US Patent Application No: 2008/0051,780

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SPINAL ROD CONNECTOR

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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 Crystal, MN 12 733
Tyagi, Kuldeep Bloomington, MN 4 26
Vaidya, Shailendra Bloomington, MN 2 26

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JACKSON, ROGER P. (2)
8,556,938 Polyaxial bone anchor with non-pivotable retainer and pop-on shank, some with friction fit 0 2010
8,444,681 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, friction fit retainer and winged insert 0 2012
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. AN INDIVIDUAL (1)
8,398,682 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 0 2010
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (1)
8,506,598 Anchors for spinal fixation and correcting spinal deformity 0 2010
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (22)
8,137,386 Polyaxial bone screw apparatus 2 2003
8,152,810 Spinal fixation tool set and method 2 2004
8,273,089 Spinal fixation tool set and method 3 2006
8,105,368 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with slitted core and outer sleeve 1 2007
8,066,739 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 6 2007
8,475,498 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with cord connection 0 2008
8,257,396 Polyaxial bone screw with shank-retainer inset capture 1 2008
8,162,948 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 2 2008
8,353,932 Polyaxial bone anchor assembly with one-piece closure, pressure insert and plastic elongate member 1 2008
7,967,850 Polyaxial bone anchor with helical capture connection, insert and dual locking assembly 8 2008
8,292,892 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 0 2009
8,366,745 Dynamic stabilization assembly having pre-compressed spacers with differential displacements 0 2009
8,591,515 Spinal fixation tool set and method 0 2009
8,100,915 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 4 2009
8,377,102 Polyaxial bone anchor with spline capture connection and lower pressure insert 1 2010
8,394,133 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 0 2010
8,308,782 Bone anchors with longitudinal connecting member engaging inserts and closures for fixation and optional angulation 3 2010
8,613,760 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with slitted core and outer sleeve 0 2011
8,377,067 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 0 2012
8,636,769 Polyaxial bone screw with shank-retainer insert capture 0 2012
8,696,711 Polyaxial bone anchor assembly with one-piece closure, pressure insert and plastic elongate member 0 2012
8,591,560 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with elastic core and outer sleeve 0 2012

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