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, CA23

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cain, Donald L Oakland, US 28 416
Flynn, John J Walnut Creek, US 130 4975
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, US 265 20551
Klyce, H Adam R Berkeley, US 46 539
Klyce, Henry A Piedmont, US 174 12131
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, US 213 15113
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, US 264 20626

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2007/0168,035 Prosthetic facet and facet joint replacement device 72 2006
 
ACROMED (1)
5,129,900 Spinal column retaining method and apparatus 336 1990
 
KYPHON SARL (3)
2005/0234,451 Pedicle screw assembly 178 2004
2006/0149,237 Screw with deployable interlaced dual rods 82 2004
2006/0276,897 Implant for stabilizing a bone graft during spinal fusion 150 2005
 
VERTILINK CORPORATION (1)
7,083,621 Articulating spinal fixation rod and system 301 2003
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (1)
* 7,309,355 Flexible tibial sheath 93 2003
 
MULLANE, THOMAS (2)
6,623,485 Split ring bone screw for a spinal fixation system 281 2001
6,887,242 Split ring bone screw for a spinal fixation system 102 2002
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (16)
5,102,412 System for instrumentation of the spine in the treatment of spinal deformities 263 1990
5,380,326 Clamping device for vertebral locking rod 116 1993
5,681,311 Osteosynthesis apparatus 358 1995
6,413,257 Clamping connector for spinal fixation systems 106 1997
6,783,526 Transverse rod connector clip 117 1997
5,989,251 Apparatus for spinal stabilization 139 1998
6,090,111 Device for securing spinal rods 397 1998
6,565,565 Device for securing spinal rods 387 2000
6,302,882 Transverse rod connector clip 124 2000
6,875,211 Apparatus for spinal stabilization 132 2001
6,706,045 Clamping connector for spinal fixation systems 164 2002
6,752,807 Transverse rod connector clip 106 2002
2003/0125,742 Device for securing spinal rods 94 2003
2005/0192,569 Apparatus for spinal stabilization 77 2005
2005/0288,671 Methods for securing spinal rods 135 2005
2006/0247,636 Methods for securing spinal rods 116 2006
 
Polyclinique de Bourgogne & Les Hortensiad (1)
5,180,393 Artificial ligament for the spine 435 1992
 
Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc. (2)
6,883,520 Methods and apparatus for dynamically stable spinal implant 162 2002
2005/0234,557 Stabilized intervertebral disc barrier 73 2004
 
SOLCO BIOMEDICAL CO., LTD. (1)
2006/0247,631 Spinal pedicle screw assembly 139 2005
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (2)
6,811,567 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 327 2002
7,051,451 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 160 2004
 
ACROMED CORPORATION (1)
4,950,269 Spinal column fixation device 293 1988
 
RACHIOTEK LLC (7)
2005/0177,156 Surgical implant devices and systems including a sheath member 183 2004
2005/0177,166 Mounting mechanisms for pedicle screws and related assemblies 125 2004
2005/0182,409 Systems and methods accommodating relative motion in spine stabilization 139 2004
* 7,811,309 Dynamic spine stabilization device with travel-limiting functionality 72 2005
2007/0043,356 Dynamic spine stabilization device with travel-limiting functionality 135 2005
2007/0032,123 Spring junction and assembly methods for spinal device 62 2005
2007/0244,481 Spinal stabilization device with weld cap 54 2006
 
Society de Fabrication de Material Orthopedique, S.A. (1)
5,067,955 Vertebral implant for osteosynthesis device 270 1990
 
ALPINESPINE, LLC (4)
2006/0161,153 Pedicle screw systems and methods of assembling/installing the same 115 2005
2006/0173,456 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 154 2006
2006/0241,600 Percutaneous pedicle screw assembly 165 2006
2008/0071,273 Dynamic Pedicle Screw System 132 2007
 
