US Patent No: 5,549,612

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Osteosynthesis plate system

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An osteosynthesis plate system is particularly well adapted to securely fuse adjacent cervical vertebrae. The plates are adapted for mounting upon the anterior or posterior surfaces of the vertebrae. Plates for mounting on the anterior vertebral surfaces have a concave bone contacting surface and a bone screw locking mechanism integral with each screw hole. Moreover, the bone contacting surface of the plate has a plurality of bone penetrating protrusions to more securely affix the plate to bone. Plates for mounting on the posterior vertebral surfaces also have bone penetrating protections on their bone contacting surfaces. Such plates are formed so as to have a curved bone contacting surface that is concave in the transverse axis of the plate and convex in the longitudinal axis of the plate. The screw holes of such plates are constructed so as to guide a bone screw along a desired angle to improve the anchoring of the screws in bone.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC.WARSAW, IN405
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC.NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ329

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Worrick, III Charles B Hanson, MA 7 798
Yapp, Ronald A Marshfield, MA 7 535

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (3)
4,388,921 Device comprising a plate and screws for fastening a plate to a bone 210 1981
4,484,570 Device comprising an implant and screws for fastening said implant to a bone, and a device for connecting two separated pieces of bone 471 1981
5,002,544 Osteosynthetic pressure plate osteosynthetic compression plate 114 1990
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (2)
5,053,036 Point contact bone compression plate 229 1990
5,151,103 Point contact bone compression plate 179 1991
 
ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,147,361 Vertebral connecting plate 283 1990
 
D. BARCLAY SLOCUM TRUST AGREEMENT (1)
4,762,122 Device and method for pelvic osteotomy fixation 36 1987
 
DANEK GROUP, INC. (1)
5,108,395 Implant for anterior dorsolumbar spinal osteosynthesis, intended for the correction of kyphoses 172 1990
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
 
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA (1)
4,943,292 Plate for broken bone fixation 64 1989
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (1)
5,129,899 Bone fixation apparatus 184 1991
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
5,127,914 Osteosynthesis means for the connection of bone fracture segments 91 1990
 
VORMALS JETTER & SCHEERER (1)
4,503,848 Osteosynthesis plate 186 1982
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
4,794,918 Bone plate arrangement 174 1986
5,057,111 Non-stress-shielding bone fracture healing device 162 1987
5,085,660 Innovative locking plate system 206 1990
5,180,381 Anterior lumbar/cervical bicortical compression plate 257 1991

