US Patent No: 7,942,900

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Shaped horizontal rod for dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are modular so that various constructs and configurations can be created and customized to a patient.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SPARTEK MEDICAL, INC.ALAMEDA, CA31

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hannibal, Matthew San Francisco, US 17 226
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, US 265 19857
Klyce, H Adam Berkeley, US 17 160
Klyce, Henry A Piedmont, US 174 11778
Markwart, Jay A Castro Valley, US 24 308
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, US 213 14607
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, US 264 19932

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (72)
4,409,968 Method and apparatus for engaging a hook assembly to a spinal column 186 1981
4,411,259 Apparatus for engaging a hook assembly to a spinal column 246 1981
4,422,451 Spinal compression and distraction instrumentation 124 1982
4,479,491 Intervertebral stabilization implant 242 1982
4,604,995 Spinal stabilizer 410 1984
4,573,454 Spinal fixation apparatus 280 1984
4,567,885 Triplanar knee resection system 182 1984
4,653,489 Fenestrated hip screw and method of augmented fixation 286 1986
5,042,982 Positioning device 226 1989
4,946,458 Pedicle screw 561 1989
5,092,866 Flexible inter-vertebral stabilizer as well as process and apparatus for determining or verifying its tension before installation on the spinal column 728 1990
5,261,911 Anterolateral spinal fixation system 140 1992
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
5,702,392 Coupling plate for spinal correction and a correction device of using the same 143 1995
5,690,632 Osteosynthesis screw fastener having angularly adjustable threads and methods of use therefor 139 1995
5,672,175 Dynamic implanted spinal orthosis and operative procedure for fitting 586 1996
5,681,319 Locking tool 207 1996
5,672,176 Anchoring member 484 1996
5,947,965 Spinal fixation apparatus and method 168 1996
RE36221 Flexible inter-vertebral stabilizer as well as process and apparatus for determining or verifying its tension before installation on the spinal column 414 1996
5,716,356 Anchoring member and adjustment tool therefor 282 1996
5,676,703 Spinal stabilization implant system 272 1996
5,766,254 Spinal stabilization implant system 170 1996
5,716,357 Spinal treatment and long bone fixation apparatus and method 166 1996
5,984,922 Spinal fixation device and method 232 1996
6,136,000 Anchoring device for posterior vertebral osteosynthesis 123 1997
6,379,354 Spinal implant and method 156 1997
5,928,231 Implantable osteosynthesis device 219 1997
5,961,517 Anchoring member and adjustment tool therefor 200 1997
5,980,523 Transverse connectors for spinal rods 246 1998
5,989,254 Pedicle screw assembly 178 1998
6,050,997 Spinal fixation system 249 1999
6,468,276 Spinal fixation device and method 149 1999
6,478,797 Spinal fixation device 115 2001
6,652,526 Spinal stabilization rod fastener 181 2001
2003/0004,511 Polyaxial pedicle screw system 113 2002
6,726,689 Helical interlocking mating guide and advancement structure 138 2002
6,966,910 Dynamic fixation device and method of use 284 2003
6,964,666 Polyaxial bone screw locking mechanism 126 2003
2006/0155,277 Anchoring element for securing a rod of a device for adjusting a human or animal vertrebal column on a vertreba 143 2003
2004/0097,925 Cervical spine stabilizing system and method 91 2003
6,716,214 Polyaxial bone screw with spline capture connection 279 2003
2005/0049,589 Polyaxial bone screw apparatus 140 2003
2005/0096,652 Integral flexible spine stabilization device and method 147 2003
2004/0116,929 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 152 2003
2004/0158,247 Polyaxial pedicle screw system 189 2004
7,083,622 Artificial facet joint and method 154 2004
6,991,632 Adjustable rod and connector device and method of use 189 2004
2004/0172,024 System and method for stabilizing the spine by securing spine stabilization rods in crossed disposition 92 2004
2005/0222,570 Upload shank swivel head bone screw spinal implant 78 2004
2005/0228,382 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 101 2004
2005/0267,470 Spinal stabilization system to flexibly connect vertebrae 160 2004
2005/0033,441 Method of implanting dynamically stable spinal implant 67 2004
2006/0095,038 Polyaxial bone screw 62 2004
2006/0100,621 Polyaxial bone screw with discontinuous helically wound capture connection 74 2004
2006/0100,622 Polyaxial bone screw with helically wound capture connection 86 2004
2006/0111,712 Spinal fixation tool set and method 164 2004
2006/0064,090 Bio-flexible spinal fixation apparatus with shape memory alloy 162 2005
2006/0200,133 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 64 2005
2006/0129,148 Screw sleeve made of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) for augmentation of bone screw insertion in osteoporotic or revision lumbar spine instrumentation 82 2005
2006/0025,771 Helical reverse angle guide and advancement structure with break-off extensions 127 2005
2006/0089,644 Spinal stabilizing system 137 2005
2006/0069,391 Spinal fixation tool attachment structure 96 2005
2006/0149,240 Polyaxial bone screw with multi-part shank retainer 95 2005
2006/0149,242 Spinal stabilization systems supplemented with diagnostically opaque materials 134 2005
2006/0111,715 Dynamic stabilization assemblies, tool set and method 191 2006
2006/0241,599 Polyaxial Bone Screw 129 2006
2006/0241,603 Polyaxial bone screw assembly with fixed retaining structure 130 2006
2007/0016,194 ARTICULATING SPINAL FIXATION ROD AND SYSTEM 107 2006
2008/0033,433 DYNAMIC SPINAL STABILIZATION DEVICE 71 2007
 
