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, OH115

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Biyani, Ashok Sylvania, US 20 89

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (8)
* 5,702,455 Expandable prosthesis for spinal fusion 476 1996
* 6,063,121 Vertebral body prosthesis 381 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 170 1999
* 6,395,034 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 236 1999
* 6,730,088 Device for fixing spinal column under treatment 76 2002
* 7,311,733 Vertebral body placeholder 9 2003
* 2004/0153,160 Implant for vertebral replacement and restoration of the normal spinal curvature 67 2003
* 2009/0005,874 Compressible, rotatable, and tiltable hydraulic spinal disc prosthesis system with selectable modular components 18 2008
 
BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 6,960,232 Artificial intervertebral disc 36 2003
 
STRYKER FRANCE S.A. (1)
* 6,375,683 Implant in particular for replacing a vertebral body in surgery of the spine 139 2000
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
* 5,776,197 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 130 1996
* 5,776,198 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 165 1997
 
KYPHON SARL (1)
* 2010/0010,633 Deployable Arc Fusion Cage and Methods Associated Therewith 4 2008
 
AESCULAP AG & CO. KG (1)
* 2005/0060,036 Spinal column implant 86 2004
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
* 6,193,756 Tubular support body for bridging two vertebrae 145 1998
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (1)
* 6,190,414 Apparatus for fusion of adjacent bone structures 489 1996
 
Sofamor S.N.C. (1)
* 6,436,140 Expandable interbody fusion cage and method for insertion 217 2001
 
OSMAN, SAID G. (1)
* 7,645,295 Method for postoperatively compressing a bone graft 9 2005
 
STRYKER SPINE (3)
* 6,866,682 Distractable corpectomy device 100 1999
* 7,648,529 Telescoping spinal implant 11 2004
* 2005/0113,921 Distractable corpectomy device 42 2004
 
AMENDIA, INC. (1)
* 7,871,441 Cervical fixation device 15 2007
 
THIRD MILLENNIUM ENGINEERING, LLC (1)
* 5,989,291 Intervertebral spacer device 255 1998
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (3)
* 6,902,579 Lengthwise adjustable space-maintainer for inserting between two vertebral bodies 34 2001
* 2004/0049,271 Spacer having a variable axial length 101 2003
* 7,828,846 Space keeper for vertebrae or intervertebral disks 3 2003
 
MOVDICE HOLDING, INC. (4)
* 6,648,917 Adjustable bone fusion implant and method 204 2001
* 6,562,074 Adjustable bone fusion implant and method 277 2002
* 6,852,129 Adjustable bone fusion implant and method 178 2003
* 6,863,673 Methods for adjustable bone fusion implants 203 2003
 
CERVITECH, INC. (1)
* 2010/0191,334 INTERVERTEBRAL PROSTHESIS WITH SELF-TAPPING FIXING PROJECTIONS 18 2010
 
STRYKER TRAUMA GMBH (1)
* 6,106,557 Reconstruction system for vertebra 165 1999
 
ATLAS SPINE, INC. (1)
* 2007/0270,968 PLIF OPPOSING WEDGE RAMP 48 2007
 
DARRELL C. BRETT, M.D., P.C. (1)
* 6,126,689 Collapsible and expandable interbody fusion device 316 1999
 
TPL - KILIAN KRAUS (1)
* 7,909,870 Height-adjustable spinal implant and operating instrument for the implant 2 2006
 
STOUT MEDICAL GROUP, L.P. (2)
* 2010/0082,109 EXPANDABLE INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT 53 2009
* 2010/0211,176 FIXATION DEVICE AND METHOD 51 2010
 
SPINAL GENERATIONS, LLC (4)
* 7,819,922 Vertebral prosthesis 12 2003
* 2005/0085,910 Vertebral prosthesis 53 2003
* 7,883,543 Vertebral prosthesis and spinal fixation system 7 2004
* 2006/0074,490 Vertebral prosthesis and spinal fixation system 22 2004
 
FLEXUSPINE (1)
* 7,753,958 Expandable intervertebral implant 61 2005
 
SCIENT'X (1)
* 7,819,920 Vertebral replacement and distraction device for placing said implant 6 2004
 
MIDAS REX, L.P. (1)
* 5,236,460 Vertebral body prosthesis 385 1991
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (13)
* 6,821,298 Anterior expandable spinal fusion cage system 162 2000
* 6,454,807 Articulated expandable spinal fusion cage system 147 2000
* 7,018,415 Expandable spinal fusion device and methods of promoting spinal fusion 164 2002
* 2006/0069,442 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 25 2005
* 7,674,294 End device for a vertebral implant 4 2005
* 7,575,601 Locking expandable implant and method 14 2006
* 7,794,501 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 36 2006
* 7,879,096 Centrally driven expandable implant 8 2006
* 7,914,581 Expandable implant, instrument, and method 8 2006
* 2007/0255,407 Self-contained expandable implant and method 20 2006
* 7,708,779 Expandable intervertebral spacers and methods of use 29 2006
* 2008/0167,718 Active Vertebral Prosthetic Device 6 2007
* 2010/0016,971 Adjustable Spinal Implant 5 2009
 
ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG (3)
* 6,190,413 Vertebral implant 186 1999
* 6,752,832 Vertebral implant and setting tool therefor 174 2001
* 6,805,714 Anchorable vertebral implant 120 2002
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (7)
* 6,176,881 Telescopic vertebral prosthesis 169 1999
* 6,660,038 Skeletal reconstruction cages 128 2001
* 6,524,341 Telescopic vertebral prosthesis 82 2001
* 7,014,659 Skeletal reconstruction cages 21 2003
* 2006/0058,877 Intervertebral implant 30 2005
* 7,641,693 Intervertebral implant 37 2005
* 2006/0100,710 Intervertebral implant 37 2005
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (1)
* 7,867,279 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 4 2006
 
EAST COAST MEDICAL & DENTAL DEVICES, INC. (1)
* 6,454,806 Spinal surgical prosthesis 248 1999
 
PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
* 6,436,142 System for stabilizing the vertebral column including deployment instruments and variable expansion inserts therefor 155 1999
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (1)
* 6,893,464 Method and apparatus for providing an expandable spinal fusion cage 90 2002
 
U. S. SPINAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C. (1)
* 2009/0210,061 ANTERIOR LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION CAGE DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD 11 2009
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
* 6,616,695 Implant for replacing a vertebra 67 2000
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (2)
* 7,544,208 Adjustable corpectomy apparatus 29 2005
* 7,763,076 Artificial disc prosthesis 5 2006
 
EDEN SPINE EUROPE SA (1)
* 2008/0004,705 Vertebral replacement device 19 2007
 
ARTIFEX LTD. (1)
* 5,865,848 Dynamic intervertebral spacer and method of use 366 1997
 
ALPHATEC LTD. (1)
* 5,290,312 Artificial vertebral body 379 1991
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
* 2009/0112,325 FOOTPLATE MEMBER AND A METHOD FOR USE IN A VERTEBRAL BODY REPLACEMENT DEVICE 17 2007
 
ZIMMER SPINE S.A.S. (1)
* 7,887,596 Distractible intervertebral implant 2 2007
 
BIEDERMANN MOTECH GMBH (1)
* 6,176,882 Intervertebral implant 285 1999
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (3)
* 6,641,614 Multi-variable-height fusion device 196 1998
* 6,419,705 Expandable fusion device and method 186 1999
* 6,830,589 Expandable fusion device and method 99 2002
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (3)
* 2005/0043,800 Prosthetic spinal disc replacement 131 2004
* 7,674,296 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 30 2005
* 2007/0191,954 Expandable Vertebral Prosthesis 45 2006
 
SPINECORE, INC. (2)
* 6,764,515 Intervertebral spacer device utilizing a spirally slotted belleville washer and a rotational mounting 93 2002
* 2008/0306,594 Artificial intervertebral disc having a bored semispherical bearing with a compression locking post and retaining caps 1 2008
 
SPINE WAVE, INC. (1)
* 2008/0300,598 Expandable Interbody Fusion Device 55 2007
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (4)
* 8,480,738 Implant with nested members and methods of use 0 2010
* 2010/0198,352 Implant with Nested Members and Methods of Use 4 2010
* 8,740,980 Expandable medical implant 0 2011
* 2012/0197,403 EXPANDABLE MEDICAL IMPLANT 0 2011
* Cited By Examiner

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