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Gary K Michelson: Artificial spinal fusion implants. Sofamor Danek Properties, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, June 4, 1996: US05522899 (816 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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Gary Karlin Michelson: Artificial spinal fusion implants. Sofamor Danek Properties, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, July 7, 1998: US05776199 (439 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant for promoting fusion between adjacent vertebrae consisting of an integral, generally rectangular member having a plurality of openings for promoting ingrowth. In the preferred embodiment, the implant has an interior enclosed chamber, accessible from the outside through an opening in ...


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George H Middle, Edward A Evans, Craig Purdy: Portable power cutting tool. Sofamor Danek Properties, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, February 13, 1996: US05490860 (170 worldwide citation)

A portable power cutting tool is disclosed, having a plurality of replaceable tool assemblies for connection to the power cutting tool, with each tool assembly having a different cutting blade and a mode of motion selected for optimum operation of the cutting blade. Each tool assembly has a mode of ...


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Frank H Morgan: Recess drive bone screw and cooperable driving tool. Sofamor Danek Properties, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett Patent And Trademark Attorneys, January 25, 2000: US06016727 (133 worldwide citation)

A fastener with a recessed drive socket and a driving tool with a cooperable driving head. The socket having a cylindrical interior wall interrupted by a plurality of driving corners. The driver having a tapered driving head including a plurality of sharpened driving edges adapted to engage the driv ...


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Algis R Banys, George H Middle: Method and apparatus for obtaining a biopsy sample. Sofamor Danek Properties, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, June 20, 1995: US05425376 (58 worldwide citation)

A tool is disclosed, for taking a biopsy sample, having a needle attached to a syringe, with an opening in the side of the needle, which can be selectively covered by a cannula slidably mounted over the needle. The cannula can be locked into place on the needle, and the plunger of the syringe can be ...


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Frank H Morgan: Cranioplasty plates and method of installation. Sofamor Danek Properties, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, September 29, 1998: US05814048 (43 worldwide citation)

A biocompatible cranioplasty plate structure, and method of its installation, for use in the surgical repair and recontour of large cranial defects of the human skull created or caused by injury, surgical intervention for tumor removal, or congenital anomaly or disease. The plate structure is formed ...


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Frank H Morgan: Dental implant and alveolar process augmentation structures and method of installation. Sofamor Danek Properties, Woodward Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, June 23, 1998: US05769637 (21 worldwide citation)

Prosthetic apparatus for promoting and supporting guided bone tissue regeneration in at least missing or excised portions of the human mandible or maxilla and in bony defects of the mandible and maxilla. The apparatus includes a bone attachment tray formed of tissue-biocompatible titanium sheet mate ...


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Darryl J Bornhop, John B Clayton, Allen G Freiman, George H Middle: Flexible endoscope probe and method of manufacture. Sofamor Danek Properties, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, October 10, 1995: US05456245 (19 worldwide citation)

A flexible endoscopic probe includes a fiber optic image guide, a lens adhered to the distal end of the fiber optic image guide, and one or more fiber optic illumination fibers surrounding the image guide and terminating at the distal end of the probe. During manufacture, a mask tube is placed at le ...


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Graf Henry: Partial discal prosthesis. Sofamor Danek Properties, October 4, 2000: EP1039855-A1 (16 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns a prosthesis (2) designed to be inserted between two neighbouring vertebrae, comprising a core (4) made of an elastic material and covered, over part of its periphery, with a rigid material coating (6) designed to be in contact with the two neighbouring vertebrae. The core (4) ...


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Michael Lafferty, Daniel Kline, Charles S Slemon: Portable arthroscope with disposable probe. Sofamor Danek Properties, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, May 2, 1995: US05411500 (14 worldwide citation)

A hand-held portable arthroscope has a housing and a disposable cap removably attached to the distal end of the housing. A probe which includes a fiber optic image guide and a plurality of optical illuminating fibers is mounted on the cap, and is insertable into a body for imaging the internal struc ...