US Patent No: 6,053,917

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Multi-axial bone screw assembly

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A multi-axial bone screw assembly includes a bone screw having a partially spherical head. The bone screw head is truncated at an upper surface in which a tool receiving recess is defined. The assembly includes a receiver member including a central bore that defines a tapered recess to receive a contracting collet carrying the head of the bone screw. The bore of the receiver member also defines a channel communicating with the recess and configured to receive a spinal rod therein. A portion of the channel is threaded to receive a set screw above the rod. The assembly also includes a contracting collet disposed between the rod and the head of the bone screw. The collet defines a partially spherical recess to receive the head of the bone screw, and includes deflectable fingers that substantially surround the screw head. As the set screw is tightened into the receiver member, the set screw compresses the rod against the collet, which presses the collet into the tapered recess of the receiver member, thereby deflecting the fingers of the collet against the bone screw head.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC.WILMINGTON, DE177

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Drewry, Troy Memphis, TN 21 5075
Sherman, Michael C Memphis, TN 124 15737

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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EBI, LLC (1)
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BIOMET MERCK LIMITED (1)
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (6)
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STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (1)
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Prufer (1)
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SYNTHES USA, LLC (9)
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8,828,007 Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions 1 2011
8,679,162 Polyaxial bone anchors with increased angulation 1 2011
8,740,946 Bone anchor with locking cap and method of spinal fixation 1 2012
8,992,578 Anchoring systems and methods for correcting spinal deformities 0 2013
 
PARADIGM SPINE, LLC (3)
7,927,359 Polyaxial screw 49 2006
* 2007/0161,995 Polyaxial Screw 67 2006
8,470,001 Polyaxial screw 15 2011
 
CUSTOM SPINE ACQUISITION, INC. (13)
7,862,594 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 30 2005
* 2005/0192,571 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 144 2005
7,819,902 Medialised rod pedicle screw assembly 70 2005
7,163,539 Biased angle polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 94 2005
* 2005/0192,572 Medialised rod pedicle screw assembly 119 2005
* 2005/0192,573 Biased angle polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 31 2005
7,763,057 Biased angle polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 16 2006
* 2007/0093,831 BIASED ANGLE POLYAXIAL PEDICLE SCREW ASSEMBLY 79 2006
7,892,257 Spring loaded, load sharing polyaxial pedicle screw assembly and method 3 2006
* 2007/0093,832 SPRING-LOADED, LOAD SHARING POLYAXIAL PEDICLE SCREW ASSEMBLY AND METHOD 41 2006
8,652,178 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly and method 4 2010
* 2011/0034,258 Polyaxial Pedicle Screw Assembly and Method 0 2010
8,439,954 Spring-loaded, load sharing polyaxial pedicle screw assembly and method 0 2011
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. AN INDIVIDUAL (1)
8,398,682 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 3 2010
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (7)
7,955,363 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 12 2007
8,048,131 Polyaxial locking screw plate assembly 4 2007
8,932,332 Minimally invasive spinal stabilization system 0 2008
8,636,740 Minimally invasive spinal stabilization system 1 2008
8,123,785 Minimally invasive spinal stabilization system 4 2008
* 2009/0281,579 MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM 13 2008
8,409,255 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 2 2011
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS (1)
* 2008/0015,584 SCREW AND ROD FIXATION ASSEMBLY AND DEVICE 61 2007
 
ZIMMER SPINE S.A.S. (2)
* 8,882,808 Spinal implant 0 2011
* 2011/0152,950 SPINAL IMPLANT 4 2011
 
AESCULAP (7)
6,945,974 Spinal stabilization implant and method of application 83 2003
* 2005/0010,217 Spinal stabilization implant and method of application 15 2003
6,945,975 Bone fixation assembly and method of securement 62 2003
7,311,712 Polyaxial locking screw plate assembly 26 2004
* 2005/0192,580 Polyaxial locking screw plate assembly 128 2004
7,419,499 Spinal stabilization implant and method of application 7 2005
8,211,145 Spinal stabilization implant and method of application 5 2008
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (21)
7,056,321 Method of securing vertebrae 212 2002
* 2003/0073,998 Method of securing vertebrae 85 2002
7,985,247 Methods and apparatuses for treating the spine through an access device 2 2003
* 2004/0133,201 Methods and apparatuses for treating the spine through an access device 64 2003
7,722,530 Method of securing vertebrae 32 2003
8,277,486 System for performing a procedure at a spinal location 1 2003
* 7,935,135 Spinal fixation device 5 2004
* 2006/0089,643 Spinal fixation device 159 2004
* 7,857,834 Spinal implant fixation assembly 48 2004
* 2005/0277,928 Spinal implant fixation assembly 188 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
8,366,747 Apparatus for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion 0 2004
* 2006/0084,981 Apparatus for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion 83 2004
8,167,911 Apparatus for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion 8 2006
* 2007/0021,750 Apparatus for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion 72 2006
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
 
