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Anne Drzyzga, William Frasier, Michael Zajack, Michael DeFusco, Connie Marchek, Nicholas Pavento, Ginger Boyer, Sara Dziedzic: Surgical retractor for use with minimally invasive spinal stabilization systems and methods of minimally invasive surgery. DePuy Spine, April 5, 2011: US07918792 (46 worldwide citation)

A surgical retractor for use with a spinal stabilization system including a plurality of bone anchors and a plurality of anchor extensions. The surgical retractor includes a frame positionable between a first anchor extension connected to a first bone anchor implanted in a first vertebra and a secon ...


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Douglas Raymond, Shinikequa White, Richard Pellegrino, Anthony Carlone, William Frasier, Connie Marchek, Brian Murphy, Stephen Connolly, Nicholas Pavento, Sara Dziedzic: Expandable ports and methods for minimally invasive surgery. Depuy Spine, September 29, 2009: US07594888 (42 worldwide citation)

An expandable port for minimally invasive surgery includes a first section, a second section, and at least one intermediate section. The port is expandable from a closed configuration in which the first section is proximate the second section along at least a portion of a length of the first section ...


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William Frasier, Anne Drzyzga, Connie Marchek, Sara Dziedzic, Holly Brideau, Thomas Runco, Nicholas Pavento: Surgical access devices and methods of minimally invasive surgery. Depuy Spine, July 19, 2011: US07981031 (35 worldwide citation)

A surgical access device includes a proximal frame of fixed construction and a plurality of tissue engaging blades connected to the frame. The plurality of tissue engaging blades may include a first blade that is rotatable, independent of other blades, about an axis that is oriented approximately pa ...


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Douglas Raymond, Connie Marchek, Thomas W Higginbotham, Anthony R Carlone, Katherine Herard, Timothy Beardsley: Surgical retractor systems and illuminated cannulae. DePuy Spine, Nutter McClennen & Fish, February 17, 2009: US07491168 (31 worldwide citation)

This invention includes surgical retractors that comprise an expandable frame that includes at least two base components, a connector, and at least two retractor blades attached to the expandable frame. Also included are surgical retractors that comprise a housing component that includes a cylindric ...


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Douglas Raymond, Connie Marchek, Thomas W Higginbotham, Anthony R Carlone, Katherine Herard, Timothy Beardsley: Surgical methods and surgical kits. DePuy Spine, Nutter McClennen & Fish, October 18, 2011: US08038611 (14 worldwide citation)

This invention includes surgical retractors that comprise an expandable frame that includes at least two base components, a connector, and at least two retractor blades attached to the expandable frame. Also included are surgical retractors that comprise a housing component that includes a cylindric ...


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Connie Marchek, William Frasier, Anne Kothari, Sara Dziedzic, Holly Brideau, Thomas J Runco, Nicholas Pavento, Paul Beaudoin: Surgical retractors and methods of minimally invasive surgery. DePuy Synthes Products, David A Lane Jr, August 27, 2013: US08517935 (9 worldwide citation)

A surgical retractor includes a plurality of blade assemblies interconnected by a plurality of racks. One or more of the blade assemblies is movable along a rack to selectively expand the retractor. At least one of the blade assemblies includes a blade that is rotatably connected to the blade assemb ...


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William Frasier, Anne Drzyzga, Connie Marchek, Sara Dziedzic, Holly Brideau, Thomas J Runco, Nicholas Pavento: Surgical access devices and methods of minimally invasive surgery. DePuy Synthes Products, David A Lane Jr, October 8, 2013: US08550995 (4 worldwide citation)

A surgical access device includes a proximal frame of fixed construction and a plurality of tissue engaging blades connected to the frame. The plurality of tissue engaging blades may include a first blade that is rotatable, independent of other blades, about an axis that is oriented approximately pa ...


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Douglas Raymond, Connie Marchek, Thomas W Higginbotham, Anthony R Carlone, Katherine Herard, Timothy Beardsley: Surgical methods and surgical kits. DePuy Synthes Products, Nutter McClennen & Fish, January 7, 2014: US08622897 (2 worldwide citation)

This invention includes surgical retractors that comprise an expandable frame that includes at least two base components, a connector, and at least two retractor blades attached to the expandable frame. Also included are surgical retractors that comprise a housing component that includes a cylindric ...


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Douglas Raymond, Connie Marchek, Thomas W Higginbotham, Anthony R Carlone, Katherine Herard, Timothy Beardsley: Surgical retractor systems and illuminated cannulae. DePuy Synthes Products, Nutter McClennen & Fish, December 10, 2013: US08602984 (2 worldwide citation)

This invention includes surgical retractors that comprise an expandable frame that includes at least two base components, a connector, and at least two retractor blades attached to the expandable frame. Also included are surgical retractors that comprise a housing component that includes a cylindric ...


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Connie Marchek, William Frasier: Bellows-like expandable interbody fusion cage. DePuy Synthes Products, Baker & Hostetler, July 19, 2016: US09393129

An interbody fusion device having an accordion-like structure, wherein the device in inserted into the disc space in its collapsed configuration and then expanded into its expanded configuration by compressing the accordion-like portion of the device. In some embodiments, a pre-formed tube with an a ...