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, PA444

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Davis, Barclay R Downingtown, PA 10 381
Kumar, Kris G Raynham, MA 7 161
Ramamurti, Balaji S West Chester, PA 8 172
Runco, Thomas J Wayne, PA 32 981

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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 111 1995
5,630,816 Double barrel spinal fixation system and method 319 1995
5,676,665 Spinal fixation apparatus and method 166 1995
5,980,523 Transverse connectors for spinal rods 246 1998
6,248,104 Apparatus for osteosynthesis comprising a connector of the spinal pin and the anchoring elements 58 2000
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
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K2M, INC. (1)
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CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
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SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (8)
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5,282,801 Top tightening clamp assembly for a spinal fixation system 179 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 134 1993
5,423,818 Clamp for attaching a vertebral fixation element to a spinal rod 47 1993
5,624,441 Attachment plate for top-tightening clamp assembly in a spinal fixation system 118 1995
5,716,355 Transverse connection for spinal rods 263 1995
5,947,966 Device for linking adjacent rods in spinal instrumentation 132 1997
 
DEPUY SPINE SARL (1)
5,738,685 Osteosynthesis device 177 1996
 
MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK, INC. (1)
5,810,817 Spinal therapy apparatus 82 1997
 
Sofamor S.N.C. (3)
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5,899,903 Fixing device for a rigid transverse connection device between rods of a spinal osteosynthesis system 61 1998
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (2)
5,688,273 Spinal implant apparatus having a single central rod and plow hooks 154 1995
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VSESOJUZNY KURGANSKY NAUCHNY TSENTR "VOSSTANOVITELNAYA TRAVMATOLOGIA I ORTOPEDIA" (1)
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WENZEL SPINE, INC. (1)
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SOFAMOR DANEK GROUP, INC. (3)
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5,487,742 Transverse fixation device for a spinal osteosynthesis system 220 1993
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AESCULAP AG (1)
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INTELLIGENT IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
5,863,293 Spinal implant fixation assembly 356 1996
5,964,760 Spinal implant fixation assembly 380 1997
 
ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC. (1)
5,860,893 Treadmill with folding handrails 43 1997
 
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children (2)
5,451,225 Fastener for external fixation device wires and pins 35 1994
5,630,814 Fastener for external fixation device wires and pins 21 1995
 
Advanced Spine Fixation Systems, Inc. (1)
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HOWLAND, ROBERT W. (1)
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DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (2)
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SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (3)
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5,498,264 Clamp connection for connecting two construction components for a setting device, particularly an osteosynthetic setting device 101 1994
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (8)
5,047,029 Clamp and system for internal fixation 220 1989
5,002,542 Pedicle screw clamp 194 1989
5,312,402 Connection device 99 1992
5,263,954 Pedicle hook 19 1992
5,584,832 Hook with screw for treatment of vertebral column deformities 78 1994
5,534,001 Osteosynthetic fixation element and manipulation device 147 1994
5,501,684 Osteosynthetic fixation device 334 1994
5,520,689 Osteosynthetic fastening device 264 1995
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (63)
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8,137,386 Polyaxial bone screw apparatus 10 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 39 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 7 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 22 2006
8,273,089 Spinal fixation tool set and method 8 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 65 2007
8,128,667 Anti-splay medical implant closure with multi-surface removal aperture 10 2007
8,092,502 Polyaxial bone screw with uploaded threaded shank and method of assembly and use 7 2007
8,066,739 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 15 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 2 2008
7,875,065 Polyaxial bone screw with multi-part shank retainer and pressure insert 26 2008
8,257,396 Polyaxial bone screw with shank-retainer inset capture 5 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 9 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 19 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 4 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 2 2009
8,100,915 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 13 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 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 9 2010
8,398,689 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 1 2010
9,216,039 Dynamic spinal stabilization assemblies, tool set and method 0 2010
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 1 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 6 2012
9,216,041 Spinal connecting members with tensioned cords and rigid sleeves for engaging compression inserts 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
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 0 2013
8,936,623 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 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
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (2)
* 8,034,085 Non-fusion spinal correction systems and methods 6 2004
* 2005/0277,920 NON-FUSION SPINAL CORRECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS 19 2004
 
