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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Flynn, John J Concord, CA 206 3113
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, CA 419 14247
Klyce, H Adam R Berkeley, CA 82 287
Klyce, Henry A Piedmont, CA 282 8786
Mitchell, Steven T Pleasant Hill, CA 169 3384
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, CA 341 10526
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, CA 419 14314

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5,693,053 Variable angle and transitional linking member 122 1995
6,520,990 Lateral fixation plates for a spinal system 109 1995
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6,254,602 Advanced coupling device using shape-memory technology 214 1999
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6,293,949 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 461 2000
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6,402,749 Variable angle connection assembly for a spinal implant system 100 2000
6,485,491 Posterior fixation system 287 2000
6,520,962 Taper-locked adjustable connector 189 2000
6,761,719 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 195 2001
6,749,614 Formable orthopedic fixation system with cross linking 158 2001
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7,691,131 Intervertebral connecting device 14 2002
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7,270,665 Variable offset spinal fixation system 82 2003
7,727,261 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 31 2003
7,553,320 Method and apparatus for replacing the function of facet joints 56 2003
2004/0230,192 Intervertebral linking device 117 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 32 2004
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2006/0084,989 Multi-axial anchor assemblies for spinal implants and methods 107 2005
2006/0247,623 Local delivery of an active agent from an orthopedic implant 219 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 32 2005
7,625,394 Coupling assemblies for spinal implants 44 2005
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ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (32)
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2006/0089,643 Spinal fixation device 115 2004
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2006/0142,761 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 158 2006
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2008/0009,864 INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS FOR REDUCTION OF VERTEBRAL BODIES 127 2007
2008/0039,838 SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS 108 2007
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5,569,248 Apparatus for subcutaneous suprafascial pedicular internal fixation 305 1995
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6,004,322 Modular pedicle screw system 151 1996
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6,660,004 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 226 2001
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6,852,128 Flexible spine stabilization systems 120 2003
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DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (16)
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5,024,213 Connector for a corrective device 202 1989
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5,312,404 Spinal column retaining apparatus 229 1992
5,346,493 Top-entry rod retainer 196 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 156 2002
7,588,588 System and method for stabilizing of internal structures 77 2003
7,214,227 Closure member for a medical implant device 128 2004
2006/0200,128 Bone anchor 124 2004
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2006/0079,894 Connector transfer tool for internal structure stabilization systems 138 2004
2006/0247,637 System and method for dynamic skeletal stabilization 133 2006
2007/0049,936 ALIGNMENT INSTRUMENT FOR DYNAMIC SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEMS 120 2006
2007/0233,090 ALIGNING CROSS-CONNECTOR 83 2007
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BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (12)
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7,785,354 Bone screw 32 2005
2006/0106,383 Bone screw 104 2005
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (12)
6,755,829 Lock cap anchor assembly for orthopaedic fixation 266 2000
6,475,219 Anterior vertebral protection method and device 93 2001
7,101,398 Prosthetic facet joint ligament 156 2002
2006/0235,385 Low profile polyaxial screw 72 2005
7,763,051 Posterior dynamic stabilization systems and methods 50 2005
2006/0282,078 POSTERIOR DYNAMIC STABILIZATION CROSS CONNECTORS 128 2005
2006/0079,896 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR POSTERIOR STABILIZATION 108 2005
7,879,074 Posterior dynamic stabilization systems and methods 35 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 63 2006
7,806,913 Modular multi-level spine stabilization system and method 40 2006
7,828,824 Facet joint prosthesis 29 2006
 
STRYKER SPINE (12)
6,554,834 Slotted head pedicle screw assembly 223 1999
6,217,578 Spinal cross connector 136 1999
6,572,617 Vertebra implant 113 2000
6,440,169 Interspinous stabilizer to be fixed to spinous processes of two vertebrae 463 2000
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7,648,522 Bone fixation assembly and method 38 2003
2006/0058,787 Spinal implant assembly 84 2004
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K2M, INC. (11)
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SYNTHES USA, LLC (11)
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DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (8)
7,087,057 Polyaxial bone screw 158 2003
7,815,665 Adjustable spinal stabilization system 34 2004
7,326,210 Spinal stabilization device 144 2005
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2006/0149,244 Device for connecting a longitudinal bar to a pedicle screw 116 2006
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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 153 2004
2006/0084,983 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 260 2004
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EBI, LLC (7)
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RACHIOTEK LLC (7)
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7,811,309 Dynamic spine stabilization device with travel-limiting functionality 62 2005
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7,699,875 Spinal stabilization device with weld cap 69 2006
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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 266 1997
 
YALE UNIVERSITY (5)
7,029,475 Spinal stabilization method 228 2004
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ALPINESPINE, LLC (4)
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FACET SOLUTIONS, INC. (4)
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GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (4)
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PARADIGM SPINE, LLC (4)
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SPECIALIST PROPERTIES, LLC (4)
6,645,207 Method and apparatus for dynamized spinal stabilization 315 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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BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (3)
6,540,748 Surgical screw system and method of use 183 2000
2006/0058,788 Multi-axial connection system 130 2004
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CHOICE SPINE, LP (3)
6,589,243 Posterior backbone osteosynthesis device 60 2001
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CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (3)
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SPINAL KINETICS, INC. (3)
2007/0083,200 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 95 2005
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SPINAL LLC (3)
5,683,392 Multi-planar locking mechanism for bone fixation 217 1995
7,335,201 Polyaxial bone screw with torqueless fastening 112 2003
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SPINELAB AG (3)
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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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EXACTECH, INC. (2)
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