US Patent No: 5,549,612

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Osteosynthesis plate system

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Abstract

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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, IN253
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC.NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ133

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Worrick, III Charles B Hanson, MA 7 987
Yapp, Ronald A Marshfield, MA 7 665

Cited Art Landscape

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
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* 5,085,660 Innovative locking plate system 289 1990
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NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA (1)
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ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 5,147,361 Vertebral connecting plate 323 1990
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS, INC. (1)
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D. BARCLAY SLOCUM TRUST AGREEMENT (1)
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VORMALS JETTER & SCHEERER (1)
* 4,503,848 Osteosynthesis plate 202 1982
 
KEWI AC (1)
* 2004/0055,711 Manufacture of a strip by extrusion of a tube then flattening the tube 3 2003
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
* 5,127,914 Osteosynthesis means for the connection of bone fracture segments 108 1990
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (3)
* 4,388,921 Device comprising a plate and screws for fastening a plate to a bone 285 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 600 1981
* 5,002,544 Osteosynthetic pressure plate osteosynthetic compression plate 142 1990
 
DANEK GROUP, INC. (1)
* 5,108,395 Implant for anterior dorsolumbar spinal osteosynthesis, intended for the correction of kyphoses 192 1990
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (2)
* 5,053,036 Point contact bone compression plate 280 1990
* 5,151,103 Point contact bone compression plate 216 1991
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7,682,375 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 34 2003
* 2005/0010,227 Bone support plate assembly 97 2003
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7,753,939 Polyaxial connection device and method 1 2004
* 2005/0027,293 Anterior plating system and method 22 2004
7,655,025 Adjustable rod and connector device and method of use 3 2005
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7,618,443 Occipito fixation system and method of use 34 2005
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8,932,334 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 0 2005
7,985,245 Connection rod for screw or hook polyaxial system and method of use 1 2005
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8,721,685 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 0 2006
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8,486,111 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 0 2006
7,896,902 Multi-axial double locking bone screw assembly 14 2007
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7,695,498 Connection rod for screw or hook polyaxial system and method of use 37 2007
* 2007/0162,006 Connection Rod for Screw or Hook Polyaxial System and Method of Use 3 2007
8,221,476 Spinal plate assembly 4 2007
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8,236,033 Spinal plate assembly 5 2007
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8,585,739 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 0 2010
8,308,776 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 4 2010
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8,221,459 Pedicle screw connector apparatus and method 0 2010
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8,398,689 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 5 2010
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9,232,967 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 0 2014
 
SPINAL LLC (3)
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TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (13)
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6,769,594 End-to-end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 327 2002
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7,204,843 Anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 1 2003
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7,059,510 End-to-end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 50 2004
7,195,142 End-to-end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 33 2006
7,743,958 End-to-end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 21 2006
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7,931,183 End-to-end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 16 2010
8,109,427 End-to end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 0 2011
 
PRECISION SURGERY, LTD. (3)
7,255,699 Spinal plate assembly 21 2003
7,204,837 Spinal plate assembly 23 2003
7,727,265 Bone support plate assembly 7 2005
 
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8,109,980 Antero-lateral plating systems and methods for spinal stabilization 0 2010
 
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8,172,885 Bone plate system 8 2004
7,740,649 Bone plate system and methods 18 2004
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8,900,277 Bone plate system 1 2011
9,198,769 Bone anchor assembly, bone plate system, and method 0 2012
9,381,046 Bone plate system 0 2013
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (4)
* 8,025,679 Method for spinal stabilization using a rod connector 5 2005
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9,101,407 Anterior cervical plate 0 2014
9,113,964 Anterior cervical plate 0 2014
 
THEKEN SURGICAL L.L.P. (1)
6,228,085 Bone fixation system 196 1998
 
Sofamor S.N.C. (1)
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Kyon (2)
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THEKEN SURGICAL, INC. (1)
7,785,327 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 16 2005
 
Knobloch, Carl A. (1)
8,123,748 Intramedullary canal diameter reducer 1 2008
 
ATLAS SPINE, INC. (2)
7,468,069 Static anterior cervical plate 14 2004
7,288,095 Bone plate with screw lock 45 2004
 
