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Thomas Zdeblick, Eddie Ray III, Lawrence M Boyd: Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, September 23, 1997: US05669909 (556 worldwide citation)

An interbody fusion device in one embodiment includes a tapered body defining a hollow interior for receiving bone graft or bone substitute material, The body defines exterior threads which are interrupted over portions of the outer surface of the device. The fusion device defines truncated side wal ...


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Michael C Sherman, Troy Drewry: Multi-axial bone screw assembly. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, August 25, 1998: US05797911 (521 worldwide citation)

A multi-axial bone screw assembly includes a bone screw having a partially spherical head. The bone screw head is truncated at an upper surface in which a tool receiving recess is defined. The assembly includes a receiver member including a central bore that defines a tapered recess to receive the h ...


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Charles L Branch, Mingyan Liu, Lawrence M Boyd, Loic Josse: Interbody fusion grafts and instrumentation. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, January 16, 2001: US06174311 (473 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to implants formed from donor bone for use in lumbar interbody fusion procedures and instruments for performing such procedures. The implants are formed to include a concave surface formed from a portion of the medullary canal of a long bone. The concaved surface defines a rec ...


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Charles L Branch, Lawrence M Boyd, Eddie F Ray III: Minimal exposure posterior spinal interbody instrumentation and technique. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, March 13, 2001: US06200322 (357 worldwide citation)

A surgical method for preparing a site for implantation of a spinal implant into a disc space in which the disc space is first distracted by a novel stepped distractor, followed by insertion of a novel guide sleeve including a proximal portion having an uninterrupted side wall and a distal portion h ...


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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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Robert J Demeter: Percutaneous catheter with encapsulating receptacle. Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, March 5, 1991: US04997435 (220 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous catheter with encapsulating receptacle comprises a first catheter having a proximal and distal end, several struts attached to the distal end of the first catheter and extending distally therefrom in a cup-shaped form, a second, inner catheter received within the first, and a pocket-s ...


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Leslie A Montague, Michael C Sherman, Eddie Ray III: Top-tightening transverse connector for a spinal fixation system. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, November 18, 1997: US05688272 (212 worldwide citation)

A new top-loading transverse connector of the present invention for bridging between longitudinal members of a spinal fixation system implant. The transverse connector is loaded and clamped to the longitudinal member from the top permitting easy access and adjustment and may clamp at the same locati ...


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Suresh K Joishy: Two in one bone marrow surgical needle. Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, May 7, 1991: US05012818 (166 worldwide citation)

A novel biopsy needle like surgical instrument to obtain both solid bone marrow biopsy and liquid bone marrow aspirate by a new method of obtaining both specimens in a single procedure are disclosed. The needle consists of two heads at the proximal end, two lumina inside its elongated body and two d ...


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Raymond A LoTurco: Storage bottle for contact lens cleaning solution having a self closing valve assembly. Blairex Laboratories, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, April 26, 1988: US04739906 (151 worldwide citation)

A plastic squeeze bottle has a dispensing end having a central, closed-ended, cone-shaped portion which serves as a stem or core for a valve assembly which includes an elastomeric seal which overlies and resiliently grips and circumferentially seals around the stem. The seal also covers apertures in ...


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Muriel Cazin, Jean Charles Moreau: Vertebral rod of constant section for spinal osteosynthesis instrumentations. Sofamor S N C, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, August 15, 2000: US06102912 (135 worldwide citation)

A vertebral rod for fixation of a spine, the rod defining an outer cross section and including a detachable end portion also defining the same outer cross section. In one embodiment, the detachable end portion is connected to the remainder of the rod by a region of reduced strength. The region of re ...