US Patent No: 6,110,172

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Closure system for open ended osteosynthesis apparatus

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A closure system for an osteosynthesis apparatus includes an implant, such as a bone screw, a cap and a set screw which in combination is adapted for securement of a spinal rod or the like thereto. The implant includes a head having a rod receiving channel and tongue receiving grooves extending into opposed branches on opposite sides of the rod receiving channel. The cap includes a central portion with a set screw receiving bore extending therethrough and opposed tongues extending outward therefrom on opposite sides thereof. The cap is sized for insertion on the implant head such that the central portion extends through the U-shaped rod receiving channel and the tongues extend through the tongue receiving grooves. The cap includes a cylindrical rod receiving groove formed in a bottom thereof between the opposed tongues which is rounded upward at a front end thereof. Leading edges of the tongues are rounded downward and rearward to a flat bottom surface of the tongues. Front stops extend upward from the front of the tongues and rear stops extend upward from the rear of the tongues. The front and rear stops engage opposed faces of the implant head upon raising of the cap after insertion through downward advancement of the set screw through the set screw receiving bore and against a spinal rod.

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Jackson, Roger P 4706 W. 86th St., Prairie Village, KS 66207 330 11649

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Society de Fabrication de Material Orthopedique, S.A. (1)
* 5,067,955 Vertebral implant for osteosynthesis device 274 1990
 
EBI, LLC (1)
* 5,496,321 Rod anchor seat having a sliding interlocking rod connector 306 1994
 
Choice Spine, LP (1)
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SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
* 5,562,663 Implant interconnection mechanism 265 1995
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (1)
* 5,346,493 Top-entry rod retainer 230 1993
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
* 4,887,596 Open backed pedicle screw 261 1988
* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (72)
8,377,100 Closure for open-headed medical implant 1 2002
8,137,386 Polyaxial bone screw apparatus 12 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 41 2004
* 2005/0033,296 Locking cap assembly for spinal fixation instrumentation 11 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
8,152,810 Spinal fixation tool set and method 9 2004
8,876,868 Helical guide and advancement flange with radially loaded lip 0 2005
7,476,239 Polyaxial bone screw with compound articulation 22 2005
* 2006/0271,047 Polyaxial bone screw with compound articulation 39 2005
7,776,067 Polyaxial bone screw with shank articulation pressure insert and method 33 2005
* 2006/0276,789 Polyaxial bone screw with shank articulation pressure insert and method 82 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
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 9 2006
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
8,128,667 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 22 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 3 2008
7,875,065 Polyaxial bone screw with multi-part shank retainer and pressure insert 32 2008
8,257,396 Polyaxial bone screw with shank-retainer inset capture 5 2008
* 2008/0243,188 PEDICLE SCREW FOR INTERVERTEBRAL SUPPORT ELEMENTS 30 2008
* 2008/0228,229 PEDICLE SCREW FOR INTERVERTEBRAL SUPPORT ELEMENTS 40 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 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 21 2008
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 5 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
8,591,515 Spinal fixation tool set and method 3 2009
8,100,915 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 20 2009
8,092,500 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with floating core, compression spacer and over-mold 3 2009
* 2010/0042,166 SPINAL FIXATION SYSTEM 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
8,394,133 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
9,216,039 Dynamic spinal stabilization assemblies, tool set and method 0 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
8,894,657 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
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
* 2015/0012,043 SPINAL FIXATION SYSTEM 0 2014
 
SPINAL LLC (1)
8,465,530 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 4 2011
 
ZIMMER GMBH (10)
* 7,967,846 Pedicle screw for intervertebral support elements 9 2001
* 2002/0035,366 Pedicle screw for intervertebral support elements 197 2001
7,611,518 Pedicle screw for intervertebral support elements 54 2006
* 2007/0123,864 PEDICLE SCREW FOR INTERVERTEBRAL SUPPORT ELEMENTS 58 2006
7,985,248 Pedicle screw for intervertebral support elements 7 2008
7,846,182 Pedicle screw for intervertebral support elements 5 2008
* 7,785,349 Pedicle screw for intervertebral support elements 11 2008
7,758,618 Pedicle screw for intervertebral support elements 18 2008
8,764,802 Pedicle screw for intervertebral support elements 0 2011
* 2011/0178,554 PEDICLE SCREW FOR INTERVERTEBRAL SUPPORT ELEMENTS 0 2011
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (5)
7,141,051 Low profile spinal fixation system 115 2003
8,075,590 Low profile spinal fixation system 3 2004
* 2007/0055,235 Low profile spinal fixation system 71 2004
8,062,340 Spinal rod anchor device and method 17 2007
* 2008/0045,955 Spinal Rod Anchor Device and Method 75 2007
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (9)
* 6,565,565 Device for securing spinal rods 393 2000
* 7,780,703 Device for securing spinal rods 20 2002
* 2002/0120,272 Device for securing spinal rods 139 2002
7,608,095 Device for securing spinal rods 33 2003
7,819,901 Device for securing spinal rods 31 2005
7,909,856 Methods for securing spinal rods 28 2006
8,038,702 Device for securing spinal rods 2 2009
8,313,510 Device for securing spinal rods 1 2010
8,808,327 Device for securing spinal rods 0 2012
 
STRYKER SPINE (1)
* 2005/0240,180 Spinal osteosynthesis system comprising a support pad 95 2004
 
