Global Patent Index - EP 1014900 A1

EP 1014900 A1 2000-07-05 - FUSION IMPLANT DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE

Title (en)

FUSION IMPLANT DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE

Title (de)

IMPLANTATVORRICHTUNG ZUR WIRBELKÖRPERFUSION SOWIE IHRE VERWENDUNGSMETHODE

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF POUR IMPLANT AVEC FUSION ET PROCEDE D'UTILISATION

Publication

EP 1014900 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97942528 A

Priority

US 9716473 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9913805A1] An intervertebral prosthesis includes a bone graft implant member dimensioned for insertion within an intervertebral space defined between adjacent vertebrae and having at least first and second longitudinal sections with respective first and second cross-sectional dimensions. The first cross-sectional dimension of the first implant section is greater than the second cross section dimension of the second implant section to define a stepped region having a retaining surface. Consequently, upon insertion of the implant member within a generally correspondingly dimensioned receiving bed formed within the adjacent vertebrae, the retaining surface facilitates securement therewithin by corresponding engagement with surfaces of the receiving bed. A method for fusion of adjacent vertebrae utilizing the prosthesis is also disclosed.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61F 2/44

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 2/44 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 2/447 (2013.01); A61F 2/446 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9913805A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9913805 A1 19990325; AU 4420797 A 19990405; BR 9714897 A 20000822; CA 2301952 A1 19990325; EA 001334 B1 20010226; EA 200000326 A1 20001030; EP 1014900 A1 20000705; HU 0004039 A2 20010328; HU 0004039 A3 20010428; IL 135132 D0 20010520; JP 2001516618 A 20011002; NO 20001386 A 20000518; NO 20001386 D0 20000316; NZ 503429 A 20011026

INPADOC legal status


2002-11-13 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20020920

2000-10-11 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: SCARBOROUGH, NELSON

2000-10-11 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: MORRIS, JOHN, W.

2000-07-05 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000320

2000-07-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE