US Patent No: 8,114,134

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Spinal prosthesis having a three bar linkage for motion preservation and dynamic stabilization of the spine

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A dynamic spinal stabilization linkage for use in stabilizing of the spine. The linkage connects adjacent vertebrae to provide load-sharing and stabilization while allowing natural kinematics. The linkage comprises three rigid bodies joined in series with 3-degree-of-freedom spherical joint between each body. The joints have range-of-motion constraints which limit undesirable intervertebral motion.

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SPARTEK MEDICAL, INC.ALAMEDA, CA66

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Flynn, John J Concord, CA 204 2824
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, CA 416 13093
Klyce, H Adam R Berkeley, CA 82 267
Klyce, Henry A Piedmont, CA 279 8082
Mitchell, Steven T Pleasant Hill, CA 169 3043
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, CA 340 9638
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, CA 416 13152

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5,693,053 Variable angle and transitional linking member 121 1995
6,520,990 Lateral fixation plates for a spinal system 108 1995
5,797,911 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 347 1996
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6,344,057 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 186 1998
6,113,601 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a loosely coupled locking cap 243 1998
6,280,442 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 294 1999
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6,254,602 Advanced coupling device using shape-memory technology 207 1999
6,273,888 Device and method for selectively preventing the locking of a shape-memory alloy coupling system 202 1999
6,293,949 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 439 2000
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6,402,749 Variable angle connection assembly for a spinal implant system 97 2000
6,485,491 Posterior fixation system 270 2000
6,520,962 Taper-locked adjustable connector 181 2000
6,761,719 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 189 2001
6,749,614 Formable orthopedic fixation system with cross linking 153 2001
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7,048,736 Device for fixation of spinous processes 239 2002
2004/0111,088 Multi-rod bone attachment member 79 2002
7,691,131 Intervertebral connecting device 12 2002
7,338,490 Reduction cable and bone anchor 63 2003
7,270,665 Variable offset spinal fixation system 76 2003
7,727,261 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 30 2003
7,553,320 Method and apparatus for replacing the function of facet joints 51 2003
2004/0230,192 Intervertebral linking device 113 2004
2004/0215,192 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 82 2004
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7,794,477 Spinal implants and methods with extended multi-axial anchor assemblies 31 2004
7,811,311 Screw with deployable interlaced dual rods 26 2004
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7,794,481 Force limiting coupling assemblies for spinal implants 25 2005
2006/0084,989 Multi-axial anchor assemblies for spinal implants and methods 105 2005
2006/0247,623 Local delivery of an active agent from an orthopedic implant 212 2005
7,585,312 Spinal stabilization apparatus and method 27 2005
7,850,715 Orthopedic implant apparatus 30 2005
2006/0084,990 Dual anchor spinal implant apparatus 65 2005
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7,828,825 Multi-level multi-functional spinal stabilization systems and methods 32 2005
7,625,394 Coupling assemblies for spinal implants 42 2005
7,862,591 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 29 2005
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2008/0021,459 Dynamic constructs for spinal stabilization 110 2006
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ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (32)
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6,554,832 Polyaxial transverse connector 170 2001
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2005/0090,822 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing the spine through an access device 120 2003
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7,491,218 Spinal stabilization systems and methods using minimally invasive surgical procedures 91 2003
2006/0089,643 Spinal fixation device 112 2004
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7,857,834 Spinal implant fixation assembly 35 2004
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2006/0142,761 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 151 2006
2007/0213,719 Spinal stabilization device 78 2006
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2008/0009,864 INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS FOR REDUCTION OF VERTEBRAL BODIES 122 2007
2008/0039,838 SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS 104 2007
2008/0077,139 SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEMS WITH QUICK-CONNECT SLEEVE ASSEMBLIES FOR USE IN SURGICAL PROCEDURES 118 2007
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2008/0065,075 METHOD FOR SPINE STABILIZATION DURING OSTEOSYNTHESIS (As Amended) 87 2007
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (28)
4,913,134 Spinal fixation system 287 1988
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6,197,028 Sacral implant system 116 1993
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5,562,737 Extra-discal intervertebral prosthesis 274 1994
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5,688,272 Top-tightening transverse connector for a spinal fixation system 193 1995
5,624,441 Attachment plate for top-tightening clamp assembly in a spinal fixation system 113 1995
5,716,355 Transverse connection for spinal rods 232 1995
5,569,248 Apparatus for subcutaneous suprafascial pedicular internal fixation 286 1995
5,609,592 Spinal Fixation System 148 1995
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6,004,322 Modular pedicle screw system 148 1996
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6,053,917 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 297 1999
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6,660,004 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 217 2001
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6,852,128 Flexible spine stabilization systems 120 2003
7,018,379 Flexible spinal stabilization system and method 171 2004
 