SYNTHES AG CHUR (3)
8,764,831 Intervertebral implant 3 2010
8,715,354 Intervertebral implant 1 2011
8,709,085 Intervertebral implant 4 2011
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (7)
6,945,973 Slidable bone plate system 128 2003
8,328,856 Surgical fixation system and related methods 2 2009
8,840,668 Spinal implants, instruments and related methods 1 2010
8,740,983 Spinal fusion implants and related methods 2 2010
D754857 Bone plate 0 2013
D734853 Bone plate 0 2013
D745159 Intervertebral implant 0 2013
 
X-SPINE SYSTEMS, INC. (19)
7,182,782 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 73 2003
7,641,701 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 19 2004
* 2005/0071,008 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 36 2004
8,821,553 Spinal fusion system utilizing an implant plate having at least one integral lock 1 2006
* 2006/0195,100 SPINAL FUSION SYSTEM UTILIZING AN IMPLANT PLATE HAVING AT LEAST ONE INTEGRAL LOCK 18 2006
8,062,367 Screw locking mechanism and method 19 2007
7,655,028 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 5 2007
8,372,152 Spinal fusion system utilizing an implant plate having at least one integral lock and ratchet lock 7 2007
7,963,982 Implant plate screw locking system and screw having a locking member 3 2007
* 2009/0024,170 IMPLANT PLATE SCREW LOCKING SYSTEM AND SCREW HAVING A LOCKING MEMBER 18 2007
8,535,356 Screw implant and system and method for locking a screw in an implant plate 0 2009
* 2011/0106,171 SCREW IMPLANT AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCKING A SCREW IN AN IMPLANT PLATE 3 2009
8,282,682 Fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 3 2009
* 2010/0145,453 FUSION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FUSING SPINAL BONES 2 2009
8,728,130 Implant plate screw locking system and screw having a locking member 0 2011
* 2011/0238,123 IMPLANT PLATE SCREW LOCKING SYSTEM AND SCREW HAVING A LOCKING MEMBER 1 2011
8,734,493 Screw locking mechanism and method 0 2011
9,078,706 Intervertebral fusion device utilizing multiple mobile uniaxial and bidirectional screw interface plates 0 2012
8,795,370 Fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 1 2012
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (104)
6,206,922 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 283 1998
* 6,139,550 Skeletal plating system 394 1998
6,533,786 Anterior cervical plating system 269 1999
D440311 Anterior cervical plate 80 1999
6,712,818 Method for connecting adjacent vertebral bodies of a human spine with a plating system 218 2000
6,616,666 Apparatus for compressing a spinal disc space disposed between two adjacent vertebral bodies of a cervical spine 76 2000
6,592,586 Single-lock anterior cervical plating system 154 2000
6,527,776 Locking element for locking at least two bone screws to an orthopedic device 189 2000
6,428,542 Single-lock anterior cervical plate 243 2000
6,416,528 Anterior cervical plating system, instrumentation, and method of installation 100 2000
6,383,186 Single-lock skeletal plating system 211 2000
6,740,088 Anterior lumbar plate and method 40 2000
6,692,503 System and method for securing a plate to the spinal column 119 2001
6,793,658 Anterior plating system and method 98 2001
7,077,844 Segmentable skeletal plating system 80 2002
* 7,740,630 Anterior cervical plate system having vertebral body engaging anchors and connecting plate 15 2002
7,186,256 Dynamic, modular, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having assembleable and movable segments 47 2002
7,118,573 Dynamic anterior cervical plate system having moveable segments, instrumentation, and method for installation thereof 53 2002
7,097,645 Dynamic single-lock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 47 2002
7,044,952 Dynamic multilock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 60 2002
7,041,105 Dynamic, modular, multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened assembleable and moveable segments 57 2002
* 2003/0060,828 Dynamic multilock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments, instrumentation, and method for installation thereof 40 2002
* 2002/0188,296 Dynamic, modular, multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened assembleable and moveable segments, instrumentation, and method for installation thereof 40 2002
* 2002/0183,755 Dynamic anterior cervical plate system having moveable segments, instrumentation, and method for installation thereof 31 2002
* 2002/0183,754 Anterior cervical plate system having vertebral body engaging anchors, connecting plate, and method for installation thereof 95 2002
6,989,012 Plating system for stabilizing a bony segment 24 2002
* 2004/0034,356 Plating system for stabilizing a bony segment 20 2002
7,074,221 Anterior cervical plate system 77 2002
6,916,320 Anterior cervical plate system 127 2002
* 2003/0018,335 Anterior cervical plate system 22 2002
6,884,242 Anterior plating system and method 83 2002
* 2003/0135,213 Anterior planting system and method 12 2002
7,169,150 Non-metallic orthopedic plate 39 2003
* 2004/0215,195 Non-metallic orthopedic plate 19 2003
7,137,984 Single-lock anterior cervical plate and method 62 2003
7,060,069 Anterior lumbar plate and method 11 2004
* 2004/0143,266 Anterior lumbar plate and method 4 2004
7,621,958 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 24 2004
8,048,075 Orthopedic implant with locking element 10 2004
7,399,301 Instrumentation for use with dynamic single-lock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 23 2004
* 2004/0181,229 Instrumentation for use with dynamic single-lock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 14 2004
