Interspinous process implants and methods of use

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8092535
APP PUB NO 20080033553A1
SERIAL NO

11768222

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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, CA275

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Flynn, John J West Milford, US 135 7009
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, US 265 27103
Markwart, John A Castro Valley, US 41 3673
Mitchell, Steven T Pleasant Hill, US 111 7181
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, US 213 20110
Yerby, Scott A Montara, US 72 5808
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, US 264 27171

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EMPIRICAL SPINE, INC. (4)
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