ZEHNDER CONSULTING, INHABER DR. THOMAS ZEHNDER (1)
2007/0016,201 Elastic stabilization system for vertebral columns 82 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 206 1994
 
ATLAS SPINE, INC. (1)
6,932,817 Polyaxial modular skeletal hook 143 2002
 
BIOMAT (1)
5,380,325 Osteosynthesis device for spinal consolidation 194 1993
 
Spinelab AG (2)
7,125,410 Elastic stabilization system for vertebral columns 164 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 59 2004
 
SPINAL CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
2004/0172,022 Bone fastener assembly for a spinal stabilization system 300 2003
 
MMSN Limited Partnership (1)
2005/0113,927 Spinal stabilization systems 331 2003
 
SPINAL INNOVATIONS, L.L.C. (2)
6,171,311 Transverse connector 165 1996
6,328,740 Transverse connector 99 1999
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (56)
5,437,672 Spinal cord protection device 373 1994
5,683,391 Anterior spinal instrumentation and method for implantation and revision 239 1995
5,693,053 Variable angle and transitional linking member 131 1995
6,520,990 Lateral fixation plates for a spinal system 113 1995
5,797,911 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 445 1996
5,879,350 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 445 1996
5,728,098 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology 297 1996
5,885,286 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 409 1997
6,344,057 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 217 1998
6,113,601 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a loosely coupled locking cap 303 1998
6,210,413 Connecting apparatus using shape-memory technology 154 1999
6,254,602 Advanced coupling device using shape-memory technology 270 1999
6,273,888 Device and method for selectively preventing the locking of a shape-memory alloy coupling system 249 1999
6,293,949 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 523 2000
6,309,391 Multidirectional pivoting bone screw and fixation system 254 2000
6,402,749 Variable angle connection assembly for a spinal implant system 112 2000
6,485,491 Posterior fixation system 362 2000
6,520,962 Taper-locked adjustable connector 236 2000
6,761,719 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 228 2001
6,749,614 Formable orthopedic fixation system with cross linking 186 2001
6,783,527 Flexible spinal stabilization system and method 362 2001
7,048,736 Device for fixation of spinous processes 295 2002
2004/0111,088 Multi-rod bone attachment member 89 2002
2005/0131,405 Method and apparatus for replacing the function of facet joints 118 2003
2004/0230,192 Intervertebral linking device 129 2004
2004/0215,192 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 94 2004
2005/0277,922 Systems and methods for flexible spinal stabilization 236 2004
2006/0074,419 Spinal implants with multi-axial anchor assembly and methods 108 2004
2006/0084,980 Spinal implants and methods with extended multi-axial anchor assemblies 75 2004
2006/0149,238 Systems and methods for spinal stabilization with flexible elements 137 2005
2006/0229,607 Systems, kits and methods for treatment of the spinal column using elongate support members 93 2005
2006/0241,757 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same 210 2005
2006/0241,594 Systems, devices and methods for stabilization of the spinal column 65 2005
2006/0241,595 Force limiting coupling assemblies for spinal implants 103 2005
2006/0084,989 Multi-axial anchor assemblies for spinal implants and methods 133 2005
2006/0247,623 Local delivery of an active agent from an orthopedic implant 245 2005
2006/0247,624 Orthopedic implant apparatus 107 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 129 2005
2007/0005,063 Multi-level multi-functional spinal stabilization systems and methods 124 2005
2007/0043,358 Coupling assemblies for spinal implants 113 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 87 2006
2007/0198,014 Articulating connecting member and anchor systems for spinal stabilization 142 2006
2007/0213,714 Surgical instruments and techniques for percutaneous placement of spinal stabilization elements 78 2006
2007/0233,068 Intervertebral prosthetic assembly for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 212 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 87 2006
2007/0270,837 Load bearing flexible spinal connecting element 101 2006
2007/0270,838 Dynamic spinal stabilization device with dampener 162 2006
2008/0021,459 Dynamic constructs for spinal stabilization 129 2006
2008/0021,461 Spinal stabilization and reconstruction with fusion rods 78 2006
2008/0065,079 Spinal Stabilization Devices and Methods of Use 126 2006
* 7,875,059 Variable stiffness support members 48 2007
 