SPINAL LLC (6)
7,090,674 Bone fixation system with low profile fastener 109 2003
* 2005/0096,653 Bone fixation system with low profile fastener 33 2003
* RE42867 Bone fixation system with low profile fastener 3 2008
7,947,065 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 15 2009
8,075,603 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 12 2010
8,465,530 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 1 2011
 
ABDOU, SAMY (2)
7,862,588 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 37 2006
* 2006/0229,615 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 171 2006
 
EXWORKS ASSET HOLDINGS, LLC (10)
7,862,594 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 30 2005
* 2005/0192,571 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 135 2005
7,819,902 Medialised rod pedicle screw assembly 56 2005
7,163,539 Biased angle polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 75 2005
* 2005/0192,572 Medialised rod pedicle screw assembly 104 2005
7,763,057 Biased angle polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 13 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 38 2006
8,652,178 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly and method 1 2010
8,439,954 Spring-loaded, load sharing polyaxial pedicle screw assembly and method 0 2011
 
AESCULAP AG & CO. KG (1)
7,628,799 Rod to rod connector 13 2005
 
ORTHO INNOVATIONS, LLC (5)
7,942,910 Polyaxial bone screw 27 2007
7,942,911 Polyaxial bone screw 13 2009
7,942,909 Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system 17 2009
7,951,173 Pedicle screw implant system 12 2010
8,197,518 Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system 6 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 0 2012
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. AN INDIVIDUAL (1)
8,398,682 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 1 2010
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (6)
8,858,555 Dynamic external fixator and methods for use 0 2009
* 2011/0082,458 Dynamic External Fixator And Methods For Use 10 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 0 2013
8,945,128 External fixator system 0 2013
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
8,828,056 Rod to rod cross connector 1 2012
8,771,319 Rod to rod cross connector 2 2012
 
PHYGEN, LLC (2)
7,678,139 Pedicle screw assembly 33 2005
* 2005/0261,687 Pedicle screw assembly 173 2005
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (4)
* 2007/0270,813 Pedicle screw assembly 85 2006
8,137,387 Pedicle screw assembly with inclined surface seat 14 2007
* 2008/0045,953 PEDICLE SCREW ASSEMBLY WITH INCLINED SURFACE SEAT 32 2007
8,273,112 Pedicle screw assembly 1 2010
 
LDR MEDICAL (6)
7,507,248 Spinal osteosynthesis device and preparation method 13 2002
8,221,457 Progressive approach osteosynthesis device and preassembly method 6 2002
8,162,988 Plate for osteosynthesis device and method of preassembling such device 10 2002
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* 2005/0107,788 Implant for osseous anchoring with polyaxial head 167 2004
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ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (1)
9,198,695 Polyaxial pedicle screw 0 2013
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (5)
7,758,617 Percutaneous vertebral stabilization system 60 2005
* 2006/0247,630 Percutaneous vertebral stabilization system 132 2005
* 2008/0269,810 Orthopedic Fastener for Stabilization and Fixation 4 2008
9,050,141 Pedicle screw 0 2009
* 2009/0198,273 Pedicle Screw 1 2009
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
7,744,632 Rod to rod connector 25 2007
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. (6)
8,556,938 Polyaxial bone anchor with non-pivotable retainer and pop-on shank, some with friction fit 2 2010
8,998,959 Polyaxial bone anchors with pop-on shank, fully constrained friction fit retainer and lock and release insert 0 2011
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
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8,911,479 Multi-start closures for open implants 0 2013
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (7)
* 7,803,174 Dorsal adjusting multi-rod connector 8 2005
7,988,711 Low profile vertebral stabilization systems and methods 7 2006
* 2008/0125,813 Low profile vertebral stabilization systems and methods 14 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
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8,672,972 Low profile vertebral stabilzation systems and methods 0 2011
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (9)
* 7,118,571 Spinal fixation system 18 2003
* 2004/0039,386 Spinal fixation system 1 2003
7,121,755 Device for a ball-and-socket joint type connection of two members 58 2004
* 2005/0033,436 Device for a ball-and-socket joint type connection of two members 20 2004
* 8,262,702 Osteosynthetic clamp for attaching a bone anchor to a support rod 4 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 3 2009
* Cited By Examiner