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, PA444

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Errico, Joseph P Hempstead, NY 270 13804
Errico, Thomas J Summit, NJ 93 10783
Ralph, James D Oakland, NJ 185 15261

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 560 1989
* 5,306,275 Lumbar spine fixation apparatus and method 505 1992
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
* 5,176,680 Device for the adjustable fixing of spinal osteosynthesis rods 434 1991
 
EBI, LLC (1)
* 4,805,602 Transpedicular screw and rod system 488 1986
 
CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
* 5,360,431 Transpedicular screw system and method of use 541 1992
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
* 5,261,909 Variable angle screw for spinal implant system 229 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 313 1994
 
CORIN MEDICAL LIMITED (1)
* 5,217,497 Apparatus for use in the treatment of spinal disorders 277 1991
 
POPE, MALCOLM, PHD (1)
* 4,987,892 Spinal fixation device 217 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 451 1992
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (2)
* 5,261,912 Implant for an osteosynthesis device, in particular for spinal column correction 265 1991
* 5,190,543 Anchoring device 257 1991
* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (94)
8,377,100 Closure for open-headed medical implant 1 2002
8,137,386 Polyaxial bone screw apparatus 10 2003
* 2004/0116,929 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 152 2003
8,282,673 Anti-splay medical implant closure with multi-surface removal aperture 0 2004
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 39 2004
* 2005/0228,382 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 100 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 62 2004
7,833,250 Polyaxial bone screw with helically wound capture connection 42 2004
7,572,279 Polyaxial bone screw with discontinuous helically wound capture connection 54 2004
* 2006/0100,622 Polyaxial bone screw with helically wound capture connection 86 2004
* 2006/0100,621 Polyaxial bone screw with discontinuous helically wound capture connection 74 2004
8,152,810 Spinal fixation tool set and method 7 2004
7,338,491 Spinal fixation locking mechanism 116 2005
8,876,868 Helical guide and advancement flange with radially loaded lip 0 2005
7,811,310 Multistage spinal fixation locking mechanism 26 2005
* 2006/0264,933 Multistage spinal fixation locking mechanism 94 2005
7,476,239 Polyaxial bone screw with compound articulation 20 2005
7,776,067 Polyaxial bone screw with shank articulation pressure insert and method 28 2005
* 2006/0276,789 Polyaxial bone screw with shank articulation pressure insert and method 79 2005
7,789,896 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 38 2005
9,050,148 Spinal fixation tool attachment structure 0 2005
8,366,753 Polyaxial bone screw assembly with fixed retaining structure 0 2006
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7,766,915 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 22 2006
8,273,089 Spinal fixation tool set and method 8 2006
7,896,902 Multi-axial double locking bone screw assembly 11 2007
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 1 2007
8,128,667 Anti-splay medical implant closure with multi-surface removal aperture 10 2007
8,092,502 Polyaxial bone screw with uploaded threaded shank and method of assembly and use 7 2007
8,066,739 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 15 2007
8,475,498 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with cord connection 2 2008
7,901,437 Dynamic stabilization member with molded connection 11 2008
8,257,398 Polyaxial bone screw with cam capture 2 2008
7,875,065 Polyaxial bone screw with multi-part shank retainer and pressure insert 24 2008
8,257,396 Polyaxial bone screw with shank-retainer inset capture 4 2008
7,951,170 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with pre-tensioned solid core 36 2008
8,162,948 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 9 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 19 2008
8,034,087 Polyaxial bone screw 1 2009
8,845,649 Spinal fixation tool set and method for rod reduction and fastener insertion 0 2009
8,292,892 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 4 2009
8,012,177 Dynamic stabilization assembly with frusto-conical connection 9 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
8,591,515 Spinal fixation tool set and method 2 2009
8,100,915 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 13 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 1 2010
8,545,538 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 0 2010
8,308,776 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 0 2010
8,394,133 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 2 2010
8,308,782 Bone anchors with longitudinal connecting member engaging inserts and closures for fixation and optional angulation 9 2010
8,398,689 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 1 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 7 2010
9,216,039 Dynamic spinal stabilization assemblies, tool set and method 0 2010
* 2011/0125,195 Bone Screw 1 2010
9,101,404 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with molded connection 0 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
8,439,958 Polyaxial bone screw 0 2011
8,894,657 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 1 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 6 2012
9,216,041 Spinal connecting members with tensioned cords and rigid sleeves for engaging compression inserts 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 1 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 0 2013
8,936,623 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 0 2013
8,926,670 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 0 2013
8,845,696 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 0 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
8,926,672 Splay control closure for open bone anchor 0 2013
8,911,478 Splay control closure for open bone anchor 0 2013
9,241,738 CAM lock pedicle screw 0 2013
8,845,701 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 0 2014
8,852,239 Sagittal angle screw with integral shank and receiver 0 2014
 
BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 2009/0105,756 SPINAL IMPLANT 10 2007
 
SPINAL LLC (3)
7,947,065 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 15 2009
8,075,603 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 12 2010
8,465,530 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 1 2011
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (7)
* 5,891,145 Multi-axial screw 340 1997
* 5,954,725 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape memory technology 278 1998
* 6,053,917 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 369 1999
* 6,132,434 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology 207 1999
6,287,311 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology 240 2000
6,660,004 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 273 2001
6,454,773 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology 119 2001
 
KYPHON SARL (5)
7,648,520 Pedicle screw assembly 29 2004
7,524,323 Subcutaneous support 24 2004
* 2005/0234,451 Pedicle screw assembly 172 2004
* 2005/0234,452 Subcutaneous support 118 2004
7,618,418 Plate system for minimally invasive support of the spine 3 2004
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
8,506,601 Low profile dual locking fixation system and offset anchor member 3 2009
* 2010/0160,977 Low Profile Dual Locking Fixation System and Offset Anchor Member 22 2009
8,636,778 Wide angulation coupling members for bone fixation system 0 2010
 
GLAZER, PAUL ANDREW (1)
* 2008/0004,626 Orthopedic coil screw insert 4 2007
 
STRYKER SPINE (5)
6,554,834 Slotted head pedicle screw assembly 271 1999
6,974,460 Biased angulation bone fixation assembly 133 2002
* 2003/0055,426 Biased angulation bone fixation assembly 42 2002
8,506,600 Methods for stabilizing bone using spinal fixation devices 1 2008
8,870,930 Methods for stabilizing bone using spinal fixation devices 1 2013
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (1)
7,993,373 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus 13 2005
 
PHYGEN, LLC (1)
7,678,139 Pedicle screw assembly 33 2005
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (17)
8,409,260 Bone screw 3 2004
7,785,354 Bone screw 46 2005
* 2006/0084,995 Bone screw 92 2005
* 2006/0106,383 Bone screw 117 2005
* 2010/0160,976 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 13 2009
8,636,782 Receiving part for receiving a rod for coupling the rod to a bone anchoring element and bone anchoring device with such a receiving part 1 2009
8,506,609 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 2 2009
* 2010/0168,801 RECEIVING PART FOR RECEIVING A ROD FOR COUPLING THE ROD TO A BONE ANCHORING ELEMENT AND BONE ANCHORING DEVICE WITH SUCH A RECEIVING PART 22 2009
8,864,803 Bone screw 0 2010
8,945,194 Bone screw 0 2011
* 9,173,684 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 2011
* 9,066,759 Receiving part for receiving a rod for coupling the rod to a bone anchoring element and a bone anchoring device 0 2011
* 2012/0179,209 RECEIVING PART FOR RECEIVING A ROD FOR COUPLING THE ROD TO A BONE ANCHORING ELEMENT AND A BONE ANCHORING DEVICE 4 2011
* 2012/0179,211 RECEIVING PART FOR RECEIVING A ROD FOR COUPLING THE ROD TO A BONE ANCHORING ELEMENT AND BONE ANCHORING DEVICE WITH SUCH A RECEIVING PART 2 2011
8,940,024 Bone anchoring device 0 2012
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
 
ALPINESPINE, LLC (1)
* 2006/0161,152 Bone fixation systems and methods of assembling and/or installing the same 105 2005
 
MEDICAL DEVICE ADVISORY DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC. (2)
6,770,075 Spinal fixation apparatus with enhanced axial support and methods for use 141 2002
7,314,467 Multi selective axis spinal fixation system 53 2003
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. (6)
8,556,938 Polyaxial bone anchor with non-pivotable retainer and pop-on shank, some with friction fit 2 2010
8,998,959 Polyaxial bone anchors with pop-on shank, fully constrained friction fit retainer and lock and release insert 0 2011
8,444,681 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, friction fit retainer and winged insert 0 2012
8,979,904 Connecting member with tensioned cord, low profile rigid sleeve and spacer with torsion control 0 2012
9,168,069 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank and winged insert with lower skirt for engaging a friction fit retainer 0 2012
8,911,479 Multi-start closures for open implants 0 2013
 
SYNTHES GMBH (2)
8,628,558 Uni-planer bone fixation assembly 2 2009
* 2010/0145,394 UNI-PLANER BONE FIXATION ASSEMBLY 9 2009
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
* 2005/0251,141 Apparatus for connecting a bone fastener to a longitudinal rod 93 2005
 
