SPINAL ROD CONNECTOR

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20080051780A1
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11462464

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A system and method for fixing the relative position of vertebrae in a human spinal column utilizes a unique connector, vertebral anchors and a longitudinal pre-shaped rod. The connector assemblies each have a pass-through aperture for the rod. Each of the apertures is shaped such that at least 3 surfaces of contact are created between a variety of rod sizes and each of the connectors, thereby allowing secure and stable holding of the rod with respect to the other system components and the vertebrae.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ZIMMER SPINE, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN395

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hillyard, Angela L Greenfield, MN 11 1203
Tyagi, Kuldeep Bloomington, MN 3 81
Vaidya, Shailendra Bloomington, MN 2 79

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 4697582 Appliance for correcting rachidial deformities 112 1984
* 6050997 Spinal fixation system 278 1999
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (2)
* 2004/0176,766 Apparatus for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion 66 2004
* 2008/0009,862 REMOVABLE POLYAXIAL HOUSING FOR A PEDICLE SCREW 106 2006
 
ACROMED (1)
* 5129900 Spinal column retaining method and apparatus 354 1990
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
* 5628740 Articulating toggle bolt bone screw 353 1995
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (4)
* 5024213 Connector for a corrective device 225 1989
* 5312404 Spinal column retaining apparatus 308 1992
* 5743907 Spinal column retaining method and apparatus 135 1994
* 6761721 Transverse connector 67 2002
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (1)
* 2006/0173,454 Internal structure stabilization system for spanning three or more structures 162 2004
 
ENCORE MEDICAL ASSET CORP. (1)
* 5487744 Closed connector for spinal fixation systems 125 1994
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (1)
* 6802844 Spinal alignment apparatus and methods 329 2002
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (57)
8137386 Polyaxial bone screw apparatus 15 2003
8152810 Spinal fixation tool set and method 19 2004
8273089 Spinal fixation tool set and method 16 2006
8105368 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with slitted core and outer sleeve 1 2007
8066739 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 39 2007
8475498 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with cord connection 5 2008
* 2008/0177,317 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with cord connection 91 2008
* 2008/0140,076 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with slitted segment and surrounding external elastomer 118 2008
* 2008/0319,482 Dynamic fixation assemblies with pre-tensioned cord segments 32 2008
8257396 Polyaxial bone screw with shank-retainer inset capture 12 2008
* 2008/0234,761 Polyaxial bone screw with shank-retainer insert capture 48 2008
8162948 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 22 2008
8353932 Polyaxial bone anchor assembly with one-piece closure, pressure insert and plastic elongate member 2 2008
7967850 Polyaxial bone anchor with helical capture connection, insert and dual locking assembly 31 2008
* 2009/0062,866 Polyaxial bone anchor with helical capture connection, insert and dual locking assembly 52 2008
8845649 Spinal fixation tool set and method for rod reduction and fastener insertion 2 2009
8292892 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 11 2009
8366745 Dynamic stabilization assembly having pre-compressed spacers with differential displacements 1 2009
* 2009/0275,985 Dynamic stabilization assembly having pre-compressed spacers with differential displacements 27 2009
* 2010/0016,904 Upload shank swivel head bone screw spinal implant 11 2009
8591515 Spinal fixation tool set and method 6 2009
8100915 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 29 2009
* 2010/0010,542 Flexible spinal stbilization assembly with spacer having off-axis core member 32 2009
* 2010/0174,319 Dynamic spinal stabilization assembly with elastic bumpers and locking limited travel closure mechanisms 10 2010
8377102 Polyaxial bone anchor with spline capture connection and lower pressure insert 2 2010
8394133 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 12 2010
8308782 Bone anchors with longitudinal connecting member engaging inserts and closures for fixation and optional angulation 23 2010
9211150 Spinal fixation tool set and method 1 2010
9216039 Dynamic spinal stabilization assemblies, tool set and method 3 2010
9144444 Polyaxial bone anchor with helical capture connection, insert and dual locking assembly 0 2011
8814911 Polyaxial bone screw with cam connection and lock and release insert 0 2011
9451989 Dynamic stabilization members with elastic and inelastic sections 1 2011
8894657 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 3 2011
8613760 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with slitted core and outer sleeve 2 2011
8377067 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 18 2012
8636769 Polyaxial bone screw with shank-retainer insert capture 0 2012
9629669 Spinal fixation tool set and method 0 2012
8696711 Polyaxial bone anchor assembly with one-piece closure, pressure insert and plastic elongate member 1 2012
9414863 Polyaxial bone screw with spherical capture, compression insert and alignment and retention structures 0 2012
8591560 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with elastic core and outer sleeve 0 2012
9055978 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 3 2012
8840652 Bone anchors with longitudinal connecting member engaging inserts and closures for fixation and optional angulation 0 2012
9050139 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 2 2013
8936623 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 0 2013
8926670 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 2 2013
8870928 Helical guide and advancement flange with radially loaded lip 0 2013
8998960 Polyaxial bone screw with helically wound capture connection 0 2013
8814913 Helical guide and advancement flange with break-off extensions 4 2013
9743957 Polyaxial bone screw with shank articulation pressure insert and method 0 2013
9532815 Spinal fixation tool set and method 0 2013
9668771 Soft stabilization assemblies with off-set connector 0 2014
RE46431 Polyaxial bone anchor with helical capture connection, insert and dual locking assembly 0 2014
9662143 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 0 2014
9439683 Dynamic stabilization member with molded connection 1 2015
9636151 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 0 2015
* 2015/0272,626 BOTTOM-LOADING BONE ANCHOR ASSEMBLIES 0 2015
9662151 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 0 2015
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (2)
* 9113960 Conforming bone stabilization receiver 0 2011
* 2011/0301,649 Conforming Bone Stabilization Receiver 1 2011
 
