Providence Medical Technology, Inc., an innovator in tissue-sparing cervical spine technology, today announced the U.S. Patent Office’s issuance of four additional patents, Nos. 9,622,873; 9,622,791; 9,622,874; and 9,629,665, covering various aspects of its proprietary DTRAX® and CAVUX® posterior cervical spinal fixation technologies.

These patents cover, among other things, posterior placement of an implant in a facet joint using a chisel and guide tube; placement of an implant in a facet joint using a forked guide tube; placement of implants of various configurations in a cervical facet joint; and distraction of a facet joint after posterior placement of an implant in the facet joint.

These four recent issuances bring the number of issued patents in Providence’s growing patent portfolio to 35 total. Providence has already filed approximately 40 other applications in various stages of prosecution in the U.S. and overseas covering various aspects of its proprietary technologies.

“We have invested tremendous resources over the years in filing both broad and detailed disclosures covering the important aspects of our technology for tissue-sparing posterior cervical and spinal intervention,” commented Jeff Smith, Chief Executive Officer. “We are extremely pleased with the continued and accelerating growth of our patent portfolio as it provides the means to protect our innovations and rapidly expanding business.”