US Patent No: 6,302,888

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Locking dovetail and self-limiting set screw assembly for a spinal stabilization member

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A spinal implant assembly is provided which has a stabilizer rod clamped into position within an anchor by means of a sliding closure member including a mating set screw or hook. The exterior faces of the anchor are contoured to optimize interface in the surgical setting. The anchor includes a U-shaped channel having multiple undercut surfaces such as grooves, which mate with flange like projections or 'dovetails' of a closure member which is slid in a direction corresponding to the longitudinal axis of the rod. The closure member has on either side a flange mating with opposing recesses formed at the top of the U-shaped channel so as to lock the closure member in place. The set screw has an external hex head for tightening, and a plurality of radically extending prongs which are undercut and which mate with the recesses in the top of the U-shaped channel of the anchor. The hex head sheers at a necked area above the radial collar to provide for a flush surface relative to the closure member. The undercuts on the prongs allow the set screw to be unscrewed from the closure member.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
EBI, LLCPARSIPPANY, NJ89
CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.PARSIPPANY, NJ2

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Knoth, Donald B Dayton, OH 1 421
Mellinger, Philip A Las Flores, CA 10 2293

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8,932,331 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone 22 2012
8,771,316 Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features 29 2012
8,721,684 Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features 28 2012
8,777,956 Chondral defect repair 28 2012
9,402,621 Method for tissue fixation 2 2012
9,504,460 Soft tissue repair device and method 0 2012
9,173,651 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 12 2012
9,357,991 Method and apparatus for stitching tendons 5 2012
8,632,569 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 30 2012
9,492,158 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 0 2013
9,357,992 Method for coupling soft tissue to a bone 5 2013
9,314,241 Apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 8 2013
9,414,833 Soft tissue repair assembly and associated method 0 2013
9,381,013 Method for coupling soft tissue to a bone 2 2013
9,370,350 Apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 4 2013
9,216,078 Method and apparatus for tibial fixation of an ACL graft 11 2013
9,445,827 Method and apparatus for intraosseous membrane reconstruction 0 2013
9,005,287 Method for bone reattachment 21 2013
9,486,211 Method for implanting soft tissue 0 2014
9,498,204 Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features 0 2014
 
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
 
LIFE SPINE, INC. (6)
7,678,137 Pedicle screw constructs for spine fixation systems 50 2005
* 2005/0187,548 Pedicle screw constructs for spine fixation systems 220 2005
8,092,494 Pedicle screw constructs for spine fixation systems 17 2007
* 2009/0254,125 Top Loading Polyaxial Spine Screw Assembly With One Step Lockup 50 2009
* 2009/0318,970 Spinal Rod Connectors Configured to Retain Spinal Rods of Varying Diameters 4 2009
D746461 Spinal rod connector 0 2014
 
TARAS, JOHN STANLEY (1)
* 6,875,215 Distraction pin for fracture fixation 27 2002
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. AN INDIVIDUAL (1)
8,398,682 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 3 2010
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
8,828,056 Rod to rod cross connector 1 2012
8,771,319 Rod to rod cross connector 5 2012
 
ALTUS PARTNERS, LLC (4)
8,167,913 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor and anchor seat with tangential locking feature 2 2006
7,594,924 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor seat and cross coupling with improved locking feature 47 2006
* 2006/0235,389 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor and anchor seat with tangential locking feature 165 2006
* 2006/0229,616 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor seat and cross coupling with improved locking feature 93 2006
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (31)
7,066,937 Apparatus for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion 138 2002
* 2003/0153,911 Apparatus for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion 57 2002
* 6,837,889 Apparatus for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion 163 2002
7,144,396 Apparatus for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion 141 2003
* 7,491,218 Spinal stabilization systems and methods using minimally invasive surgical procedures 160 2003
* 2004/0143,265 Spinal stabilization systems and methods using minimally invasive surgical procedures 331 2003
* 2004/0176,766 Apparatus for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion 56 2004
* 7,763,049 Orthopedic fixation connector 7 2004
* 2005/0277,924 Orthopedic fixation connector 27 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
7,691,132 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 72 2005
* 2006/0084,993 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 157 2005
8,034,084 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 40 2006
7,879,075 Methods for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion 10 2006
* 2006/0276,791 Methods for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion 99 2006
7,604,656 Apparatus for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion 46 2006
* 2006/0293,665 Apparatus for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion 79 2006
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
7,563,264 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 79 2007
8,075,592 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 17 2007
7,914,558 Spinal stabilization systems and methods using minimally invasive surgical procedures 63 2007
* 2008/0045,957 SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL PROCEDURES 113 2007
8,636,783 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 1 2008
8,709,050 Methods for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion 1 2011
* 2011/0118,793 METHODS FOR CONNECTING A LONGITUDINAL MEMBER TO A BONE PORTION 1 2011
8,496,685 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 6 2011
9,198,695 Polyaxial pedicle screw 0 2013
8,956,362 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 4 2013
8,936,624 Methods for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion 0 2014
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
7,744,632 Rod to rod connector 29 2007
 