7,115,130 Method for installing dynamic, modular, multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened assembleable and moveable segments 42 2004
7,112,202 Method for installing dynamic, modular, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having assembleable and moveable segments 68 2004
* 2004/0186,476 Method for installing dynamic, modular, multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened assembleable and moveable segments 12 2004
* 2004/0181,226 Method for installing dynamic, modular, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having assembleable and moveable segments 23 2004
* 8,016,863 Anterior lumbar plate and method 2 2004
7,727,266 Method and apparatus for retaining screws in a plate 9 2004
7,651,497 Segmentable plate with locking element 26 2004
7,758,616 Anterior plating system and method 30 2004
7,717,944 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 26 2004
7,811,285 Dynamic, modular, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having assembleable and moveable segments and instrumentation for installation thereof 10 2004
* 2005/0027,297 Dynamic, modular, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having assembleable and moveable segments and instrumentation for installation thereof 57 2004
7,803,157 Dynamic, modular, multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened assembleable and moveable segments and instrumentation for installation thereof 14 2004
* 2005/0027,298 Dynamic, modular, multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened assembleable and moveable segments and instrumentation for installation thereof 61 2004
* 8,123,788 Plating system having retaining member that permits movement of at least one bone fastener 8 2004
7,625,381 System and method for stabilizing a portion of the spine 17 2004
7,824,432 Method for installation of dynamic anterior cervical plate system having moveable segments 6 2004
* 2005/0085,816 Method for installation of dynamic anterior cervical plate system having moveable segments 69 2004
* 2006/0195,089 Spinal plating and intervertebral support systems and methods 10 2005
7,621,943 Method for installing dynamic multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened and moveable segments 13 2005
* 2005/0192,576 Method for installing dynamic multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened and moveable segments 40 2005
7,678,113 Antero-lateral plating systems and methods for spinal stabilization 5 2005
* 2006/0241,615 Antero-lateral plating systems and methods for spinal stabilization 5 2005
8,048,076 Method for installation of anterior cervical plate system having vertebral body engaging anchors and connecting plate 5 2005
* 2005/0187,554 Method for installation of anterior cervical plate system having vertebral body engaging anchors and connecting plate 23 2005
7,704,250 Instrumentation for use with dynamic multilock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 14 2005
* 2005/0216,009 Instrumentation for use with dynamic multilock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 21 2005
7,547,306 Method for installation of dynamic, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 14 2005
* 2005/0216,010 Method for installation of dynamic, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 32 2005
8,323,283 Plate system having bone portion engaging anchors and connecting plate 2 2005
8,070,784 Plating system for stabilizing a bony segment 1 2005
7,763,055 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 43 2006
8,277,493 Anterior cervical plating system 2 2006
8,361,124 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 3 2006
8,403,986 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implant with multi-lock for locking opposed screws and method for use thereof 4 2006
* 2006/0206,208 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implant with multi-lock for locking opposed screws and method for use thereof 58 2006
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8,206,390 Uni-directional ratcheting bone plate assembly 5 2006
* 2008/0108,998 Uni-directional ratcheting bone plate assembly 9 2006
7,867,259 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 17 2007
7,862,595 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 16 2007
* 8,016,864 Anterior implant for the spine 6 2007
* 2010/0069,968 ANTERIOR IMPLANT FOR THE SPINE 5 2007
7,985,224 Method for installation of dynamic, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 3 2009
8,167,919 System and method for securing a plate to the spinal column 2 2009
* 2009/0326,590 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURING A PLATE TO THE SPINAL COLUMN 1 2009
9,095,444 Implant with an interference fit fastener 0 2009
7,985,258 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 23 2009
8,672,984 Method and apparatus for retaining screw in a plate 1 2010
8,388,662 Anterior plating system and method 2 2010
* 2010/0228,294 ANTERIOR PLATING SYSTEM AND METHOD 22 2010
8,834,533 Dynamic plate system having moveable segments 0 2010
* 2011/0054,528 Dynamic plate system having moveable segments 8 2010
8,961,524 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 0 2010
* 2011/0270,311 ANTERIOR IMPLANT FOR THE SPINE 3 2011
8,617,224 Anterior lumbar plate and method 1 2011
8,845,694 Rod extension for extending fusion construct 0 2011
8,470,007 Antero-lateral plating systems and methods for spinal stabilization 0 2011
8,262,708 Single-lock plating system 7 2012
8,353,959 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implants for use with self-locking screws 2 2012
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8,900,275 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 0 2012
8,641,743 Orthopedic implant with locking element 6 2013
 
