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Moti Altarac, Philip M Mellinger: Variable locking spinal screw having a knurled collar. Cross Medical Products, Laura F Shunk, Hudak Shunk & Farine Co LPA, May 11, 2004: US06733502 (172 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a bone screw for use in an implant assembly having a member including a hole through which the screw extends. The member preferably includes a socket in an anchor that receives a rounded bottom portion of the screw head in order to form a ball and socket connection. The screw ...


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Moti Altarac, Philip A Mellinger: Posterior rod system. Cross Medical Products, Hudak Shunk & Farine Co LPA, January 16, 2007: US07163538 (120 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a rod assembly for implantation into the spine which includes a bone anchor assembly providing two points of angulation for the connection between the point of fixation and the rod. Further, the distance of offset between the point of fixation and the rod can be varied. The in ...


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Moti Altarac, Philip A Meilinger: Adjustable transverse connector for use with a spinal implant system. Cross Medical Products, Laura F Shunk, Hudak Shunk & Farine Co LPA, September 9, 2003: US06616668 (72 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a transverse connector having an assembly, which joins two spinal rods to form a spinal implant construct. The transverse connector has two members each having terminal clamping members such as opposing rod recesses each having a biasing setscrew, which locks the rod ...


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Joey Camia Reglos, Moti Altarac, Stanley Kyle Hayes, Shawn Tebbe, Daniel H Kim, J Christopher Flaherty: Systems and methods for stabilization of bone structures. Exactech, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, Eric B Meyertons, May 3, 2011: US07935134 (48 worldwide citation)

A dynamic bone stabilization system is provided. The system may be placed through small incisions and tubes. The system provides systems and methods of treating the spine, which eliminate pain and enable spinal motion, which effectively mimics that of a normally functioning spine. Methods are also p ...


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Moti Altarac, Philip A Mellinger, Alex Vaccaro: Occipital plate and rod system. Cross Medicalproducts, Hudak Shunk & Farine Co LPA, June 19, 2007: US07232441 (45 worldwide citation)

The present invention has a plate and rod assembly for implantation in the cervical region of the spine which includes an occipital plate having an angled anchor bridging area that is attached to the lower posterior curve of the skull. On either side the bridging area is connected to offset legs whi ...


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Moti Altarac, Daniel H Kim, J Christopher Flaherty: Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Perkins Coie, July 27, 2010: US07763074 (42 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods for dynamically stabilizing the spine are provided. The devices include an expandable spacer having an undeployed configuration and a deployed configuration, wherein the spacer has axial and radial dimensions for positioning between the spinous processes of adjacent vert ...


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Moti Altarac, Shawn Tebbe, Joey Camia Reglos, Yang Cheng: Interspinous spacer. Vertiflex, Perkins Coie, February 28, 2012: US08123782 (40 worldwide citation)

An implantable spacer for placement between adjacent spinous processes is provided. The spacer includes a body and a wing rotatable connected to the body. The wing includes two U-shaped configurations that together define a substantially H-shaped configuration for retaining the spacer between adjace ...


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Moti Altarac, Shawn Tebbe, Daniel H Kim, J Christopher Flaherty: Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Perkins Coie, April 10, 2012: US08152837 (35 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods for dynamically stabilizing the spine are provided. The devices include an expandable spacer having an undeployed configuration and a deployed configuration, wherein the spacer has axial and radial dimensions for positioning between the spinous processes of adjacent vert ...


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Moti Altarac, Joey Reglos, Stanley Kyle Hayes, Daniel H Kim, J Christopher Flaherty: Systems and methods for stabilization of bone structures. The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford Junior University, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, Eric B Meyertons, July 24, 2012: US08226690 (34 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, devices and tools for placing bone stabilization components in a patient are provided. The systems and devices have a reduced number of discrete components that allow placement through small incisions and tubes. More particularly, the present invention is directed to systems and me ...


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Moti Altarac, Shawn Tebbe, Robert Gutierrez, Daniel H Kim, J Christopher Flaherty: Minimally invasive tooling for delivery of interspinous spacer. VertiFlex, Perkins Coie, March 6, 2012: US08128662 (34 worldwide citation)

A plurality of individual tools is provided where each tool is uniquely configured to perform a step or a portion of a step in a novel procedure associated with the implantation of a stabilizing device (e.g., an interspinous spacer) for stabilizing at least one spinal motion segment. The tools are u ...