US Patent No: 8,048,123 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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Spine implant with a deflection rod system and connecting linkages and method

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A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes a deflection rod system implant. The system is modular so that various constructs and configurations can be created and customized to a patient.

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SPARTEK MEDICAL, INC.ALAMEDA, CA66

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Cain, Donald L Oakland, CA 55 248
Flynn, John J Concord, CA 206 3203
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, CA 419 14552
Klyce, H Adam R Berkeley, CA 82 296
Klyce, Henry A Piedmont, CA 282 8969
Mitchell, Steven T Pleasant Hill, CA 169 3468
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, CA 341 10748
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, CA 419 14619

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2006/0241,594 Systems, devices and methods for stabilization of the spinal column 52 2005
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2006/0247,628 Spinal stabilization apparatus and method 48 2005
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2007/0005,063 Multi-level multi-functional spinal stabilization systems and methods 102 2005
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2005/0277,927 Fastening system for spinal stabilization system 89 2004
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6,004,322 Modular pedicle screw system 152 1996
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5,891,145 Multi-axial screw 299 1997
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6,053,917 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 311 1999
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6,402,751 Device for linking adjacent rods in spinal instrumentation 191 2000
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6,660,004 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 230 2001
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DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (15)
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THEKEN SPINE, LLC (15)
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2004/0143,264 Metal-backed UHMWPE rod sleeve system preserving spinal motion 200 2003
2005/0085,813 System and method for stabilizing of internal structures 178 2003
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2006/0200,128 Bone anchor 126 2004
7,854,752 System and method for dynamic skeletal stabilization 36 2004
2006/0079,894 Connector transfer tool for internal structure stabilization systems 140 2004
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2007/0233,090 ALIGNING CROSS-CONNECTOR 84 2007
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STRYKER SPINE (11)
6,554,834 Slotted head pedicle screw assembly 225 1999
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SYNTHES USA, LLC (10)
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2008/0045,951 Modular multi-level spine stabilization system and method 89 2006
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DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (8)
7,087,057 Polyaxial bone screw 160 2003
2005/0203,514 Adjustable spinal stabilization system 125 2004
7,326,210 Spinal stabilization device 144 2005
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2007/0123,871 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 99 2007
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THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (8)
2006/0084,982 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 154 2004
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RACHIOTEK LLC (7)
2005/0177,156 Surgical implant devices and systems including a sheath member 160 2004
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2005/0182,409 Systems and methods accommodating relative motion in spine stabilization 120 2004
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Sofamor S.N.C. (5)
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GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (4)
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6,540,748 Surgical screw system and method of use 184 2000
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CUSTOM SPINE, INC. (3)
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KYPHON SARL (3)
2005/0234,451 Pedicle screw assembly 131 2004
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SPECIALIST PROPERTIES, LLC (3)
6,645,207 Method and apparatus for dynamized spinal stabilization 320 2001
6,695,845 Method and apparatus utilizing interference fit screw shanks for nonmetallic spinal stabilization 97 2001
6,656,181 Method and device utilizing tapered screw shanks for spinal stabilization 159 2001
 
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2007/0083,200 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 96 2005
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SPINELAB AG (3)
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2003/0171,749 Semirigid linking piece for stabilizing the spine 242 2003
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ABDOU, SAMY (2)
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2007/0093,829 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 52 2006
 
ALTUS PARTNERS, LLC (2)
2006/0229,616 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor seat and cross coupling with improved locking feature 65 2006
2006/0235,389 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor and anchor seat with tangential locking feature 129 2006
 
BIRD BIEDERMANN AG (2)
2007/0093,820 Frictional screw-rod connection having an indirect form-locking portion 73 2006
2007/0093,821 Dynamic clamping device for spinal implant 84 2006
 
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DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (2)
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INTELLIGENT IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
5,863,293 Spinal implant fixation assembly 304 1996
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INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC. (2)
6,883,520 Methods and apparatus for dynamically stable spinal implant 143 2002
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K SPINE, INC. (2)
2006/0036,324 Adjustable spinal implant device and method 180 2005
2006/0058,790 Spinous process reinforcement device and method 128 2005
 
LANX, INC. (2)
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2007/0161,997 DYNAMIC SPINAL STABILIZATION 74 2006
 
LIFE SPINE, INC. (2)
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MEDICAL DESIGN, LLC (2)
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MEDICINELODGE, INC. (2)
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MULLANE, THOMAS (2)
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N-SPINE (2)
2005/0177,157 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 205 2005
2006/0195,093 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 118 2005
 
PARADIGM SPINE, LLC (2)
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SALUT, LTD. (2)
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SPINAL LLC (2)
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SPINE WAVE, INC. (2)
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SPINEFRONTIER LLS (2)
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STRYKER FRANCE S.A. (2)
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