MEDICAL DESIGN, LLC (2)
2007/0233,092 DYNAMIC/STATIC FACET FIXATION DEVICE AND METHOD 122 2007
2007/0233,093 MULTILEVEL FACET/LAMINAR FIXATION SYSTEM 94 2007
 
BIRD BIEDERMANN AG (2)
2007/0093,820 Frictional screw-rod connection having an indirect form-locking portion 80 2006
2007/0093,821 Dynamic clamping device for spinal implant 87 2006
 
ZIMMER GMBH (2)
5,658,284 Connection member for the connection of a resilient rod with a bone screw which can be anchored in a vertebra 95 1995
6,547,789 Holding apparatus for the spinal column 106 2000
 
ORTHOPAEDIC INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
7,306,606 Multi-axial bone screw mechanism 135 2004
 
PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
5,669,910 Crosslink for implantable rods 156 1996
5,702,399 Surgical cable screw connector 191 1996
 
Sofamor S.N.C. (5)
5,385,583 Implant for an osteosynthesis device, particular for the spine 234 1993
5,702,395 Spine osteosynthesis instrumentation for an anterior approach 279 1995
5,702,452 Spinal osteosynthesis device with median hook and vertebral anchoring support 248 1996
5,743,911 Fixing device for a rigid transverse connection device between rods of a spinal osteosynthesis system 136 1996
6,709,434 Spinal osteosynthesis device 97 2001
 
POPE, MALCOLM, PHD (1)
4,987,892 Spinal fixation device 217 1989
 
ISOLA IMPLANTS, INC. (1)
4,773,402 Dorsal transacral surgical implant 286 1987
 
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
4,611,582 Vertebral clamp 339 1983
 
WENZEL SPINE, INC. (2)
5,030,220 Spine fixation system 334 1990
5,653,708 Cervical spine rod fixation system 160 1994
 
DOHERTY, BRIAN (1)
5,643,260 Orthopedic fixation system 231 1995
 
Science et Medecine (SEM) (1)
5,387,213 Osseous surgical implant particularly for an intervertebral stabilizer 369 1993
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (4)
4,382,438 Instrument for treatment of spinal fractures, scoliosis and the like 101 1981
5,344,422 Pedicular screw clamp 202 1992
5,498,264 Clamp connection for connecting two construction components for a setting device, particularly an osteosynthetic setting device 101 1994
2005/0080,415 Polyaxial bone anchor and method of spinal fixation 198 2003
 
