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Benjamin Arnold, Eric Dasso, Justin Doose, Rich Mueller, Rob German: Systems and methods for holding and implanting bone anchors. NiVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, May 14, 2013: US08439922 (32 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for a guide assembly for introducing a bone anchor to an operative target site. The guide includes an outer sleeve and an inner sleeve. The outer sleeve has a distal anchor engaging end, a proximal end, and a central passage extending from the distal end to the proximal end. The ...


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Forrest Samuel, Rob German, Rich Mueller, Eric Dasso, Robert Riley, Dan Ahlgren: System and method for performing spinal fixation. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, July 9, 2013: US08480712 (22 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixation system suitable for effecting fixation between adjacent vertebral levels within the spine. The spinal fixation system of the present invention includes a pair single axis or “fixed” pedicle screw assemblies, a pair of poly-axial pedicle screw assemblies, a pair of cannulated rod me ...


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Bret A Ferree, Rich Mueller, Forrest Samuel, Andrew Schafer, Benjamin Arnold: Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis. NuVasive, NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Jennifer Russell, May 1, 2012: US08167915 (21 worldwide citation)

This invention relates generally to spine surgery and, in particular, to methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis. The methods comprising gaining access to an interspinous space, abrading a portion of the superior spinous process, inserting an implant into the interspinous process space, v ...


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Benjamin Arnold, Rich Mueller, William Smith, Sharath Bellary: Vertebral body replacement. NuVasive, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, May 2, 2017: US09636233 (3 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves a system and methods for assembling and implanting a vertebral body implant. The vertebral body implant includes, but is not necessarily limited to, an expandable core body and endplates that can be attached at both ends. Endplates of various shapes, sizes and angles a ...


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Benjamin Arnold, Rich Mueller, William Smith, Sharath Bellary: Vertebral body replacement. NuVasive, Fish & Richardson P C, July 12, 2016: US09387090 (3 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves a system and methods for assembling and implanting a vertebral body implant. The vertebral body implant includes, but is not necessarily limited to, an expandable core body and endplates that can be attached at both ends. Endplates of various shapes, sizes and angles a ...


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Bret A Ferree, Rich Mueller, Forrest Samuel, Andrew Schafer, Benjamin Arnold: Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Nu Vasive, April 26, 2007: US20070093825-A1

This invention relates generally to spine surgery and, in particular, to methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis.


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Rich Mueller, Benjamin Arnold, Eric Dasso: System and Methods for Spinous Process Fusion. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Nu Vasive, July 31, 2008: US20080183218-A1

A spinal fixation device including two plates and a coupling element for coupling the plates in a fixed manner about adjacent spinous processes of the spine. Each plate is preferably equipped with integral spikes on the inwardly facing surfaces for pressing into the spinal processes and thereby augm ...


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Benjamin Arnold, Neel Anand, William Taylor, Rich Mueller, Eric Dasso, G Bryan Cornwall, Matthew Copp: Systems and methods for dynamic spinal stabilization. Nuvasive, NuVasive, c o CPA Global, September 9, 2010: US20100228292-A1

A dynamic stabilization system including a dynamic rod with a first and second coupler assemblies, a pre-tensioned central cord and a flexible bumper, which are coupled to the bony structures of the spine by way of pedicle screws for use in spinal fixation surgery.


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Benjamin Arnold, Michael Mindoro, Rich Mueller, William Smith, Ryan Donahoe, Sharath Bellary: Vertebral body replacement. Nu Vasive, August 16, 2012: US20120209384-A1

The present invention involves a system and methods for assembling and implanting a vertebral body implant. The vertebral body implant includes, but is not necessarily limited to, an expandable core body and endplates that can be attached at both ends. Endplates of various shapes, sizes and angles a ...


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Bret A Ferree, Rich Mueller, Forrest Samuel, Andrew Schafer, Benjamin Arnold: Methods and Apparatus for Treating Spinal Stenosis. NuVasive, November 22, 2012: US20120296377-A1

This invention relates generally to spine surgery and, in particular, to methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis.