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, CA14

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Flynn, John J Walnut Creek, US 132 5166
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, US 265 21084
Klyce, H Adam R Berkeley, US 46 579
Klyce, Henry A Piedmont, US 174 12409
Mitchell, Steven T Pleasant Hill, US 111 5444
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, US 213 15562
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, US 264 21159

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5,713,900 Apparatus for retaining bone portions in a desired spatial relationship 293 1996
7,344,539 Intervertebral connection system 90 2001
6,869,433 Polyaxial screw with improved locking 228 2002
6,843,791 Locking cap assembly for spinal fixation instrumentation 220 2003
7,081,117 Locking cap assembly for spinal fixation instrumentation 162 2004
 
DiscoTech N.V. (1)
6,127,597 Systems for percutaneous bone and spinal stabilization, fixation and repair 608 1998
 
N-SPINE (2)
2005/0177,157 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 234 2005
2006/0195,093 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 148 2005
 
Vaughan Medical Technologies, Inc. (2)
6,899,714 Vertebral stabilization assembly and method 99 2002
7,087,056 Vertebral stabilization assembly and method 123 2004
 
SPINAL LLC (3)
5,683,392 Multi-planar locking mechanism for bone fixation 251 1995
7,335,201 Polyaxial bone screw with torqueless fastening 140 2003
7,678,136 Spinal fixation assembly 65 2004
 
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (2)
5,782,833 Pedicle screw system for osteosynthesis 329 1996
6,565,567 Pedicle screw for osteosynthesis 268 2000
 
SPINAL KINETICS, INC. (3)
2007/0083,200 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 108 2005
7,803,189 Prosthetic facet and facet joint replacement device 25 2006
2007/0167,947 Spinal stabilization device 90 2006
 
ACROMED (1)
5,129,900 Spinal column retaining method and apparatus 339 1990
 
KYPHON SARL (2)
7,648,520 Pedicle screw assembly 31 2004
2006/0276,897 Implant for stabilizing a bone graft during spinal fusion 156 2005
 
VERTILINK CORPORATION (1)
7,083,621 Articulating spinal fixation rod and system 307 2003
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (1)
7,309,355 Flexible tibial sheath 99 2003
 
MULLANE, THOMAS (2)
6,623,485 Split ring bone screw for a spinal fixation system 287 2001
6,887,242 Split ring bone screw for a spinal fixation system 103 2002
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (17)
5,102,412 System for instrumentation of the spine in the treatment of spinal deformities 267 1990
5,380,326 Clamping device for vertebral locking rod 117 1993
5,591,166 Multi angle bone bolt 348 1995
5,681,311 Osteosynthesis apparatus 367 1995
6,413,257 Clamping connector for spinal fixation systems 108 1997
6,783,526 Transverse rod connector clip 119 1997
5,989,251 Apparatus for spinal stabilization 141 1998
6,090,111 Device for securing spinal rods 400 1998
6,565,565 Device for securing spinal rods 394 2000
6,302,882 Transverse rod connector clip 125 2000
6,875,211 Apparatus for spinal stabilization 138 2001
6,706,045 Clamping connector for spinal fixation systems 165 2002
6,752,807 Transverse rod connector clip 109 2002
7,608,095 Device for securing spinal rods 33 2003
2005/0192,569 Apparatus for spinal stabilization 79 2005
7,819,901 Device for securing spinal rods 31 2005
7,909,856 Methods for securing spinal rods 28 2006
 
Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc. (3)
6,883,520 Methods and apparatus for dynamically stable spinal implant 165 2002
7,513,911 Method of implanting dynamically stable spinal implant 52 2004
7,553,329 Stabilized intervertebral disc barrier 65 2004
 
Polyclinique de Bourgogne & Les Hortensiad (1)
5,180,393 Artificial ligament for the spine 442 1992
 
Solco Biomedical Co., Ltd. (1)
2006/0247,631 Spinal pedicle screw assembly 142 2005
 
Acromed B.V. (1)
5,374,267 Device for fixing at least a part of the human cervical and/or thoracic vertebral column 70 1993
 