X-SPINE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
2006/0155,278 Pedicle screw systems and methods of assembling/installing the same 136 2005
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (10)
5,047,029 Clamp and system for internal fixation 220 1989
5,261,912 Implant for an osteosynthesis device, in particular for spinal column correction 265 1991
5,190,543 Anchoring device 257 1991
5,312,402 Connection device 99 1992
5,534,001 Osteosynthetic fixation element and manipulation device 147 1994
6,325,802 Spinal fixation element 99 1994
5,520,689 Osteosynthetic fastening device 264 1995
5,609,593 Advanced polyaxial locking hook and coupling element device for use with top loading rod fixation devices 204 1995
6,077,262 Posterior spinal implant 413 1997
7,022,122 Device for connecting a longitudinal bar to a pedicle screw 186 2002
 
MAZOR ROBOTICS LTD. (1)
2007/0162,007 Minimally invasive spinal fusion 80 2007
 
ROBERT REID, INC. (1)
6,716,213 Spinal-rod connecting apparatus and a connector thereof 156 2001
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (1)
2006/0149,380 Systems, devices and methods for treatment of intervertebral disorders 111 2005
 
EBI, LLC (6)
4,805,602 Transpedicular screw and rod system 488 1986
5,496,321 Rod anchor seat having a sliding interlocking rod connector 302 1994
5,697,929 Self-limiting set screw for use with spinal implant systems 289 1995
7,104,992 Spinal fixation system 98 2003
7,294,129 Spinal fixation device and associated method 150 2005
2006/0253,118 Spinal fixation system 80 2006
 
Co-Ligne AG (1)
6,786,907 Instrumentation for stabilizing certain vertebrae of the spine 95 2002
 
PALOMAR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
* 2003/0195,494 Light energy delivery head 8 2003
 
K2M, INC. (13)
5,683,393 Bidirectional rod-hook locking mechanism 133 1996
5,713,904 Selectively expandable sacral fixation screw-sleeve device 287 1997
5,899,904 Compression locking vertebral body screw, staple, and rod assembly 119 1998
5,910,142 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a rod clamping split ferrule coupling element 217 1998
5,925,047 Coupled rod, anterior vertebral body screw, and staple assembly 152 1998
5,947,969 Rotatable locking vertebral body screw, staple and rod assembly 97 1998
6,482,207 Efficient assembling modular locking pedicle screw 152 2000
6,451,021 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a rotating locking element 264 2001
6,840,940 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a rotating locking element 179 2002
2005/0119,658 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a rotating locking element 66 2004
2006/0036,324 Adjustable spinal implant device and method 224 2005
2006/0058,790 Spinous process reinforcement device and method 169 2005
2007/0088,359 Universal dynamic spine stabilization device and method of use 145 2006
 
EXWORKS ASSET HOLDINGS, LLC (2)
2005/0192,571 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 135 2005
2005/0192,572 Medialised rod pedicle screw assembly 104 2005
 
APPLIED SPINE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (6)
2005/0171,543 Spine stabilization systems and associated devices, assemblies and methods 228 2004
2005/0177,164 Pedicle screw devices, systems and methods having a preloaded set screw 130 2004
2005/0182,400 Spine stabilization systems, devices and methods 129 2004
2005/0182,401 Systems and methods for spine stabilization including a dynamic junction 219 2004
2007/0093,814 Dynamic spinal stabilization systems 134 2005
2006/0229,613 Sheath assembly for spinal stabilization device 119 2006
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (4)
2005/0203,514 Adjustable spinal stabilization system 158 2004
2006/0149,244 Device for connecting a longitudinal bar to a pedicle screw 143 2006
2006/0235,393 LOCKING CAP ASSEMBLY FOR SPINAL FIXATION INSTRUMENTATION 164 2006
2007/0123,871 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 110 2007
 
U&I CORPORATION (1)
6,280,443 Spinal fixation system 140 1999
 
K2 MEDICAL, LLC (1)
2004/0015,166 System and method for stabilizing the spine by securing spine stabilization rods in crossed disposition 98 2002
 
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE, INC. (1)
6,951,561 Spinal stabilization device 136 2004
 
PARADIGM SPINE, LLC (2)
2006/0241,601 Interspinous vertebral and lumbosacral stabilization devices and methods of use 229 2006
2007/0161,994 Hinged Polyaxial Screw and methods of use 136 2006
 
BIOMET MICROFIXATION, LLC (1)
5,702,396 Osteosynthesis plate 129 1996
 
LIFE SPINE, INC. (2)
2005/0187,548 Pedicle screw constructs for spine fixation systems 202 2005
2007/0118,122 Dynamic spinal stabilization device and systems 140 2006
 