A-Spine Holding Group Corp. (2)
* 6,786,903 Rotary device for fixing spinal column under treatment 65 2002
* 2003/0187,434 Rotary device for fixing spinal column under treatment 36 2002
 
AMENDIA, INC. (1)
8,956,361 Extended tab bone screw system 2 2012
 
Merete Medical GmbH (2)
* 8,685,025 Cerclage arrangement for fixing a bone fracture, comprising a plate that is provided with a number of continuous holes 0 2005
* 2008/0300,599 Cerclage Arrangement for Fixing a Bone Fracture, Comprising a Plate that is Provided with a Number of Continuous Holes 11 2005
 
SPINELAB AG (2)
* 7,597,707 Pedicle screw with a closure device for the fixing of elastic rod elements 26 2004
* 2005/0096,659 Pedicle screw with a closure device for the fixing of elastic rod elements 67 2004
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. (10)
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
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
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (14)
7,708,762 Systems, devices and methods for stabilization of the spinal column 38 2005
* 2006/0241,594 Systems, devices and methods for stabilization of the spinal column 67 2005
* 7,585,314 Device for interconnecting components in spinal instrumentation 9 2005
* 2006/0247,626 Device for interconnecting components in spinal instrumentation 21 2005
* 7,803,175 Devices and methods for attaching a rod to a vertebral member 0 2006
* 2007/0191,843 Devices and methods for attaching a rod to a vertebral member 1 2006
7,731,735 Open axle surgical implant 1 2006
* 2007/0270,830 Open axle surgical implant 42 2006
* 2007/0255,284 Orthopedic implant apparatus 5 2006
* 2009/0198,290 Non-Clamping Fastening Mechanism With Anti-Splay Feature 9 2008
* 2011/0106,179 Set Screw Having Variable Pitch Thread for Use With Spinal Implant Systems 4 2009
8,105,364 Systems, devices and methods for stabilization of the spinal column 0 2010
* 2010/0145,390 Systems, Devices and Methods for Stabilization of the Spinal Column 33 2010
8,025,683 Open axle surgical implant 7 2010
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (3)
* 7,118,571 Spinal fixation system 18 2003
* 2004/0039,386 Spinal fixation system 1 2003
8,221,470 Spinal fixation system 3 2009
 
BONOVO ORTHOPEDICS, INC. (1)
* 2012/0283,787 PEDICLE SCREWS AND METHODS OF USE 1 2010
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (1)
6,755,829 Lock cap anchor assembly for orthopaedic fixation 349 2000
 
EBI, LLC (2)
9,044,272 Multiplanar bone anchor system 2 2011
9,011,495 Multiplanar bone anchor system 0 2011
 
Choice Spine, LP (2)
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K2M, INC. (4)
8,696,717 Multi-planar, taper lock screw with additional lock 0 2009
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* 2010/0114,180 MULTI-PLANAR, TAPER LOCK SCREW WITH ADDITIONAL LOCK 25 2009
 
DePuy Spine Sarl (1)
7,125,426 Locking cap assembly for spinal fixation instrumentation 173 2003
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (4)
8,444,676 Locking cap assembly for spinal fixation instrumentation 0 2006
* 2006/0235,393 LOCKING CAP ASSEMBLY FOR SPINAL FIXATION INSTRUMENTATION 166 2006
8,430,914 Assembly for orthopaedic surgery 2 2008
8,551,146 Spinal fixation system 3 2012
 
ORTHO INNOVATIONS, LLC (7)
7,942,910 Polyaxial bone screw 34 2007
7,947,065 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 19 2009
7,942,911 Polyaxial bone screw 19 2009
7,942,909 Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system 21 2009
7,951,173 Pedicle screw implant system 17 2010
8,075,603 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 17 2010
8,197,518 Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system 12 2010
 
Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd. (2)
* 8,048,112 Rod fixing apparatus for vertebra connecting member 1 2003
* 2004/0122,425 Rod fixing apparatus for vertebra connecting member 85 2003
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
8,870,926 Spinal fixation system 0 2013
* 2014/0031,867 SPINAL FIXATION SYSTEM 0 2013
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. AN INDIVIDUAL (1)
8,398,682 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 1 2010
 
ALTUS PARTNERS, LLC (2)
* 8,162,989 Orthopedic rod system 15 2003
* 2006/0025,767 Orthopedic rod system 126 2003
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (3)
* 8,292,929 Dynamic spinal stabilization system and method of using the same 3 2007
* 2011/0066,187 SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM 3 2009
9,198,695 Polyaxial pedicle screw 0 2013
 
WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 2014/0277,538 REVISION IMPLANT AUGMENTS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 0 2013
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (8)
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
 
DEPUY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (3)
8,348,952 System and method for cooling a spinal correction device comprising a shape memory material for corrective spinal surgery 4 2006
8,414,614 Implant kit for supporting a spinal column 8 2006
8,425,563 Spinal rod support kit 0 2007
 
Depuy Actomed, Inc. (1)
* 7,306,602 Snap-in washers and assemblies thereof 6 2002
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (2)
* 2004/0087,949 Snap-in washers and assemblies thereof 41 2002
7,081,117 Locking cap assembly for spinal fixation instrumentation 162 2004
 
SPINESAVE AG (2)
* 9,149,299 Spinal implant set including a quick closure 0 2010
* 2012/0116,456 SPINAL IMPLANT SET INCLUDING A QUICK CLOSURE 0 2010
* Cited By Examiner