SPINAL U.S.A. (1)
* 2008/0312,699 RECESSED PLATE SYSTEM 4 2008
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (9)
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6,575,975 Bone fixation method 198 2001
* 7,862,596 Plastic implant for osteosynthesis 0 2002
* 2003/0149,433 Plastic implant for osteosynthesis 3 2002
7,857,839 Bone plate with captive clips 21 2003
* 2005/0049,593 Bone plate with captive clips 108 2003
7,666,185 Translatable carriage fixation system 12 2005
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8,262,659 Translatable carriage fixation system 2 2010
 
Spinal USA, Inc. (4)
8,535,354 Bone plate system and methods of using the same 1 2010
8,419,777 Bone plate screw-blocking systems and methods 3 2010
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Anthem Orthopaedics, LLC (1)
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8,491,643 Anterior bone plate system and method of use 1 2005
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8,591,588 Spinal fixation plate 5 2010
* 2011/0004,253 SPINAL FIXATION PLATE 7 2010
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8,747,441 Resilient bone plate and screw system allowing bi-directional assembly 2 2011
8,940,025 Hybrid spinal plates 0 2011
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (1)
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6,595,992 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 179 1997
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* 5,989,250 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 167 1998
6,053,921 Surgical cable system and method 170 1998
D449692 Anterior cervical plate 134 1998
6,454,769 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 315 1998
* 6,030,389 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 324 1998
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6,391,030 Surgical cable system and method 187 1998
5,935,133 Surgical cable system and method 164 1998
6,682,533 Surgical cable system and method 207 1999
6,613,050 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 198 1999
6,331,179 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 408 2000
6,576,016 Adjustable height fusion device 191 2000
6,620,163 Anterior cervical plating system and bone screw 175 2000
6,398,783 Multi-lock anterior cervical plate 182 2000
6,562,040 Spinal fixation system 165 2000
6,454,771 Anterior cervical plating system 154 2001
6,890,335 Bone fixation device 63 2001
6,964,664 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 195 2001
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7,637,952 Instrumentation and procedure for implanting spinal implant devices 18 2003
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* 2003/0181,912 Anterior cervical plating system and bone screw 19 2003
6,936,050 Multilock anterior cervical plating system 79 2003
6,936,051 Multilock anterior cervical plating system 85 2003
6,926,718 Multilock anterior cervical plating system 61 2003
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* 2005/0075,633 Anterior cervical plate 14 2003
7,611,527 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 17 2003
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7,833,226 Bone fixation device 5 2005
8,480,715 Spinal implant system and method 1 2007
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* 2009/0234,393 OSTEOSYNTHESIS PLATE 7 2007
 