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5,681,311 Osteosynthesis apparatus 294 1995
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DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (16)
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5,024,213 Connector for a corrective device 202 1989
5,084,049 Transverse connector for spinal column corrective devices 316 1989
5,312,404 Spinal column retaining apparatus 225 1992
5,346,493 Top-entry rod retainer 192 1993
5,743,907 Spinal column retaining method and apparatus 114 1994
5,713,900 Apparatus for retaining bone portions in a desired spatial relationship 248 1996
7,344,539 Intervertebral connection system 64 2001
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6,843,791 Locking cap assembly for spinal fixation instrumentation 177 2003
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THEKEN SPINE, LLC (14)
7,306,603 Device and method for percutaneous placement of lumbar pedicle screws and connecting rods 144 2002
7,588,588 System and method for stabilizing of internal structures 71 2003
7,214,227 Closure member for a medical implant device 122 2004
2006/0200,128 Bone anchor 121 2004
7,854,752 System and method for dynamic skeletal stabilization 36 2004
2006/0079,894 Connector transfer tool for internal structure stabilization systems 134 2004
7,588,575 Extension for use with stabilization systems for internal structures 65 2004
2006/0247,637 System and method for dynamic skeletal stabilization 131 2006
2007/0049,936 ALIGNMENT INSTRUMENT FOR DYNAMIC SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEMS 119 2006
2007/0233,090 ALIGNING CROSS-CONNECTOR 81 2007
2007/0233,091 MULTI-LEVEL SPHERICAL LINKAGE IMPLANT SYSTEM 77 2007
2007/0233,094 DYNAMIC MOTION SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM 89 2007
2007/0288,012 DYNAMIC MOTION SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE 94 2007
2008/0065,073 OFFSET DYNAMIC MOTION SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM 99 2007
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (13)
6,755,829 Lock cap anchor assembly for orthopaedic fixation 254 2000
6,475,219 Anterior vertebral protection method and device 88 2001
7,101,398 Prosthetic facet joint ligament 144 2002
2006/0235,385 Low profile polyaxial screw 72 2005
2006/0282,078 POSTERIOR DYNAMIC STABILIZATION CROSS CONNECTORS 125 2005
7,763,051 Posterior dynamic stabilization systems and methods 48 2005
2006/0079,896 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR POSTERIOR STABILIZATION 106 2005
7,879,074 Posterior dynamic stabilization systems and methods 35 2005
7,717,939 Rod attachment for head to head cross connector 35 2005
7,918,792 Surgical retractor for use with minimally invasive spinal stabilization systems and methods of minimally invasive surgery 33 2006
7,682,377 Polyaxial bone screw 62 2006
7,806,913 Modular multi-level spine stabilization system and method 36 2006
7,828,824 Facet joint prosthesis 29 2006
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (12)
5,443,467 Bone screw 439 1994
6,471,705 Bone screw 223 2001
6,736,820 Bone screw 161 2001
7,018,378 Screw 148 2002
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7,722,649 Dynamic stabilization device for bones, in particular for vertebrae 43 2003
2004/0225,289 Dynamic anchoring device and dynamic stabilization device for bones, in particular for vertebrae, with such an anchoring device 245 2004
7,601,166 Stabilization device for the dynamic stabilization of vertebrae or bones and rod like element for such a stabilization device 54 2005
7,833,256 Elastic element for the use in a stabilization device for bones and vertebrae and method for the manufacture of such elastic element 29 2005
7,530,992 Bone anchoring device for stabilising bone segments and seat part of a bone anchoring device 37 2005
7,785,354 Bone screw 31 2005
2006/0106,383 Bone screw 102 2005
 
