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, MA249
DEPUY SPINE SARLLE LOCLE28

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Lopez, Erasmo Abington, MA 33 690
Ruberte, Ramon Quincy, MA 17 474
Sicvol, Christopher W Boston, MA 27 530

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (28)
* 8,152,810 Spinal fixation tool set and method 3 2004
8,273,089 Spinal fixation tool set and method 5 2006
8,105,368 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with slitted core and outer sleeve 1 2007
8,066,739 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 7 2007
8,475,498 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with cord connection 1 2008
* 8,162,948 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 3 2008
8,353,932 Polyaxial bone anchor assembly with one-piece closure, pressure insert and plastic elongate member 1 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 1 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 6 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
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* 2010/0228,303 Electromagnetically guided spinal rod system and related methods 0 2010
8,394,133 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 2 2010
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* 2012/0059,420 PEDICLE SCREW EXTENSION ALIGNMENT 1 2010
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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 3 2011
8,216,282 System and method for wire-guided pedicle screw stabilization of spinal vertebrae 3 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 1 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 1 2012
8,591,560 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with elastic core and outer sleeve 0 2012
 
Trinty Orthopedics, LLC. (1)
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SEASPINE, INC. (2)
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TRINITY ORTHOPEDICS, LLC (1)
7,780,706 Mono-planar pedicle screw method, system and kit 20 2006
 
Loftus, Thomas Stuart (1)
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OMNI SURGICAL L.P. DBA SPINE 360 (1)
8,439,923 Poly-axial pedicle screw assembly 0 2010
 
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SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
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NUVASIVE, INC. (2)
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (14)
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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
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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
8,828,059 Elongated connecting elements for minimally invasive surgical procedures 0 2011
8,556,904 Anchors extender assemblies and methods for using 0 2011
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (2)
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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
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DEPUY SPINE, INC. (21)
7,988,698 Spinal rod approximator 11 2003
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7,887,539 Spinal rod approximators 26 2004
8,038,611 Surgical methods and surgical kits 8 2004
7,722,651 Adjustable bone screw assembly 13 2005
8,075,591 Minimally invasive spinal fixation guide systems and methods 7 2005
7,981,031 Surgical access devices and methods of minimally invasive surgery 14 2006
7,918,792 Surgical retractor for use with minimally invasive spinal stabilization systems and methods of minimally invasive surgery 35 2006
7,758,501 Surgical reactors and methods of minimally invasive surgery 24 2006
7,955,257 Non-rigid surgical retractor 27 2006
7,918,857 Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions 4 2006
7,918,858 Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions 7 2006
8,262,662 Break-off screw extensions 6 2006
7,967,821 Break-off screw extension removal tools 5 2006
8,172,847 In-line rod reduction device and methods 11 2007
8,216,241 Instruments and methods for manipulating a spinal fixation element 5 2007
7,887,541 Spinal rod reduction instruments and methods for use 17 2007
8,057,518 Spanning connector for connecting a spinal fixation element and an offset bone anchor 3 2007
8,206,394 Torque limited instrument for manipulating a spinal rod relative to a bone anchor 2 2009
7,951,174 Adjustable bone screw assembly 1 2010
 
EBI, LLC (1)
8,377,140 Expandable spinal implant device 1 2011
 
K2M, INC. (13)
7,846,093 Minimally invasive retractor and methods of use 9 2006
8,696,560 Minimally open retraction device 0 2007
* 8,932,210 Minimally invasive retraction device having detachable blades 0 2009
8,747,407 Minimally invasive retractor and methods of use 1 2009
8,246,538 Minimally invasive retractor with separable blades and methods of use 1 2009
8,097,026 Minimally invasive retraction device having removable blades 3 2009
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8,298,138 Minimally invasive retractor and methods of use 0 2010
8,956,284 Minimally invasive retractor and posted screw 0 2011
8,870,878 Minimally invasive retractor and methods of use 0 2011
8,414,625 Minimally invasive retraction device having removable blades 0 2011
8,376,940 Minimally invasive retractor with separable blades and methods of use 2 2012
8,734,338 Minimally invasive retractor and methods of use 0 2012
 
