US Patent No: 5,586,984

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Polyaxial locking screw and coupling element assembly for use with rod fixation apparatus

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A polyaxial orthopedic device for use with rod implant apparatus includes a screw having a curvate head and a coupling element. The coupling element has a tapered lower portion including a slotted interior chamber in which the curvate head is initially polyaxially disposed. The coupling element further includes a recess for receiving the rod of the implant apparatus, and an exterior threading disposed on its upper portion which receives a locking nut. A locking ring is disposed about the lower portion of the coupling element, and provides an inward force on the outwardly tapered portion upon downward translation thereof, thereby causing the vertical slots to close, and crush locking the screw head within the interior chamber, thus eliminating the polyaxial nature of the screw-element coupling. In several embodiments a hollow cylindrical rod securing sleeve is provided which fits over the coupling element and locks the rod to the coupling element. In the other embodiments, the locking nut seats against the top of the rod, locking it in place.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATIONKALAMAZOO, MI29
SYNTHES USA, LLCWEST CHESTER, PA433

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Errico, Joseph P Hempstead, NY 291 15254
Errico, Thomas J Summit, NJ 96 11811
Ralph, James D Oakland, NJ 185 16696

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 4,946,458 Pedicle screw 600 1989
* 5,306,275 Lumbar spine fixation apparatus and method 541 1992
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
* 5,176,680 Device for the adjustable fixing of spinal osteosynthesis rods 463 1991
 
EBI, LLC (1)
* 4,805,602 Transpedicular screw and rod system 513 1986
 
CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
* 5,360,431 Transpedicular screw system and method of use 605 1992
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
* 5,261,909 Variable angle screw for spinal implant system 237 1992
 
PSI (1)
* 5,480,401 Extra-discal inter-vertebral prosthesis for controlling the variations of the inter-vertebral distance by means of a double damper 329 1994
 
Corin Medical Limited (1)
* 5,217,497 Apparatus for use in the treatment of spinal disorders 306 1991
 
POPE, MALCOLM, PHD (1)
* 4,987,892 Spinal fixation device 218 1989
 
FUJITSU SEMICONDUCTOR LIMITED (1)
* 5,153,103 Resist composition and pattern formation process 14 1991
 