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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (70)
6,206,922 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 220 1998
6,139,550 Skeletal plating system 293 1998
6,533,786 Anterior cervical plating system 198 1999
D440311 Anterior cervical plate 67 1999
6,712,818 Method for connecting adjacent vertebral bodies of a human spine with a plating system 146 2000
6,616,666 Apparatus for compressing a spinal disc space disposed between two adjacent vertebral bodies of a cervical spine 51 2000
6,592,586 Single-lock anterior cervical plating system 120 2000
6,527,776 Locking element for locking at least two bone screws to an orthopedic device 147 2000
6,428,542 Single-lock anterior cervical plate 193 2000
6,416,528 Anterior cervical plating system, instrumentation, and method of installation 78 2000
6,383,186 Single-lock skeletal plating system 156 2000
6,740,088 Anterior lumbar plate and method 30 2000
6,692,503 System and method for securing a plate to the spinal column 84 2001
6,793,658 Anterior plating system and method 73 2001
7,077,844 Segmentable skeletal plating system 59 2002
7,740,630 Anterior cervical plate system having vertebral body engaging anchors and connecting plate 5 2002
7,186,256 Dynamic, modular, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having assembleable and movable segments 32 2002
7,118,573 Dynamic anterior cervical plate system having moveable segments, instrumentation, and method for installation thereof 35 2002
7,097,645 Dynamic single-lock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 29 2002
7,044,952 Dynamic multilock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 38 2002
7,041,105 Dynamic, modular, multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened assembleable and moveable segments 38 2002
6,989,012 Plating system for stabilizing a bony segment 12 2002
7,074,221 Anterior cervical plate system 51 2002
6,916,320 Anterior cervical plate system 79 2002
6,884,242 Anterior plating system and method 44 2002
7,169,150 Non-metallic orthopedic plate 33 2003
7,137,984 Single-lock anterior cervical plate and method 34 2003
7,060,069 Anterior lumbar plate and method 9 2004
7,621,958 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 8 2004
8,048,075 Orthopedic implant with locking element 3 2004
7,399,301 Instrumentation for use with dynamic single-lock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 10 2004
7,115,130 Method for installing dynamic, modular, multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened assembleable and moveable segments 29 2004
7,112,202 Method for installing dynamic, modular, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having assembleable and moveable segments 51 2004
8,016,863 Anterior lumbar plate and method 1 2004
7,727,266 Method and apparatus for retaining screws in a plate 3 2004
7,651,497 Segmentable plate with locking element 11 2004
7,758,616 Anterior plating system and method 11 2004
7,717,944 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 13 2004
7,811,285 Dynamic, modular, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having assembleable and moveable segments and instrumentation for installation thereof 3 2004
7,803,157 Dynamic, modular, multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened assembleable and moveable segments and instrumentation for installation thereof 8 2004
8,123,788 Plating system having retaining member that permits movement of at least one bone fastener 3 2004
7,625,381 System and method for stabilizing a portion of the spine 11 2004
7,824,432 Method for installation of dynamic anterior cervical plate system having moveable segments 2 2004
7,621,943 Method for installing dynamic multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened and moveable segments 5 2005
7,678,113 Antero-lateral plating systems and methods for spinal stabilization 2 2005
8,048,076 Method for installation of anterior cervical plate system having vertebral body engaging anchors and connecting plate 2 2005
7,704,250 Instrumentation for use with dynamic multilock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 8 2005
7,547,306 Method for installation of dynamic, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 4 2005
8,323,283 Plate system having bone portion engaging anchors and connecting plate 0 2005
8,070,784 Plating system for stabilizing a bony segment 0 2005
7,763,055 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 19 2006
8,277,493 Anterior cervical plating system 0 2006
8,361,124 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 0 2006
8,403,986 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implant with multi-lock for locking opposed screws and method for use thereof 0 2006
8,021,399 Rod extension for extending fusion construct 7 2006
8,206,390 Uni-directional ratcheting bone plate assembly 0 2006
7,867,259 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 8 2007
7,862,595 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 8 2007
8,016,864 Anterior implant for the spine 1 2007
7,985,224 Method for installation of dynamic, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 1 2009
8,167,919 System and method for securing a plate to the spinal column 0 2009
7,985,258 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 7 2009
8,672,984 Method and apparatus for retaining screw in a plate 0 2010
8,388,662 Anterior plating system and method 1 2010
8,617,224 Anterior lumbar plate and method 0 2011
8,470,007 Antero-lateral plating systems and methods for spinal stabilization 0 2011
8,262,708 Single-lock plating system 2 2012
8,353,959 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implants for use with self-locking screws 0 2012
8,480,717 Orthopedic implant with locking element 1 2012
8,641,743 Orthopedic implant with locking element 0 2013
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (34)
6,416,515 Spinal fixation system 171 1996
5,928,243 Pedicle probe and depth gage 36 1997
5,964,769 Surgical cable system and method 128 1997
6,595,992 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 120 1997
6,193,721 Multi-lock anterior cervical plating system 314 1998
5,989,250 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 132 1998
6,053,921 Surgical cable system and method 107 1998
D449692 Anterior cervical plate 98 1998
6,454,769 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 238 1998
6,030,389 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 250 1998
6,080,193 Adjustable height fusion device 238 1998
6,391,030 Surgical cable system and method 118 1998
5,935,133 Surgical cable system and method 106 1998
6,682,533 Surgical cable system and method 134 1999
6,613,050 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 139 1999
6,331,179 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 303 2000
6,576,016 Adjustable height fusion device 120 2000
6,620,163 Anterior cervical plating system and bone screw 129 2000
6,398,783 Multi-lock anterior cervical plate 137 2000
6,562,040 Spinal fixation system 121 2000
6,454,771 Anterior cervical plating system 117 2001
6,890,335 Bone fixation device 46 2001
6,964,664 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 135 2001
7,637,952 Instrumentation and procedure for implanting spinal implant devices 12 2003
6,969,390 Anterior cervical plating system and bone screw 57 2003
6,936,050 Multilock anterior cervical plating system 55 2003
6,936,051 Multilock anterior cervical plating system 65 2003
6,926,718 Multilock anterior cervical plating system 38 2003
7,306,605 Anterior cervical plate 57 2003
7,611,527 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 9 2003
7,704,255 Threadless multi-lock anterior cervical plating system 8 2004
7,833,226 Bone fixation device 1 2005
8,480,715 Spinal implant system and method 0 2007
8,025,677 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 4 2009
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (16)
7,001,389 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 81 2002
7,278,997 Instrument guide and implant holder 15 2003
7,766,911 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 3 2005
D603961 Cervical plate 1 2008
D603962 Cervical plate 0 2008
D603963 Cervical plate 1 2008
D603964 Cervical plate 6 2008
D603503 Cervical plate 2 2008
D603504 Cervical plate 2 2008
D603505 Cervical plate 2 2008
D603506 Cervical plate 3 2008
D603507 Cervical plate 1 2008
D603508 Cervical plate 1 2008
D603509 Cervical plate 1 2008
D603510 Cervical plate 1 2008
D603511 Cervical plate 1 2008
 