AESCULAP II, INC. (5)
6,740,086 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 260 2002
7,744,636 Locking mechanism 4 2004
* 2006/0149,233 Locking mechanism 21 2004
* 7,842,073 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 18 2005
* 2006/0149,241 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 110 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
 
Innovative Delta Technology LLC (3)
8,167,910 Bone screw and associated assembly and methods of use thereof 29 2006
7,794,478 Polyaxial cross connector and methods of use thereof 23 2007
* 2010/0305,612 Polyaxial Cross Connector and Methods of Use Thereof 3 2010
 
Dynamic Spine, LLC (3)
9,204,908 Segmental orthopedic device for spinal elongation and for treatment of scoliosis 0 2011
9,277,950 Low-profile, uniplanar bone screw 0 2011
9,204,899 Segmental orthopedic device for spinal elongation and for treatment of scoliosis 0 2014
 
POKERTEK, INC. (1)
* 2006/0264,252 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A HOST CONSOLE FOR USE WITH AN ELECTRONIC CARD GAME 50 2006
 
BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 6,540,748 Surgical screw system and method of use 221 2000
 
TRANSCENDENTAL SPINE, LLC (2)
9,414,861 Dynamic stabilization device 0 2008
* 2008/0195,208 DYNAMIC STABILIZATION DEVICE 37 2008
 
ANATOMICAL SOLUTIONS, LLC (1)
* 2010/0198,271 Screw Sheath for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and Method Relating Thereto 9 2009
 
INGENIUM S.A. (3)
* 2010/0152,787 SPINAL FIXATION ASSEMBLY 35 2007
8,157,846 Locking mechanism with two-piece washer 1 2008
* 2011/0196,430 SPINAL FIXATION ASSEMBLY WITH INTERMEDIATE ELEMENT 19 2010
 
STRYKER FRANCE (1)
8,894,692 Pedicle screw assembly and methods therefor 0 2011
 
HAND INNOVATIONS, INC. (2)
* 2004/0260,293 Fixation system with multidirectional stabilization pegs 30 2004
* 2004/0260,295 Fixation system with multidirectional stabilization pegs 35 2004
 
STRYKER SPINE (11)
* 6,488,681 Pedicle screw assembly 291 2001
6,974,460 Biased angulation bone fixation assembly 153 2002
* 2003/0055,426 Biased angulation bone fixation assembly 58 2002
* 7,686,834 Anchoring member with safety ring 33 2002
* 2002/0133,154 Anchoring member with safety ring 72 2002
* 2004/0243,126 Methods for stabilizing bone using spinal fixation devices 41 2004
8,506,600 Methods for stabilizing bone using spinal fixation devices 1 2008
* 8,167,916 Anchoring member with safety ring 10 2010
* 2010/0152,778 Anchoring member with safety ring 1 2010
8,845,695 Anchoring member with safety ring 0 2012
8,870,930 Methods for stabilizing bone using spinal fixation devices 1 2013
 
FACET SOLUTIONS, INC. (17)
* 2004/0230,304 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 175 2003
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* 2005/0251,256 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 69 2003
* 2004/0049,273 Facet Arthroplasty devices and methods 199 2003
* 2004/0049,276 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 200 2003
* 2004/0049,277 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 213 2003
* 2005/0137,705 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 69 2004
* 2005/0043,799 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 117 2004
* 2005/0240,265 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 167 2004
* 2005/0261,770 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 154 2005
* 2005/0283,238 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 140 2005
* 2005/0267,579 Implantable device for facet joint replacement 138 2005
* 2006/0009,847 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 70 2005
* 2006/0009,848 Facet arthroplasty device and methods 46 2005
* 2006/0009,849 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 65 2005
* 2007/0255,411 FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS 26 2007
* 2008/0097,446 Prostheses, Systems and Methods for Replacement of Natural Facet Joints With Artificial Facet Joint Surfaces 95 2007
 