Prufer (1)
* 5,207,678 Pedicle screw and receiver member therefore 494 1992
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (2)
* 5,261,912 Implant for an osteosynthesis device, in particular for spinal column correction 278 1991
* 5,190,543 Anchoring device 274 1991
* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (92)
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8,137,386 Polyaxial bone screw apparatus 13 2003
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8,257,402 Closure for rod receiving orthopedic implant having left handed thread removal 1 2004
7,662,175 Upload shank swivel head bone screw spinal implant 43 2004
* 2005/0228,382 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 109 2004
8,273,109 Helical wound mechanically interlocking mating guide and advancement structure 1 2004
8,540,753 Polyaxial bone screw with uploaded threaded shank and method of assembly and use 0 2004
7,513,905 Polyaxial bone screw 33 2004
* 2006/0095,038 Polyaxial bone screw 70 2004
7,833,250 Polyaxial bone screw with helically wound capture connection 45 2004
7,572,279 Polyaxial bone screw with discontinuous helically wound capture connection 63 2004
* 2006/0100,622 Polyaxial bone screw with helically wound capture connection 97 2004
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8,152,810 Spinal fixation tool set and method 13 2004
8,876,868 Helical guide and advancement flange with radially loaded lip 0 2005
7,476,239 Polyaxial bone screw with compound articulation 27 2005
7,776,067 Polyaxial bone screw with shank articulation pressure insert and method 38 2005
* 2006/0276,789 Polyaxial bone screw with shank articulation pressure insert and method 100 2005
7,789,896 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 40 2005
9,050,148 Spinal fixation tool attachment structure 0 2005
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7,766,915 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 25 2006
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8,105,368 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with slitted core and outer sleeve 1 2007
8,292,926 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with elastic core and outer sleeve 3 2007
8,876,874 Bone screw systems and methods of use 2 2007
8,128,667 Anti-splay medical implant closure with multi-surface removal aperture 13 2007
8,092,502 Polyaxial bone screw with uploaded threaded shank and method of assembly and use 9 2007
8,066,739 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 28 2007
8,475,498 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with cord connection 2 2008
7,901,437 Dynamic stabilization member with molded connection 13 2008
8,257,398 Polyaxial bone screw with cam capture 5 2008
7,875,065 Polyaxial bone screw with multi-part shank retainer and pressure insert 35 2008
8,257,396 Polyaxial bone screw with shank-retainer inset capture 6 2008
7,951,170 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with pre-tensioned solid core 38 2008
8,162,948 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 16 2008
8,353,932 Polyaxial bone anchor assembly with one-piece closure, pressure insert and plastic elongate member 1 2008
8,911,477 Dynamic stabilization member with end plate support and cable core extension 0 2008
7,967,850 Polyaxial bone anchor with helical capture connection, insert and dual locking assembly 25 2008
8,034,087 Polyaxial bone screw 1 2009
* 2009/0228,050 Polyaxial bone screw 9 2009
8,845,649 Spinal fixation tool set and method for rod reduction and fastener insertion 1 2009
8,292,892 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 9 2009
8,012,177 Dynamic stabilization assembly with frusto-conical connection 11 2009
8,366,745 Dynamic stabilization assembly having pre-compressed spacers with differential displacements 0 2009
8,636,777 Polyaxial bone screw with discontinuous helically wound capture connection 0 2009
* 2009/0299,414 Polyaxial bone screw with uploaded threaded shank and method of assembly and use 13 2009
8,591,515 Spinal fixation tool set and method 4 2009
8,100,915 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 23 2009
8,092,500 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with floating core, compression spacer and over-mold 3 2009
8,377,102 Polyaxial bone anchor with spline capture connection and lower pressure insert 2 2010
8,545,538 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 3 2010
8,308,776 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 4 2010
9,456,853 Polyaxial bone screw with shank articulation pressure insert and method 0 2010
8,394,133 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 5 2010
8,308,782 Bone anchors with longitudinal connecting member engaging inserts and closures for fixation and optional angulation 15 2010
8,398,689 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 5 2010
8,444,677 Polyaxial bone screw with helically wound capture connection 0 2010
* 2011/0009,910 Polyaxial bone screw with helically wound capture connection 11 2010
9,216,039 Dynamic spinal stabilization assemblies, tool set and method 0 2010
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9,320,545 Polyaxial bone screw with multi-part shank retainer and pressure insert 0 2011
9,101,404 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with molded connection 1 2011
9,144,444 Polyaxial bone anchor with helical capture connection, insert and dual locking assembly 0 2011
8,814,911 Polyaxial bone screw with cam connection and lock and release insert 0 2011
8,506,599 Dynamic stabilization assembly with frusto-conical connection 5 2011
9,451,989 Dynamic stabilization members with elastic and inelastic sections 0 2011
8,439,958 Polyaxial bone screw 0 2011
8,894,657 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 2 2011
8,613,760 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with slitted core and outer sleeve 1 2011
8,377,067 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 12 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 1 2012
9,414,863 Polyaxial bone screw with spherical capture, compression insert and alignment and retention structures 0 2012
8,591,552 Anti-splay medical implant closure with multi-surface removal aperture 0 2012
8,591,560 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with elastic core and outer sleeve 0 2012
9,055,978 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 0 2012
8,840,652 Bone anchors with longitudinal connecting member engaging inserts and closures for fixation and optional angulation 0 2012
8,900,272 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 0 2013
9,050,139 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 2 2013
8,936,623 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 0 2013
8,926,670 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 1 2013
8,870,928 Helical guide and advancement flange with radially loaded lip 0 2013
8,998,960 Polyaxial bone screw with helically wound capture connection 0 2013
8,814,913 Helical guide and advancement flange with break-off extensions 0 2013
9,308,027 Polyaxial bone screw with shank articulation pressure insert and method 0 2013
9,439,683 Dynamic stabilization member with molded connection 0 2015
 
SPINAL LLC (2)
8,465,530 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 4 2011
* 2011/0208,251 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 7 2011
 
