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, PA455

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Davis, Barclay R Downingtown, PA 16 275
Kumar, Kris G Raynham, MA 11 123
Ramamurti, Balaji S West Chester, PA 12 129
Runco, Thomas J Canton, MA 51 758

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (8)
5,246,442 Spinal hook 91 1991
5,282,801 Top tightening clamp assembly for a spinal fixation system 172 1993
5,437,670 Attachment plate for top-tightening clamp assembly in a spinal fixation system 32 1993
5,403,316 Triangular construct for spinal fixation 130 1993
5,423,818 Clamp for attaching a vertebral fixation element to a spinal rod 44 1993
5,624,441 Attachment plate for top-tightening clamp assembly in a spinal fixation system 116 1995
5,716,355 Transverse connection for spinal rods 241 1995
5,947,966 Device for linking adjacent rods in spinal instrumentation 116 1997
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (8)
5,047,029 Clamp and system for internal fixation 212 1989
5,002,542 Pedicle screw clamp 183 1989
5,312,402 Connection device 99 1992
5,263,954 Pedicle hook 17 1992
5,584,832 Hook with screw for treatment of vertebral column deformities 75 1994
5,534,001 Osteosynthetic fixation element and manipulation device 133 1994
5,501,684 Osteosynthetic fixation device 295 1994
5,520,689 Osteosynthetic fastening device 249 1995
 
SOFAMOR DANEK GROUP, INC. (3)
5,005,562 Implant for spinal osteosynthesis device, in particular in traumatology 413 1989
5,487,742 Transverse fixation device for a spinal osteosynthesis system 203 1993
5,651,789 Transverse fixation device for ensuring a rigid transverse connection between two rods of a spinal osteosynthesis system 163 1995
 
Sofamor S.N.C. (3)
5,601,552 Fixing device for a rigid transverse connection device between rods of a spinal osteosynthesis system 115 1994
5,743,911 Fixing device for a rigid transverse connection device between rods of a spinal osteosynthesis system 127 1996
5,899,903 Fixing device for a rigid transverse connection device between rods of a spinal osteosynthesis system 56 1998
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (3)
4,382,438 Instrument for treatment of spinal fractures, scoliosis and the like 100 1981
5,344,422 Pedicular screw clamp 191 1992
5,498,264 Clamp connection for connecting two construction components for a setting device, particularly an osteosynthetic setting device 100 1994
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (2)
5,257,993 Top-entry rod retainer 149 1991
5,346,493 Top-entry rod retainer 207 1993
 
INTELLIGENT IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
5,863,293 Spinal implant fixation assembly 317 1996
5,964,760 Spinal implant fixation assembly 341 1997
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (2)
5,688,273 Spinal implant apparatus having a single central rod and plow hooks 142 1995
5,688,274 Spinal implant device having a single central rod and claw hooks 83 1995
 
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children (2)
5,451,225 Fastener for external fixation device wires and pins 32 1994
5,630,814 Fastener for external fixation device wires and pins 18 1995
 
ADVANCED SPINE FIXATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED (1)
* 5,330,473 Branch connector for spinal fixation systems 157 1993
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
* 6,206,879 Osteosynthetic holding system 22 1999
 
CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
5,624,442 Transverse link for use with a spinal implant system 152 1995
 
DEPUY SPINE SARL (1)
5,738,685 Osteosynthesis device 155 1996
 
HOWLAND, ROBERT W. (1)
4,653,481 Advanced spine fixation system and method 293 1986
 
ICON IP, INC. (1)
5,860,893 Treadmill with folding handrails 40 1997
 
K2M, INC. (1)
5,683,393 Bidirectional rod-hook locking mechanism 129 1996
 
MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK, INC. (1)
5,810,817 Spinal therapy apparatus 71 1997
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
5,741,254 Implant for an ostheosynthesis device, in particular for the spine 139 1995
 
VSESOJUZNY KURGANSKY NAUCHNY TSENTR "VOSSTANOVITELNAYA TRAVMATOLOGIA I ORTOPEDIA" (1)
4,978,348 Compression-distraction apparatus for osteosynthesis 58 1990
 
WENZEL SPINE, INC. (1)
* 5,030,220 Spine fixation system 301 1990
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
5,593,407 Internal ilio-lumbar fixator 96 1994
5,545,167 Retaining mechanism of vertebral fixation rod 108 1995
5,630,816 Double barrel spinal fixation system and method 293 1995
5,676,665 Spinal fixation apparatus and method 145 1995
5,980,523 Transverse connectors for spinal rods 234 1998
6,248,104 Apparatus for osteosynthesis comprising a connector of the spinal pin and the anchoring elements 47 2000
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ORTHO INNOVATIONS, LLC (8)
7,942,910 Polyaxial bone screw 22 2007
7,947,065 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 12 2009
7,942,911 Polyaxial bone screw 7 2009
7,942,909 Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system 8 2009
7,951,173 Pedicle screw implant system 6 2010
8,075,603 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 5 2010
8,197,518 Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system 2 2010
8,465,530 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 0 2011
 