SPINAL INNOVATIONS, L.L.C. (1)
* 2007/0173,819 Spinal implant fixation assembly 71 2006
 
ULTRAGLAS, INC. (1)
* 2010/0221,565 Recycled Glass Structural and Decorative Barrier or Building, Lighting and Furniture Component 2 2009
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (2)
* 2008/0183,220 Orthopedic screw insert 10 2008
8,951,293 Orthopedic screw insert 2 2012
 
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* 5,797,911 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 434 1996
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* 5,885,286 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 403 1997
6,280,442 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 383 1999
6,273,888 Device and method for selectively preventing the locking of a shape-memory alloy coupling system 246 1999
6,413,258 Rod-to-rod coupler 50 2000
6,485,491 Posterior fixation system 353 2000
7,699,872 Posterior fixation system 23 2002
* 2004/0111,088 Multi-rod bone attachment member 88 2002
7,608,096 Posterior pedicle screw and plate system and methods 6 2003
7,727,261 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 44 2003
7,264,621 Multi-axial bone attachment assembly 58 2004
* 2005/0283,157 Multi-axial bone attachment assembly 58 2004
8,021,397 Multi-axial orthopedic device and system 18 2004
7,811,311 Screw with deployable interlaced dual rods 27 2004
7,789,899 Bone anchorage screw with built-in hinged plate 7 2004
8,002,806 Bottom loading multi-axial screw assembly 21 2005
7,867,258 Multi-axial bone attachment member 6 2006
7,967,849 Adjustable multi-axial spinal coupling assemblies 11 2007
* 2008/0249,570 Adjustable multi-axial spinal coupling assemblies 48 2007
* 2009/0069,852 Multi-Axial Bone Anchor Assembly 27 2007
* 2010/0131,017 Multi-Axial Bone Anchor Assembly 15 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 37 2010
8,298,274 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 2 2010
8,915,945 Adjustable multi-axial spinal coupling assemblies 0 2011
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (9)
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6,187,005 Variable angle spinal fixation system 307 1999
6,371,957 Device for connecting a longitudinal bar to a pedicle screw 193 1999
6,248,105 Device for connecting a longitudinal support with a pedicle screw 251 1999
6,893,443 Angle-adjustable bone screw and fixation device 42 2002
7,022,122 Device for connecting a longitudinal bar to a pedicle screw 185 2002
6,945,972 Apparatus for connecting a bone fastener to a longitudinal rod 105 2003
* 8,197,519 Bone support apparatus 5 2006
8,100,946 Polyaxial bone anchors with increased angulation 21 2006
 
Ortho Development Corporation (2)
6,679,883 Cervical plate for stabilizing the human spine 99 2002
7,766,947 Cervical plate for stabilizing the human spine 3 2004
 
LANX, INC. (2)
7,766,945 Screw and rod fixation system 42 2004
8,998,961 Spinal rod connector and methods 0 2009
 
SPINAL USA, INC. (2)
8,241,341 Pedicle screws and methods of using the same 2 2009
8,882,809 Pedicle screws and methods of using the same 0 2012
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (3)
7,918,857 Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions 10 2006
7,918,858 Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions 13 2006
* 2008/0015,576 LARGE DIAMETER BONE ANCHOR ASSEMBLY 17 2007
 
BIOMET C.V. (1)
8,388,666 Locking screw system with relatively hard spiked polyaxial bushing 0 2007
 
ABDOU, SAMY (2)
7,862,588 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 37 2006
* 2006/0229,615 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 171 2006
 
K2M, INC. (2)
8,882,817 Spinal fixation system 0 2011
8,979,898 Iliosacral polyaxial screw 0 2013
 
DEPUY SPINE SARL (5)
* 2005/0154,393 Bone anchor assemblies and methods of manufacturing bone anchor assemblies 11 2004
* 2005/0154,391 Bone anchor assemblies 129 2004
7,854,751 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 12 2007
8,617,210 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 0 2010
8,518,082 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 2 2010
 
ORTHO INNOVATIONS, LLC (6)
7,942,910 Polyaxial bone screw 27 2007
* 2008/0287,998 POLYAXIAL BONE SCREW 17 2007
7,942,911 Polyaxial bone screw 13 2009
7,942,909 Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system 16 2009
7,951,173 Pedicle screw implant system 12 2010
8,197,518 Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system 6 2010
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (4)
* 2006/0149,244 Device for connecting a longitudinal bar to a pedicle screw 142 2006
8,414,588 Methods and devices for minimally invasive spinal connection element delivery 4 2008
8,828,007 Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions 1 2011
8,679,162 Polyaxial bone anchors with increased angulation 0 2011
 
