US Patent No: 7,179,261

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Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies

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A percutaneous access device includes an inner tube and an outer tube disposed about at least a portion of the inner tube. The outer tube may be sized to span from a skin incision in a patient to a site proximate the spine of the patient. The distal end of the outer tube may be adapted to releasably engage a bone anchor. The inner tube may be adjustable relative to the outer tube between a first position and a second position in which the distal end of the inner tube contacts the bone anchor. A bone anchor assembly includes a bone anchor having a distal bone engaging portion and a receiving member having a recess for receiving a spinal fixation element. The proximal end of the receiving member may have an arcuate groove formed on an exterior surface thereof to facilitate connection of an instrument to the receiving member.

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DEPUY SPINE, INC.RAYNHAM, MA268
DEPUY SPINE SARLLE LOCLE27

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lopez, Erasmo Abington, MA 29 564
Ruberte, Ramon Quincy, MA 16 406
Sicvol, Christopher W Boston, MA 24 450

Cited Art Landscape

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (35)
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5,042,982 Positioning device 199 1989
4,946,458 Pedicle screw 488 1989
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5,788,097 Teat 18 1996
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5,873,878 Anchoring member 98 1997
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6,361,535 Bone screw threaded plug closure with central set screw 29 2001
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DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (30)
7,824,411 Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction 8 2004
7,824,413 Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction 9 2004
7,951,175 Instruments and methods for manipulating a vertebra 10 2005
7,842,044 Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction 11 2005
8,007,516 Instruments and methods for manipulating vertebra 4 2007
8,361,129 Large diameter bone anchor assembly 0 2007
8,512,343 Methods and instruments for approximating misaligned vertebra 0 2007
8,709,015 Bilateral vertebral body derotation system 0 2008
8,608,746 Derotation instrument with reduction functionality 0 2008
8,602,984 Surgical retractor systems and illuminated cannulae 0 2008
8,414,588 Methods and devices for minimally invasive spinal connection element delivery 2 2008
8,430,914 Assembly for orthopaedic surgery 0 2008
8,641,734 Dual spring posterior dynamic stabilization device with elongation limiting elastomers 0 2009
8,361,123 Bone anchor assemblies and methods of manufacturing and use thereof 1 2009
8,343,160 Pivoting implant holder 0 2009
8,523,916 Methods and devices for spinal fixation element placement 1 2010
8,535,318 Minimally invasive instrument set, devices and related methods 0 2010
8,517,935 Surgical retractors and methods of minimally invasive surgery 0 2010
8,636,742 Spinal rod reduction instruments and methods for use 0 2010
8,500,750 Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction 0 2010
8,636,776 Spinal rod approximator 0 2011
8,603,144 Adjustable bone screw assembly 0 2011
8,550,995 Surgical access devices and methods of minimally invasive surgery 0 2011
8,709,044 Instruments and methods for manipulating vertebra 0 2011
8,622,897 Surgical methods and surgical kits 0 2011
8,685,029 Rod reduction instrument and methods of rod reduction 0 2011
8,679,126 Torque limited instrument for manipulating a spinal rod relative to a bone anchor 0 2012
8,647,347 Instruments and methods for manipulating a spinal fixation element 0 2012
8,685,066 Devices and methods for positioning a spinal fixation element 0 2012
8,721,692 Methods and devices for spinal fixation element placement 0 2013
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (22)
7,988,698 Spinal rod approximator 9 2003
7,648,506 Pivoting implant holder 19 2003
7,648,507 Pivoting implant holder 18 2003
7,887,539 Spinal rod approximators 19 2004
8,038,611 Surgical methods and surgical kits 6 2004
7,722,651 Adjustable bone screw assembly 8 2005
8,075,591 Minimally invasive spinal fixation guide systems and methods 5 2005
7,981,031 Surgical access devices and methods of minimally invasive surgery 12 2006
7,918,792 Surgical retractor for use with minimally invasive spinal stabilization systems and methods of minimally invasive surgery 34 2006
7,758,501 Surgical reactors and methods of minimally invasive surgery 18 2006
7,955,257 Non-rigid surgical retractor 16 2006
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7,918,858 Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions 5 2006
8,262,662 Break-off screw extensions 4 2006
7,967,821 Break-off screw extension removal tools 1 2006
7,951,168 Instruments and methods for manipulating vertebra 5 2007
8,172,847 In-line rod reduction device and methods 9 2007
8,216,241 Instruments and methods for manipulating a spinal fixation element 3 2007
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7,951,174 Adjustable bone screw assembly 1 2010
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (13)
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7,967,828 Gravity feed implant dispenser 0 2006
8,057,519 Multi-axial screw assembly 0 2008
8,206,421 Methods and devices for insertion of tethers through subcutaneous screw heads 0 2008
8,246,623 Progressive reduction instrument for reduction of a vertebral rod and method of use 1 2009
8,727,972 Low profile bone screw extender and its application in minimum invasive spinal surgeries 0 2009
8,323,286 Systems and methods for minimally invasive surgical procedures 0 2010
8,070,751 Instruments for minimally invasive stabilization of bony structures 1 2010
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K2M, INC. (9)
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8,376,940 Minimally invasive retractor with separable blades and methods of use 0 2012
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8,167,887 Introducer for inserting a connecting rod into a spine 5 2010
8,142,437 System for percutaneously fixing a connecting rod to a spine 2 2010
8,394,108 Screw driver for a multiaxial bone screw 0 2011
8,454,664 Method for fixing a connecting rod to a thoracic spine 0 2011
8,777,954 Pedicle screw extension for use in percutaneous spinal fixation 0 2012
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (6)
8,679,128 Apparatus and methods for reduction of vertebral bodies in a spine 0 2006
8,016,832 Installation systems for spinal stabilization system and related methods 0 2007
8,075,592 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 3 2007
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8,246,659 Installation systems for spinal stabilization system and related methods 1 2009
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DEPUY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (3)
8,348,952 System and method for cooling a spinal correction device comprising a shape memory material for corrective spinal surgery 2 2006
8,414,614 Implant kit for supporting a spinal column 0 2006
8,425,563 Spinal rod support kit 0 2007
 
