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, PA436

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Errico, Joseph P Hempstead, NY 287 14701
Errico, Thomas J Summit, NJ 96 11383
Ralph, James D Oakland, NJ 185 16121

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 586 1989
* 5,306,275 Lumbar spine fixation apparatus and method 525 1992
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
* 5,176,680 Device for the adjustable fixing of spinal osteosynthesis rods 450 1991
 
EBI, LLC (1)
* 4,805,602 Transpedicular screw and rod system 499 1986
 
CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
* 5,360,431 Transpedicular screw system and method of use 573 1992
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
* 5,261,909 Variable angle screw for spinal implant system 234 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 320 1994
 
CORIN MEDICAL LIMITED (1)
* 5,217,497 Apparatus for use in the treatment of spinal disorders 290 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 471 1992
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (2)
* 5,261,912 Implant for an osteosynthesis device, in particular for spinal column correction 272 1991
* 5,190,543 Anchoring device 266 1991
* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (89)
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8,137,386 Polyaxial bone screw apparatus 12 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 42 2004
* 2005/0228,382 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 107 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 65 2004
7,833,250 Polyaxial bone screw with helically wound capture connection 44 2004
7,572,279 Polyaxial bone screw with discontinuous helically wound capture connection 59 2004
* 2006/0100,622 Polyaxial bone screw with helically wound capture connection 92 2004
* 2006/0100,621 Polyaxial bone screw with discontinuous helically wound capture connection 76 2004
8,152,810 Spinal fixation tool set and method 11 2004
8,876,868 Helical guide and advancement flange with radially loaded lip 0 2005
7,476,239 Polyaxial bone screw with compound articulation 24 2005
7,776,067 Polyaxial bone screw with shank articulation pressure insert and method 35 2005
* 2006/0276,789 Polyaxial bone screw with shank articulation pressure insert and method 89 2005
7,789,896 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 40 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 23 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 1 2007
8,128,667 Anti-splay medical implant closure with multi-surface removal aperture 12 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 25 2007
8,475,498 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with cord connection 2 2008
7,901,437 Dynamic stabilization member with molded connection 12 2008
8,257,398 Polyaxial bone screw with cam capture 4 2008
7,875,065 Polyaxial bone screw with multi-part shank retainer and pressure insert 33 2008
8,257,396 Polyaxial bone screw with shank-retainer inset capture 5 2008
7,951,170 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with pre-tensioned solid core 37 2008
8,162,948 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 15 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 24 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 6 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
8,591,515 Spinal fixation tool set and method 3 2009
8,100,915 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 21 2009
8,092,500 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with floating core, compression spacer and over-mold 3 2009
9,421,041 Polyaxial screw assembly 0 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 3 2010
8,308,776 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 4 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 12 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 9 2010
9,216,039 Dynamic spinal stabilization assemblies, tool set and method 0 2010
* 2011/0125,195 Bone Screw 3 2010
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 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 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 11 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 1 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
 
SPINAL LLC (2)
8,465,530 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 4 2011
* 2011/0208,251 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 4 2011
 
KYPHON SARL (6)
7,648,520 Pedicle screw assembly 31 2004
7,524,323 Subcutaneous support 28 2004
* 2005/0234,451 Pedicle screw assembly 183 2004
* 2005/0234,452 Subcutaneous support 125 2004
7,618,418 Plate system for minimally invasive support of the spine 4 2004
* 2005/0234,456 Plate system for minimally invasive support of the spine 103 2004
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
8,506,601 Low profile dual locking fixation system and offset anchor member 7 2009
* 2010/0160,977 Low Profile Dual Locking Fixation System and Offset Anchor Member 28 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
 
MIDCAP BUSINESS CREDIT LLC (3)
7,338,491 Spinal fixation locking mechanism 124 2005
7,811,310 Multistage spinal fixation locking mechanism 31 2005
* 2006/0264,933 Multistage spinal fixation locking mechanism 101 2005
 
ALPINESPINE, LLC (1)
* 2006/0161,152 Bone fixation systems and methods of assembling and/or installing the same 113 2005
 
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. (11)
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 1 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 0 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
9,168,069 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
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
 
SYNTHES GMBH (3)
8,628,558 Uni-planer bone fixation assembly 2 2009
* 2010/0145,394 UNI-PLANER BONE FIXATION ASSEMBLY 17 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 99 2005
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (2)
* 2008/0183,220 Orthopedic screw insert 11 2008
8,951,293 Orthopedic screw insert 3 2012
 
ULTRAGLAS, INC. (1)
* 2010/0221,565 Recycled Glass Structural and Decorative Barrier or Building, Lighting and Furniture Component 2 2009
 