AMENDIA, INC. (1)
8,956,361 Extended tab bone screw system 4 2012
 
PHYGEN, LLC (2)
7,678,139 Pedicle screw assembly 39 2005
* 2005/0261,687 Pedicle screw assembly 190 2005
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (17)
8,409,260 Bone screw 13 2004
* 8,808,330 Anchoring element and stabilization device for the dynamic stabilization of vertebrae or bones using such anchoring elements 2 2005
* 2005/0203,516 Anchoring element and stabilization device for the dynamic stabilization of vertebrae or bones using such anchoring elements 193 2005
7,785,354 Bone screw 56 2005
* 2006/0084,995 Bone screw 102 2005
* 2006/0106,383 Bone screw 126 2005
* 8,262,704 Receiving part for connecting a shank of a bone anchoring element to a rod and bone anchoring device with such a receiving part 2 2006
* 2006/0293,666 Receiving part for connecting a shank of a bone anchoring element to a rod and bone anchoring device with such a receiving part 72 2006
* 8,696,712 Bone anchoring device 1 2006
* 2007/0093,818 Bone anchoring device 89 2006
* 9,283,000 Receiving part for receiving a rod for coupling the rod to a bone anchoring element 0 2010
* 2011/0213,424 RECEIVING PART FOR RECEIVING A ROD FOR COUPLING THE ROD TO A BONE ANCHORING ELEMENT 16 2010
8,864,803 Bone screw 1 2010
8,945,194 Bone screw 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 1 2011
* 2012/0179,209 RECEIVING PART FOR RECEIVING A ROD FOR COUPLING THE ROD TO A BONE ANCHORING ELEMENT AND A BONE ANCHORING DEVICE 9 2011
9,498,256 Bone screw 0 2014
 
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER (1)
* 2005/0287,130 Methods of modifying cell structure and remodeling tissue 0 2005
 
SILVERBROOK RESEARCH PTY LTD (2)
6,979,334 Bone fixation assembly and method of securement 127 2004
* 2005/0010,219 Bone fixation assembly and method of securement 41 2004
 
SOUTHERN SPINE, LLC (2)
8,668,725 Bone screw 2 2007
* 2009/0018,589 Bone Screw 57 2007
 
ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 6,402,752 Polyaxial pedicle-screw 280 2001
 
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. (7)
* 2004/0193,155 Fracture fixation plate with particular plate hole and fastener engagement and methods of using the same 47 2003
* 2004/0153,073 Orthopedic fixation system including plate element with threaded holes having divergent axes 47 2004
* 2005/0187,551 Bone plate system with bone screws fixed by secondary compression 74 2005
* 2005/0159,747 Volar fixation system including guide 33 2005
* 2005/0240,186 Bone fracture fixation systems with both multidirectional and unidirectional fixation devices 12 2005
* 2005/0245,931 Volar fixation system 21 2005
* 2006/0041,260 Fixation system with plate having holes with divergent axes and multidirectional fixators for use therethrough 15 2005
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (5)
7,918,857 Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions 15 2006
7,918,858 Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions 20 2006
8,133,262 Large diameter bone anchor assembly 6 2007
* 2008/0015,579 LARGE DIAMETER BONE ANCHOR ASSEMBLY 85 2007
* 2008/0015,576 LARGE DIAMETER BONE ANCHOR ASSEMBLY 21 2007
 
BIOMET C.V. (26)
6,440,135 Volar fixation system with articulating stabilization pegs 181 2000
6,712,820 Fixation plate system for dorsal wrist fracture fixation 121 2001
6,767,351 Fixation system with multidirectional stabilization pegs 181 2002
7,727,264 Intramedullary fixation device for metaphyseal long bone fractures 16 2003
* 2006/0100,624 Intramedullary fixation device for metaphyseal long bone fractures 5 2003
7,857,838 Anatomical distal radius fracture fixation plate 10 2003
7,780,711 Fixation system with multidirectional bone supports 15 2004
7,527,639 Fixation system with multidirectional bone supports 17 2004
* 2004/0260,292 Fixation system with multidirectional stabilization pegs 31 2004
7,780,664 Endosteal nail 4 2004
7,425,213 Method of endosteal nailing 9 2004
* 2005/0065,528 Method of endosteal nailing 7 2004
* 2005/0065,520 Endosteal nail 25 2004
7,563,263 Intramedullary fixation device for metaphyseal long bone fractures 24 2005
* 2005/0283,154 Intramedullary fixation device for metaphyseal long bone fractures 13 2005
7,695,502 Bone stabilization system including plate having fixed-angle holes together with unidirectional locking screws and surgeon-directed locking screws 31 2005
7,905,909 Bone stabilization system including multi-directional threaded fixation element 15 2006
* 2007/0088,360 Bone stabilization system including multi-directional threaded fixation element 46 2006
8,556,945 Anatomical distal radius fracture fixation plate with ulnar buttress 4 2010
* 2010/0241,173 Anatomical Distal Radius Fracture Fixation Plate With Ulnar Buttress 1 2010
8,403,967 Volar fixation system and methods of using the same 5 2010
* 2010/0268,283 Volar Fixation System And Methods of Using The Same 7 2010
8,579,946 Anatomical distal radius fracture fixation plate 1 2010
9,492,213 Volar fixation system 0 2013
9,072,558 Distal radius fracture fixation plate with ulnar buttress 0 2013
9,480,512 Volar fixation system with fixed-angle multi-hole drill guide 0 2013
 
