US Patent No: 6,610,063

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Spinal fixation system

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The present invention relates to a fastener assembly for a spinal fixation system and is particularly useful in treatment of pediatric and small-statured patients. The fastener assembly includes a fastener, an attachment member, and a locking member. The fastener has a lower portion for contacting a bone and a upper portion integral with the lower portion and having two open channels. Each channel is configured and dimensioned for receiving a portion of the longitudinal member along its circumference. The attachment member is positionable on the fastener and at least partially covers the channel that receives the longitudinal member. The attachment member is configured and dimensioned for receiving another portion of the longitudinal member along its circumference. The locking member is operatively associated with the upper portion of the fastener and secures the attachment member and longitudinal member to the fastener.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SYNTHES USA, LLCWEST CHESTER, PA433

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Davis, Barclay R Downingtown, PA 10 453
Kumar, Kris G Raynham, MA 7 188
Ramamurti, Balaji S West Chester, PA 8 199
Runco, Thomas J Wayne, PA 32 1198

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
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5,545,167 Retaining mechanism of vertebral fixation rod 116 1995
5,630,816 Double barrel spinal fixation system and method 339 1995
5,676,665 Spinal fixation apparatus and method 177 1995
5,980,523 Transverse connectors for spinal rods 255 1998
6,248,104 Apparatus for osteosynthesis comprising a connector of the spinal pin and the anchoring elements 61 2000
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
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K2M, INC. (1)
5,683,393 Bidirectional rod-hook locking mechanism 137 1996
 
CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
5,624,442 Transverse link for use with a spinal implant system 199 1995
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (8)
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5,282,801 Top tightening clamp assembly for a spinal fixation system 185 1993
5,437,670 Attachment plate for top-tightening clamp assembly in a spinal fixation system 33 1993
5,403,316 Triangular construct for spinal fixation 140 1993
5,423,818 Clamp for attaching a vertebral fixation element to a spinal rod 50 1993
5,624,441 Attachment plate for top-tightening clamp assembly in a spinal fixation system 123 1995
5,716,355 Transverse connection for spinal rods 279 1995
5,947,966 Device for linking adjacent rods in spinal instrumentation 143 1997
 
DEPUY SPINE SARL (1)
5,738,685 Osteosynthesis device 198 1996
 
MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK, INC. (1)
5,810,817 Spinal therapy apparatus 95 1997
 
Sofamor S.N.C. (3)
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5,743,911 Fixing device for a rigid transverse connection device between rods of a spinal osteosynthesis system 145 1996
5,899,903 Fixing device for a rigid transverse connection device between rods of a spinal osteosynthesis system 65 1998
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (2)
5,688,273 Spinal implant apparatus having a single central rod and plow hooks 164 1995
5,688,274 Spinal implant device having a single central rod and claw hooks 102 1995
 
VSESOJUZNY KURGANSKY NAUCHNY TSENTR "VOSSTANOVITELNAYA TRAVMATOLOGIA I ORTOPEDIA" (1)
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WENZEL SPINE, INC. (1)
* 5,030,220 Spine fixation system 358 1990
 
SOFAMOR DANEK GROUP, INC. (3)
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5,487,742 Transverse fixation device for a spinal osteosynthesis system 233 1993
5,651,789 Transverse fixation device for ensuring a rigid transverse connection between two rods of a spinal osteosynthesis system 177 1995
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
* 6,206,879 Osteosynthetic holding system 32 1999
 
ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC. (1)
5,860,893 Treadmill with folding handrails 44 1997
 
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children (2)
5,451,225 Fastener for external fixation device wires and pins 40 1994
5,630,814 Fastener for external fixation device wires and pins 25 1995
 
ADVANCED SPINE FIXATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED (1)
* 5,330,473 Branch connector for spinal fixation systems 199 1993
 
