US Patent No: 8,092,535 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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Interspinous process implants and methods of use

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Abstract

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Systems and method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention can includes an implant comprising a first wing, a spacer extending from the first wing, and a distraction guide. The distraction guide is arranged in a first configuration to pierce and/or distract tissue associated with adjacent spinous processes extending from vertebrae of a targeted motion segment. The implant can be positioned between the adjacent spinous processes and once positioned, the implant can be arranged in a second configuration. When arranged in a second configuration, the distraction guide can act as a second wing. The first wing and the second wing can limit or block movement of the implant along a longitudinal axis of the implant.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KYPHON SARLSUNNYVALE, CA237

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Flynn, John J West Milford, US 130 5019
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, US 265 20650
Markwart, John A Castro Valley, US 41 2657
Mitchell, Steven T Pleasant Hill, US 111 5287
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, US 213 15202
Yerby, Scott A Montara, US 68 4203
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, US 264 20725

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
EMPIRICAL SPINE, INC. (4)
8,403,961 Methods and devices for controlled flexion restriction of spinal segments 1 2008
* 2008/0319,487 Methods and Devices for Controlled Flexion Restriction of Spinal Segments 54 2008
* 2011/0172,708 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INCREASING THE BENDING STIFFNESS OF A SPINAL SEGMENT WITH ELONGATION LIMIT 2 2011
8,403,964 Methods and systems for increasing the bending stiffness and constraining the spreading of a spinal segment 0 2011
 
SIMPIRICA SPINE, INC. (1)
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SEASPINE, INC. (1)
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DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
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* Cited By Examiner

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