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Hansen Yuan, David Nichols, Eric Finley: Device for securing spinal rods. Howmedica Osteonics, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, May 20, 2003: US06565565 (459 worldwide citation)

A device is disclosed for securing a spinal rod to the spine which includes a head portion configured to receive a spinal rod, a locking cap configured to engage the head portion and the spinal rod upon rotation of the locking cap relative to the head portion to secure the position of the head porti ...


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Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Eric Finley: Surgical access system and related methods. NuVasive, Jonathan D Spangler, April 24, 2007: US07207949 (266 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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Jerry A Culp, Steven Anthony Tyler, Michael John Fraticelli, Marshall Eric Finley: Powered surgical handpiece with state marker for indicating the run/load state of the handpiece coupling assembly. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis P C, July 18, 2000: US06090123 (222 worldwide citation)

A surgical handpiece (940) for actuating a cutting attachment (944). The handpiece includes a housing (942) which contains a motor (52) for driving the cutting attachment. A coupling assembly (948) releasably holds the cutting attachment to the housing and connects the attachment to the motor. A sta ...


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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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David Nichols, Eric Finley: Apparatus for spinal stabilization. Howmedica Osteonics, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, April 5, 2005: US06875211 (158 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for connecting first and second elongated spaced apart spinal rods to one another which includes an elongated body portion, a clamp portion depending from the body portion for engaging a spinal rod, the clamp portion defining a deformable clamp body having opposed clamp arm ...


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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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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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Luiz Pimenta, Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Eric Finley: Surgical access system and related methods. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, Fish & Richardson P C, March 15, 2011: US07905840 (72 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 ...