SPINAL INNOVATIONS, L.L.C. (3)
* 5,863,293 Spinal implant fixation assembly 371 1996
* 5,964,760 Spinal implant fixation assembly 398 1997
* 2007/0173,819 Spinal implant fixation assembly 77 2006
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (31)
* 5,879,350 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 456 1996
* 5,797,911 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 458 1996
* 5,728,098 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology 303 1996
* 5,885,286 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 418 1997
6,280,442 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 408 1999
6,273,888 Device and method for selectively preventing the locking of a shape-memory alloy coupling system 255 1999
6,413,258 Rod-to-rod coupler 54 2000
6,485,491 Posterior fixation system 373 2000
7,699,872 Posterior fixation system 26 2002
* 2004/0111,088 Multi-rod bone attachment member 91 2002
7,608,096 Posterior pedicle screw and plate system and methods 10 2003
7,727,261 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 48 2003
7,264,621 Multi-axial bone attachment assembly 64 2004
* 2005/0283,157 Multi-axial bone attachment assembly 64 2004
8,021,397 Multi-axial orthopedic device and system 26 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 27 2005
* 2007/0270,807 Multi-piece circumferential retaining ring 42 2006
7,867,258 Multi-axial bone attachment member 6 2006
* 2008/0177,321 Multi-axial bone attachment member 55 2006
7,967,849 Adjustable multi-axial spinal coupling assemblies 15 2007
* 2008/0249,570 Adjustable multi-axial spinal coupling assemblies 57 2007
* 2009/0069,852 Multi-Axial Bone Anchor Assembly 30 2007
* 2010/0131,017 Multi-Axial Bone Anchor Assembly 16 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 40 2010
8,298,274 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 4 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 324 1999
6,371,957 Device for connecting a longitudinal bar to a pedicle screw 211 1999
6,248,105 Device for connecting a longitudinal support with a pedicle screw 272 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 194 2002
* 2003/0023,240 Device for connecting a longitudinal bar to a pedicle screw 59 2002
6,945,972 Apparatus for connecting a bone fastener to a longitudinal rod 112 2003
* 8,197,519 Bone support apparatus 6 2006
* 2009/0149,887 BONE SUPPORT APPARATUS 54 2006
8,100,946 Polyaxial bone anchors with increased angulation 26 2006
 
Spinal USA, Inc. (3)
8,241,341 Pedicle screws and methods of using the same 6 2009
8,882,809 Pedicle screws and methods of using the same 1 2012
9,254,151 Pedicle screws and methods of using the same 0 2014
 
K2M, INC. (3)
8,882,817 Spinal fixation system 0 2011
9,393,049 Spinal fixation system 0 2012
8,979,898 Iliosacral polyaxial screw 0 2013
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (4)
* 2006/0149,244 Device for connecting a longitudinal bar to a pedicle screw 150 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
 
ROLIX Holdings, LLC (3)
8,623,061 CAM lock pedicle screw 3 2010
* 2011/0125,196 CAM Lock Pedicle Screw 3 2010
9,241,738 CAM lock pedicle screw 0 2013
 
PBJ, LLC (1)
8,221,479 Orthopedic screw insert 7 2008
 
PARADIGM SPINE, LLC (3)
7,927,359 Polyaxial screw 43 2006
* 2007/0161,995 Polyaxial Screw 62 2006
8,470,001 Polyaxial screw 10 2011
 
RHAUSLER, INC. (1)
7,736,380 Cervical plate system 15 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 10 2007
8,409,255 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 2 2011
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (42)
6,416,515 Spinal fixation system 194 1996
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5,964,769 Surgical cable system and method 218 1997
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5,989,250 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 167 1998
6,053,921 Surgical cable system and method 174 1998
6,454,769 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 317 1998
* 6,132,430 Spinal fixation system 229 1998
6,030,389 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 327 1998
6,080,193 Adjustable height fusion device 331 1998
6,391,030 Surgical cable system and method 192 1998
5,935,133 Surgical cable system and method 168 1998
6,682,533 Surgical cable system and method 212 1999
6,613,050 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 201 1999
6,576,016 Adjustable height fusion device 195 2000
6,626,905 Posterior oblique lumbar arthrodesis 202 2000
6,743,231 Temporary spinal fixation apparatuses and methods 163 2000
6,562,040 Spinal fixation system 166 2000
7,033,392 Posterior oblique lumbar arthrodesis 62 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 200 2001
7,198,627 Spinal fixation device and method 15 2002
7,056,321 Method of securing vertebrae 206 2002
7,637,952 Instrumentation and procedure for implanting spinal implant devices 18 2003
7,985,247 Methods and apparatuses for treating the spine through an access device 2 2003
7,722,530 Method of securing vertebrae 28 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 48 2004
7,699,877 Method of securing vertebrae 7 2004
7,850,695 Method of securing vertebrae 8 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
* 2011/0040,328 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING VERTEBRAL REDUCTION USING A SLEEVE 7 2009
8,025,677 System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate 5 2009
8,777,997 Method for securing vertebrae 1 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)
* 6,692,500 Orthopedic stabilization device and method 31 2001
* 6,800,078 Orthopedic stabilization device and method 27 2001
* 6,800,079 Orthopedic stabilization device and method 36 2002
 
