US Patent No: 8,152,852

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Variable height vertebral body replacement implant

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20090138083

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Abstract

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A variable height vertebral body replacement implant used in corpectomy surgery to provide support in place of a removed or damaged vertebrae, and contain and compact bone graft material.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDOTOLEDO, OH175

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Biyani, Ashok - 27 85

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (13)
6,821,298 Anterior expandable spinal fusion cage system 143 2000
6,454,807 Articulated expandable spinal fusion cage system 133 2000
7,018,415 Expandable spinal fusion device and methods of promoting spinal fusion 132 2002
2006/0069,442 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 24 2005
7,674,294 End device for a vertebral implant 3 2005
7,575,601 Locking expandable implant and method 12 2006
7,794,501 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 29 2006
7,879,096 Centrally driven expandable implant 6 2006
7,914,581 Expandable implant, instrument, and method 7 2006
2007/0255,407 Self-contained expandable implant and method 16 2006
7,708,779 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 19 2006
2008/0167,718 Active Vertebral Prosthetic Device 3 2007
2010/0016,971 Adjustable Spinal Implant 4 2009
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (7)
6,176,881 Telescopic vertebral prosthesis 149 1999
6,660,038 Skeletal reconstruction cages 114 2001
6,524,341 Telescopic vertebral prosthesis 75 2001
7,014,659 Skeletal reconstruction cages 16 2003
2006/0058,877 Intervertebral implant 23 2005
7,641,693 Intervertebral implant 28 2005
2006/0100,710 Intervertebral implant 33 2005
 
MOVDICE HOLDING, INC. (4)
6,648,917 Adjustable bone fusion implant and method 169 2001
6,562,074 Adjustable bone fusion implant and method 234 2002
6,852,129 Adjustable bone fusion implant and method 144 2003
6,863,673 Methods for adjustable bone fusion implants 161 2003
 
SPINAL GENERATIONS, LLC (4)
7,819,922 Vertebral prosthesis 10 2003
2005/0085,910 Vertebral prosthesis 45 2003
7,883,543 Vertebral prosthesis and spinal fixation system 2 2004
2006/0074,490 Vertebral prosthesis and spinal fixation system 21 2004
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (3)
6,902,579 Lengthwise adjustable space-maintainer for inserting between two vertebral bodies 29 2001
2004/0049,271 Spacer having a variable axial length 83 2003
7,828,846 Space keeper for vertebrae or intervertebral disks 1 2003
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (3)
2005/0043,800 Prosthetic spinal disc replacement 110 2004
7,674,296 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 25 2005
2007/0191,954 Expandable Vertebral Prosthesis 34 2006
 
STRYKER SPINE (3)
6,866,682 Distractable corpectomy device 86 1999
7,648,529 Telescoping spinal implant 11 2004
2005/0113,921 Distractable corpectomy device 37 2004
 
ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG (3)
6,190,413 Vertebral implant 177 1999
6,752,832 Vertebral implant and setting tool therefor 151 2001
6,805,714 Anchorable vertebral implant 108 2002
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (3)
6,641,614 Multi-variable-height fusion device 168 1998
6,419,705 Expandable fusion device and method 158 1999
6,830,589 Expandable fusion device and method 78 2002
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
5,776,197 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 123 1996
5,776,198 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 154 1997
 
SPINECORE, INC. (2)
6,764,515 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a spirally slotted belleville washer and a rotational mounting 86 2002
2008/0306,594 Artificial intervertebral disc having a bored semispherical bearing with a compression locking post and retaining caps 1 2008
 
STOUT MEDICAL GROUP, L.P. (2)
2010/0082,109 EXPANDABLE INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT 34 2009
2010/0211,176 FIXATION DEVICE AND METHOD 32 2010
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (2)
7,544,208 Adjustable corpectomy apparatus 23 2005
7,763,076 Artificial disc prosthesis 4 2006
 
AESCULAP AG & CO. KG (1)
2005/0060,036 Spinal column implant 78 2004
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
2009/0112,325 FOOTPLATE MEMBER AND A METHOD FOR USE IN A VERTEBRAL BODY REPLACEMENT DEVICE 11 2007
 