KYPHON SARL (6)
7,648,520 Pedicle screw assembly 32 2004
7,524,323 Subcutaneous support 30 2004
* 2005/0234,451 Pedicle screw assembly 188 2004
* 2005/0234,452 Subcutaneous support 130 2004
7,618,418 Plate system for minimally invasive support of the spine 4 2004
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PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
8,506,601 Low profile dual locking fixation system and offset anchor member 8 2009
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8,636,778 Wide angulation coupling members for bone fixation system 0 2010
 
GLAZER, PAUL ANDREW (1)
* 2008/0004,626 Orthopedic coil screw insert 5 2007
 
MIDCAP BUSINESS CREDIT LLC (3)
7,338,491 Spinal fixation locking mechanism 129 2005
7,811,310 Multistage spinal fixation locking mechanism 36 2005
* 2006/0264,933 Multistage spinal fixation locking mechanism 107 2005
 
ALPINESPINE, LLC (1)
* 2006/0161,152 Bone fixation systems and methods of assembling and/or installing the same 124 2005
 
DEGEN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
9,453,526 Bottom-loading anchor assembly 0 2013
 
Biederman Technologies GmbH & Co. KG (1)
9,351,766 Receiving part for receiving a rod for coupling the rod to a bone anchoring element and a bone anchoring device with such a receiving part 0 2015
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. (14)
8,556,938 Polyaxial bone anchor with non-pivotable retainer and pop-on shank, some with friction fit 5 2010
8,998,959 Polyaxial bone anchors with pop-on shank, fully constrained friction fit retainer and lock and release insert 2 2011
9,216,041 Spinal connecting members with tensioned cords and rigid sleeves for engaging compression inserts 0 2012
8,444,681 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, friction fit retainer and winged insert 6 2012
9,393,047 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank and friction fit retainer with low profile edge lock 0 2012
8,979,904 Connecting member with tensioned cord, low profile rigid sleeve and spacer with torsion control 0 2012
9,480,517 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, shank, friction fit retainer, winged insert and low profile edge lock 0 2012
9,168,069 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank and winged insert with lower skirt for engaging a friction fit retainer 1 2012
8,911,479 Multi-start closures for open implants 0 2013
9,504,496 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, friction fit retainer and winged insert 0 2013
8,926,672 Splay control closure for open bone anchor 0 2013
8,911,478 Splay control closure for open bone anchor 0 2013
8,852,239 Sagittal angle screw with integral shank and receiver 1 2014
9,451,993 Bi-radial pop-on cervical bone anchor 0 2015
 
SYNTHES GMBH (3)
8,628,558 Uni-planer bone fixation assembly 3 2009
* 2010/0145,394 UNI-PLANER BONE FIXATION ASSEMBLY 21 2009
9,326,796 Uni-planer bone fixation assembly 0 2013
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
* 2005/0251,141 Apparatus for connecting a bone fastener to a longitudinal rod 106 2005
 
SPINAL INNOVATIONS, L.L.C. (3)
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NUVASIVE, INC. (2)
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8,951,293 Orthopedic screw insert 5 2012
 
ULTRAGLAS, INC. (1)
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (32)
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6,280,442 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 423 1999
6,273,888 Device and method for selectively preventing the locking of a shape-memory alloy coupling system 267 1999
6,413,258 Rod-to-rod coupler 57 2000
6,485,491 Posterior fixation system 393 2000
7,699,872 Posterior fixation system 29 2002
* 2004/0111,088 Multi-rod bone attachment member 92 2002
7,608,096 Posterior pedicle screw and plate system and methods 11 2003
7,727,261 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 54 2003
7,264,621 Multi-axial bone attachment assembly 68 2004
* 2005/0283,157 Multi-axial bone attachment assembly 71 2004
8,021,397 Multi-axial orthopedic device and system 30 2004
7,811,311 Screw with deployable interlaced dual rods 27 2004
7,789,899 Bone anchorage screw with built-in hinged plate 8 2004
8,002,806 Bottom loading multi-axial screw assembly 34 2005
* 2007/0090,238 Bottom loading multi-axial screw assembly 57 2005
* 2007/0270,807 Multi-piece circumferential retaining ring 45 2006
7,867,258 Multi-axial bone attachment member 7 2006
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7,967,849 Adjustable multi-axial spinal coupling assemblies 17 2007
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* 2010/0131,017 Multi-Axial Bone Anchor Assembly 18 2010
9,050,138 Vertebral rod connector and methods of use 0 2010
8,512,380 Posterior fixation system 0 2010
8,529,604 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 0 2010
* 2010/0198,270 Multi-Axial Bone Screw Assembly 44 2010
8,298,274 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 6 2010
8,915,945 Adjustable multi-axial spinal coupling assemblies 0 2011
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (11)
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6,187,005 Variable angle spinal fixation system 333 1999
6,371,957 Device for connecting a longitudinal bar to a pedicle screw 220 1999
6,248,105 Device for connecting a longitudinal support with a pedicle screw 287 1999
6,893,443 Angle-adjustable bone screw and fixation device 46 2002
7,022,122 Device for connecting a longitudinal bar to a pedicle screw 200 2002
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6,945,972 Apparatus for connecting a bone fastener to a longitudinal rod 119 2003
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* 2009/0149,887 BONE SUPPORT APPARATUS 62 2006
8,100,946 Polyaxial bone anchors with increased angulation 35 2006
 