BIOMET C.V. (13)
6,893,444 Bone fracture fixation systems with both multidirectional and unidirectional stabilization pegs 62 2002
7,727,264 Intramedullary fixation device for metaphyseal long bone fractures 8 2003
7,857,838 Anatomical distal radius fracture fixation plate 2 2003
7,780,711 Fixation system with multidirectional bone supports 3 2004
7,527,639 Fixation system with multidirectional bone supports 4 2004
7,780,664 Endosteal nail 2 2004
7,425,213 Method of endosteal nailing 7 2004
7,563,263 Intramedullary fixation device for metaphyseal long bone fractures 6 2005
7,695,502 Bone stabilization system including plate having fixed-angle holes together with unidirectional locking screws and surgeon-directed locking screws 10 2005
7,905,909 Bone stabilization system including multi-directional threaded fixation element 1 2006
8,556,945 Anatomical distal radius fracture fixation plate with ulnar buttress 0 2010
8,403,967 Volar fixation system and methods of using the same 0 2010
8,579,946 Anatomical distal radius fracture fixation plate 0 2010
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (13)
7,682,392 Regenerative implants for stabilizing the spine and devices for attachment of said implants 11 2002
7,914,561 Resilient bone plate and screw system allowing bi-directional assembly 2 2002
7,175,624 Bone plate and screw system allowing bi-directional assembly 38 2002
7,048,739 Bone plate and resilient screw system allowing bi-directional assembly 66 2002
7,341,591 Anterior buttress staple 29 2003
7,416,553 Drill guide and plate inserter 8 2003
7,909,829 Tissue retractor and drill guide 7 2003
7,935,123 Drill guide with alignment feature 3 2003
7,909,848 Tissue retractor and guide device 12 2004
7,776,047 Guide for spinal tools, implants, and devices 16 2004
7,819,903 Spinal fixation plate 7 2004
7,931,678 Hybrid spinal plates 3 2004
7,981,142 Bone plate and screw system allowing bi-directional assembly 3 2005
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (10)
7,223,273 Anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 7 2001
7,169,158 Anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 57 2001
6,769,594 End-to-end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 149 2002
7,204,843 Anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 1 2003
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7,195,142 End-to-end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 17 2006
7,743,958 End-to-end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 9 2006
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7,931,183 End-to-end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 5 2010
8,109,427 End-to end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 0 2011
 
