US Patent No: 8,070,780 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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Bone anchor with a yoke-shaped anchor head for a dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method

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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, CA66

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hannibal, Matthew San Francisco, CA 33 169
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, CA 421 16655
Klyce, Henry A Piedmont, CA 282 10223
Markwart, Jay A Castro Valley, CA 48 262
Rinner, James A Franksville, WI 90 1135
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, CA 343 12317
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, CA 421 16732

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KYPHON SARL (3)
2005/0234,451 Pedicle screw assembly 157 2004
2006/0149,237 Screw with deployable interlaced dual rods 77 2004
2006/0276,897 Implant for stabilizing a bone graft during spinal fusion 137 2005
 
VERTILINK CORPORATION (1)
7,083,621 Articulating spinal fixation rod and system 268 2003
 
MULLANE, THOMAS (2)
6,623,485 Split ring bone screw for a spinal fixation system 253 2001
6,887,242 Split ring bone screw for a spinal fixation system 92 2002
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (16)
5,102,412 System for instrumentation of the spine in the treatment of spinal deformities 249 1990
5,380,326 Clamping device for vertebral locking rod 109 1993
5,681,311 Osteosynthesis apparatus 325 1995
6,413,257 Clamping connector for spinal fixation systems 102 1997
6,783,526 Transverse rod connector clip 111 1997
5,989,251 Apparatus for spinal stabilization 136 1998
6,090,111 Device for securing spinal rods 365 1998
6,565,565 Device for securing spinal rods 349 2000
6,302,882 Transverse rod connector clip 121 2000
6,875,211 Apparatus for spinal stabilization 124 2001
6,706,045 Clamping connector for spinal fixation systems 147 2002
6,752,807 Transverse rod connector clip 99 2002
2003/0125,742 Device for securing spinal rods 90 2003
2005/0192,569 Apparatus for spinal stabilization 77 2005
2005/0288,671 Methods for securing spinal rods 121 2005
2006/0247,636 Methods for securing spinal rods 105 2006
 
Polyclinique de Bourgogne & Les Hortensiad (1)
5,180,393 Artificial ligament for the spine 401 1992
 
INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC. (2)
6,883,520 Methods and apparatus for dynamically stable spinal implant 149 2002
2005/0234,557 Stabilized intervertebral disc barrier 70 2004
 
SOLCO BIOMEDICAL CO., LTD. (1)
2006/0247,631 Spinal pedicle screw assembly 127 2005
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (5)
6,811,567 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 306 2002
7,074,237 Multiple facet joint replacement 138 2003
7,087,084 Method for replacing a natural facet joint with a prosthesis having an artificial facet joint structure 139 2003
7,051,451 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 145 2004
2005/0240,266 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 88 2005
 
ACROMED CORPORATION (1)
4,950,269 Spinal column fixation device 274 1988
 
RACHIOTEK LLC (6)
2005/0177,156 Surgical implant devices and systems including a sheath member 174 2004
2005/0177,166 Mounting mechanisms for pedicle screws and related assemblies 116 2004
2005/0182,409 Systems and methods accommodating relative motion in spine stabilization 132 2004
2007/0043,356 Dynamic spine stabilization device with travel-limiting functionality 121 2005
2007/0032,123 Spring junction and assembly methods for spinal device 57 2005
2007/0244,481 Spinal stabilization device with weld cap 49 2006
 
SOCIETY DE FABRICATION DE MATERIEL ORTHOPEDIQUE, S.A. (1)
5,067,955 Vertebral implant for osteosynthesis device 259 1990
 
ALPINESPINE, LLC (4)
2006/0161,153 Pedicle screw systems and methods of assembling/installing the same 107 2005
2006/0173,456 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 135 2006
2006/0241,600 Percutaneous pedicle screw assembly 154 2006
2008/0071,273 Dynamic Pedicle Screw System 121 2007
 
