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 Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SYNTHES USA, LLCWEST CHESTER, PA482

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Davis, Barclay R Downingtown, PA 15 246
Kumar, Kris G Raynham, MA 10 107
Ramamurti, Balaji S West Chester, PA 11 113
Runco, Thomas J Canton, MA 48 687

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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5,716,355 Transverse connection for spinal rods 236 1995
5,947,966 Device for linking adjacent rods in spinal instrumentation 112 1997
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (8)
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5,002,542 Pedicle screw clamp 178 1989
5,312,402 Connection device 99 1992
5,263,954 Pedicle hook 17 1992
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5,501,684 Osteosynthetic fixation device 284 1994
5,520,689 Osteosynthetic fastening device 244 1995
 
SOFAMOR DANEK GROUP, INC. (3)
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5,487,742 Transverse fixation device for a spinal osteosynthesis system 188 1993
5,651,789 Transverse fixation device for ensuring a rigid transverse connection between two rods of a spinal osteosynthesis system 159 1995
 
Sofamor S.N.C. (3)
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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 100 1994
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (2)
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5,346,493 Top-entry rod retainer 195 1993
 
INTELLIGENT IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
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5,964,760 Spinal implant fixation assembly 318 1997
 
K2M, LLC (2)
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5,688,274 Spinal implant device having a single central rod and claw hooks 82 1995
 
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children (2)
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5,630,814 Fastener for external fixation device wires and pins 15 1995
 
ADVANCED SPINE FIXATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED (1)
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AESCULAP AG (1)
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CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
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DEPUY SPINE SARL (1)
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HOWLAND, ROBERT W. (1)
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ICON IP, INC. (1)
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K2M, INC. (1)
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MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK, INC. (1)
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STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
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4,978,348 Compression-distraction apparatus for osteosynthesis 57 1990
 
WENZEL SPINE, INC. (1)
5,030,220 Spine fixation system 291 1990
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
5,593,407 Internal ilio-lumbar fixator 93 1994
5,545,167 Retaining mechanism of vertebral fixation rod 105 1995
5,630,816 Double barrel spinal fixation system and method 285 1995
5,676,665 Spinal fixation apparatus and method 140 1995
5,980,523 Transverse connectors for spinal rods 227 1998
6,248,104 Apparatus for osteosynthesis comprising a connector of the spinal pin and the anchoring elements 44 2000

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ORTHO INNOVATIONS, LLC (8)
7,942,910 Polyaxial bone screw 20 2007
7,947,065 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 8 2009
7,942,911 Polyaxial bone screw 5 2009
7,942,909 Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system 6 2009
7,951,173 Pedicle screw implant system 6 2010
8,075,603 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 3 2010
8,197,518 Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system 1 2010
8,465,530 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 0 2011
 
CUSTOM SPINE, INC. (7)
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8,439,954 Spring-loaded, load sharing polyaxial pedicle screw assembly and method 0 2011
 
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 40 2004
8,262,702 Osteosynthetic clamp for attaching a bone anchor to a support rod 1 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
 
LDR MEDICAL (4)
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8,221,457 Progressive approach osteosynthesis device and preassembly method 2 2002
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (4)
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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 0 2005
8,506,602 Non-fusion spinal correction systems and methods 0 2011
8,551,146 Spinal fixation system 0 2012
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (2)
8,137,387 Pedicle screw assembly with inclined surface seat 2 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 78 2003
RE42867 Bone fixation system with low profile fastener 1 2008
 
ABDOU, SAMY (1)
7,862,588 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 30 2006
 
AESCULAP AG & CO. KG (1)
7,628,799 Rod to rod connector 4 2005
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
8,771,319 Rod to rod cross connector 0 2012
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (1)
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GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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JACKSON, ROGER P. AN INDIVIDUAL (1)
8,398,682 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 0 2010
 
PHYGEN, LLC (1)
7,678,139 Pedicle screw assembly 16 2005
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (44)
8,377,100 Closure for open-headed medical implant 0 2002
8,137,386 Polyaxial bone screw apparatus 3 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 32 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
8,366,753 Polyaxial bone screw assembly with fixed retaining structure 0 2006
7,766,915 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 14 2006
8,273,089 Spinal fixation tool set and method 3 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 1 2007
8,092,502 Polyaxial bone screw with uploaded threaded shank and method of assembly and use 1 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 5 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 14 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 26 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
7,967,850 Polyaxial bone anchor with helical capture connection, insert and dual locking assembly 8 2008
8,292,892 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 0 2009
8,012,177 Dynamic stabilization assembly with frusto-conical connection 5 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 4 2009
8,092,500 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with floating core, compression spacer and over-mold 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 1 2010
8,308,782 Bone anchors with longitudinal connecting member engaging inserts and closures for fixation and optional angulation 3 2010
8,398,689 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 0 2010
8,506,599 Dynamic stabilization assembly with frusto-conical connection 1 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 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

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