ZIMMER BIOMET SPINE, INC. (3)
7,766,945 Screw and rod fixation system 48 2004
* 2006/0036,242 Screw and rod fixation system 154 2004
8,998,961 Spinal rod connector and methods 1 2009
 
Nexxt Spine, LLC (1)
* 2011/0160,778 Poly-Axial Implant Fixation System 19 2010
 
DEPUY SPINE SARL (6)
* 2005/0159,750 Bone anchor assemblies and methods of manufacturing bone anchor assemblies 115 2004
* 2005/0154,393 Bone anchor assemblies and methods of manufacturing bone anchor assemblies 13 2004
* 2005/0154,391 Bone anchor assemblies 157 2004
7,854,751 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 24 2007
8,617,210 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 1 2010
8,518,082 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 7 2010
 
ORTHO INNOVATIONS, LLC (7)
7,942,910 Polyaxial bone screw 36 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
8,197,518 Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system 16 2010
 
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7,179,261 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 221 2003
* 2005/0131,408 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 103 2003
9,259,247 Locking compression members for use with bone anchor assemblies and methods 0 2013
9,439,699 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 0 2013
9,498,254 Bottom-loading bone anchor assemblies 0 2015
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (6)
8,579,942 Systems, methods and tools for spinal surgery 1 2006
8,382,802 Systems, methods and devices for placement of bone anchors and connectors 1 2006
8,202,304 Methods and systems for performing spinal surgery 1 2006
8,197,517 Frictional polyaxial screw assembly 36 2008
8,388,659 Spondylolisthesis screw and instrument for implantation 22 2009
9,084,634 Uniplanar screw 1 2011
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (30)
8,221,472 Bone anchor with locking cap and method of spinal fixation 26 2006
* 2008/0161,853 Spine stabilization system with dynamic screw 43 2006
8,663,298 Polyaxial bone fixation element 5 2008
* 2010/0198,272 POLYAXIAL BONE FIXATION ELEMENT 52 2008
9,232,968 Polymeric pedicle rods and methods of manufacturing 0 2008
* 2009/0163,955 Polymeric Pedicle Rods and Methods of Manufacturing 65 2008
9,282,998 Bone fixation assembly 0 2009
* 2011/0160,779 BONE FIXATION ASSEMBLY 13 2009
9,241,739 Spinal stabilizing and guiding fixation system 1 2009
* 9,320,546 Polyaxial bottom-loading screw and rod assembly 0 2009
* 2011/0270,325 POLYAXIAL BOTTOM-LOADING SCREW AND ROD ASSEMBLY 18 2009
8,361,123 Bone anchor assemblies and methods of manufacturing and use thereof 4 2009
* 2011/0093,021 Bone Anchor Assemblies and Methods of Manufacturing and Use Thereof 23 2009
9,320,543 Posterior dynamic stabilization device having a mobile anchor 0 2009
* 2010/0331,886 Posterior Dynamic Stabilization Device Having A Mobile Anchor 10 2009
9,445,844 Composite material posterior dynamic stabilization spring rod 0 2010
* 2011/0238,119 Composite Material Posterior Dynamic Stabilization Spring Rod 18 2010
* 2011/0106,166 REVISION CONNECTOR FOR SPINAL CONSTRUCTS 15 2010
8,535,318 Minimally invasive instrument set, devices and related methods 4 2010
9,498,262 Minimally invasive fixation system 0 2010
9,060,818 Bone implants 0 2011
9,314,274 Minimally invasive spinal fixation system including vertebral alignment features 0 2012
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
9,433,445 Bone anchors and surgical instruments with integrated guide tips 0 2013
9,402,663 Minimally invasive instrument set, devices and related methods 0 2013
9,186,484 Guidewire insertion methods and devices 0 2013
9,289,249 Bone anchors and surgical instruments with integrated guide tips 0 2014
9,439,681 Polyaxial bone fixation element 0 2014
9,439,700 Bone anchor with locking cap and method of spinal fixation 0 2014
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (1)
RE42932 Pedicle screw assembly and methods therefor 10 2005
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (6)
7,377,923 Variable angle spinal screw assembly 90 2004
* 2004/0236,330 Variable angle spinal screw assembly 208 2004
* 2007/0270,813 Pedicle screw assembly 100 2006
8,137,387 Pedicle screw assembly with inclined surface seat 19 2007
* 2008/0045,953 PEDICLE SCREW ASSEMBLY WITH INCLINED SURFACE SEAT 41 2007
8,273,112 Pedicle screw assembly 6 2010
 
