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 Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Flynn, John J Concord, CA 208 3385
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, CA 421 15118
Klyce, H Adam R Berkeley, CA 82 324
Klyce, Henry A Piedmont, CA 282 9284
Mitchell, Steven T Pleasant Hill, CA 171 3667
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, CA 343 11168
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, CA 421 15188

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5,693,053 Variable angle and transitional linking member 122 1995
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6,293,949 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 472 2000
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6,485,491 Posterior fixation system 301 2000
6,520,962 Taper-locked adjustable connector 197 2000
6,761,719 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 200 2001
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7,727,261 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 32 2003
7,553,320 Method and apparatus for replacing the function of facet joints 58 2003
2004/0230,192 Intervertebral linking device 118 2004
2004/0215,192 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 83 2004
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7,794,477 Spinal implants and methods with extended multi-axial anchor assemblies 33 2004
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2006/0084,989 Multi-axial anchor assemblies for spinal implants and methods 113 2005
2006/0247,623 Local delivery of an active agent from an orthopedic implant 225 2005
2006/0084,990 Dual anchor spinal implant apparatus 67 2005
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7,828,825 Multi-level multi-functional spinal stabilization systems and methods 33 2005
7,625,394 Coupling assemblies for spinal implants 48 2005
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6,554,832 Polyaxial transverse connector 185 2001
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2006/0089,643 Spinal fixation device 123 2004
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7,857,834 Spinal implant fixation assembly 38 2004
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2006/0095,035 Instruments and methods for reduction of vertebral bodies 108 2004
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2006/0142,761 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 166 2006
2007/0213,719 Spinal stabilization device 81 2006
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2008/0009,864 INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS FOR REDUCTION OF VERTEBRAL BODIES 135 2007
2008/0039,838 SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS 112 2007
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5,569,248 Apparatus for subcutaneous suprafascial pedicular internal fixation 310 1995
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6,004,322 Modular pedicle screw system 154 1996
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6,660,004 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 235 2001
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DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (16)
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5,312,404 Spinal column retaining apparatus 235 1992
5,346,493 Top-entry rod retainer 204 1993
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THEKEN SPINE, LLC (14)
7,306,603 Device and method for percutaneous placement of lumbar pedicle screws and connecting rods 163 2002
7,588,588 System and method for stabilizing of internal structures 84 2003
7,214,227 Closure member for a medical implant device 134 2004
2006/0200,128 Bone anchor 132 2004
7,854,752 System and method for dynamic skeletal stabilization 37 2004
7,588,575 Extension for use with stabilization systems for internal structures 72 2004
2006/0079,894 Connector transfer tool for internal structure stabilization systems 144 2004
2006/0247,637 System and method for dynamic skeletal stabilization 137 2006
2007/0049,936 ALIGNMENT INSTRUMENT FOR DYNAMIC SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEMS 126 2006
2007/0233,090 ALIGNING CROSS-CONNECTOR 85 2007
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BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (12)
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7,785,354 Bone screw 33 2005
2006/0106,383 Bone screw 107 2005
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (12)
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6,475,219 Anterior vertebral protection method and device 94 2001
7,101,398 Prosthetic facet joint ligament 161 2002
2006/0235,385 Low profile polyaxial screw 72 2005
7,763,051 Posterior dynamic stabilization systems and methods 52 2005
2006/0282,078 POSTERIOR DYNAMIC STABILIZATION CROSS CONNECTORS 135 2005
2006/0079,896 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR POSTERIOR STABILIZATION 113 2005
7,879,074 Posterior dynamic stabilization systems and methods 37 2005
7,918,792 Surgical retractor for use with minimally invasive spinal stabilization systems and methods of minimally invasive surgery 34 2006
7,682,377 Polyaxial bone screw 65 2006
7,806,913 Modular multi-level spine stabilization system and method 41 2006
7,828,824 Facet joint prosthesis 29 2006
 