AESCULAP II, INC. (6)
* 6,010,503 Locking mechanism 379 1998
6,740,086 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 251 2002
7,744,636 Locking mechanism 3 2004
* 2006/0149,233 Locking mechanism 16 2004
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* 2006/0149,241 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 96 2005
 
MIDCAP FINANCIAL, LLC (2)
8,298,265 Variable angle spinal screw assembly 1 2008
8,636,775 Variable angle spinal screw assembly 0 2012
 
BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 2009/0105,756 SPINAL IMPLANT 14 2007
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (7)
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6,287,311 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology 244 2000
6,660,004 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 291 2001
6,454,773 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology 125 2001
 
STRYKER SPINE (5)
6,554,834 Slotted head pedicle screw assembly 286 1999
6,974,460 Biased angulation bone fixation assembly 145 2002
* 2003/0055,426 Biased angulation bone fixation assembly 49 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
 
PHYGEN, LLC (1)
7,678,139 Pedicle screw assembly 35 2005
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (18)
8,409,260 Bone screw 9 2004
7,785,354 Bone screw 51 2005
* 2006/0084,995 Bone screw 98 2005
* 2006/0106,383 Bone screw 122 2005
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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 2 2009
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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
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8,940,024 Bone anchoring device 2 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
9,289,246 Bone anchoring device 0 2014
 
MEDICAL DEVICE ADVISORY DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC. (2)
6,770,075 Spinal fixation apparatus with enhanced axial support and methods for use 151 2002
7,314,467 Multi selective axis spinal fixation system 56 2003
 
NEXUS SPINE, L.L.C. (1)
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Ortho Development Corporation (2)
6,679,883 Cervical plate for stabilizing the human spine 105 2002
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DEPUY SPINE, INC. (3)
7,918,857 Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions 13 2006
7,918,858 Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions 17 2006
* 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 1 2007
 
ABDOU, SAMY (2)
7,862,588 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 41 2006
* 2006/0229,615 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 184 2006
 
ZIMMER BIOMET SPINE, INC. (4)
7,766,945 Screw and rod fixation system 45 2004
8,998,961 Spinal rod connector and methods 1 2009
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
 
DePuy Spine Sarl (6)
* 2005/0159,750 Bone anchor assemblies and methods of manufacturing bone anchor assemblies 109 2004
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* 2005/0154,391 Bone anchor assemblies 147 2004
7,854,751 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 17 2007
8,617,210 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 0 2010
8,518,082 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 4 2010
 
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 3 2009
 
ORTHO INNOVATIONS, LLC (9)
7,942,910 Polyaxial bone screw 35 2007
* 2008/0287,998 POLYAXIAL BONE SCREW 18 2007
7,947,065 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 21 2009
7,942,911 Polyaxial bone screw 20 2009
7,942,909 Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system 23 2009
7,951,173 Pedicle screw implant system 19 2010
8,075,603 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 18 2010
* 2011/0009,911 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 13 2010
8,197,518 Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system 13 2010
 
MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL (1)
7,179,261 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 206 2003
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (2)
8,197,517 Frictional polyaxial screw assembly 29 2008
9,084,634 Uniplanar screw 1 2011
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (7)
8,663,298 Polyaxial bone fixation element 4 2008
9,282,998 Bone fixation assembly 0 2009
9,241,739 Spinal stabilizing and guiding fixation system 0 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 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 1 2012
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (4)
7,377,923 Variable angle spinal screw assembly 87 2004
8,137,387 Pedicle screw assembly with inclined surface seat 17 2007
8,273,112 Pedicle screw assembly 4 2010
* 2012/0203,281 SEMI-RIGID SCREW ASSEMBLY 0 2012
 
BIEDERMANN MOTECH GMBH (1)
* 2004/0153,077 Bone screw 86 2004
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
7,993,373 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus 15 2005
 
INTELLIGENT IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
* 2011/0213,419 Spinal Implant 9 2011
 
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 60 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