Prufer (1)
5,207,678 Pedicle screw and receiver member therefore 460 1992
 
YALE UNIVERSITY (2)
7,029,475 Spinal stabilization method 276 2004
2005/0288,670 Dynamic stabilization device including overhanging stabilizing member 213 2005
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (1)
5,716,358 Directional bone fixation device 150 1994
 
INTEGRA OHIO, INC. (1)
5,928,233 Spinal fixation device with laterally attachable connectors 175 1997
 
PREMIA SPINE LTD. (1)
7,011,685 Spinal prostheses 277 2004
 
SPINEFRONTLER, L.L.S. (1)
2005/0234,454 Multi-axial screw with a spherical landing 98 2005
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
5,628,740 Articulating toggle bolt bone screw 314 1995
 
ALTUS PARTNERS, LLC (2)
2006/0229,616 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor seat and cross coupling with improved locking feature 85 2006
2006/0235,389 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor and anchor seat with tangential locking feature 156 2006
 
AESCULAP, INC. (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 171 1993
6,086,588 Osteosynthesis system for vertebra arthrodesis 196 1999
6,755,835 Bone screw 190 2002
 
N SPINE, INC. (1)
2005/0124,991 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 214 2004
 
AESCULAP II, INC. (4)
6,010,503 Locking mechanism 371 1998
6,355,040 Locking mechanism 245 2000
6,740,086 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 243 2002
2004/0162,560 Implant device including threaded locking mechanism 153 2003
 
Medicrea Technologies (1)
2006/0229,606 Vertebral osteosynthesis equipment 54 2004
 
SPARTA, INC. (1)
6,273,914 Spinal implant 147 1997
 
Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
5,716,359 Anchor and method for fixing a screw in bone 184 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 126 2004
 
SALUT, LTD. (2)
5,127,912 Sacral implant system 396 1990
6,458,131 Apparatus and method for reducing spinal deformity 208 2000
 
CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (3)
5,360,431 Transpedicular screw system and method of use 553 1992
5,466,237 Variable locking stabilizer anchor seat and screw 469 1993
5,474,555 Spinal implant system 592 1994
 
SOIETE DE FABRICATION DE MATERIEL ORTHOPEDIQUE SOFAMOR (1)
4,641,636 Device for supporting the rachis 277 1984
 
ENCORE MEDICAL ASSET CORPORATION (1)
5,928,232 Spinal fixation system 174 1996
 
NEUROPRO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2008/0051,787 PERCUTANEOUS SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC SPINAL STABILIZATION 135 2007
 
Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG (11)
5,443,467 Bone screw 527 1994
6,471,705 Bone screw 282 2001
6,736,820 Bone screw 206 2001
7,018,378 Screw 181 2002
6,918,911 Bone anchoring device for stabilizing bone segments and seat part of a bone anchoring device 106 2003
2004/0225,289 Dynamic anchoring device and dynamic stabilization device for bones, in particular for vertebrae, with such an anchoring device 308 2004
2005/0203,518 Stabilization device for the dynamic stabilization of vertebrae or bones and rod like element for such a stabilization device 133 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 156 2005
2005/0267,472 Bone anchoring device for stabilising bone segments and seat part of a bone anchoring device 73 2005
2006/0084,995 Bone screw 95 2005
2006/0106,383 Bone screw 119 2005
 
MIRSON, BRIAN (1)
5,382,248 System and method for stabilizing bone segments 210 1992
 
PARADIGM SPINE (1)
5,645,599 Interspinal vertebral implant 781 1996
 
Scient'x Societe Anonyme (1)
2006/0084,978 Spinal fixation system and method 73 2004
 