ACROMED CORPORATION (1)
4,950,269 Spinal column fixation device 299 1988
 
Rachiotek, LLC (7)
7,615,068 Mounting mechanisms for pedicle screws and related assemblies 102 2004
7,635,379 Pedicle screw assembly with bearing surfaces 59 2004
2005/0177,156 Surgical implant devices and systems including a sheath member 184 2004
7,811,309 Dynamic spine stabilization device with travel-limiting functionality 72 2005
7,713,288 Spring junction and assembly methods for spinal device 79 2005
7,699,875 Spinal stabilization device with weld cap 81 2006
2010/0222,819 Integral Spring Junction 63 2010
 
Society de Fabrication de Materiel de Orthopedique, S.A. (1)
5,067,955 Vertebral implant for osteosynthesis device 275 1990
 
ALPINESPINE, LLC (4)
2006/0161,153 Pedicle screw systems and methods of assembling/installing the same 119 2005
7,445,627 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 91 2006
2006/0241,600 Percutaneous pedicle screw assembly 168 2006
* 2008/0071,273 Dynamic Pedicle Screw System 135 2007
 
ZEHNDER CONSULTING, INHABER DR. THOMAS ZEHNDER (1)
2007/0016,201 Elastic stabilization system for vertebral columns 82 2006
 
PLUS ENDOPROTHETK AG CH-6343 ROTKREUZ (1)
5,536,268 System for osteosynthesis at the vertebral column, connecting element for such a system and tool for its placement and removal 212 1994
 
ATLAS SPINE, INC. (1)
6,932,817 Polyaxial modular skeletal hook 144 2002
 
BIOMAT (1)
5,380,325 Osteosynthesis device for spinal consolidation 199 1993
 
SPINELAB AG (2)
7,125,410 Elastic stabilization system for vertebral columns 164 2003
7,597,707 Pedicle screw with a closure device for the fixing of elastic rod elements 26 2004
 
PARK, KEUN HO (1)
7,871,413 Pedicle screw and operating device thereof 29 2004
 
SPINAL CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
2004/0172,022 Bone fastener assembly for a spinal stabilization system 307 2003
 
MMSN LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
7,862,586 Spinal stabilization systems 64 2003
 