CUSTOM SPINE, INC. (7)
7,862,594 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 29 2005
7,819,902 Medialised rod pedicle screw assembly 43 2005
7,163,539 Biased angle polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 55 2005
7,763,057 Biased angle polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 7 2006
7,892,257 Spring loaded, load sharing polyaxial pedicle screw assembly and method 2 2006
8,652,178 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly and method 0 2010
8,439,954 Spring-loaded, load sharing polyaxial pedicle screw assembly and method 0 2011
 
LDR MEDICAL (5)
7,507,248 Spinal osteosynthesis device and preparation method 10 2002
8,221,457 Progressive approach osteosynthesis device and preassembly method 2 2002
8,162,988 Plate for osteosynthesis device and method of preassembling such device 5 2002
8,845,691 Osseous anchoring implant with a polyaxial head and method for installing the implant 0 2004
8,343,219 Intersomatic cage, intervertebral prosthesis, anchoring device and implantation instruments 8 2008
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (5)
* 7,118,571 Spinal fixation system 14 2003
7,121,755 Device for a ball-and-socket joint type connection of two members 46 2004
* 8,262,702 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
8,221,470 Spinal fixation system 2 2009
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (4)
* 7,803,174 Dorsal adjusting multi-rod connector 5 2005
7,988,711 Low profile vertebral stabilization systems and methods 3 2006
7,959,655 Self-aligning attachment devices and methods for attaching an elongated member to a vertebral member 0 2007
8,672,972 Low profile vertebral stabilzation systems and methods 0 2011
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (3)
8,523,858 Adjustable fixation clamp and method 1 2005
8,506,602 Non-fusion spinal correction systems and methods 0 2011
8,551,146 Spinal fixation system 0 2012
 
STRYKER TRAUMA SA (3)
8,858,555 Dynamic external fixator and methods for use 0 2009
8,834,467 External fixator system 0 2011
8,906,020 Dynamic external fixator and methods for use 0 2013
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
8,828,056 Rod to rod cross connector 0 2012
8,771,319 Rod to rod cross connector 0 2012
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (2)
8,137,387 Pedicle screw assembly with inclined surface seat 5 2007
8,273,112 Pedicle screw assembly 0 2010
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. (2)
8,556,938 Polyaxial bone anchor with non-pivotable retainer and pop-on shank, some with friction fit 0 2010
8,444,681 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, friction fit retainer and winged insert 0 2012
 
SPINAL LLC (2)
7,090,674 Bone fixation system with low profile fastener 86 2003
* RE42867 Bone fixation system with low profile fastener 2 2008
 
ABDOU, SAMY (1)
7,862,588 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 32 2006
 
AESCULAP AG & CO. KG (1)
7,628,799 Rod to rod connector 6 2005
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
7,744,632 Rod to rod connector 14 2007
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (1)
* 8,034,085 Non-fusion spinal correction systems and methods 3 2004
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
7,758,617 Percutaneous vertebral stabilization system 44 2005
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. AN INDIVIDUAL (1)
8,398,682 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 0 2010
 
PHYGEN, LLC (1)
7,678,139 Pedicle screw assembly 21 2005
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (55)
8,377,100 Closure for open-headed medical implant 0 2002
8,137,386 Polyaxial bone screw apparatus 5 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 0 2004
7,662,175 Upload shank swivel head bone screw spinal implant 34 2004
8,273,109 Helical wound mechanically interlocking mating guide and advancement structure 0 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 2 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 16 2006
8,273,089 Spinal fixation tool set and method 4 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 1 2007
8,128,667 Anti-splay medical implant closure with multi-surface removal aperture 3 2007
8,092,502 Polyaxial bone screw with uploaded threaded shank and method of assembly and use 3 2007
8,066,739 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 6 2007
8,475,498 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with cord connection 0 2008
7,901,437 Dynamic stabilization member with molded connection 6 2008
8,257,398 Polyaxial bone screw with cam capture 1 2008
7,875,065 Polyaxial bone screw with multi-part shank retainer and pressure insert 18 2008
8,257,396 Polyaxial bone screw with shank-retainer inset capture 1 2008
7,951,170 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with pre-tensioned solid core 28 2008
8,162,948 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 2 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 10 2008
8,845,649 Spinal fixation tool set and method for rod reduction and fastener insertion 0 2009
8,292,892 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 0 2009
8,012,177 Dynamic stabilization assembly with frusto-conical connection 6 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 0 2009
8,100,915 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 5 2009
8,092,500 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with floating core, compression spacer and over-mold 1 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 0 2010
8,308,776 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 0 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 4 2010
8,398,689 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 0 2010
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 2 2011
8,894,657 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 0 2011
8,613,760 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with slitted core and outer sleeve 0 2011
8,377,067 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 0 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
8,840,652 Bone anchors with longitudinal connecting member engaging inserts and closures for fixation and optional angulation 0 2012
8,911,479 Multi-start closures for open implants 0 2013
8,900,272 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 0 2013
8,845,696 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 0 2013
8,814,913 Helical guide and advancement flange with break-off extensions 0 2013
8,845,701 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner

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