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 193 1994
 
ATLAS SPINE, INC. (1)
6,932,817 Polyaxial modular skeletal hook 133 2002
 
BIOMAT (1)
5,380,325 Osteosynthesis device for spinal consolidation 182 1993
 
SPINELAB AG (3)
7,125,410 Elastic stabilization system for vertebral columns 153 2003
2005/0096,659 Pedicle screw with a closure device for the fixing of elastic rod elements 65 2004
2007/0016,201 Elastic stabilization system for vertebral columns 79 2006
 
PARK, KEUN HO (1)
2006/0030,839 Pedicle screw and operating device thereof 55 2004
 
SPINAL CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
2004/0172,022 Bone fastener assembly for a spinal stabilization system 267 2003
 
MMSN LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
2005/0113,927 Spinal stabilization systems 302 2003
 
SPINAL INNOVATIONS, L.L.C. (2)
6,171,311 Transverse connector 156 1996
6,328,740 Transverse connector 94 1999
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (55)
5,437,672 Spinal cord protection device 356 1994
5,683,391 Anterior spinal instrumentation and method for implantation and revision 225 1995
5,693,053 Variable angle and transitional linking member 125 1995
6,520,990 Lateral fixation plates for a spinal system 111 1995
5,797,911 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 406 1996
5,879,350 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 400 1996
5,728,098 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology 271 1996
5,885,286 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 376 1997
6,344,057 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 204 1998
6,113,601 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a loosely coupled locking cap 279 1998
6,210,413 Connecting apparatus using shape-memory technology 149 1999
6,254,602 Advanced coupling device using shape-memory technology 245 1999
6,273,888 Device and method for selectively preventing the locking of a shape-memory alloy coupling system 232 1999
6,293,949 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 494 2000
6,309,391 Multidirectional pivoting bone screw and fixation system 236 2000
6,402,749 Variable angle connection assembly for a spinal implant system 105 2000
6,485,491 Posterior fixation system 323 2000
6,520,962 Taper-locked adjustable connector 215 2000
6,761,719 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 208 2001
6,749,614 Formable orthopedic fixation system with cross linking 175 2001
6,783,527 Flexible spinal stabilization system and method 331 2001
7,048,736 Device for fixation of spinous processes 273 2002
2004/0111,088 Multi-rod bone attachment member 82 2002
2005/0131,405 Method and apparatus for replacing the function of facet joints 105 2003
2004/0230,192 Intervertebral linking device 121 2004
2004/0215,192 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 85 2004
2005/0277,922 Systems and methods for flexible spinal stabilization 220 2004
2006/0074,419 Spinal implants with multi-axial anchor assembly and methods 98 2004
2006/0084,980 Spinal implants and methods with extended multi-axial anchor assemblies 68 2004
2006/0149,238 Systems and methods for spinal stabilization with flexible elements 127 2005
2006/0229,607 Systems, kits and methods for treatment of the spinal column using elongate support members 87 2005
2006/0241,757 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same 198 2005
2006/0241,594 Systems, devices and methods for stabilization of the spinal column 58 2005
2006/0241,595 Force limiting coupling assemblies for spinal implants 95 2005
2006/0084,989 Multi-axial anchor assemblies for spinal implants and methods 121 2005
2006/0247,623 Local delivery of an active agent from an orthopedic implant 231 2005
2006/0247,624 Orthopedic implant apparatus 95 2005
2006/0247,628 Spinal stabilization apparatus and method 48 2005
2006/0084,990 Dual anchor spinal implant apparatus 67 2005
2007/0005,062 Multi-directional spinal stabilization systems and methods 119 2005
2007/0005,063 Multi-level multi-functional spinal stabilization systems and methods 114 2005
2007/0043,358 Coupling assemblies for spinal implants 102 2005
2007/0123,861 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 137 2005
2006/0122,599 Flexible spinal stabilization system and method 80 2006
2007/0198,014 Articulating connecting member and anchor systems for spinal stabilization 130 2006
2007/0213,714 Surgical instruments and techniques for percutaneous placement of spinal stabilization elements 70 2006
2007/0233,068 Intervertebral prosthetic assembly for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 200 2006
2007/0233,072 Modular fastener assemblies for spinal stabilization systems and methods 65 2006
2007/0270,819 Surgical instruments and techniques for controlling spinal motion segments with positioning of spinal stabilization elements 45 2006
2007/0270,836 Dynamic spinal stabilization members and methods 83 2006
2007/0270,837 Load bearing flexible spinal connecting element 91 2006
2007/0270,838 Dynamic spinal stabilization device with dampener 148 2006
2008/0021,459 Dynamic constructs for spinal stabilization 120 2006
2008/0021,461 Spinal stabilization and reconstruction with fusion rods 75 2006
2008/0065,079 Spinal Stabilization Devices and Methods of Use 120 2006
 
