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Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Eric Finley, James Gharib, Allen Farquhar, Norbert Kaula, Jeffrey Blewett, Goretti Medeiros legal representative: Surgical access system and related methods. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhom, September 1, 2009: US07582058 (189 worldwide citation)

A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiv ...


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Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Eric Finley, James Gharib, Allen Farquhar, Norbert Kaula, Jeffrey Blewett, Goretti Medeiros legal representative: Surgical access system and related methods. Nuvasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, October 26, 2010: US07819801 (139 worldwide citation)

A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establi ...


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Norbert F Kaula, Goretti Medeiros legal representative, James Gharib, Allen Farquhar: System and methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, April 21, 2009: US07522953 (132 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to: (a) determine nerve proximity and nerve direction to surgical instruments employed in accessing a surgical target site; (b) assess ...


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Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Eric Finley, James Gharib, Allen Farquhar, Norbert Kaula, Jeffrey Blewett, Goretti Medeiros legal representative: Surgical access system and related methods. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, Fish & Richardson P C, May 3, 2011: US07935051 (120 worldwide citation)

A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiv ...


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Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Eric Finley, James Gharib, Allen Farquhar, Norbert Kaula, Jeffrey Blewett, Goretti Medeiros legal representative: Surgical access system and related methods. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, April 6, 2010: US07691057 (112 worldwide citation)

A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establi ...


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James Gharib, Allen Farquhar, Norbert Kaula, Jeffrey Blewett, Goretti Medeiros legal representative, Eric Finley, Scot Martinelli: System and methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, Fish & Richardson P C, August 16, 2011: US08000782 (79 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to: (a) determine nerve proximity and nerve direction to surgical instruments employed in accessing a surgical target site; (b) assess ...


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James Gharib, Allen Farquhar, Norbert F Kaula, Jeffrey J Blewett, Goretti Medeiros legal representative, Eric Finley, Jamil Elbanna, Scot Martinelli: System and methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments. NuVasive, Fish & Richardson P C, August 23, 2011: US08005535 (67 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to: (a) determine nerve proximity and nerve direction to surgical instruments employed in accessing a surgical target site; (b) assess ...


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Robert D Butterfield, Allen Farquhar: Fluid flow resistance monitoring system. Alaris Medical Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 8, 1998: US05803917 (51 worldwide citation)

Flow parameters in a fluid delivery assembly are determined by monitoring pressure responses and processing those responses along with information regarding the fluid flow. In one aspect, a processor controls the pump to pump flow quantities in accordance with a pseudorandom code. Portions of the re ...


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Norbert Kaula, Jeffrey Blewett, Goretti Medeiros legal representative, James Gharib, Allen Farquhar: System and methods for determining nerve proximity, direction, and pathology during surgery. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, November 29, 2011: US08068912 (50 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves systems and methods for determining nerve proximity, nerve direction, and pathology relative to a surgical instrument based on an identified relationship between neuromuscular responses and the stimulation signal that caused the neuromuscular responses.


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James Gharib, Norbert F Kaula, Jeffrey Blewett, Goretti Medeiros legal representative, Allen Farquhar: System and methods for determining nerve proximity, direction, and pathology during surgery. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, Fish & Richardson P C, November 1, 2011: US08050769 (48 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves systems and methods for determining nerve proximity, nerve direction, and pathology relative to a surgical instrument based on an identified relationship between neuromuscular responses and the stimulation signal that caused the neuromuscular responses.