SPINAL INNOVATIONS, L.L.C. (4)
5,863,293 Spinal implant fixation assembly 369 1996
6,171,311 Transverse connector 168 1996
5,964,760 Spinal implant fixation assembly 396 1997
6,328,740 Transverse connector 101 1999
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (66)
5,437,672 Spinal cord protection device 374 1994
5,683,391 Anterior spinal instrumentation and method for implantation and revision 241 1995
5,693,053 Variable angle and transitional linking member 132 1995
6,520,990 Lateral fixation plates for a spinal system 115 1995
5,797,911 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 455 1996
5,879,350 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 452 1996
5,728,098 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology 301 1996
5,868,745 Spinal protection device 195 1996
5,885,286 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 416 1997
6,344,057 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 221 1998
6,113,601 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a loosely coupled locking cap 308 1998
6,280,442 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 404 1999
6,210,413 Connecting apparatus using shape-memory technology 156 1999
6,254,602 Advanced coupling device using shape-memory technology 274 1999
6,273,888 Device and method for selectively preventing the locking of a shape-memory alloy coupling system 252 1999
6,293,949 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 528 2000
6,309,391 Multidirectional pivoting bone screw and fixation system 255 2000
6,402,749 Variable angle connection assembly for a spinal implant system 115 2000
6,485,491 Posterior fixation system 370 2000
6,520,962 Taper-locked adjustable connector 240 2000
6,761,719 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 229 2001
6,749,614 Formable orthopedic fixation system with cross linking 189 2001
6,783,527 Flexible spinal stabilization system and method 366 2001
6,827,743 Woven orthopedic implants 181 2002
7,048,736 Device for fixation of spinous processes 305 2002
2004/0111,088 Multi-rod bone attachment member 90 2002
* 7,691,131 Intervertebral connecting device 28 2002
7,338,490 Reduction cable and bone anchor 102 2003
7,270,665 Variable offset spinal fixation system 109 2003
7,727,261 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 48 2003
7,553,320 Method and apparatus for replacing the function of facet joints 72 2003
2004/0230,192 Intervertebral linking device 129 2004
2004/0215,192 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 94 2004
2005/0277,922 Systems and methods for flexible spinal stabilization 238 2004
7,722,654 Spinal implants with multi-axial anchor assembly and methods 41 2004
7,794,477 Spinal implants and methods with extended multi-axial anchor assemblies 41 2004
7,811,311 Screw with deployable interlaced dual rods 27 2004
7,815,664 Systems and methods for spinal stabilization with flexible elements 39 2005
2006/0229,607 Systems, kits and methods for treatment of the spinal column using elongate support members 93 2005
2006/0241,757 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same 213 2005
7,708,762 Systems, devices and methods for stabilization of the spinal column 38 2005
7,794,481 Force limiting coupling assemblies for spinal implants 25 2005
7,585,312 Spinal stabilization apparatus and method 30 2005
7,850,715 Orthopedic implant apparatus 36 2005
2006/0084,989 Multi-axial anchor assemblies for spinal implants and methods 134 2005
2006/0247,623 Local delivery of an active agent from an orthopedic implant 247 2005
2006/0084,990 Dual anchor spinal implant apparatus 73 2005
7,799,060 Multi-directional spinal stabilization systems and methods 48 2005
7,828,825 Multi-level multi-functional spinal stabilization systems and methods 37 2005
7,625,394 Coupling assemblies for spinal implants 67 2005
7,862,591 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 32 2005
7,699,873 Spinous process anchoring systems and methods 51 2005
7,828,826 Flexible spinal stabilization system and method 27 2006
7,520,879 Surgical instruments and techniques for percutaneous placement of spinal stabilization elements 74 2006
2007/0198,014 Articulating connecting member and anchor systems for spinal stabilization 145 2006
2007/0233,068 Intervertebral prosthetic assembly for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 213 2006
2007/0233,072 Modular fastener assemblies for spinal stabilization systems and methods 67 2006
7,563,274 Surgical instruments and techniques for controlling spinal motion segments with positioning of spinal stabilization elements 64 2006
7,785,350 Load bearing flexible spinal connecting element 35 2006
2007/0270,836 Dynamic spinal stabilization members and methods 91 2006
2007/0270,838 Dynamic spinal stabilization device with dampener 165 2006
2008/0021,459 Dynamic constructs for spinal stabilization 131 2006
2008/0021,461 Spinal stabilization and reconstruction with fusion rods 79 2006
2008/0065,079 Spinal Stabilization Devices and Methods of Use 128 2006
7,875,059 Variable stiffness support members 48 2007
2010/0198,270 Multi-Axial Bone Screw Assembly 40 2010
 
Prufer (1)
5,207,678 Pedicle screw and receiver member therefore 468 1992
 
EXACTECH, INC. (2)
2008/0183,215 Multi-level minimally invasive spinal stabilization system 105 2008
2008/0262,554 Dyanamic rod 83 2008
 
NAS Medical Technologies, Inc. (1)
7,294,128 Bone fixation apparatus 98 2003
 
YALE UNIVERSITY (5)
7,029,475 Spinal stabilization method 282 2004
7,476,238 Dynamic spine stabilizer 112 2005
7,713,287 Dynamic spine stabilizer 58 2005
2005/0288,670 Dynamic stabilization device including overhanging stabilizing member 216 2005
2010/0174,317 Dynamic Spine Stabilizer 57 2010
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (1)
5,716,358 Directional bone fixation device 152 1994
 
INTEGRA OHIO, INC. (1)
5,928,233 Spinal fixation device with laterally attachable connectors 176 1997
 
PREMIA SPINE LTD. (1)
7,011,685 Spinal prostheses 281 2004
 
SPINEFRONTLER, L.L.S. (1)
7,875,060 Multi-axial screw with a spherical landing 27 2005
 