SARL, DEPUY SPINE (1)
7,951,172 Constrained motion bone screw assembly 20 2005
 
KODAK I L, LTD. (1)
* 2004/0079,253 Closed loop ceps-press control systems 0 2003
 
POKERTEK, INC. (1)
* 2006/0264,252 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A HOST CONSOLE FOR USE WITH AN ELECTRONIC CARD GAME 50 2006
 
AESCULAP AG & CO. KG (1)
7,628,799 Rod to rod connector 16 2005
 
ECOLAB INC. (1)
* 2005/0247,169 Fastening system and method of fastening objects with enhanced security 13 2004
 
SEASPINE, INC. (2)
7,695,497 Implant system for osteosynthesis 24 2005
* 2007/0073,291 Implant system for Osteosynthesis 69 2005
 
PHYGEN, LLC (1)
* 2012/0150,239 FIXATION SCREW ASSEMBLY 4 2011
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (2)
* 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
 
MEDICINE LODGE (DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION) (1)
8,771,352 Method and apparatus for tibial fixation of an ACL graft 30 2011
 
SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB (1)
* 7,407,351 Rotatable tool comprising a shank, a drawbar and a cutting head 4 2005
 
ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG (1)
D607103 Medical implant 4 2009
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (6)
* 6,755,829 Lock cap anchor assembly for orthopaedic fixation 369 2000
7,722,651 Adjustable bone screw assembly 25 2005
7,682,377 Polyaxial bone screw 89 2006
8,313,516 Polyaxial bone screw 10 2010
7,951,174 Adjustable bone screw assembly 2 2010
* 2010/0198,273 ADJUSTABLE BONE SCREW ASSEMBLY 3 2010
 
CHOICE SPINE, LP (3)
* 8,328,850 Device for immobilizing a connecting rod in an osseous anchoring element of a rachidian implant 9 2003
* 2005/0027,292 Device for immobilizing a connecting rod in an osseous anchoring element of a rachidian implant 23 2003
* 2004/0260,285 Pedicular hooks for rachidian anchoring device 23 2003
 
ZIMMER BIOMET SPINE, INC. (1)
6,981,973 Low profile vertebral alignment and fixation assembly 103 2003
 
DEPUY SPINE SARL (2)
7,125,426 Locking cap assembly for spinal fixation instrumentation 180 2003
* 2005/0177,154 Locking cap assembly for spinal fixation instrumentation 35 2003
 
SCHAEFER, BERND (1)
* 6,656,179 Bone plate 124 2000
 
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
 
MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL (1)
9,095,379 Constrained motion bone screw assembly 0 2011
 
