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Peter Butcher: Using zigzags to create three-dimensional embroidered structures. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Marjorie Jarvis, May 24, 2011: US07946236 (22 worldwide citation)

An embroidery process allowing for extra lengths of stitched thread pairs to be laid down in a zigzag pattern while embroidering on a dissolvable substrate such that when the substrate is removed, the extra length allows the two-dimensional embroidered structure to relax into a three-dimensional sha ...


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Arnold Keller, Paul C McAfee: Intervertebral prosthesis system, in particular for the cervical spine. Cervitech, Jonathan Spangler, Marjorie Jarvis, January 4, 2011: US07862614 (15 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral prosthesis system, in particular for the cervical spine, includes at least two types of prostheses. The type of prosthesis includes a first cover plate that is configured to be connected to a first vertebral body, a second cover plate that is configured to be connected to a second ...


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Helmut D Link, Arnold Keller, Paul C McAfee: Cervical intervertebral disk prosthesis. NuVasive, NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Marjorie Jarvis, September 6, 2011: US08012212 (12 worldwide citation)

A cervical intervertebral disk prosthesis has two cover plates, at least one of which is provided with a wedge-shaped connection surface for connection to a vertebral body and which is wider than it is deep. The dorsal edge of the connection surface may be set back from the dorsolateral edge of the ...


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Arnold Keller: Prosthesis for partial replacement of a vertebral body. Cervitech, NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Marjorie Jarvis, December 6, 2011: US08070812 (8 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for partial replacement of a vertebral body includes upper and lower contact plates that contact upper and lower vertebral bodies and a bridging element to be inserted into a bone cavity that bridges an intermediate vertebral body to be replaced that lies between the upper and lower ver ...


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Arnold Keller: Prosthesis for partial replacement of a vertebral body. Cervitech, NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Marjorie Jarvis, April 2, 2013: US08409285 (7 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for partial replacement of a vertebral body includes upper and lower contact plates that contact upper and lower vertebral bodies and a bridging element to be inserted into a bone cavity that bridges an intermediate vertebral body to be replaced that lies between the upper and lower ver ...


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Peter Butcher, Christopher Reah, Alan McLeod: 3-dimensional embroidery structures via tension shaping. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Marjorie Jarvis, May 17, 2011: US07942104 (2 worldwide citation)

An embroidery process allowing for a three-dimensional shape to be embroidered in two dimensions, allowing for the cost effective and repeatable manufacturing required for use in surgically implanted medical devices.


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Peter Butcher, Christopher Reah: Embroidery using soluble thread. NuVasive, NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Marjorie Jarvis, December 13, 2011: US08074591 (2 worldwide citation)

A manufacturing process and resultant medical devices and components thereof wherein one or more individual laces (12) is placed within an embroidered structure (10) using an automated process allowing for the manufacture of embroidered surgical implants containing laces to be mass produced repeatab ...


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Arnold Keller: Prosthesis for bridging a vertebral body. Cervitech, NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Marjorie Jarvis, June 5, 2012: US08192493 (2 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for the partial replacement of a vertebral body includes an upper contact plate for connection to an upper vertebral body, a lower contact plate for connection to a lower vertebral body and a bridging part which connects the upper and lower contact plates to one another and bridges at l ...


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Helmut D Link, Arnold Keller, Paul C McAfee: Method for implanting an intervertebral disk prosthesis. Cervitech, NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Marjorie Jarvis, April 3, 2012: US08147551 (1 worldwide citation)

A cervical intervertebral disk prosthesis has two cover plates, at least one of which is provided with a wedge-shaped connection surface for connection to a vertebral body and which is wider than it is deep. The dorsal edge of the connection surface may be set back from the dorsolateral edge of the ...


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Arnold Keller: Cervical intervertebral prosthesis. Cervitech, NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Marjorie Jarvis, January 3, 2012: US08088164 (1 worldwide citation)

A cervical intervertebral prosthesis includes two connection plates adapted for connection to adjacent vertebral bodies and a hinge core. The hinge core and one connection plate together form a hinge with a concave hinge surface on the hinge core and with a complementary convex hinge surface on the ...