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Neville Alleyne: Spinal cord protection device. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 1, 1995: US05437672 (392 worldwide citation)

A biocompatible protection device is disclosed to prevent the postoperative formation of adhesions to the spinal dura of a vertebrate comprising a shield adapted to fit onto at least one lamina of at least one vertebrae and wherein said shield is positioned on the posterior surface of the vertebral ...


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Neville Alleyne, David C Hovda, Hira V Thapliyal, Philip E Eggers: Systems and methods for treating spinal pain. ArthroCare Corporation, John T Raffle, Sanjay S Bagade, October 22, 2002: US06468274 (234 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides systems and methods for selectively applying electrical energy to a fissure or tear location within an invertebral disc. The present invention applies high frequency (RF) electrical energy to one or more active electrodes in the presence of electrically conductive flui ...


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Neville Alleyne: Spinal protection device. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 9, 1999: US05868745 (213 worldwide citation)

A spinal protection device is provided which minimizes the formation of post-operative adhesions. The protection device may comprise a substantially pliable shield, and may be positioned such that contact between the shield and the spinal dura is substantially avoided.


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Neville Alleyne, Makoto Nonaka: Bone fixation apparatus. NAS Medical Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 13, 2007: US07294128 (123 worldwide citation)

A bone fixation apparatus adapted for use in spinal stabilization. The apparatus includes a threaded bone screw having a spherical head that is received in a receiver cup. The receiver cup also includes a slot or groove through which a support rod passes. A saddle is positioned in the receiver cup b ...


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Neville Alleyne: Protection device. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 24, 2002: US06454767 (80 worldwide citation)

A spinal protection device is provided which minimizes the formation of post-operative adhesions. The protection device may comprise a fenestrated shield, and may be positioned such that contact between the shield and the spinal dura is substantially avoided.


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Neville Alleyne, Stuart Young: Methods and compositions for minimally invasive capsular augmentation of canine coxofemoral joints. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 25, 2013: US08469961 (56 worldwide citation)

The present technology relates to methods and devices for augmenting the canine coxofemoral joint. In particular, methods for augmenting the capsule of the canine coxofemoral joint are provided. In some embodiments, augmentation can be performed by injecting an implantable device comprising a biodeg ...


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Neville Alleyne: Cardiac protection device. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 18, 1997: US05611354 (38 worldwide citation)

A biocompatible protection device is disclosed to minimize the postoperative formation of adhesions between adjacent tissue such as between the heart and the sternum thereby facilitating cardiac revision surgeries. The device is substantially oblong in shape and has attachment means positioned along ...


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Neville Alleyne: Compressible fixation apparatus for spinal surgery. NAS Spine, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 8, 2007: US07214226 (32 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixation apparatus is configured with a pair of endpieces and an intermediate compressible portion. The compressible portion may comprise a pair of mating sliders comprising toothed arms attached to the endpieces. A gear engages the toothed arms. When the gear is rotated, the sliders bring ...


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Neville Alleyne, James R Gerchow, Makoto Nonaka, Philip James Sluder: Artificial spinal disk. Smart Disc, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 5, 2008: US07407513 (32 worldwide citation)

An artificial spinal disk comprises a central capsule that is configured to slide laterally within the disk space with one or more of flexion, extension, and lateral bending of the spine so as to shift an instantaneous center of rotation of the artificial disk. In one embodiment, the invention compr ...


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Neville Alleyne: Intervertebral disc repair methods and apparatus. Prospine, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 3, 2004: US06684886 (31 worldwide citation)

Minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques include expanding an incision with an expanding cannula, inserting a retractor for retracting a nerve root, and inserting a thermal probe for repairing the annulus. A light absorbing dye may be applied to the annulus for localized heating.