
Spartek Medical, Inc. (5)
8,568,451 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 3 2009
8,317,836 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2009
* 2011/0307,018 ADAPTIVE SPINAL ROD AND METHODS FOR STABILIZATION OF THE SPINE 11 2011
8,430,916 Spinal rod connectors, methods of use, and spinal prosthesis incorporating spinal rod connectors 2 2012
8,394,127 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 0 2012
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