SULTER ORTHOPAEDIE AG (1)
6,146,383 Pivotal securing system at a bone screw 269 1999
 
TORNIER SAS (1)
5,429,639 Spine fixator for holding a vertebral column 261 1994
 
SOFAMOR/DANEKL GROUP, INC. (1)
4,815,453 Device for supporting the rachis 254 1986
 
ZIMMER SPINE S.A.S. (1)
2005/0228,375 Vertebral fixing system 62 2005
 
LDR MEDICAL (1)
2005/0107,788 Implant for osseous anchoring with polyaxial head 167 2004
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (7)
4,955,885 Surgical slider instrument and method of using instrument 157 1988
5,074,864 Clamp assembly for use in a spinal system 170 1988
5,112,332 Method of performing spinal surgery 129 1991
5,147,359 Spinal hook body 161 1991
5,201,734 Spinal locking sleeve assembly 270 1991
5,154,718 Spinal coupler assembly 197 1992
5,281,222 Spinal implant system 131 1992
 
SCHÄFER, BERND (1)
6,540,749 Bone screw 218 2002
 
ZIMMER SPINE AUSTIN, INC. (1)
2005/0131,404 Device for the connection between a shaft and a screw head with spherical symmetry 173 2004
 
ABBOTT SPINE INC. (2)
2003/0171,749 Semirigid linking piece for stabilizing the spine 286 2003
2004/0147,928 Spinal stabilization system using flexible members 328 2003
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (31)
5,282,863 Flexible stabilization system for a vertebral column 448 1992
6,416,515 Spinal fixation system 189 1996
5,776,135 Side mounted polyaxial pedicle screw 168 1996
5,785,711 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a through bar clamp locking mechanism 95 1997
6,063,089 Side mounted polyaxial pedicle screw 190 1998
6,132,430 Spinal fixation system 225 1998
6,565,566 Sacral screw assembly and method 140 2000
6,626,905 Posterior oblique lumbar arthrodesis 190 2000
6,554,832 Polyaxial transverse connector 214 2001
2005/0090,822 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing the spine through an access device 143 2003
7,250,052 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 253 2003
2004/0143,265 Spinal stabilization systems and methods using minimally invasive surgical procedures 300 2003
2005/0277,925 Spinal fixation device with internal drive structure 126 2004
2006/0089,643 Spinal fixation device 142 2004
2005/0277,927 Fastening system for spinal stabilization system 113 2004
2005/0277,928 Spinal implant fixation assembly 172 2004
2006/0052,783 Polyaxial device for spine stabilization during osteosynthesis 166 2004
2006/0095,035 Instruments and methods for reduction of vertebral bodies 133 2004
2006/0122,597 Instruments and methods for adjusting separation distance of vertebral bodies with a minimally invasive spinal stabilization procedure 115 2004
2006/0052,784 Polyaxial device for spine stabilization during osteosynthesis 165 2005
2006/0052,786 Polyaxial device for spine stabilization during osteosynthesis 164 2005
2006/0084,993 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 136 2005
2007/0156,143 Instrument for pedicle screw adhesive materials 42 2006
2006/0142,761 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 199 2006
2007/0213,719 Spinal stabilization device 85 2006
2007/0233,075 Spinal fixation device with variable stiffness 106 2006
2008/0009,864 INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS FOR REDUCTION OF VERTEBRAL BODIES 160 2007
2008/0039,838 SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS 123 2007
2008/0077,139 SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEMS WITH QUICK-CONNECT SLEEVE ASSEMBLIES FOR USE IN SURGICAL PROCEDURES 145 2007
2008/0045,957 SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL PROCEDURES 103 2007
2008/0065,075 METHOD FOR SPINE STABILIZATION DURING OSTEOSYNTHESIS (As Amended) 108 2007
 
HOWLAND, ROBERT W. (1)
4,653,481 Advanced spine fixation system and method 329 1986
 
SARL, DEPUY SPINE (1)
2006/0200,131 Constrained motion bone screw assembly 164 2005
 
WHITE, PATRICK (2)
2006/0264,935 Orthopedic stabilization device 142 2005
2006/0264,937 Mobile spine stabilization device 171 2005
 
