US Patent No: 8,075,623 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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Apparatus and kit for distraction of tissue surfaces

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An apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted between the two tissue surfaces to create a column of wafers. The column of wafers is oriented between the tissue surfaces so as to expand in the given direction as the wafers are consecutively added to the column.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SPINE WAVE, INC.SHELTON, CT125

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Johnson, Wesley D Eden Prarie, US 36 1785
Kieval, Robert Medina, US 22 1138
Lipschultz, Tyler New Canaan, US 27 1653
Wales, Larry Maplewood, US 23 1608

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MAZOR ROBOTICS LTD. (2)
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