STRYKER SPINE (12)
6,554,834 Slotted head pedicle screw assembly 220 1999
6,217,578 Spinal cross connector 131 1999
6,572,617 Vertebra implant 111 2000
6,440,169 Interspinous stabilizer to be fixed to spinous processes of two vertebrae 446 2000
6,585,737 Backbone osteosynthesis system with collar and lock 86 2001
7,008,423 Spinal osteosynthesis system for anterior fixation 88 2003
6,881,215 Backbone osteosynthesis system with clamping means in particular for anterior fixing 74 2003
7,648,522 Bone fixation assembly and method 36 2003
2006/0058,787 Spinal implant assembly 82 2004
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K2M, INC. (11)
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5,899,904 Compression locking vertebral body screw, staple, and rod assembly 102 1998
5,910,142 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a rod clamping split ferrule coupling element 180 1998
5,925,047 Coupled rod, anterior vertebral body screw, and staple assembly 113 1998
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6,482,207 Efficient assembling modular locking pedicle screw 130 2000
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SYNTHES USA, LLC (11)
5,047,029 Clamp and system for internal fixation 209 1989
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5,190,543 Anchoring device 220 1991
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6,325,802 Spinal fixation element 90 1994
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THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (8)
2006/0084,982 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 147 2004
2006/0084,983 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 247 2004
2006/0084,984 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 145 2004
2006/0084,985 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 253 2004
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EBI, LLC (7)
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7,104,992 Spinal fixation system 90 2003
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2006/0253,118 Spinal fixation system 72 2006
 
RACHIOTEK LLC (7)
2005/0177,156 Surgical implant devices and systems including a sheath member 155 2004
7,615,068 Mounting mechanisms for pedicle screws and related assemblies 78 2004
7,635,379 Pedicle screw assembly with bearing surfaces 54 2004
7,811,309 Dynamic spine stabilization device with travel-limiting functionality 61 2005
7,713,288 Spring junction and assembly methods for spinal device 64 2005
7,699,875 Spinal stabilization device with weld cap 66 2006
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2005/0182,400 Spine stabilization systems, devices and methods 121 2004
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2007/0093,814 Dynamic spinal stabilization systems 105 2005
2006/0229,613 Sheath assembly for spinal stabilization device 98 2006
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (6)
7,087,057 Polyaxial bone screw 153 2003
7,326,210 Spinal stabilization device 137 2005
2006/0149,244 Device for connecting a longitudinal bar to a pedicle screw 112 2006
2006/0235,393 LOCKING CAP ASSEMBLY FOR SPINAL FIXATION INSTRUMENTATION 136 2006
2007/0123,871 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 96 2007
2007/0276,380 Spinal stabilization device 99 2007
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (6)
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7,087,084 Method for replacing a natural facet joint with a prosthesis having an artificial facet joint structure 127 2003
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K2M, LLC (6)
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Sofamor S.N.C. (6)
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5,743,911 Fixing device for a rigid transverse connection device between rods of a spinal osteosynthesis system 121 1996
6,709,434 Spinal osteosynthesis device 92 2001
 