Spinal USA, Inc. (3)
8,241,341 Pedicle screws and methods of using the same 7 2009
8,882,809 Pedicle screws and methods of using the same 1 2012
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K2M, INC. (4)
8,882,817 Spinal fixation system 1 2011
9,393,049 Spinal fixation system 0 2012
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9,504,497 Iliosacral polyaxial screw 0 2014
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (4)
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8,414,588 Methods and devices for minimally invasive spinal connection element delivery 5 2008
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8,679,162 Polyaxial bone anchors with increased angulation 1 2011
 
ROLIX Holdings, LLC (3)
8,623,061 CAM lock pedicle screw 3 2010
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PBJ, LLC (1)
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PARADIGM SPINE, LLC (3)
7,927,359 Polyaxial screw 48 2006
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8,470,001 Polyaxial screw 14 2011
 
RHAUSLER, INC. (1)
7,736,380 Cervical plate system 18 2005
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. AN INDIVIDUAL (1)
8,398,682 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 3 2010
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
7,955,363 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 12 2007
8,409,255 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 2 2011
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (43)
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5,964,769 Surgical cable system and method 235 1997
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5,989,250 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 171 1998
6,053,921 Surgical cable system and method 186 1998
6,454,769 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 328 1998
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6,030,389 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 334 1998
6,080,193 Adjustable height fusion device 348 1998
6,391,030 Surgical cable system and method 204 1998
5,935,133 Surgical cable system and method 175 1998
6,682,533 Surgical cable system and method 224 1999
6,613,050 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 212 1999
6,576,016 Adjustable height fusion device 208 2000
6,626,905 Posterior oblique lumbar arthrodesis 210 2000
6,743,231 Temporary spinal fixation apparatuses and methods 174 2000
6,562,040 Spinal fixation system 174 2000
7,033,392 Posterior oblique lumbar arthrodesis 62 2001
* 2002/0026,192 Posterior oblique lumbar arthrodesis 5 2001
6,964,664 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 208 2001
7,198,627 Spinal fixation device and method 15 2002
* 2003/0144,666 Spinal fixation device and method 3 2002
7,056,321 Method of securing vertebrae 211 2002
7,637,952 Instrumentation and procedure for implanting spinal implant devices 19 2003
7,985,247 Methods and apparatuses for treating the spine through an access device 2 2003
7,722,530 Method of securing vertebrae 32 2003
8,277,486 System for performing a procedure at a spinal location 1 2003
7,618,440 Temporary spinal fixation apparatuses and methods 5 2004
* 2005/0137,593 Temporary spinal fixation apparatuses and methods 49 2004
7,699,877 Method of securing vertebrae 7 2004
7,850,695 Method of securing vertebrae 10 2004
9,101,353 Method of securing vertebrae 0 2004
7,597,695 Posterior oblique lumbar arthrodesis 2 2006
* 2006/0200,238 Posterior oblique lumbar arthrodesis 3 2006
8,480,715 Spinal implant system and method 1 2007
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8,025,677 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 7 2009
8,777,997 Method for securing vertebrae 1 2012
8,864,785 Method for securing vertebrae 0 2012
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REED MEDICAL DEVICES INC. (3)
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AESCULAP II, INC. (6)
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MIDCAP FINANCIAL, LLC (2)
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6,287,311 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology 252 2000
6,660,004 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 305 2001
6,454,773 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology 126 2001
 
