Article Index

Inventor (36 patents and copatents)

1 Rudolf Bertagnoli: System for the immobilization of vertebrae. MAN Ceramics November 1996: US 5571109 (196 worldwide citation)

For a rapid and accurate performance of surgery for the immobilization of vertebrae an implantation system is suggested in the case of which the surgical implements such as drills, chisels, bone milling or routing implements, implant guide implements, cooperating with an ancillary device.

2 Frank T Trautwein, Gary L Lowery, Guntmar H Eisen, Rudolf Bertagnoli, Marc R Viscogliosi, David I Biondo: Interspinous vertebral and lumbosacral stabilization devices and methods of use. October 2006: US 20060241601 (171 worldwide citation)

Implantable devices are provided for stabilizing adjacent vertebrae and the lumbosacral region of a patient.

3 Rudolf Bertagnoli: Fixedly adjustable intervertebral prosthesis. MAN Ceramics January 1996: US 5480442 (109 worldwide citation)

An implant for replacing vertebrae has a central load bearing member with a first end and a second end. A first support element is positioned at the first end and a second support element is positioned at the second end. At least one of the first and second support elements has a contact surface.

4 Theirry Marnay, Rudolf Bertagnoli, Frank Magee, Stephan Eckhof, David L Nichols, Christophe Geisert: Instruments and method for inserting an intervertebral implant. January 2005: US 20050021042 (88 worldwide citation)

Instruments and methods for inserting an intervertebral implant. Insertion of the implant is accomplished by grasping the implant between the arms of an insertion instrument having arms which separate from each other and close against each other onto the implant.

5 Rudolf Bertagnoli, Tai Friesem, Jean-Charles LeHuec, Hallett H Mathews, Lukas Eisermann, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse, Jeffrey Zhang: Instrumentation and methods for preparation of an intervertebral space. May 2005: US 20050113842 (50 worldwide citation)

An instrument for separating adjacent vertebrae includes a handle assembly and a distal portion at a distal end of the handle assembly. The distal portion includes first and second members movable from an unexpanded configuration for insertion in the disc space toward an expanded configuration

6 Theirry Marnay, Rudolf Bertagnoli, Frank Magee, Stephan Eckhof: Intervertebral implant, insertion tool and method of inserting same. June 2004: US 20040117022 (48 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral implant, alone and in combination with an insertion tool for inserting same and a method for inserting same. The implant has upper and lower parts which have limited universal movement relative to each other.

7 Theirry Marnay, Rudolf Bertagnoli, Frank Magee, Stephan Eckhof, David L Nichols, Christophe Geisert: Instruments and method for preparing an intervertebral space for receiving an artificial disc implant. Spine Solutions October 2004: US 20040215198 (46 worldwide citation)

Instruments and methods for preparing an intervertebral space for receiving an implant. An adjustable trial implant has an adjustable stop mechanism having a stop member connected thereto to vary the distance that a body portion of the trial implant can move into the intervertebral space.

8 Daniele A Fabris Monterumici, Rudolf Bertagnoli, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse: Connectable interbody implant. SDGI Holdings June 2005: US 20050119747 (32 worldwide citation)

An intersomatic implant (1a, 1b) maintains bone graft material in a receiving cavity formed in a disc in order to obtain intervertebral fusion. The implant (1a, 1b) includes of a plurality of parts provided with means for in situ connection of two consecutive parts.

9 Rudolf Bertagnoli, Guntmar H Eisen, Nina Schurrer, Frank T Trautwein, Marc R Viscogliosi: Method and system for performing interspinous space preparation for receiving an implant. October 2007: US 20070233129 (26 worldwide citation)

A method and system are provided for preparing an interspinous space to receive an implantable device. The system may comprise a cutting tool guide having a guiding surface for directing a cutting tool there through and a holder for positioning the cutting tool guide.

10 Theirry Marnay, Rudolf Bertagnoli, Frank Magee, Stephan Eckhof, David L Nichols, Christophe Geisert: Instruments and method for preparing an intervertebral space for receiving an artificial disc implant. Spine Solutions February 2009: US 7491204 (23 worldwide citation)

Instruments and methods for preparing an intervertebral space for receiving an implant. An adjustable trial implant has an adjustable stop mechanism having a stop member connected thereto to vary the distance that a body portion of the trial implant can move into the intervertebral space.