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Gary K Michelson: Interbody spinal fusion implants. Sofamor Danek Group, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, January 14, 1997: US05593409 (604 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a spinal fusion implant that is at least partially cylindrical, made of material appropriate for human implantation and having preferably, but not necessarily, one closed end and one end capable of being closed, such that an internal chamber can be filled and hold any ...


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Louis Marie Rabbe, Lawrence M Boyd, Jean Louis Chevalier, Jean Charles Moreau: Adjustable vertebral body replacement. Sofamor Danek Group, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, December 30, 1997: US05702453 (386 worldwide citation)

An adjustable vertebral body replacement implant and assembly includes a thin-walled cylindrical body configured to span over most of the length between intact vertebrae when damaged or diseased vertebrae have been removed. The cylindrical body defines a hollow interior with a plurality of bone-ingr ...


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Gary Karlin Michelson: Artificial spinal fusion implants. Sofamor Danek Group, Martin & Ferraro, September 10, 2002: US06447547 (287 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant is disclosed which when placed within the spinal disc space stabilizes that spinal segment and materially participates in, and is incorporated in, the ensuing fusion.


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Roger P Jackson, Paul J Wisnewski: Transverse connection for spinal rods. Sofamor Danek Group, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, February 10, 1998: US05716355 (271 worldwide citation)

Four versions of clamps originally slidable along two generally parallel spinal rods are swivel connected to three versions of transverse connectors located between the rods. Set screws lock the transverse connectors to the clamps. Two of the clamp versions use interfitting rotational index locking ...


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Gary Karlin Michelson: Interbody spinal fusion implants. Sofamor Danek Group, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, July 28, 1998: US05785710 (263 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a spinal fusion implant that is at least partially cylindrical, made of material appropriate for human implantation and having preferably, but not necessarily, one closed end and one end capable of being closed, such that an internal chamber can be filled and hold any ...


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Yves Paul Cotrel: Transverse fixation device for ensuring a rigid transverse connection between two rods of a spinal osteosynthesis system. Sofamor Danek Group, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, July 29, 1997: US05651789 (170 worldwide citation)

This device comprises two fixation elements (4), each consisting of a hook (4) designed so as to be able to cover a rigid transverse bar (3) in a sliding manner and equipped with means (9, 8) for locking on the bar (3); this hook is made up of a body (5) and at least one blade. This device forms a r ...


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Jackson Roger P, Wisnewski Paul J: Transverse connection for spinal jobs. Sofamor Danek Group, October 16, 1996: EP0737448-A1 (62 worldwide citation)

Four versions of clamps originally slidable along two generally parallel spinal rods (12,13) are swivel connected to three versions of transverse connectors (19) located between the rods (12,13). Set screws (31) lock the transverse connectors (19) to the clamps (22). Two of the clamp versions use in ...


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Michelson Gary K: Interbody spinal fusion implants. Sofamor Danek Group, September 18, 1996: EP0732093-A2 (44 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a spinal fusion implant that is at least partially cylindrical, made of material appropriate for human implantation and having preferably, but not necessarily, one closed end and one end capable of being closed, such that an internal chamber can be filled and hold any ...


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David A Simon, Kurt R Smith: System and methods for the reduction and elimination of image artifacts in the calibration of x-ray imagers. Sofamor Danek Group, Harness Dickey & Pierce, April 9, 2002: US06370224 (19 worldwide citation)

Image processing operations are used to improve images that include visual artifacts generated by calibration markers used in intrinsic calibration of an x-ray image. Artifacts introduced by opaque or semi-transparent calibration markers may be completely or partially removed from the image. More pa ...


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Dieter Schulz, Norbert Haeckl, Rainer Brunnen, Thomas E Roehm III: Endoscope with a coupling device (video coupler) for connection of a video camera. Henke Sass Wolf, Sofamor Danek Group Surgical Navigation Technologies, Reed Smith, April 1, 2003: US06540668 (17 worldwide citation)

An endoscope with a coupling device for the connection of a video camera, wherein the endoscope has, at its needle-shaped tube, a distal end which is provided for insertion into the body and a lens system and has a proximal end provided for looking into the endoscope and having a field diaphragm, th ...