CUSTOM SPINE ACQUISITION, INC. (2)
7,862,594 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 30 2005
7,819,902 Medialised rod pedicle screw assembly 60 2005
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
5,628,740 Articulating toggle bolt bone screw 316 1995
 
ALTUS PARTNERS, LLC (2)
7,594,924 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor seat and cross coupling with improved locking feature 40 2006
2006/0235,389 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor and anchor seat with tangential locking feature 158 2006
 
AESCULAP (1)
6,945,974 Spinal stabilization implant and method of application 83 2003
 
AESCULAP AG (3)
5,360,429 Device for straightening, fixing, compressing, and elongating cervical vertebrae 173 1993
6,086,588 Osteosynthesis system for vertebra arthrodesis 198 1999
6,755,835 Bone screw 194 2002
 
N SPINE, INC. (2)
7,137,985 Marking and guidance method and system for flexible fixation of a spine 149 2003
7,763,052 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 50 2004
 
AESCULAP II, INC. (4)
6,010,503 Locking mechanism 376 1998
6,355,040 Locking mechanism 253 2000
6,740,086 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 248 2002
2004/0162,560 Implant device including threaded locking mechanism 155 2003
 
Medicrea Technologies (2)
6,267,765 Multidirectional adaptable vertebral osteosyntsis device with reduced space requirement 222 2000
7,731,734 Vertebral osteosynthesis equipment 35 2004
 
SPARTA, INC. (1)
6,273,914 Spinal implant 150 1997
 
HOPITAL SAINTE-JUSTINE (1)
6,554,831 Mobile dynamic system for treating spinal disorder 286 2000
 
ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,716,359 Anchor and method for fixing a screw in bone 188 1996
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS, INC. (1)
5,690,633 Orthopedic fracture fixation device 115 1996
 
SALUT, LTD. (2)
5,127,912 Sacral implant system 401 1990
6,458,131 Apparatus and method for reducing spinal deformity 212 2000
 
CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (3)
5,360,431 Transpedicular screw system and method of use 565 1992
5,466,237 Variable locking stabilizer anchor seat and screw 477 1993
5,474,555 Spinal implant system 601 1994
 
Fairant; Paulette (1)
6,132,464 Vertebral joint facets prostheses 462 1996
 
SOIETE DE FABRICATION DE MATERIEL ORTHOPEDIQUE SOFAMOR (1)
4,641,636 Device for supporting the rachis 279 1984
 
ENCORE MEDICAL ASSET CORPORATION (1)
5,928,232 Spinal fixation system 179 1996
 
Neuropro Technologies, Inc. (1)
2008/0051,787 PERCUTANEOUS SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC SPINAL STABILIZATION 137 2007
 
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5,443,467 Bone screw 535 1994
6,471,705 Bone screw 285 2001
6,736,820 Bone screw 211 2001
7,018,378 Screw 182 2002
6,918,911 Bone anchoring device for stabilizing bone segments and seat part of a bone anchoring device 106 2003
7,722,649 Dynamic stabilization device for bones, in particular for vertebrae 62 2003
2004/0225,289 Dynamic anchoring device and dynamic stabilization device for bones, in particular for vertebrae, with such an anchoring device 312 2004
7,601,166 Stabilization device for the dynamic stabilization of vertebrae or bones and rod like element for such a stabilization device 71 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 38 2005
7,530,992 Bone anchoring device for stabilising bone segments and seat part of a bone anchoring device 53 2005
7,785,354 Bone screw 51 2005
2006/0106,383 Bone screw 121 2005
 
Tutogen Medical GmbH (1)
2004/0034,374 Implant 28 2003
 
MIRSON, BRIAN (1)
5,382,248 System and method for stabilizing bone segments 214 1992
 
PARADIGM SPINE (1)
5,645,599 Interspinal vertebral implant 795 1996
 
Scient'x Societe Anonyme (2)
7,892,266 Bone anchoring device with spherical articulation 27 2003
2006/0084,978 Spinal fixation system and method 74 2004
 
ABDOU, SAMY (2)
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7,857,833 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 26 2006
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (2)
6,565,605 Multiple facet joint replacement 354 2000
7,090,698 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 187 2002
 