X-SPINE SYSTEMS, INC. (8)
7,182,782 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 42 2003
7,641,701 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 7 2004
8,062,367 Screw locking mechanism and method 2 2007
7,655,028 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 1 2007
8,372,152 Spinal fusion system utilizing an implant plate having at least one integral lock and ratchet lock 0 2007
7,963,982 Implant plate screw locking system and screw having a locking member 1 2007
8,535,356 Screw implant and system and method for locking a screw in an implant plate 0 2009
8,282,682 Fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 0 2009
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (7)
6,309,393 Bone plate 46 1999
6,575,975 Bone fixation method 136 2001
7,862,596 Plastic implant for osteosynthesis 0 2002
7,857,839 Bone plate with captive clips 4 2003
7,666,185 Translatable carriage fixation system 6 2005
7,909,860 Bone plate with captive clips 3 2005
8,262,659 Translatable carriage fixation system 0 2010
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (5)
8,172,885 Bone plate system 2 2004
7,740,649 Bone plate system and methods 4 2004
7,909,859 Bone plate system and methods 11 2005
8,623,019 Bone plate system 0 2008
8,361,126 Bone plate system 0 2008
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (5)
6,152,927 Anterior cervical plating system 267 1999
6,669,700 Anterior cervical plating system 112 2000
6,471,724 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 103 2001
6,695,851 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 94 2002
7,001,387 Anterior cervical plating system 44 2003
 
BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (4)
6,413,259 Bone plate assembly including a screw retaining member 272 2000
7,273,481 Bone plate assembly provided with screw locking mechanisms 51 2003
8,075,602 Bone plate assembly provided with screw locking mechanisms 1 2007
8,439,957 Bone plate assembly provided with screw locking mechanisms 0 2011
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (3)
8,491,643 Anterior bone plate system and method of use 0 2005
8,394,107 Guide for spinal tools, implants, and devices 0 2010
8,591,588 Spinal fixation plate 0 2010
 
PRECISION SURGERY, LTD. (3)
7,255,699 Spinal plate assembly 6 2003
7,204,837 Spinal plate assembly 10 2003
7,727,265 Bone support plate assembly 0 2005
 
SPINAL LLC (3)
7,322,984 Spinal plate with internal screw locks 18 2005
7,438,715 Spinal implant kit 24 2005
7,662,174 Spinal plate with screw locks and cam locks 4 2006
 
United States Surgical Corporation (3)
6,440,146 Anastomosis instrument and method 116 2001
6,726,697 Anastomosis instrument and method 119 2002
7,322,994 Anastomosis instrument and method 18 2003
 
AOI MEDICAL, INC. (2)
8,353,911 Extendable cutting member 0 2008
8,221,420 Trauma nail accumulator 0 2010
 
ATLAS SPINE, INC. (2)
7,468,069 Static anterior cervical plate 5 2004
7,288,095 Bone plate with screw lock 28 2004
 
BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE (2)
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7,931,679 Bone compression device 6 2008
 
BONE RUNNER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
6,585,769 Artificial spinal ligament 120 2000
7,115,142 Method of repairing a bone joint 14 2003
 
CAVITECH, LLC (2)
8,142,462 Instruments and methods for reducing and stabilizing bone fractures 0 2005
8,562,634 Instruments and methods for reducing and stabilizing bone fractures 0 2012
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (2)
7,963,981 Bone fixation plate 3 2004
8,236,034 Bone fixation plate 0 2005
 
INVIVO GERMANY GMBH (2)
5,895,401 Controlled-artifact magnetic resonance instruments 13 1996
6,120,517 Controlled-artifact magnetic resonance instruments 5 1998
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (2)
6,945,973 Slidable bone plate system 81 2003
8,328,856 Surgical fixation system and related methods 0 2009
 
ORTHO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (2)
6,679,883 Cervical plate for stabilizing the human spine 72 2002
7,766,947 Cervical plate for stabilizing the human spine 0 2004
 
OSTEOMED LLC (2)
8,246,664 Multiple bone fusion plate 0 2009
8,529,608 Bone plate with a transfixation screw hole 0 2009
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (2)
7,909,858 Bone plate systems using provisional fixation 3 2006
7,905,910 Bone plates and bone plate assemblies 2 2006
 