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7,001,387 Anterior cervical plating system 68 2003
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SOUTHERN SPINE, LLC (2)
8,057,521 Surgical stabilization system 1 2006
8,668,725 Bone screw 1 2007
 
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 2008/0015,590 Implant device with placement indicia 11 2006
 
Ortho Development Corporation (2)
6,679,883 Cervical plate for stabilizing the human spine 104 2002
7,766,947 Cervical plate for stabilizing the human spine 4 2004
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (18)
7,914,561 Resilient bone plate and screw system allowing bi-directional assembly 15 2002
7,175,624 Bone plate and screw system allowing bi-directional assembly 57 2002
7,048,739 Bone plate and resilient screw system allowing bi-directional assembly 96 2002
7,341,591 Anterior buttress staple 172 2003
7,416,553 Drill guide and plate inserter 12 2003
7,909,829 Tissue retractor and drill guide 17 2003
7,935,123 Drill guide with alignment feature 15 2003
7,909,848 Tissue retractor and guide device 22 2004
7,776,047 Guide for spinal tools, implants, and devices 33 2004
7,819,903 Spinal fixation plate 26 2004
* 2005/0085,913 Spinal fixation plate 74 2004
* 2006/0106,387 Spinal plate system and method of use 28 2004
7,981,142 Bone plate and screw system allowing bi-directional assembly 7 2005
* 2005/0273,105 Bone plate and screw system allowing bi-directional assembly 30 2005
* 2007/0118,129 Implant fixation methods and apparatus 26 2005
* 2007/0118,130 Implant fixation methods and apparatus 0 2005
* 2007/0118,127 Implant fixation methods and apparatus 4 2005
* 2006/0241,616 Bone Plate and Resilient Screw System Allowing Bi-Directional Assembly 31 2006
 
SPINESMITH PARTNERS, L.P. (2)
8,882,813 Locking mechanisms and associated methods 1 2008
* 2009/0105,831 LOCKING MECHANISMS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS 36 2008
 
BIOMET C.V. (15)
6,893,444 Bone fracture fixation systems with both multidirectional and unidirectional stabilization pegs 86 2002
* 2003/0083,660 Bone fracture fixation systems with both multidirectional and unidirectional stabilization pegs 12 2002
7,727,264 Intramedullary fixation device for metaphyseal long bone fractures 13 2003
7,857,838 Anatomical distal radius fracture fixation plate 6 2003
* 7,780,711 Fixation system with multidirectional bone supports 11 2004
7,527,639 Fixation system with multidirectional bone supports 14 2004
7,780,664 Endosteal nail 3 2004
7,425,213 Method of endosteal nailing 7 2004
7,563,263 Intramedullary fixation device for metaphyseal long bone fractures 20 2005
7,695,502 Bone stabilization system including plate having fixed-angle holes together with unidirectional locking screws and surgeon-directed locking screws 28 2005
7,905,909 Bone stabilization system including multi-directional threaded fixation element 9 2006
8,556,945 Anatomical distal radius fracture fixation plate with ulnar buttress 4 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
9,072,558 Distal radius fracture fixation plate with ulnar buttress 0 2013
 
ZIMMER BIOMET SPINE, INC. (2)
8,845,696 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 0 2013
8,845,701 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 0 2014
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (18)
7,001,389 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 131 2002
7,278,997 Instrument guide and implant holder 28 2003
7,766,911 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 11 2005
D603961 Cervical plate 11 2008
D603962 Cervical plate 6 2008
D603963 Cervical plate 8 2008
D603964 Cervical plate 15 2008
D603503 Cervical plate 7 2008
D603504 Cervical plate 10 2008
D603505 Cervical plate 6 2008
D603506 Cervical plate 7 2008
D603507 Cervical plate 9 2008
D603508 Cervical plate 6 2008
D603509 Cervical plate 2 2008
D603510 Cervical plate 6 2008
D603511 Cervical plate 6 2008
* 2009/0177,239 CERVICAL PLATE INSTRUMENT KIT 7 2008
8,753,396 Intervertebral implant having back-out prevention feature 0 2011
 
BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE (4)
7,115,129 Bone compression devices and systems and methods of contouring and using same 33 2002
* 2006/0293,671 BONE COMPRESSION DEVICE 0 2006
7,931,679 Bone compression device 9 2008
9,005,251 Bone compression device 0 2011
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (13)
* 2005/0209,593 Flexible anterior cervical plate 25 2004
7,931,678 Hybrid spinal plates 8 2004
* 2006/0122,602 Hybrid spinal plates 40 2004
* 9,119,677 Spinal plate and drill guide 0 2006
* 2007/0162,013 Spinal plate and drill guide 11 2006
9,192,419 Zero-profile interbody spacer and coupled plate assembly 0 2009
9,220,548 Bone plate with captive clips 0 2010
9,220,604 Intervertebral implants, systems, and methods of use 0 2011
9,005,295 Low profile intervertebral implant 4 2012
9,241,809 Intervertebral implants, systems, and methods of use 0 2013
9,039,775 Spinal fixation plates 2 2013
9,351,774 Resilient bone plate and screw system allowing bi-directional assembly 0 2014
9,320,549 Spinal fixation plates 0 2015
 
INVIVO GERMANY GMBH (2)
* 5,895,401 Controlled-artifact magnetic resonance instruments 17 1996
* 6,120,517 Controlled-artifact magnetic resonance instruments 5 1998
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (2)
8,672,981 Osteosynthesis plate comprising through-openings which are inclined in relation to the plane of the plate 0 2006
* 2009/0318,920 Osteosynthesis Plate Comprising Through-Openings Which are Inclined in Relation to the Plane of the Plate 6 2006
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
9,393,045 Clamping assembly for external fixation system 0 2014
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (16)
7,963,981 Bone fixation plate 8 2004
* 2005/0234,455 Bone fixation plate 30 2004
8,236,034 Bone fixation plate 4 2005
* 8,795,340 Vertical inline plate 1 2009
* 2010/0121,382 VERTICAL INLINE PLATE 1 2009
* 8,882,814 Orthopedic plating assembly for bone fixation and subsidence 1 2010
* 2011/0190,770 Orthopedic Plating Assembly For Bone Fixation and Subsidence 2 2010
9,364,272 Bone fixation plate 0 2011
9,358,127 Intervertebral fusion implant 0 2012
9,326,861 Stabilizing joints 0 2012
9,364,343 Intervertebral fusion implant 0 2013
* 9,005,256 Vertical inline plate 0 2014
9,066,765 Orthopedic plating assembly for bone fixation and subsidence 0 2014
* 9,113,965 Vertical inline plate 0 2015
9,339,314 Orthopedic plating assembly for bone fixation and subsidence 0 2015
9,364,340 Low profile plate 0 2015
 
BONE RUNNER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (3)
6,585,769 Artificial spinal ligament 151 2000
7,115,142 Method of repairing a bone joint 20 2003
* 2003/0195,624 Method of repairing a bone joint 5 2003
 
F3 Technologies, LLC (2)
* 2005/0165,487 Artificial intervertebral disc 47 2004
8,066,773 Artificial intervertebral disc 1 2006
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (4)
* 2004/0127,904 Bone plate and resilient screw system allowing bi-directional assembly 53 2002
* 2004/0127,899 Bone plate and screw system allowing bi-directional attachment 41 2002
* 2004/0204,712 Bone fixation plates 61 2003
7,651,517 Bone plate and resilient screw system allowing bi-directional assembly 44 2006
 
Warsaw Orrthopedic, Inc. (1)
8,562,656 Retaining mechanism 4 2010
 
NEURO STRUCTURES, LLC (1)
8,668,723 Anterior cervical plate 4 2011
 
United States Surgical Corporation (3)
6,440,146 Anastomosis instrument and method 275 2001
6,726,697 Anastomosis instrument and method 294 2002
7,322,994 Anastomosis instrument and method 110 2003
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