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Michael E Landry, Larry T Khoo, Erik J Wagner, Charles R Forton, Robert J Jones: Spinal stabilization systems and methods. Abbott Spine, Beth A Vrioni, Michael L Woods, July 31, 2007: US07250052 (328 worldwide citation)

A spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient. In some embodiments, a minimally invasive procedure may be used to form a spinal stabilization system in a patient. Bone fastener assemblies may be coupled to vertebrae. Each bone fastener assembly may include a bone fastener and a collar. Th ...


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Jim Freid, Michael E Landry, Erik J Wagner: System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate. Spinal Concepts, Beth A Vrioni, November 15, 2005: US06964664 (224 worldwide citation)

A spinal plate system and method for fixation of the human spine is provided. In an embodiment, the spinal fixation system includes a plate, a coupling member, a locking system for substantially locking the coupling member in a desired position, and an anchoring system to secure the coupling member ...


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G Grady McBride, Robert J Jones, Scott D Koysh: Adjustable transverse connector. Spinal Concepts, Beth A Vrioni, March 29, 2005: US06872208 (180 worldwide citation)

A transverse connector may be attached to rods of an orthopedic stabilization system. The rods of the stabilization system may be non-parallel and skewed in orientation relative to each other. The transverse connector may include two members that are joined together by a fastener. The transverse con ...


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Robert J Jones, Eric Loveless, William A Cottle: Spinal rod translation instrument. Spinal Concepts, Beth A Vrioni, June 8, 2004: US06746449 (180 worldwide citation)

An instrument may be used to move a rod attached to vertebrae to an opening of a fixation device. Positioning the rod in the opening may properly align the vertebrae with respect to the vertebra attached to the fixation element. A fixation holder may be coupled to the fixation element. The holder ma ...


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Marwan A Fathallah, Richard W Grabenkort: Autoinjector with extendable needle protector shroud. Abbott Laboratories, Beth A Vrioni, October 19, 2004: US06805686 (117 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a syringe and a method for using the same. The syringe includes a housing having a reservoir disposed therein and a plunger to be received by the reservoir, the plunger being moveable between a first plunger position and a second plunger position. The syringe also includes a p ...


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Reginald J Davis: Vertebral pseudo arthrosis device and method. Spinal Concepts, Beth A Vrioni, May 18, 2004: US06736850 (107 worldwide citation)

A pseudo arthrosis device disposed in a patient between two adjacent vertebrae. The device has an enclosure with a plurality of compressible flexible members packed longitudinally therein. The enclosure is attached to at least one of the adjacent vertebrae. A method of use is disclosed.


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G Grady McBride, Robert J Jones, Scott D Koysh: Adjustable transverse connector with cam activated engagers. Spinal Concepts, Beth A Vrioni, May 3, 2005: US06887241 (101 worldwide citation)

A transverse connector may be attached to rods of an orthopedic stabilization system. The rods of the stabilization system may be non-parallel and skewed in orientation relative to each other. The transverse connector may include two members that are joined together by a fastener. The transverse con ...


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Robert Michael Podoloff, Ronald Anthony Vallette Jr: Seat occupant sensing system. Breed Automotive Technology, Lonnie R Drayer, Beth A Vrioni, November 23, 1999: US05991676 (82 worldwide citation)

A seat occupant sensing system has a plurality of variable resistance force sensors located between a rigid seat support member and the floor of the vehicle. The force transferred from the rigid seat support member to the floor of the vehicle passes through said variable resistance force sensors whi ...


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Steve T Cho, Gene E Clark: Closed-loop IV fluid flow control. Abbott Laboratories, Beth A Vrioni, Brian R Woodworth, February 3, 2004: US06685668 (79 worldwide citation)

In a closed-loop process, a controller uses a flow sensor to monitor the flow of a medicinal fluid being infused into a patient, to achieve a desired rate of flow. A relatively inexpensive peristaltic pump or electronically controlled valve can be used to vary the flow of the medicinal fluid through ...


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Rudolph J Maske, David M Woods: Use of digital current ramping to reduce audible noise in stepper motor. Abbott Laboratories, Beth A Vrioni, Brian R Woodwooth, March 27, 2001: US06208107 (78 worldwide citation)

A stepper motor controller and method for controlling the motion of a stepper motor by selectively energizing the motor's windings so that the current level in the windings match a desired current profile. The motor controller comprises a master logic device, preferably a microprocessor or micr ...



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