ALPHATEC LTD. (1)
5,290,312 Artificial vertebral body 357 1991
 
ARTIFEX LTD. (1)
5,865,848 Dynamic intervertebral spacer and method of use 332 1997
 
ATLAS SPINE, INC. (1)
2007/0270,968 PLIF OPPOSING WEDGE RAMP 35 2007
 
BIEDERMANN MOTECH GMBH & CO. KG (1)
6,176,882 Intervertebral implant 251 1999
 
BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,960,232 Artificial intervertebral disc 31 2003
 
CERVITECH, INC. (1)
2010/0191,334 INTERVERTEBRAL PROSTHESIS WITH SELF-TAPPING FIXING PROJECTIONS 15 2010
 
CONCEPT MATRIX, LLC (1)
7,871,441 Cervical fixation device 8 2007
 
DARRELL C. BRETT, M.D., P.C. (1)
6,126,689 Collapsible and expandable interbody fusion device 288 1999
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (1)
7,867,279 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 2 2006
 
EAST COAST MEDICAL & DENTAL DEVICES, INC. (1)
6,454,806 Spinal surgical prosthesis 221 1999
 
EDEN SPINE EUROPE SA (1)
2008/0004,705 Vertebral replacement device 18 2007
 
FLEXUSPINE (1)
7,753,958 Expandable intervertebral implant 46 2005
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (1)
6,190,414 Apparatus for fusion of adjacent bone structures 442 1996
 
KYPHON SARL (1)
2010/0010,633 Deployable Arc Fusion Cage and Methods Associated Therewith 2 2008
 
MIDAS REX, L.P. (1)
5,236,460 Vertebral body prosthesis 358 1991
 
Osman, Said G. (1)
7,645,295 Method for postoperatively compressing a bone graft 7 2005
 
PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
6,436,142 System for stabilizing the vertebral column including deployment instruments and variable expansion inserts therefor 129 1999
 
SCIENT'X (1)
7,819,920 Vertebral replacement and distraction device for placing said implant 5 2004
 
Sofamor S.N.C. (1)
6,436,140 Expandable interbody fusion cage and method for insertion 199 2001
 
SPINE WAVE, INC. (1)
2008/0300,598 Expandable Interbody Fusion Device 34 2007
 
STRYKER FRANCE S.A. (1)
6,375,683 Implant in particular for replacing a vertebral body in surgery of the spine 127 2000
 
STRYKER TRAUMA GMBH (1)
6,106,557 Reconstruction system for vertebra 155 1999
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (1)
6,893,464 Method and apparatus for providing an expandable spinal fusion cage 77 2002
 
THIRD MILLENNIUM ENGINEERING, LLC (1)
5,989,291 Intervertebral spacer device 244 1998
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
6,616,695 Implant for replacing a vertebra 59 2000
 
TPL - KILIAN KRAUS (1)
7,909,870 Height-adjustable spinal implant and operating instrument for the implant 2 2006
 
U. S. SPINAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C. (1)
2009/0210,061 ANTERIOR LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION CAGE DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD 7 2009
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
6,193,756 Tubular support body for bridging two vertebrae 128 1998
 
ZIMMER SPINE S.A.S. (1)
7,887,596 Distractible intervertebral implant 1 2007
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (8)
5,702,455 Expandable prosthesis for spinal fusion 455 1996
6,063,121 Vertebral body prosthesis 354 1998
6,214,050 Expandable implant for inter-bone stabilization and adapted to extrude osteogenic material, and a method of stabilizing bones while extruding osteogenic material 156 1999
6,395,034 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 219 1999
6,730,088 Device for fixing spinal column under treatment 68 2002
7,311,733 Vertebral body placeholder 9 2003
2004/0153,160 Implant for vertebral replacement and restoration of the normal spinal curvature 56 2003
2009/0005,874 Compressible, rotatable, and tiltable hydraulic spinal disc prosthesis system with selectable modular components 11 2008

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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (2)
8,480,738 Implant with nested members and methods of use 0 2010
8,740,980 Expandable medical implant 0 2011

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