DEPUY SPINE SARL (3)
7,854,751 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 6 2007
8,617,210 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 0 2010
8,518,082 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 0 2010
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (37)
7,824,411 Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction 9 2004
7,824,413 Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction 10 2004
* 7,951,175 Instruments and methods for manipulating a vertebra 11 2005
7,842,044 Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction 12 2005
8,007,516 Instruments and methods for manipulating vertebra 5 2007
7,951,168 Instruments and methods for manipulating vertebra 6 2007
8,361,129 Large diameter bone anchor assembly 0 2007
8,900,237 Minimally invasive guide system 0 2007
8,512,343 Methods and instruments for approximating misaligned vertebra 3 2007
8,790,348 Dual pivot instrument for reduction of a fixation element and method of use 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 1 2008
8,641,734 Dual spring posterior dynamic stabilization device with elongation limiting elastomers 1 2009
8,361,123 Bone anchor assemblies and methods of manufacturing and use thereof 1 2009
8,343,160 Pivoting implant holder 1 2009
8,523,916 Methods and devices for spinal fixation element placement 2 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
8,828,007 Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions 0 2011
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 1 2011
8,709,044 Instruments and methods for manipulating vertebra 1 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
8,920,425 Pivoting implant holder 0 2012
8,721,692 Methods and devices for spinal fixation element placement 0 2013
8,894,662 Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction 0 2013
8,845,700 Adjustable bone screw assembly 0 2013
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (3)
7,905,907 Internal structure stabilization system for spanning three or more structures 17 2004
7,569,061 Off-axis anchor guidance system 23 2004
8,388,659 Spondylolisthesis screw and instrument for implantation 7 2009
 
AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
* 7,887,548 Screw insertion guide tube with window 2 2006
 
NiVasive, Inc. (1)
8,439,922 Systems and methods for holding and implanting bone anchors 0 2009
 
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* 7,481,813 Securing device and corresponding methods thereof for bone fixation systems 25 2005
 
ORTEGA PARTNERS, LLC (1)
8,540,720 System, instrumentation and method for spinal fixation using minimally invasive surgical techniques 0 2011
 
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8,357,197 Percutaneous spinal stabilization device and method 0 2006
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ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (8)
* 8,679,128 Apparatus and methods for reduction of vertebral bodies in a spine 0 2006
* 2008/0177,269 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR REDUCTION OF VERTEBRAL BODIES IN A SPINE 8 2006
8,016,832 Installation systems for spinal stabilization system and related methods 0 2007
8,075,592 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 4 2007
7,914,558 Spinal stabilization systems and methods using minimally invasive surgical procedures 37 2007
8,246,659 Installation systems for spinal stabilization system and related methods 1 2009
8,496,685 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 0 2011
8,956,362 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 0 2013
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
8,900,238 Devices and methods for inserting a vertebral fixation member 0 2009
 
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 3 2006
8,414,614 Implant kit for supporting a spinal column 2 2006
8,425,563 Spinal rod support kit 0 2007
 
SARL, DEPUY SPINE (1)
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* 8,845,640 Pedicle screw extension for use in percutaneous spinal fixation 0 2010
* 8,512,383 Method of percutaneously fixing a connecting rod to a spine 1 2010
8,206,395 Surgical instrument and method for the distraction or compression of bones 3 2010
8,202,274 Apparatus and method for detecting a connecting rod during percutaneous surgery 7 2010
8,167,887 Introducer for inserting a connecting rod into a spine 6 2010
8,142,437 System for percutaneously fixing a connecting rod to a spine 3 2010
* 2011/0313,470 Pedicle Screw Extension for Use in Percutaneous Spinal Fixation 3 2010
* 2011/0313,463 Method of Percutaneously Fixing a Connecting Rod to a Spine 8 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
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