CUSTOM SPINE, INC. (2)
* 2009/0069,849 DYNAMIC SCREW SYSTEM 78 2007
* 2011/0054,546 Polyaxial Pedicle Screw Assembly 3 2010
 
BIEDERMANN MOTECH GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 2004/0153,077 Bone screw 88 2004
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (47)
7,074,238 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 77 2003
* 2005/0010,291 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 39 2003
8,163,017 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 2 2003
* 2004/0006,391 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 289 2003
8,070,811 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 1 2003
8,066,771 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 1 2003
7,087,084 Method for replacing a natural facet joint with a prosthesis having an artificial facet joint structure 147 2003
* 2004/0111,154 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 32 2003
* 2004/0049,278 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 195 2003
* 2004/0049,275 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 195 2003
* 2004/0049,274 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 211 2003
8,187,303 Anti-rotation fixation element for spinal prostheses 0 2004
* 7,051,451 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 173 2004
* 2005/0235,508 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 9 2004
7,691,145 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 34 2004
7,608,104 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 25 2004
7,993,373 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus 17 2005
7,674,293 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 49 2005
* 2005/0240,266 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 91 2005
8,398,681 Adjacent level facet arthroplasty devices, spine stabilization systems, and methods 2 2005
7,406,775 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 75 2005
8,066,740 Facet joint prostheses 1 2005
8,221,461 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and systems for treating spinal pathologies 1 2005
8,523,907 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 0 2006
7,608,106 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 11 2006
7,290,347 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 63 2006
* 2006/0184,180 Facet Joint Prosthesis Measurement and Implant Tools 49 2006
8,231,655 Prostheses and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 6 2006
7,914,556 Arthroplasty revision system and method 3 2006
8,496,686 Minimally invasive spine restoration systems, devices, methods and kits 0 2007
8,702,755 Angled washer polyaxial connection for dynamic spine prosthesis 1 2007
8,491,635 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 0 2007
8,425,557 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 4 2007
8,496,687 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 1 2007
8,900,273 Taper-locking fixation system 0 2008
9,198,766 Prostheses, tools, and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 0 2008
9,056,016 Polyaxial adjustment of facet joint prostheses 0 2008
8,409,254 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 0 2008
8,675,930 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 0 2008
8,888,827 Orthopedic fixation devices and methods of installation thereof 1 2011
9,358,047 Orthopedic fixation devices and methods of installation thereof 0 2012
9,198,694 Orthopedic fixation devices and methods of installation thereof 0 2012
8,894,691 Polyaxial screw 1 2013
9,179,937 Polyaxial screw 0 2013
8,790,374 Polyaxial screw 1 2013
9,259,254 Polyaxial screw 0 2013
9,186,187 Orthopedic fixation devices and methods of installation thereof 0 2014
 
SPINECO, INC. (9)
7,172,594 Electro-stimulation and medical delivery device 10 2004
8,070,785 Bone anchor prosthesis and system 0 2004
7,615,070 Electro-stimulation and medical delivery device 7 2004
* 2004/0243,130 Electro-stimulation and medical delivery device 13 2004
7,938,831 Implant device 2 2005
7,883,532 Vertebral pars interarticularis clamp a new spine fixation device, instrumentation, and methodology 9 2006
* 2006/0241,591 Vertebral pars interarticularis clamp a new spine fixation device, instrumentation, and methodology 11 2006
* 2011/0046,672 VERTEBRAL PARS INTERARTICULARIS CLAMP A NEW SPINE FIXATION DEVICE, INSTRUMENTATION, AND METHODOLOGY 1 2010
* 2011/0178,552 VERTEBRAL PARS INTERARTICULARIS CLAMP A NEW SPINE FIXATION DEVICE, INSTRUMENTATION, AND METHODOLOGY 10 2011
 
DEPUY ACROMED SARL (1)
* 2004/0186,473 Spinal fixation devices of improved strength and rigidity 145 2003
 
Spinadyne, Inc. (2)
8,277,485 Pedicle screw system 1 2007
* 2008/0015,586 Pedicle screw system 49 2007
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