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Hansen A Yuan, Chih I Lin, James A Davidson, Laura C Small, Thomas A Carls: Low wear artificial spinal disc. Smith & Nephew, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, October 14, 1997: US05676701 (723 worldwide citation)

An artificial spinal disc for surgical placement between adjacent vertebrae including a first component for attaching to a first vertebrae, the first component having a concave recess, with the concave contoured surface having a circumference of 360.degree.. A second component for attaching to a sec ...


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Chih I Lin: Artificial intervertebral disk and method for implanting the same. Bacon & Thomas, February 10, 1998: US05716416 (360 worldwide citation)

A ring-shaped artificial intervertebral disk is made of an elastic material implantable into the human body. The artificial intervertebral can be transformed mechanically to have a straight rod shape before being implanted. Upon being implanted into the vertebrae, the artificial intervertebral disk ...


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Chih I Lin: Intervertebral locking device. Bacon & Thomas, June 13, 1995: US05423816 (300 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral locking device comprises one spiral elastic body, two bracing mounts and two sets of locking members. The two bracing mounts are fastened respectively to both ends of the spiral elastic body. The two sets of locking members are fastened respectively with the two bracing mounts such ...


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Chih I Lin: Intervertebral locking device. Bacon & Thomas, November 1, 1994: US05360430 (299 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral locking device includes a bottom base, a bracing member, a top base, and at least one adjusting arm. The bottom base is provided on the upper surface thereof with a fastening member and on the lower surface thereof with one or more spikes. The bracing member has a bottom united wit ...


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Hansen A Yuan, Chih I Lin: Vertebral auxiliary fixation device having holding capability. October 28, 1997: US05681310 (269 worldwide citation)

A vertebral auxiliary fixation device comprises a holding mat and a plurality of fastening elements. The holding mat is fastened by the fastening elements to a vertebra such that the holding mat covers the outer side of a foreign object which is implanted in the vertebra, and that the holding mat pr ...


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Hansen A Yuan, Chih I Lin: Vertebral auxiliary fixation device. Bacon & Thomas, April 1, 1997: US05616142 (259 worldwide citation)

A vertebral auxiliary fixation device comprises a receiving piece, a sliding piece, and a plurality of fastening elements. The receiving piece is provided with two sliding grooves in which the sliding piece is slidably received. The receiving piece and the sliding piece are provided respectively wit ...


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Chih I Lin: Intervertebral fusion device. Bacon & Thomas PLLC, June 27, 2000: US06080158 (228 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral fusion device is formed of an elastic block body which is provided in the upper contact surface thereof with a plurality of downward elastic slots substantially parallel to one another, and in the lower contact surface thereof with one or more upward elastic slots substantially par ...


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Chih I Lin: Spinal clamping device having multiple distance adjusting strands. Bacon & Thomas, October 3, 1995: US05454812 (205 worldwide citation)

A spinal clamping device includes a clamping member provided with a clamping portion and a connecting portion, a clamping adjusting member provided with a clamping portion and a connection portion, a distance adjusting cord of multiple strands, and a cord restraining member. The connecting portions ...


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Chih I Lin, David Nichols: Clamping connector for spinal fixation systems. Howmedica Osteonics, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, March 16, 2004: US06706045 (202 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to one piece connector for connecting angularly misaligned implanted pedicle screws to transverse spinal rods in spinal fixation systems. The body portion includes a bore having an inside diameter and a longitudinal axis, with the longitudinal axis of the bore being ...


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Chih I Lin: Three-hooked device for fixing spinal column. A Spine Holding Group, Bacon & Thomas PLLC, March 23, 2004: US06709435 (182 worldwide citation)

A spine fixing device includes a main hooked seat, two extension hooks, and two fastening members. The main hooked seat is provided with a main hooked portion, two extension arms, and two fastening rods for fastening two fixation rods of the prior art. The extension hook is provided at one end with ...