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Corbett W Stone, James F Marino: Segmented linked intervertebral implant systems. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, May 14, 2002: US06387130 (429 worldwide citation)

A method of positioning a plurality of intervertebral implants in a patient's intervertebral space, comprising: introducing an elongated member into the patient's intervertebral space; and sequentially advancing a plurality of intervertebral implants over the elongated member and into the ...


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James F Marino, Corbett W Stone, Troy K Christopher, Jeffrey J Blewett, Brian S Kelleher: Nerve surveillance cannula systems. NuVasive, Jonathan D Spangler, May 13, 2003: US06564078 (322 worldwide citation)

An expandable tip cannula system, comprising: a hollow cannula shaft having a proximal end and a distal end; and an expandable tip mounted at the distal end of the hollow cannula shaft, the expandable tip comprising a plurality of generally-triangular shaped petals held together in a radially-inward ...


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Bryan Cornwall, James F Marino, Dan Ahlgren, Troy Wooley: Facet screw and bone allograft intervertebral support and fusion system. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, November 26, 2002: US06485518 (321 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral support assembly, comprising a pair of bone allografts positioned between two adjacent vertebrae, the bone allografts being positioned towards the anterior portion of the adjacent vertebrae; and a pair of facet screws, each facet screw securing together a facet joint between the tw ...


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Norbert F Kaula, Jeffrey J Blewett, James F Marino: Nerve proximity and status detection system and method. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, October 15, 2002: US06466817 (261 worldwide citation)

A method and system for detecting proximity of a nerve to a proximity electrode and status of nerve. The method of detecting the proximity of the nerve to the proximity electrode applies a first electrical signal with multiple current levels to a calibration electrode. The method applies a second el ...


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James F Marino, Dan K Ahlgren: Interlocking spinal inserts. NuVasive, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, June 26, 2001: US06251140 (233 worldwide citation)

A method of interlocking first and second inserts between adjacent vertebrae comprising: introducing the first insert between adjacent vertebrae; rotating the first insert to anchor the first insert into a fixed position between the adjacent vertebrae; introducing the second insert between the adjac ...


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Norbert F Kaula, Jeffrey J Blewett, James F Marino: Nerve proximity and status detection system and method. NuVasive, Jonathan D Spangler, February 13, 2007: US07177677 (208 worldwide citation)

A method and system is disclosed for detecting proximity of a nerve to a proximity electrode and status of nerve. The method of detecting the proximity of the nerve to the proximity electrode applies a first electrical signal with multiple current levels to a calibration electrode. The method applie ...


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James F Marino: System for securing joints together. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, April 1, 2003: US06540747 (208 worldwide citation)

A system for securing first and second opposing facet joints together, comprising: a cannulated drill having a side opening; and an extendible member received within the cannula of the cannulated drill, the extendible member having a distal end which passes out of the side opening in a direction rad ...


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Brian S Kelleher, James F Marino, Corbett W Stone, Robin H Vaughn, Jeffrey H Owens: Electromyography system. NuVasive, Jonathan D Spangler, December 30, 2008: US07470236 (206 worldwide citation)

A method for detecting the presence of a nerve adjacent the distal end of at least one probe, comprising: determining relative neuro-muscular response onset values for a plurality of spinal nerves; emitting a stimulus pulse from a probe or surgical tool; detecting neuro-muscular responses to the sti ...


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James F Marino: Nerve movement and status detection system and method. NuVasive, Jonathan Stangler, December 31, 2002: US06500128 (202 worldwide citation)

A method and system for detecting nerve status and relative movement between a nerve and a proximity electrode. The method determines relative movement between a nerve and a proximity electrode by applying multiple signals to a calibration electrode where the energy level of each signal induces a pr ...