DEPUY SPINE SARL (3)
7,854,751 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 5 2007
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THEKEN SPINE, LLC (3)
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7,569,061 Off-axis anchor guidance system 14 2004
8,388,659 Spondylolisthesis screw and instrument for implantation 0 2009
 
HATCH MEDICAL, L.L.C. (2)
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SYNTHES USA, LLC (2)
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AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
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ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (1)
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EBI, LLC (1)
8,377,140 Expandable spinal implant device 1 2011
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
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JACKSON, ROGER P. (1)
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Loftus, Thomas Stuart (1)
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NiVasive, Inc. (1)
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OMNI SURGICAL L.P. DBA SPINE 360 (1)
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ORTEGA PARTNERS, LLC (1)
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SARL, DEPUY SPINE (1)
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Trinty Orthopedics, LLC. (1)
8,298,268 Mono-planar pedicle screw method, system and kit 0 2010
 
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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
8,790,348 Dual pivot instrument for reduction of a fixation element and method of use 0 2007
8,066,739 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 6 2007
8,475,498 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with cord connection 0 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
8,292,892 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 0 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
8,556,940 System and method for wire-guided pedicle screw stabilization of spinal vertebrae 0 2009
8,545,538 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 0 2010
8,425,531 Electromagnetically guided spinal rod system and related methods 0 2010
8,394,133 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 0 2010
8,500,741 Pedicle screw extension alignment 0 2010
8,721,691 Systems and methods for pedicle screw stabilization of spinal vertebrae 0 2011
8,545,541 System and method for wire-guided pedicle screw stabilization of spinal vertebrae 0 2011
8,333,770 Systems and methods for pedicle screw stabilization of spinal vertebrae 2 2011
8,216,282 System and method for wire-guided pedicle screw stabilization of spinal vertebrae 3 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
8,696,711 Polyaxial bone anchor assembly with one-piece closure, pressure insert and plastic elongate member 0 2012
8,591,560 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with elastic core and outer sleeve 0 2012

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