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 33 130
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, CA 417 14045
Klyce, Henry A Piedmont, CA 280 8670
Markwart, Jay A Castro Valley, CA 48 209
Rinner, James A Franksville, WI 82 983
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, CA 340 10358
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, CA 417 14112

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6,004,322 Modular pedicle screw system 151 1996
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5,980,521 Top-tightening transverse connector for a spinal fixation system 118 1997
5,891,145 Multi-axial screw 294 1997
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DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (15)
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THEKEN SPINE, LLC (13)
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2005/0085,813 System and method for stabilizing of internal structures 172 2003
7,214,227 Closure member for a medical implant device 128 2004
2006/0200,128 Bone anchor 124 2004
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2006/0106,380 Extension for use with stabilization systems for internal structures 120 2004
2006/0247,637 System and method for dynamic skeletal stabilization 133 2006
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2007/0233,090 ALIGNING CROSS-CONNECTOR 82 2007
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STRYKER SPINE (11)
6,554,834 Slotted head pedicle screw assembly 222 1999
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SYNTHES USA, LLC (10)
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DEPUY SPINE, INC. (8)
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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 153 2004
2006/0084,983 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 258 2004
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K2M, LLC (6)
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RACHIOTEK LLC (6)
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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STRYKER TRAUMA GMBH (4)
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KYPHON SARL (3)
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SPECIALIST PROPERTIES, LLC (3)
6,645,207 Method and apparatus for dynamized spinal stabilization 312 2001
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2007/0083,200 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 94 2005
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SPINELAB AG (3)
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2003/0171,749 Semirigid linking piece for stabilizing the spine 239 2003
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ABDOU, SAMY (2)
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ALTUS PARTNERS, LLC (2)
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2006/0235,389 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor and anchor seat with tangential locking feature 127 2006
 
BIRD BIEDERMANN AG (2)
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CUSTOM SPINE, INC. (2)
2005/0192,571 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 109 2005
2005/0192,572 Medialised rod pedicle screw assembly 75 2005
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (2)
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INTELLIGENT IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
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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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LANX, INC. (2)
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2007/0161,997 DYNAMIC SPINAL STABILIZATION 73 2006
 
LIFE SPINE, INC. (2)
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2007/0118,122 Dynamic spinal stabilization device and systems 114 2006
 
MEDICAL DESIGN, LLC (2)
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MEDICINELODGE, INC. (2)
6,565,605 Multiple facet joint replacement 302 2000
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MULLANE, THOMAS (2)
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2005/0124,991 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 170 2004
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N-SPINE (2)
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PARADIGM SPINE, LLC (2)
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SALUT, LTD. (2)
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SPINE WAVE, INC. (2)
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STRYKER FRANCE S.A. (2)
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