ZIMMER BIOMET SPINE, INC. (2)
7,766,945 Screw and rod fixation system 45 2004
7,828,830 Dynamic spinal stabilization 27 2006
 
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (8)
2006/0084,982 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 184 2004
2006/0084,983 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 306 2004
2006/0084,984 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 181 2004
2006/0084,985 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 336 2004
2006/0122,620 Systems and methods for stabilizing the motion or adjusting the position of the spine 279 2004
2006/0084,987 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 302 2005
2006/0085,069 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 315 2005
2006/0084,988 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 333 2005
 
Transl, Inc. (1)
7,662,173 Spinal mobility preservation apparatus 57 2004
 
ORTHO INNOVATIONS, LLC (1)
7,942,910 Polyaxial bone screw 35 2007
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
7,060,066 Spinal fixation support device and methods of using 84 2002
 
CORIN SPINAL SYSTEMS LIMITED (1)
6,626,908 Pedicle attachment assembly 229 2001
 
Henry Ford Hospital (1)
4,611,580 Intervertebral body stabilization 140 1983
 
Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd. (2)
6,832,999 Rod for cervical vertebra and connecting system thereof 103 2003
2004/0122,425 Rod fixing apparatus for vertebra connecting member 85 2003
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (2)
6,001,098 Connecting element for spinal stabilizing system 160 1997
6,096,039 Means for interconnecting two spaced elongated rods of a human spine implant 110 1999
 
ANOVA CORP. (1)
6,248,106 Cross-coupled vertebral stabilizers 273 2000
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (3)
5,611,800 Spinal fixation system 353 1994
5,549,607 Apparatus for spinal fixation system 239 1995
7,377,923 Variable angle spinal screw assembly 87 2004
 
KYOCERA CORPORATION (1)
6,660,005 Vertebra correcting and fixing device 92 2001
 
HADASIT MEDICAL RESEARCH SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT LTD. (1)
2006/0282,073 Implant for treating idiopathic scoliosis and a method for using the same 78 2004
 
Societe PSI (1)
5,540,688 Intervertebral stabilization device incorporating dampers 529 1994
 
FOURTH DIMENSION SPINE, L.L.C. (1)
7,776,071 Flexible vertebral linking device 55 2002
 
LEE, CHUN TEK (1)
6,458,132 Spine supporting system 125 2001
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (10)
6,811,567 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 332 2002
7,074,237 Multiple facet joint replacement 150 2003
6,986,771 Spine stabilization system 298 2003
7,087,084 Method for replacing a natural facet joint with a prosthesis having an artificial facet joint structure 144 2003
7,503,924 Polyaxial screw 51 2004
7,051,451 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 162 2004
7,674,293 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 40 2005
2005/0228,385 Polyaxial screw 121 2005
2006/0129,149 Polyaxial screw 184 2005
2007/0167,946 System and Method for Multiple Level Facet joint Arthroplasty and Fusion 61 2006
 
Spinefrontier LLS (2)
7,282,064 Apparatus and method for connecting spinal vertebrae 126 2003
2007/0250,061 SPINE FIXATION METHOD AND APPARATUS 128 2007
 
ARCROMED CORPORATION (1)
5,690,629 Apparatus for maintaining vertebrae of a spinal column in a desired spatial relationship 193 1996
 
Spine Wave, Inc. (2)
7,806,914 Dynamic spinal stabilization system 29 2003
2005/0143,737 Dynamic spinal stabilization system 253 2003
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Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
K2M, INC. (2)
9,011,491 Facet device and method 0 2012
9,358,044 Semi-constrained anchoring system 0 2012
 
KSPINE, INC. (6)
9,168,071 Growth modulation system 0 2009
8,828,058 Growth directed vertebral fixation system with distractible connector(s) and apical control 3 2010
9,333,009 Spinal correction system actuators 0 2012
9,173,681 Alignment system with longitudinal support features 0 2012
8,920,472 Spinal correction and secondary stabilization 1 2013
9,113,959 Spinal correction and secondary stabilization 0 2014
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