US Patent No: 8,088,165

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Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent

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A spinal disc annulus repair stent for repair and reconstruction of the spinal disc wall (annulus) after surgical invasion or pathologic rupture, which may incorporate suture closure or other means of stent insertion and fixation, designed to reduce the failure rate of conventional surgical procedures on the spinal discs. In an illustrative embodiment, the design of the spinal disc annulus stent advantageously allows ingrowth of normal cells of healing in an enhanced fashion strengthening the normal reparative process.

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ANULEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.PLYMOUTH, MN40

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Adams, Daniel O Orono, MN 111 3448
Burmeister, Paul Maple Grove, MN 19 369
Burns, Matthew M Orono, MN 84 2811
Cauthen,, III Joseph C - 28 211
Hektner, Thomas R 825 Navajo Rd., Hamel, MN 55340 55 1892
Houfburg, Rodney L Prior Lake, MN 64 1174
Wales, Lawrence W Maplewood, MN 66 798

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