STRYKER SPINE (12)
6,554,834 Slotted head pedicle screw assembly 234 1999
6,217,578 Spinal cross connector 140 1999
6,572,617 Vertebra implant 115 2000
6,440,169 Interspinous stabilizer to be fixed to spinous processes of two vertebrae 475 2000
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7,648,522 Bone fixation assembly and method 40 2003
2006/0058,787 Spinal implant assembly 84 2004
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K2M, INC. (11)
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6,325,802 Spinal fixation element 92 1994
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DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (8)
7,087,057 Polyaxial bone screw 167 2003
7,815,665 Adjustable spinal stabilization system 38 2004
7,326,210 Spinal stabilization device 149 2005
7,717,939 Rod attachment for head to head cross connector 38 2005
2006/0149,244 Device for connecting a longitudinal bar to a pedicle screw 122 2006
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2007/0276,380 Spinal stabilization device 104 2007
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (8)
2006/0084,982 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 157 2004
2006/0084,983 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 270 2004
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EBI, LLC (7)
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RACHIOTEK LLC (7)
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2005/0177,156 Surgical implant devices and systems including a sheath member 164 2004
7,811,309 Dynamic spine stabilization device with travel-limiting functionality 62 2005
7,713,288 Spring junction and assembly methods for spinal device 67 2005
7,699,875 Spinal stabilization device with weld cap 70 2006
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2005/0171,543 Spine stabilization systems and associated devices, assemblies and methods 195 2004
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GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (6)
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Sofamor S.N.C. (6)
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STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (6)
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5,800,435 Modular spinal plate for use with modular polyaxial locking pedicle screws 277 1997
 
YALE UNIVERSITY (5)
7,029,475 Spinal stabilization method 236 2004
7,476,238 Dynamic spine stabilizer 95 2005
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AESCULAP II, INC. (4)
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ALPINESPINE, LLC (4)
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2006/0241,600 Percutaneous pedicle screw assembly 142 2006
2008/0071,273 Dynamic Pedicle Screw System 110 2007
 
FACET SOLUTIONS, INC. (4)
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GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (4)
6,986,771 Spine stabilization system 244 2003
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PARADIGM SPINE, LLC (4)
2006/0241,601 Interspinous vertebral and lumbosacral stabilization devices and methods of use 186 2006
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SPECIALIST PROPERTIES, LLC (4)
6,645,207 Method and apparatus for dynamized spinal stabilization 328 2001
6,695,845 Method and apparatus utilizing interference fit screw shanks for nonmetallic spinal stabilization 100 2001
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STRYKER CORPORATION (4)
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STRYKER TRAUMA GMBH (4)
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AESCULAP AG (3)
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ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (3)
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BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (3)
6,540,748 Surgical screw system and method of use 190 2000
2006/0058,788 Multi-axial connection system 136 2004
2006/0235,392 Multi-axial connection system 128 2006
 
CHOICE SPINE, LP (3)
6,589,243 Posterior backbone osteosynthesis device 60 2001
7,479,156 Vertebral anchoring device and its blocking device on a polyaxial screw 40 2003
2005/0171,537 Connector for vertebral anchoring system 88 2004
 
CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (3)
5,360,431 Transpedicular screw system and method of use 468 1992
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INTRINSIC THERAPEUTICS, INC. (3)
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7,513,911 Method of implanting dynamically stable spinal implant 46 2004
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SPINAL KINETICS, INC. (3)
2007/0083,200 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 96 2005
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2007/0167,947 Spinal stabilization device 80 2006
 
SPINAL LLC (3)
5,683,392 Multi-planar locking mechanism for bone fixation 222 1995
7,335,201 Polyaxial bone screw with torqueless fastening 116 2003
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SPINELAB AG (3)
7,125,410 Elastic stabilization system for vertebral columns 145 2003
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ABBOTT SPINE INC. (2)
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ABDOU, SAMY (2)
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ALTUS PARTNERS, LLC (2)
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BIRD BIEDERMANN AG (2)
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2007/0093,821 Dynamic clamping device for spinal implant 85 2006
 
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EXACTECH, INC. (2)
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INTELLIGENT IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
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K SPINE, INC. (2)
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