NUASIVE, INC. (1)
9247964 Spinal Cross-connector 4 2012
 
MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL (1)
* 9498254 Bottom-loading bone anchor assemblies 0 2015
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. (20)
8556938 Polyaxial bone anchor with non-pivotable retainer and pop-on shank, some with friction fit 15 2010
8998959 Polyaxial bone anchors with pop-on shank, fully constrained friction fit retainer and lock and release insert 2 2011
9216041 Spinal connecting members with tensioned cords and rigid sleeves for engaging compression inserts 1 2012
8444681 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, friction fit retainer and winged insert 16 2012
9393047 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank and friction fit retainer with low profile edge lock 1 2012
8979904 Connecting member with tensioned cord, low profile rigid sleeve and spacer with torsion control 0 2012
9480517 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, shank, friction fit retainer, winged insert and low profile edge lock 1 2012
9168069 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank and winged insert with lower skirt for engaging a friction fit retainer 2 2012
8911479 Multi-start closures for open implants 3 2013
9504496 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, friction fit retainer and winged insert 1 2013
8926672 Splay control closure for open bone anchor 0 2013
8911478 Splay control closure for open bone anchor 0 2013
8852239 Sagittal angle screw with integral shank and receiver 1 2014
9566092 Cervical bone anchor with collet retainer and outer locking sleeve 0 2014
9770265 Splay control closure for open bone anchor 0 2014
9717533 Bone anchor closure pivot-splay control flange form guide and advancement structure 0 2014
9451993 Bi-radial pop-on cervical bone anchor 0 2015
9522021 Polyaxial bone anchor with retainer with notch for mono-axial motion 0 2015
9597119 Polyaxial bone anchor with polymer sleeve 1 2015
9717534 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank and friction fit retainer with low profile edge lock 0 2015
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. AN INDIVIDUAL (1)
8398682 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 5 2010
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (8)
8506598 Anchors for spinal fixation and correcting spinal deformity 5 2010
9198696 Cross-connector and related methods 3 2011
8876869 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 1 2011
9198692 Spinal fixation anchor 1 2012
9387013 Posterior cervical fixation system 1 2012
9060813 Surgical fixation system and related methods 0 2012
* 9517089 Bone anchor with offset rod connector 0 2014
9770269 Spinal Cross-connector 0 2015
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
* 2011/0184,412 Pre-Assembled Construct With One or More Non-Rotating Connectors for Insertion Into a Patient 16 2010
* Cited By Examiner