CONCEPT MATRIX, LLC (1)
* 2006/0089,645 Internal fixation system for spine surgery 27 2005
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (10)
7,588,588 System and method for stabilizing of internal structures 130 2003
* 7,214,227 Closure member for a medical implant device 166 2004
* 2005/0216,000 Closure member for a medical implant device 28 2004
7,967,826 Connector transfer tool for internal structure stabilization systems 3 2004
7,905,907 Internal structure stabilization system for spanning three or more structures 23 2004
7,618,442 Implant assembly and method for use in an internal structure stabilization system 56 2004
7,588,575 Extension for use with stabilization systems for internal structures 108 2004
7,569,061 Off-axis anchor guidance system 43 2004
8,197,517 Frictional polyaxial screw assembly 36 2008
9,084,634 Uniplanar screw 1 2011
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (17)
8,221,472 Bone anchor with locking cap and method of spinal fixation 26 2006
* 2009/0312,804 ADJUSTABLE IMPLANT ASSEMBLY 34 2008
9,232,968 Polymeric pedicle rods and methods of manufacturing 0 2008
8,361,123 Bone anchor assemblies and methods of manufacturing and use thereof 4 2009
9,320,543 Posterior dynamic stabilization device having a mobile anchor 0 2009
9,445,844 Composite material posterior dynamic stabilization spring rod 0 2010
8,535,318 Minimally invasive instrument set, devices and related methods 4 2010
9,498,262 Minimally invasive fixation system 0 2010
9,101,416 Spinal rod approximator 0 2010
9,060,818 Bone implants 0 2011
9,314,274 Minimally invasive spinal fixation system including vertebral alignment features 0 2012
9,161,782 Bone anchor assemblies and methods of manufacturing and use thereof 0 2013
9,402,663 Minimally invasive instrument set, devices and related methods 0 2013
9,326,798 Derotation instrument with reduction functionality 0 2013
9,155,579 Polyaxial bone screw 1 2014
9,439,700 Bone anchor with locking cap and method of spinal fixation 0 2014
9,463,049 Polyaxial bone screw 0 2015
 
Medyssey Co., Ltd. (1)
8,308,773 Pedicle screw 0 2006
 
CUSTOM SPINE, INC. (2)
* 2009/0069,849 DYNAMIC SCREW SYSTEM 78 2007
* 2011/0054,546 Polyaxial Pedicle Screw Assembly 3 2010
 
Biomet Sports Medicine (1)
8,608,777 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 31 2011
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (11)
8,444,699 Method and apparatus for augmenting bone defects 4 2010
8,500,818 Knee prosthesis assembly with ligament link 44 2010
8,343,227 Knee prosthesis assembly with ligament link 40 2010
9,066,734 Patient-specific sacroiliac guides and associated methods 16 2011
9,259,217 Suture Button 1 2012
9,295,497 Patient-specific sacroiliac and pedicle guides 1 2012
8,900,314 Method of implanting a prosthetic knee joint assembly 19 2012
9,289,299 Method and apparatus for augumenting bone defects 0 2013
9,414,925 Method of implanting a knee prosthesis assembly with a ligament link 0 2013
9,439,659 Patient-specific sacroiliac guides and associated methods 0 2015
9,433,407 Method of implanting a bone fixation assembly 0 2016
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (16)
7,503,924 Polyaxial screw 55 2004
* 2006/0004,357 Polyaxial screw 156 2004
* 8,034,086 Polyaxial screw 5 2005
* 2005/0228,385 Polyaxial screw 130 2005
* 8,475,495 Polyaxial screw 3 2005
* 2006/0129,149 Polyaxial screw 196 2005
9,131,962 Bone screw assembly 0 2011
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
* 9,138,262 Polyaxial screw 1 2014
 
INTELLIGENT IMPLANT SYSTEMS LLC (4)
* 2010/0063,551 POLYAXIAL SCREW ASSEMBLY 41 2008
9,421,041 Polyaxial screw assembly 0 2009
9,433,440 Polyaxial screw assembly 0 2010
9,456,851 Spinal implant 0 2011
 
DEPUY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (4)
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 14 2006
8,425,563 Spinal rod support kit 0 2007
* 2007/0288,013 FIXATION DEVICE FOR AN ELONGATE SPINAL SUPPORT ELEMENT 5 2007
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (1)
7,081,117 Locking cap assembly for spinal fixation instrumentation 168 2004
 
SPINESAVE AG (1)
9,149,299 Spinal implant set including a quick closure 0 2010
 
DEPUY MITEK, INC. (1)
7,896,901 Tissue fixation device 5 2007
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