SOUTHERN SPINE, LLC (2)
8,057,521 Surgical stabilization system 0 2006
8,668,725 Bone screw 0 2007
 
SPARTAN CAGE HOLDING, LLC (2)
8,187,329 Interbody fusion system with intervertebral implant retention assembly 2 2010
8,523,947 Interbody fusion system with intervertebral implant retention assembly 0 2012
 
SPINAL USA, INC. (2)
8,535,354 Bone plate system and methods of using the same 0 2010
8,419,777 Bone plate screw-blocking systems and methods 0 2010
 
Acantha, Inc. (1)
RE43008 Orthopedic implant assembly 0 2003
 
AESCULAP II, INC. (1)
6,017,345 Spinal fixation plate 127 1997
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
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COVIDIEN LP (1)
8,133,231 Instrument kit and method for performing meniscal repair 1 2009
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (1)
7,651,517 Bone plate and resilient screw system allowing bi-directional assembly 16 2006
 
F3 TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
8,066,773 Artificial intervertebral disc 0 2006
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (1)
8,025,679 Method for spinal stabilization using a rod connector 1 2005
 
K2M, INC. (1)
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KINAMED, INC. (1)
8,535,329 Tracking tools and method for computer-assisted shoulder replacement surgery 0 2004
 
KNOBLOCH, CARL A. (1)
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KYPHON SARL (1)
8,109,980 Antero-lateral plating systems and methods for spinal stabilization 0 2010
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (1)
7,309,340 Method and apparatus for bone plating 20 2003
 
MEDICREA TECHNOLOGIES (1)
8,114,139 Osteosynthesis plate 1 2007
 
NEURO STRUCTURES, LLC (1)
8,668,723 Anterior cervical plate 0 2011
 
PERUMALA CORPORATION (1)
6,989,013 Medical appliance for bridging and stabilizing spaced apart bone segments having a bone screw locking system 5 2003
 
RHAUSLER, INC. (1)
7,736,380 Cervical plate system 7 2005
 
SPECIALIST PROPERTIES, LLC (1)
6,656,181 Method and device utilizing tapered screw shanks for spinal stabilization 149 2001
 
STRYKER LEIBINGER GMBH & CO. KG (1)
8,672,981 Osteosynthesis plate comprising through-openings which are inclined in relation to the plane of the plate 0 2006
 
THAKEN SURGICAL, LLC (1)
7,780,666 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 3 2005
 
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1)
8,449,582 Cervical fusion apparatus and method for use 0 2007
 
The J7 Summit Medical Group, LLL (1)
5,941,880 Coupling member for cross-linking intervertebral cage devices 16 1998
 
THEKEN SURGICAL L.L.P. (1)
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THEKEN SURGICAL, INC. (1)
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Warsaw Orrthopedic, Inc. (1)
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WESTMARK MEDICAL, LLC. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (19)
6,436,103 Drill guide and plate attachment mechanism for orthopedic plating 48 2000
6,406,478 Bone reinforcement plate for use on the spine 42 2001
7,682,375 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 22 2003
7,753,939 Polyaxial connection device and method 0 2004
7,655,025 Adjustable rod and connector device and method of use 2 2005
7,618,443 Occipito fixation system and method of use 16 2005
7,985,245 Connection rod for screw or hook polyaxial system and method of use 0 2005
8,486,111 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 0 2006
7,896,902 Multi-axial double locking bone screw assembly 4 2007
7,695,498 Connection rod for screw or hook polyaxial system and method of use 22 2007
8,221,476 Spinal plate assembly 0 2007
8,236,033 Spinal plate assembly 0 2007
8,343,194 Anterior cervical staple 0 2008
8,690,922 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 0 2010
8,685,062 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 0 2010
8,585,739 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 0 2010
8,308,776 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 0 2010
8,221,459 Pedicle screw connector apparatus and method 0 2010
8,398,689 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 0 2010