YALE UNIVERSITY (5)
7,029,475 Spinal stabilization method 219 2004
7,476,238 Dynamic spine stabilizer 91 2005
7,713,287 Dynamic spine stabilizer 52 2005
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AESCULAP II, INC. (4)
6,010,503 Locking mechanism 291 1998
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ALPINESPINE, LLC (4)
2006/0161,153 Pedicle screw systems and methods of assembling/installing the same 96 2005
7,445,627 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 62 2006
2006/0241,600 Percutaneous pedicle screw assembly 129 2006
2008/0071,273 Dynamic Pedicle Screw System 101 2007
 
FACET SOLUTIONS, INC. (4)
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GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (4)
6,986,771 Spine stabilization system 230 2003
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PARADIGM SPINE, LLC (4)
2006/0241,601 Interspinous vertebral and lumbosacral stabilization devices and methods of use 165 2006
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SPECIALIST PROPERTIES, LLC (4)
6,645,207 Method and apparatus for dynamized spinal stabilization 306 2001
6,695,845 Method and apparatus utilizing interference fit screw shanks for nonmetallic spinal stabilization 93 2001
6,656,181 Method and device utilizing tapered screw shanks for spinal stabilization 149 2001
7,104,991 Method and device for using extended interference fit screw shanks for spinal stabilization 29 2002
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (4)
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5,702,394 Assembly piece for an osteosynthesis device 91 1995
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STRYKER TRAUMA GMBH (4)
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AESCULAP AG (3)
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ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (3)
5,611,800 Spinal fixation system 258 1994
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BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (3)
6,540,748 Surgical screw system and method of use 178 2000
2006/0058,788 Multi-axial connection system 128 2004
2006/0235,392 Multi-axial connection system 120 2006
 
CHOICE SPINE, LP (3)
6,589,243 Posterior backbone osteosynthesis device 56 2001
7,479,156 Vertebral anchoring device and its blocking device on a polyaxial screw 35 2003
2005/0171,537 Connector for vertebral anchoring system 86 2004
 
CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (3)
5,360,431 Transpedicular screw system and method of use 430 1992
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INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC. (3)
6,883,520 Methods and apparatus for dynamically stable spinal implant 140 2002
7,513,911 Method of implanting dynamically stable spinal implant 46 2004
7,553,329 Stabilized intervertebral disc barrier 47 2004
 
N SPINE, INC. (3)
7,137,985 Marking and guidance method and system for flexible fixation of a spine 110 2003
7,763,052 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 37 2004
7,815,665 Adjustable spinal stabilization system 34 2004
 
SOFAMOR DANEK GROUP, INC. (3)
5,005,562 Implant for spinal osteosynthesis device, in particular in traumatology 384 1989
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SPINAL KINETICS, INC. (3)
2007/0083,200 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 91 2005
2007/0167,947 Spinal stabilization device 77 2006
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SPINAL LLC (3)
5,683,392 Multi-planar locking mechanism for bone fixation 211 1995
7,335,201 Polyaxial bone screw with torqueless fastening 108 2003
7,678,136 Spinal fixation assembly 38 2004
 
SPINELAB AG (3)
7,125,410 Elastic stabilization system for vertebral columns 141 2003
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ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG (3)
6,402,752 Polyaxial pedicle-screw 205 2001
6,423,064 Orthopaedic screw variable angle connection to a longitudinal support 87 2001
6,805,714 Anchorable vertebral implant 98 2002
 
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ABBOTT SPINE INC. (2)
2003/0171,749 Semirigid linking piece for stabilizing the spine 233 2003
2004/0147,928 Spinal stabilization system using flexible members 253 2003
 
ABDOU, SAMY (2)
7,862,588 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 29 2006
7,857,833 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 26 2006
 
ALTUS PARTNERS, LLC (2)
2006/0235,389 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor and anchor seat with tangential locking feature 123 2006
7,594,924 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor seat and cross coupling with improved locking feature 29 2006
 
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BIRD BIEDERMANN AG (2)
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7,862,594 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 28 2005
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