Prufer (1)
5,207,678 Pedicle screw and receiver member therefore 424 1992
 
YALE UNIVERSITY (2)
7,029,475 Spinal stabilization method 247 2004
2005/0288,670 Dynamic stabilization device including overhanging stabilizing member 197 2005
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (1)
5,716,358 Directional bone fixation device 144 1994
 
INTEGRA OHIO, INC. (1)
5,928,233 Spinal fixation device with laterally attachable connectors 171 1997
 
PREMIA SPINE LTD. (1)
7,011,685 Spinal prostheses 262 2004
 
SPINEFRONTLER, L.L.S. (1)
2005/0234,454 Multi-axial screw with a spherical landing 92 2005
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
5,628,740 Articulating toggle bolt bone screw 292 1995
 
ALTUS PARTNERS, LLC (2)
2006/0229,616 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor seat and cross coupling with improved locking feature 70 2006
2006/0235,389 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor and anchor seat with tangential locking feature 139 2006
 
AESCULAP (1)
6,945,974 Spinal stabilization implant and method of application 82 2003
 
AESCULAP AG (3)
5,360,429 Device for straightening, fixing, compressing, and elongating cervical vertebrae 166 1993
6,086,588 Osteosynthesis system for vertebra arthrodesis 181 1999
6,755,835 Bone screw 169 2002
 
N SPINE, INC. (1)
2005/0124,991 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 197 2004
 
AESCULAP II, INC. (4)
6,010,503 Locking mechanism 337 1998
6,355,040 Locking mechanism 218 2000
6,740,086 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 220 2002
2004/0162,560 Implant device including threaded locking mechanism 140 2003
 
MEDICREA TECHNOLOGIES (1)
2006/0229,606 Vertebral osteosynthesis equipment 47 2004
 
SPARTA, INC. (1)
6,273,914 Spinal implant 135 1997
 
ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,716,359 Anchor and method for fixing a screw in bone 172 1996
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (1)
5,690,633 Orthopedic fracture fixation device 114 1996
 
TRANS1 INC. (1)
2005/0113,929 Spinal mobility preservation apparatus 117 2004
 
SALUT, LTD. (2)
5,127,912 Sacral implant system 380 1990
6,458,131 Apparatus and method for reducing spinal deformity 200 2000
 
K SPINE, INC. (2)
2006/0036,324 Adjustable spinal implant device and method 203 2005
2006/0058,790 Spinous process reinforcement device and method 147 2005
 
CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (3)
5,360,431 Transpedicular screw system and method of use 501 1992
5,466,237 Variable locking stabilizer anchor seat and screw 436 1993
5,474,555 Spinal implant system 539 1994
 
SOIETE DE FABRICATION DE MATERIEL ORTHOPEDIQUE SOFAMOR (1)
4,641,636 Device for supporting the rachis 269 1984
 