ABDOU, SAMY (2)
2006/0229,615 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 175 2006
2007/0093,829 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 55 2006
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION (2)
6,565,605 Multiple facet joint replacement 347 2000
7,090,698 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 184 2002
 
ZIMMER BIOMET SPINE, INC. (2)
2006/0036,242 Screw and rod fixation system 143 2004
2007/0161,997 DYNAMIC SPINAL STABILIZATION 92 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 183 2004
2006/0084,983 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 304 2004
2006/0084,984 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 180 2004
2006/0084,985 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 332 2004
2006/0122,620 Systems and methods for stabilizing the motion or adjusting the position of the spine 276 2004
2006/0084,987 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 300 2005
2006/0085,069 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 313 2005
2006/0084,988 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 328 2005
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
7,060,066 Spinal fixation support device and methods of using 83 2002
 
CORIN SPINAL SYSTEMS LIMITED (1)
6,626,908 Pedicle attachment assembly 228 2001
 
HENRY FORD HOSPITAL (1)
4,611,580 Intervertebral body stabilization 138 1983
 
Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd. (2)
6,832,999 Rod for cervical vertebra and connecting system thereof 103 2003
2004/0122,425 Rod fixing apparatus for vertebra connecting member 84 2003
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (2)
6,001,098 Connecting element for spinal stabilizing system 160 1997
6,096,039 Means for interconnecting two spaced elongated rods of a human spine implant 110 1999
 
ANOVA CORP. (1)
6,248,106 Cross-coupled vertebral stabilizers 268 2000
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (3)
5,611,800 Spinal fixation system 345 1994
5,549,607 Apparatus for spinal fixation system 237 1995
2004/0236,330 Variable angle spinal screw assembly 192 2004
 
KYOCERA CORPORATION (1)
6,660,005 Vertebra correcting and fixing device 92 2001
 
HADASIT MEDICAL RESEARCH SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT LTD. (1)
2006/0282,073 Implant for treating idiopathic scoliosis and a method for using the same 77 2004
 
Societe PSI (1)
5,540,688 Intervertebral stabilization device incorporating dampers 519 1994
 
LEE, CHUN TEK (1)
6,458,132 Spine supporting system 121 2001
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (7)
7,074,237 Multiple facet joint replacement 147 2003
6,986,771 Spine stabilization system 294 2003
7,087,084 Method for replacing a natural facet joint with a prosthesis having an artificial facet joint structure 143 2003
2006/0004,357 Polyaxial screw 143 2004
2005/0240,266 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 91 2005
2005/0228,385 Polyaxial screw 118 2005
2006/0129,149 Polyaxial screw 179 2005
 
Spinefrontier LLS (2)
7,282,064 Apparatus and method for connecting spinal vertebrae 126 2003
2007/0250,061 SPINE FIXATION METHOD AND APPARATUS 127 2007
 
ARCROMED CORPORATION (1)
5,690,629 Apparatus for maintaining vertebrae of a spinal column in a desired spatial relationship 190 1996
 
Spine Wave, Inc. (2)
2005/0143,737 Dynamic spinal stabilization system 251 2003
2005/0143,823 Dynamic spinal stabilization system 165 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 67 2006
 
K2M, INC. (1)
9,011,491 Facet device and method 0 2012
 
KSPINE, INC. (5)
9,168,071 Growth modulation system 0 2009
8,828,058 Growth directed vertebral fixation system with distractible connector(s) and apical control 2 2010
9,173,681 Alignment system with longitudinal support features 0 2012
8,920,472 Spinal correction and secondary stabilization 0 2013
9,113,959 Spinal correction and secondary stabilization 0 2014
 
ARTHROPLASTIE-DIFFUSION (1)
* 8,048,127 Bone fixing device 5 2007
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (1)
8,758,411 Implants and methods for treating spinal disorders 1 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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