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 2 2009
 
MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL (1)
7,179,261 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 187 2003
 
ROLIX HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
8,623,061 CAM lock pedicle screw 3 2010
 
PBJ, LLC (1)
8,221,479 Orthopedic screw insert 7 2008
 
PARADIGM SPINE, LLC (3)
7,927,359 Polyaxial screw 39 2006
* 2007/0161,995 Polyaxial Screw 58 2006
8,470,001 Polyaxial screw 7 2011
 
RHAUSLER, INC. (1)
7,736,380 Cervical plate system 12 2005
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (2)
8,197,517 Frictional polyaxial screw assembly 19 2008
9,084,634 Uniplanar screw 0 2011
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. AN INDIVIDUAL (1)
8,398,682 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 1 2010
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (5)
8,663,298 Polyaxial bone fixation element 3 2008
9,241,739 Spinal stabilizing and guiding fixation system 0 2009
8,361,123 Bone anchor assemblies and methods of manufacturing and use thereof 2 2009
9,060,818 Bone implants 0 2011
9,161,782 Bone anchor assemblies and methods of manufacturing and use thereof 0 2013
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (1)
9,101,426 Cable plug 0 2012
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
7,955,363 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 7 2007
8,409,255 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 1 2011
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (3)
7,377,923 Variable angle spinal screw assembly 82 2004
8,137,387 Pedicle screw assembly with inclined surface seat 14 2007
8,273,112 Pedicle screw assembly 1 2010
 
BIEDERMANN MOTECH GMBH (1)
* 2004/0153,077 Bone screw 82 2004
 
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6,416,515 Spinal fixation system 189 1996
5,928,243 Pedicle probe and depth gage 44 1997
5,964,769 Surgical cable system and method 196 1997
6,595,992 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 171 1997
5,989,250 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 161 1998
6,053,921 Surgical cable system and method 159 1998
6,454,769 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 295 1998
* 6,132,430 Spinal fixation system 225 1998
6,030,389 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 301 1998
6,080,193 Adjustable height fusion device 306 1998
6,391,030 Surgical cable system and method 175 1998
5,935,133 Surgical cable system and method 153 1998
6,682,533 Surgical cable system and method 192 1999
6,613,050 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 191 1999
6,576,016 Adjustable height fusion device 173 2000
6,626,905 Posterior oblique lumbar arthrodesis 190 2000
6,743,231 Temporary spinal fixation apparatuses and methods 153 2000
6,562,040 Spinal fixation system 160 2000
7,033,392 Posterior oblique lumbar arthrodesis 57 2001
* 2002/0026,192 Posterior oblique lumbar arthrodesis 4 2001
6,964,664 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 186 2001
7,198,627 Spinal fixation device and method 10 2002
7,056,321 Method of securing vertebrae 196 2002
7,637,952 Instrumentation and procedure for implanting spinal implant devices 16 2003
7,985,247 Methods and apparatuses for treating the spine through an access device 2 2003
7,722,530 Method of securing vertebrae 26 2003
8,277,486 System for performing a procedure at a spinal location 1 2003
7,618,440 Temporary spinal fixation apparatuses and methods 4 2004
* 2005/0137,593 Temporary spinal fixation apparatuses and methods 45 2004
7,699,877 Method of securing vertebrae 6 2004
7,850,695 Method of securing vertebrae 7 2004
9,101,353 Method of securing vertebrae 0 2004
7,597,695 Posterior oblique lumbar arthrodesis 1 2006
* 2006/0200,238 Posterior oblique lumbar arthrodesis 2 2006
8,480,715 Spinal implant system and method 1 2007
* 2010/0036,434 RESCUE REDUCTION BONE ANCHOR 6 2008
8,025,677 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 5 2009
8,777,997 Method for securing vertebrae 0 2012
8,864,785 Method for securing vertebrae 0 2012
8,540,746 Cannula for receiving surgical instruments 0 2012
9,198,695 Polyaxial pedicle screw 0 2013
 
REED MEDICAL DEVICES INC. (3)
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AESCULAP II, INC. (5)
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6,740,086 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 241 2002
7,744,636 Locking mechanism 3 2004
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INTELLIGENT IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (3)
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* 2011/0213,419 Spinal Implant 7 2011
 
MIDCAP FINANCIAL, LLC (2)
8,298,265 Variable angle spinal screw assembly 1 2008
8,636,775 Variable angle spinal screw assembly 0 2012
 
Spine Wave, Inc. (6)
8,162,990 Multi-axial spinal fixation system 11 2006
8,475,500 Multi-axial spinal fixation system 0 2007
* 2008/0119,858 Multi-Axial Spinal Fixation System 56 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
* Cited By Examiner