ENCORE MEDICAL ASSET CORPORATION (1)
5,928,232 Spinal fixation system 162 1996
 
NEUROPRO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2008/0051,787 PERCUTANEOUS SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC SPINAL STABILIZATION 126 2007
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (11)
5,443,467 Bone screw 490 1994
6,471,705 Bone screw 257 2001
6,736,820 Bone screw 181 2001
7,018,378 Screw 165 2002
6,918,911 Bone anchoring device for stabilizing bone segments and seat part of a bone anchoring device 96 2003
2004/0225,289 Dynamic anchoring device and dynamic stabilization device for bones, in particular for vertebrae, with such an anchoring device 280 2004
2005/0203,518 Stabilization device for the dynamic stabilization of vertebrae or bones and rod like element for such a stabilization device 119 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 139 2005
2005/0267,472 Bone anchoring device for stabilising bone segments and seat part of a bone anchoring device 65 2005
2006/0084,995 Bone screw 85 2005
2006/0106,383 Bone screw 111 2005
 
MIRSON, BRIAN (1)
5,382,248 System and method for stabilizing bone segments 200 1992
 
PARADIGM SPINE (1)
5,645,599 Interspinal vertebral implant 707 1996
 
SCIENT'X SA (1)
2006/0084,978 Spinal fixation system and method 71 2004
 
LANX, INC. (2)
2006/0036,242 Screw and rod fixation system 128 2004
2007/0161,997 DYNAMIC SPINAL STABILIZATION 85 2006
 
ABDOU, SAMY (2)
2006/0229,615 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 156 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 329 2000
7,090,698 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 172 2002
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (8)
2006/0084,982 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 175 2004
2006/0084,983 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 282 2004
2006/0084,984 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 170 2004
2006/0084,985 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 299 2004
2006/0122,620 Systems and methods for stabilizing the motion or adjusting the position of the spine 257 2004
2006/0084,987 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 290 2005
2006/0085,069 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 289 2005
2006/0084,988 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 304 2005
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
7,060,066 Spinal fixation support device and methods of using 81 2002
 
CORIN SPINAL SYSTEMS LIMITED (1)
6,626,908 Pedicle attachment assembly 209 2001
 
HENRY FORD HOSPITAL (1)
4,611,580 Intervertebral body stabilization 137 1983
 
SHOWA IKA KOHGYO CO., LTD. (2)
6,832,999 Rod for cervical vertebra and connecting system thereof 100 2003
2004/0122,425 Rod fixing apparatus for vertebra connecting member 78 2003
 
ANOVA CORP. (1)
6,248,106 Cross-coupled vertebral stabilizers 252 2000
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (3)
5,611,800 Spinal fixation system 303 1994
5,549,607 Apparatus for spinal fixation system 219 1995
2004/0236,330 Variable angle spinal screw assembly 169 2004
 
KYOCERA CORPORATION (1)
6,660,005 Vertebra correcting and fixing device 88 2001
 
CUSTOM SPINE, INC. (2)
2005/0192,571 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 122 2005
2005/0192,572 Medialised rod pedicle screw assembly 88 2005
 
HADASIT MEDICAL RESEARCH SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT LTD. (1)
2006/0282,073 Implant for treating idiopathic scoliosis and a method for using the same 74 2004
 
Societe PSI (1)
5,540,688 Intervertebral stabilization device incorporating dampers 471 1994
 
LEE, CHUN-TEK (1)
6,458,132 Spine supporting system 115 2001
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (4)
6,986,771 Spine stabilization system 264 2003
2006/0004,357 Polyaxial screw 126 2004
2005/0228,385 Polyaxial screw 105 2005
2006/0129,149 Polyaxial screw 155 2005
 
SPINEFRONTIER LLS (2)
7,282,064 Apparatus and method for connecting spinal vertebrae 116 2003
2007/0250,061 SPINE FIXATION METHOD AND APPARATUS 117 2007
 
ARCROMED CORPORATION (1)
5,690,629 Apparatus for maintaining vertebrae of a spinal column in a desired spatial relationship 177 1996
 
SPINE WAVE, INC. (2)
2005/0143,737 Dynamic spinal stabilization system 228 2003
2005/0143,823 Dynamic spinal stabilization system 146 2003
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Patent Citation Ranking

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SPARTEK MEDICAL, INC. (4)
8,568,451 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2009
8,317,836 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2009
8,430,916 Spinal rod connectors, methods of use, and spinal prosthesis incorporating spinal rod connectors 1 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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