HOWLAND, ROBERT W. (1)
4,653,481 Advanced spine fixation system and method 353 1986
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (2)
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5,346,493 Top-entry rod retainer 239 1993
 
SPINAL INNOVATIONS, L.L.C. (2)
5,863,293 Spinal implant fixation assembly 389 1996
5,964,760 Spinal implant fixation assembly 414 1997
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (3)
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5,344,422 Pedicular screw clamp 215 1992
5,498,264 Clamp connection for connecting two construction components for a setting device, particularly an osteosynthetic setting device 103 1994
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (8)
5,047,029 Clamp and system for internal fixation 228 1989
5,002,542 Pedicle screw clamp 208 1989
5,312,402 Connection device 100 1992
5,263,954 Pedicle hook 21 1992
5,584,832 Hook with screw for treatment of vertebral column deformities 84 1994
5,534,001 Osteosynthetic fixation element and manipulation device 157 1994
5,501,684 Osteosynthetic fixation device 375 1994
5,520,689 Osteosynthetic fastening device 279 1995
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Ortho Development Corporation (1)
* 2009/0076,550 SPINAL FIXATION SYSTEM CONNECTORS 34 2007
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (66)
8,377,100 Closure for open-headed medical implant 1 2002
8,137,386 Polyaxial bone screw apparatus 13 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 43 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 13 2004
8,876,868 Helical guide and advancement flange with radially loaded lip 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 25 2006
8,273,089 Spinal fixation tool set and method 11 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
* 2007/0293,862 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with elastic core and outer sleeve 73 2007
8,128,667 Anti-splay medical implant closure with multi-surface removal aperture 13 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 28 2007
8,475,498 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with cord connection 2 2008
7,901,437 Dynamic stabilization member with molded connection 13 2008
8,257,398 Polyaxial bone screw with cam capture 5 2008
* 2008/0140,136 Polyaxial bone screw with cam capture 26 2008
7,875,065 Polyaxial bone screw with multi-part shank retainer and pressure insert 35 2008
8,257,396 Polyaxial bone screw with shank-retainer inset capture 6 2008
7,951,170 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with pre-tensioned solid core 38 2008
8,162,948 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 16 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 25 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 9 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
8,591,515 Spinal fixation tool set and method 4 2009
8,100,915 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 23 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 2 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 5 2010
8,308,782 Bone anchors with longitudinal connecting member engaging inserts and closures for fixation and optional angulation 15 2010
8,398,689 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 5 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 1 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
9,451,989 Dynamic stabilization members with elastic and inelastic sections 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 12 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 2 2013
8,936,623 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 0 2013
9,504,496 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, friction fit retainer and winged insert 0 2013
8,814,913 Helical guide and advancement flange with break-off extensions 0 2013
9,504,499 Spinal fixation system 0 2014
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (2)
* 8,034,085 Non-fusion spinal correction systems and methods 9 2004
* 2005/0277,920 NON-FUSION SPINAL CORRECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS 21 2004
 
SPINAL LLC (4)
7,090,674 Bone fixation system with low profile fastener 118 2003
* 2005/0096,653 Bone fixation system with low profile fastener 45 2003
* RE42867 Bone fixation system with low profile fastener 3 2008
8,465,530 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 4 2011
 
ABDOU, SAMY (2)
7,862,588 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 43 2006
* 2006/0229,615 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 188 2006
 
ZIMMER BIOMET SPINE, INC. (2)
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
 
AESCULAP AG & CO. KG (1)
7,628,799 Rod to rod connector 16 2005
 
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
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (3)
8,523,858 Adjustable fixation clamp and method 5 2005
8,506,602 Non-fusion spinal correction systems and methods 2 2011
8,551,146 Spinal fixation system 4 2012
 