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STRYKER SPINE (5)
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PHYGEN, LLC (1)
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BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (20)
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7,785,354 Bone screw 56 2005
* 2006/0084,995 Bone screw 102 2005
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8,864,803 Bone screw 1 2010
8,945,194 Bone screw 0 2011
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9,023,086 Receiving part for receiving a rod for coupling the rod to a bone anchoring element and a bone anchoring device with such a receiving part 0 2013
9,005,259 Receiving part for receiving a rod for coupling the rod to a bone anchoring element and bone anchoring device with such a receiving part 0 2013
9,498,256 Bone screw 0 2014
9,289,246 Bone anchoring device 0 2014
* 2016/0066,957 BONE ANCHORING DEVICE AND TOOL COOPERATING WITH SUCH A BONE ANCHORING DEVICE 0 2015
 
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6,770,075 Spinal fixation apparatus with enhanced axial support and methods for use 157 2002
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Ortho Development Corporation (2)
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7,918,857 Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions 15 2006
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* 2008/0015,576 LARGE DIAMETER BONE ANCHOR ASSEMBLY 21 2007
 
BIOMET C.V. (1)
8,388,666 Locking screw system with relatively hard spiked polyaxial bushing 4 2007
 
ABDOU, SAMY (2)
7,862,588 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 43 2006
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8,998,961 Spinal rod connector and methods 1 2009
8,845,696 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 0 2013
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DEPUY SPINE SARL (6)
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Bierdermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG (1)
8,506,610 Receiving part for receiving a rod for coupling the rod to a bone anchoring element and a bone anchoring device with such a receiving part 4 2009
 
ORTHO INNOVATIONS, LLC (9)
7,942,910 Polyaxial bone screw 36 2007
* 2008/0287,998 POLYAXIAL BONE SCREW 19 2007
7,947,065 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 25 2009
7,942,911 Polyaxial bone screw 21 2009
7,942,909 Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system 26 2009
7,951,173 Pedicle screw implant system 23 2010
8,075,603 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 22 2010
* 2011/0009,911 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 16 2010
8,197,518 Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system 16 2010
 
MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL (2)
7,179,261 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 220 2003
9,439,699 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 0 2013
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (2)
8,197,517 Frictional polyaxial screw assembly 36 2008
9,084,634 Uniplanar screw 1 2011
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (10)
8,663,298 Polyaxial bone fixation element 5 2008
9,282,998 Bone fixation assembly 0 2009
9,241,739 Spinal stabilizing and guiding fixation system 1 2009
9,320,546 Polyaxial bottom-loading screw and rod assembly 0 2009
8,361,123 Bone anchor assemblies and methods of manufacturing and use thereof 4 2009
9,060,818 Bone implants 0 2011
9,504,498 Polyaxial bone anchors with increased angulation 0 2012
9,161,782 Bone anchor assemblies and methods of manufacturing and use thereof 0 2013
9,439,681 Polyaxial bone fixation element 0 2014
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STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (1)
9,101,426 Cable plug 1 2012
 
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INTELLIGENT IMPLANT SYSTEMS LLC (4)
9,421,041 Polyaxial screw assembly 0 2009
9,433,440 Polyaxial screw assembly 0 2010
* 9,456,851 Spinal implant 0 2011
* 2011/0213,419 Spinal Implant 10 2011
 
CARBOFIX IN ORTHOPEDICS LLC (1)
* 9,456,852 Composite material spinal implant 0 2015
 
SPINE WAVE, INC. (6)
8,162,990 Multi-axial spinal fixation system 14 2006
8,475,500 Multi-axial spinal fixation system 0 2007
* 2008/0119,858 Multi-Axial Spinal Fixation System 67 2007
8,414,622 Multi-axial spinal fixation system 3 2012
9,226,777 Multi-axial spinal fixation system 0 2013
9,101,402 Multi-axial spinal fixation system 0 2013
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