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Walter Baumgartner: Intervertebral prosthesis. Sulzer Brothers, Kenyon & Kenyon, December 15, 1992: US05171280 (449 worldwide citation)

The prosthesis has a valve at one end formed of a fixed base and a coiler body which is able to rotate on the base. A flexible elastic body defining a hollow chamber extends from the coiler body and is able to receive filling medium via the valve. A compact strand extends from the free end of the el ...


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Otto Frey, Rudolf Koch, Heinrich M F Planck: Joint endoprosthesis. Sulzer Brothers, Kenyon & Kenyon, June 12, 1990: US04932969 (445 worldwide citation)

The joint endoprosthesis is formed of a compressible elastic hollow body which is disposed between two anchoring elements. The hollow body defines a closed cavity which is filled with an incompressible fluid medium. Compressive loadings near the edges of the endoprosthesis cause a displacement of th ...


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Otto Frey, Rudolf Koch: Metallic intervertebral prosthesis. Sulzer Brothers, Kenyon & Kenyon, September 11, 1990: US04955908 (440 worldwide citation)

The metallic intervertebral prosthesis is formed of a kidney-shaped body having fishplates extending upwardly and downwardly from the body. Each fishplate has an opening for passage of a bone screw in order to secure the prosthesis to and between adjacent vertebrae. The body is tapered conically fro ...


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Otto Frey, Rudolf Koch: Intervertebral prosthesis. Sulzer Brothers, Kenyon & Kenyon, April 17, 1990: US04917704 (347 worldwide citation)

The intervertebral prosthesis provides a replacement for a damaged disk. The prosthesis is formed as a solid body of kidney-shape and is provided with a metal mesh covering for the ingrowth of tissue. Raised parts are formed on the opposite surfaces of the kidney-shaped body impart lateral stability ...


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Walter Baumgartner: Intervertebral disk prosthesis. Sulzer Brothers, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, June 14, 1994: US05320644 (306 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral disk prosthesis is described which with respect to its external dimensions imitates a natural intervertebral disk and connects two adjacent vertebrae to their upper and lower attachment surfaces. The intervertebral disk member is made of one piece from a strong, elastically deforma ...


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Rudolf Koch, Robert M Streicher: Knee joint prosthesis. Sulzer Brothers, Kenyon & Kenyon, March 30, 1993: US05197987 (219 worldwide citation)

The knee joint prosthesis is formed of a tibia metal plate which can be attached to a tibia and a femur part which can be secured in a femur. An intermediate plastic part is provided on the tibia metal plate to receive the femur part in bearing relation. In order to reduce abrasion of the intermedia ...


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Otto Frey, Rudolf Koch: Bone nail and an instrument for implanting a bone nail. Sulzer Brothers, Kenyon & Kenyon, October 11, 1988: US04776328 (175 worldwide citation)

The bone nail is provided with a tapered portion having a barbed denticulation and a conical head which has a conical shaped depression at the proximal end for receiving a centering cone of the setting and driving instrument. The instrument carries a movable sleeve at the distal end for engaging and ...


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Nikolaus Bohler, Rudolf Koch: Implant for ingrowth of osseous tissue. Sulzer Brothers, Kenyon & Kenyon, September 15, 1992: US05147402 (161 worldwide citation)

An implant for ingrowth of osseous tissue is constructed of a hollow skeletal three-dimensional support member having a plurality of openings for the ingrowth of osseous tissue into an interior cavity. The surfaces of the beams defining the openings may also be roughened to promote the fusion of tis ...


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Edy Scheibler: Card cage having an air cooling system. Sulzer Brothers, Kenyon & Kenyon, May 11, 1993: US05210680 (153 worldwide citation)

The card cage is provided with an air cooling system employing deformable baffles in the air flow path to the spaces between the printed circuit cards. The baffles are deformed upon assembly in order to adapt to the thermal conditions to be expected during operation of the card cage. The baffles pro ...


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Hilaire Jacob, Yoshinori Suezawa, Adam Schreiber, Rudolf Koch: Implant for vertebrae with spinal stabilizer. Sulzer Brothers, Kenyon & Kenyon, January 28, 1992: US05084048 (128 worldwide citation)

The vertebrae implant has a stabilizing element which is articulated to a pair of bone screws so as to accommodate skew positions of the bone screws relative to each other. A slotted clamp is provided to secure the stabilizing element to each bone screw. In addition, each clamp is disposed between a ...