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 68 2005
7,163,539 Biased angle polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 93 2005
* 2005/0192,572 Medialised rod pedicle screw assembly 118 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
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (8)
8,858,555 Dynamic external fixator and methods for use 2 2009
* 2011/0082,458 Dynamic External Fixator And Methods For Use 13 2009
8,834,467 External fixator system 0 2011
9,101,398 Bone transport external fixation frame 0 2012
8,906,020 Dynamic external fixator and methods for use 2 2013
8,945,128 External fixator system 0 2013
9,351,763 Dynamic external fixator and methods for use 0 2014
9,220,533 External fixator system 0 2014
 
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
 
PHYGEN, LLC (2)
7,678,139 Pedicle screw assembly 39 2005
* 2005/0261,687 Pedicle screw assembly 190 2005
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (4)
* 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 40 2007
8,273,112 Pedicle screw assembly 6 2010
 
CUSTOM SPINE, INC. (2)
* 2009/0069,849 DYNAMIC SCREW SYSTEM 77 2007
* 2011/0054,546 Polyaxial Pedicle Screw Assembly 2 2010
 
LDR MEDICAL (7)
7,507,248 Spinal osteosynthesis device and preparation method 16 2002
8,221,457 Progressive approach osteosynthesis device and preassembly method 8 2002
8,162,988 Plate for osteosynthesis device and method of preassembling such device 12 2002
9,326,795 Implant for osseous anchoring with polyaxial head 0 2002
8,845,691 Osseous anchoring implant with a polyaxial head and method for installing the implant 1 2004
* 2005/0107,788 Implant for osseous anchoring with polyaxial head 182 2004
8,343,219 Intersomatic cage, intervertebral prosthesis, anchoring device and implantation instruments 33 2008
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (1)
9,198,695 Polyaxial pedicle screw 0 2013
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (7)
7,758,617 Percutaneous vertebral stabilization system 75 2005
* 2006/0247,630 Percutaneous vertebral stabilization system 152 2005
* 2008/0269,810 Orthopedic Fastener for Stabilization and Fixation 7 2008
9,408,641 Spinal rod link reducer 0 2009
9,050,141 Pedicle screw 0 2009
* 2009/0198,273 Pedicle Screw 3 2009
9,345,517 Pedicle screw having a removable rod coupling 0 2012
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
7,744,632 Rod to rod connector 28 2007
 
DEGEN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
9,453,526 Bottom-loading anchor assembly 0 2013
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. (9)
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 2 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 6 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
9,480,517 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, shank, friction fit retainer, winged insert and low profile edge lock 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
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (7)
* 7,803,174 Dorsal adjusting multi-rod connector 13 2005
7,988,711 Low profile vertebral stabilization systems and methods 10 2006
* 2008/0125,813 Low profile vertebral stabilization systems and methods 19 2006
7,959,655 Self-aligning attachment devices and methods for attaching an elongated member to a vertebral member 0 2007
* 2008/0234,745 Self-Aligning Attachment Devices and Methods for Attaching an Elongated Member to a Vertebral Member 0 2007
* 2010/0049,253 BOTTOM LOADING CONNECTOR FOR ATTACHING A SPINAL ROD TO A VERTEBRAL MEMBER 7 2008
8,672,972 Low profile vertebral stabilzation systems and methods 0 2011
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (9)
* 7,118,571 Spinal fixation system 19 2003
* 2004/0039,386 Spinal fixation system 1 2003
7,121,755 Device for a ball-and-socket joint type connection of two members 64 2004
* 2005/0033,436 Device for a ball-and-socket joint type connection of two members 25 2004
* 8,262,702 Osteosynthetic clamp for attaching a bone anchor to a support rod 9 2005
* 2011/0098,753 OSTEOSYNTHETIC CLAMP FOR ATTACHING A BONE ANCHOR TO A SUPPORT ROD 2 2005
7,841,798 Device for a ball-and-socket type joint connection of two members 0 2006
* 2007/0032,849 Device for a ball-and-socket type joint connection of two members 3 2006
8,221,470 Spinal fixation system 4 2009
* Cited By Examiner