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

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Interspinous process implants and methods of use

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20080033553

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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, CA274

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Flynn, John J Concord, CA 208 3622
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, CA 421 15986
Markwart, John A Castro Valley, CA 65 1915
Mitchell, Steven T Pleasant Hill, CA 171 3891
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, CA 343 11790
Yerby, Scott A Montara, CA 99 3035
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, CA 421 16057

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
* 2011/0160,773 BONE-DERIVED SPACER ASSEMBLY 3 2009
 
Simpirica Spine, Inc. (3)
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* 2010/0036,424 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INCREASING THE BENDING STIFFNESS AND CONSTRAINING THE SPREADING OF A SPINAL SEGMENT 36 2009
8,403,964 Methods and systems for increasing the bending stiffness and constraining the spreading of a spinal segment 0 2011
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