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Pub. No.:    WO/2008/103832    International Application No.:    PCT/US2008/054590
Publication Date: 28.08.2008 International Filing Date: 21.02.2008
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    22.09.2008    
A61B 17/70 (2006.01), A61F 2/44 (2006.01)
Applicants: BENVENUE MEDICAL, INC. [US/US]; 1235 Pear Avenue, Suite 111, Mountain View, CA 94043 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
ASHLEY, John, E. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
BURLEY, Brook, J. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
CONNOLLY, Ryan, J. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
EMERY, Jeffrey, L. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
GOLDEN, Steven, S. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
LEE, James, K. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
MCGRATH, Timothy, J. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
NEEDLEMAN, David, S. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
SCHALLER, Laurent, B. [CH/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: ASHLEY, John, E.; (US).
BURLEY, Brook, J.; (US).
CONNOLLY, Ryan, J.; (US).
EMERY, Jeffrey, L.; (US).
GOLDEN, Steven, S.; (US).
LEE, James, K.; (US).
MCGRATH, Timothy, J.; (US).
NEEDLEMAN, David, S.; (US).
SCHALLER, Laurent, B.; (US)
Agent: MCFARRON, Gary, W.; Cook Alex Ltd., 200 West Adams Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606 (US)
Priority Data:
60/890,868 21.02.2007 US
60/936,974 22.06.2007 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)Method and apparatus are disclosed for distracting tissue and particularly spinal tissue. The device and method may include insertion of at least one elongated member and an augmenting member to form a structure between the tissues to be distraction, such that a dimensional aspect of the structure is augmented upon movement of the augmenting structure.
(FR)La présente invention concerne un procédé et un dispositif de distraction de tissu et notamment du tissu rachidien. Le dispositif et le procédé peuvent comprendre l'insertion d'au moins un organe de forme allongée et un organe de renforcement pour former une structure entre des tissus à être soumis à une distraction, de sorte qu'un aspect dimensionnel de la structure soit augmenté lors du déplacement de la structure de renforcement.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)