SPECIALIST PROPERTIES, LLC (3)
6,645,207 Method and apparatus for dynamized spinal stabilization 362 2001
6,695,845 Method and apparatus utilizing interference fit screw shanks for nonmetallic spinal stabilization 104 2001
6,656,181 Method and device utilizing tapered screw shanks for spinal stabilization 182 2001
 
Bray, Robert S. Jr. (1)
2006/0149,231 Bone fastener assembly for bone retention apparatus 55 2004
 
ORTHOSOFT INC. (1)
7,107,091 Multiple bone tracking 73 2002
 
CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
6,302,888 Locking dovetail and self-limiting set screw assembly for a spinal stabilization member 374 1999
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (4)
5,129,388 Device for supporting the spinal column 348 1990
5,176,680 Device for the adjustable fixing of spinal osteosynthesis rods 434 1991
5,702,394 Assembly piece for an osteosynthesis device 93 1995
5,741,254 Implant for an ostheosynthesis device, in particular for the spine 152 1995
 
Denek Medical, Inc. (1)
6,113,600 Device for linking adjacent rods in spinal instrumentation 177 1997
 
BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (3)
6,540,748 Surgical screw system and method of use 211 2000
2006/0058,788 Multi-axial connection system 156 2004
2006/0235,392 Multi-axial connection system 145 2006
 
KLUGER, PATRICK (1)
6,423,064 Orthopaedic screw variable angle connection to a longitudinal support 99 2001
 
VERTIFLEX, INC. (1)
2006/0085,070 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 263 2005
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (26)
4,913,134 Spinal fixation system 338 1988
5,282,801 Top tightening clamp assembly for a spinal fixation system 179 1993
6,197,028 Sacral implant system 120 1993
5,562,737 Extra-discal intervertebral prosthesis 312 1994
5,667,506 Spinal rod transverse connector for supporting vertebral fixation elements 163 1995
5,688,272 Top-tightening transverse connector for a spinal fixation system 219 1995
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
5,569,248 Apparatus for subcutaneous suprafascial pedicular internal fixation 340 1995
5,609,592 Spinal Fixation System 170 1995
6,004,322 Modular pedicle screw system 169 1996
5,720,751 Tools for use in seating spinal rods in open ended implants 496 1996
5,980,521 Top-tightening transverse connector for a spinal fixation system 138 1997
5,891,145 Multi-axial screw 341 1997
6,015,409 Apparatus and method for spinal fixation and correction of spinal deformities 163 1997
5,954,725 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape memory technology 280 1998
6,053,917 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 372 1999
6,132,434 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology 209 1999
6,793,656 Systems and methods for fixation of adjacent vertebrae 218 2000
6,287,311 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology 241 2000
6,402,751 Device for linking adjacent rods in spinal instrumentation 209 2000
6,616,669 Method for the correction of spinal deformities through vertebral body tethering without fusion 334 2001
6,660,004 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 274 2001
6,454,773 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology 121 2001
6,852,128 Flexible spine stabilization systems 129 2003
7,018,379 Flexible spinal stabilization system and method 206 2004
 
CROSS ATLANTIC PARTNERS IV K/S (1)
5,290,289 Nitinol spinal instrumentation and method for surgically treating scoliosis 205 1992
 
DISC MOTION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2007/0288,009 Dynamic spinal stabilization device 114 2007
 
Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute (1)
5,700,292 Spinal stabilization system and method 165 1995
 
STRYKER SPINE (13)
6,554,834 Slotted head pedicle screw assembly 272 1999
6,217,578 Spinal cross connector 154 1999
6,572,617 Vertebra implant 133 2000
6,440,169 Interspinous stabilizer to be fixed to spinous processes of two vertebrae 527 2000
6,488,681 Pedicle screw assembly 271 2001
6,585,737 Backbone osteosynthesis system with collar and lock 90 2001
6,858,030 Pedicle screw assembly and methods therefor 130 2002
7,008,423 Spinal osteosynthesis system for anterior fixation 104 2003
6,881,215 Backbone osteosynthesis system with clamping means in particular for anterior fixing 80 2003
2005/0070,901 Bone fixation assembly and method 92 2003
2006/0058,787 Spinal implant assembly 87 2004
2005/0240,180 Spinal osteosynthesis system comprising a support pad 95 2004
2006/0149,234 Variable offset connectors and bone fixation methods 62 2004
 
FACET SOLUTIONS, INC. (3)
2005/0131,406 Polyaxial adjustment of facet joint prostheses 210 2003
2005/0240,265 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 163 2004
2005/0261,770 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 145 2005
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (6)
5,688,273 Spinal implant apparatus having a single central rod and plow hooks 154 1995
5,735,851 Modular polyaxial locking pedicle screw 161 1996
5,725,528 Modular polyaxial locking pedicle screw 262 1997
5,733,286 Rod securing polyaxial locking screw and coupling element assembly 309 1997
5,752,957 Polyaxial mechanism for use with orthopaedic implant devices 248 1997
5,800,435 Modular spinal plate for use with modular polyaxial locking pedicle screws 315 1997
 
PHILIPS LUMILEDS LIGHTING COMPANY LLC (1)
5,113,685 Apparatus for contouring spine plates and/or rods 175 1991
 
SIMONSON, CYNTHIA JEANNE (1)
6,572,653 Vertebral implant adapted for posterior insertion 331 2001
 
STRYKER TRAUMA GMBH (2)
6,261,287 Apparatus for bracing vertebrae 180 2000
6,537,276 Apparatus for bracing vertebrae 178 2001
 
KRT INVESTORS, INC. (1)
6,805,695 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 249 2003
 
TECHSYS, LLC (2)
5,667,507 Compression locking variable length cross-link device for use with dual rod apparatus 160 1995
5,810,819 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a compression locking rod gripping mechanism 177 1997
 
BIOMET MERCK LIMITED (1)
4,763,644 Spinal fixation 270 1986
 
Medical Device Concepts LLC (1)
2007/0016,190 Dynamic spinal stabilization system 138 2005
 
Wyzsza Szkola Inzynierska Im. J. Gagarina (1)
4,369,770 Surgical strut for treatment of the back-bone 99 1981
 
ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG (2)
6,402,752 Polyaxial pedicle-screw 252 2001
6,805,714 Anchorable vertebral implant 125 2002
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (8)
6,755,829 Lock cap anchor assembly for orthopaedic fixation 333 2000
7,101,398 Prosthetic facet joint ligament 178 2002
2006/0235,385 Low profile polyaxial screw 76 2005
2006/0282,078 POSTERIOR DYNAMIC STABILIZATION CROSS CONNECTORS 158 2005
2006/0079,896 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR POSTERIOR STABILIZATION 128 2005
2007/0073,289 POSTERIOR DYNAMIC STABILIZATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS 203 2005
2008/0021,285 Surgical retractor for use with minimally invasive spinal stabilization systems and methods of minimally invasive surgery 70 2006
2008/0045,951 Modular multi-level spine stabilization system and method 112 2006
 
CHOICE SPINE, LP (2)
2004/0097,933 Vertebral anchoring device and its blocking device on a polyaxial screw 194 2003
2005/0171,537 Connector for vertebral anchoring system 98 2004
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (1)
5,415,661 Implantable spinal assist device 800 1993
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (2)
6,036,693 Cervical spine stabilization method and system 122 1998
6,193,720 Cervical spine stabilization method and system 159 1999
 
DEPUY SPINE SARL (1)
7,125,426 Locking cap assembly for spinal fixation instrumentation 169 2003
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (13)
7,306,603 Device and method for percutaneous placement of lumbar pedicle screws and connecting rods 197 2002
2005/0085,813 System and method for stabilizing of internal structures 229 2003
7,214,227 Closure member for a medical implant device 154 2004
2006/0200,128 Bone anchor 154 2004
2006/0079,894 Connector transfer tool for internal structure stabilization systems 166 2004
2006/0106,380 Extension for use with stabilization systems for internal structures 146 2004
2006/0247,637 System and method for dynamic skeletal stabilization 154 2006
2007/0049,936 ALIGNMENT INSTRUMENT FOR DYNAMIC SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEMS 150 2006
2007/0233,090 ALIGNING CROSS-CONNECTOR 95 2007
2007/0233,091 MULTI-LEVEL SPHERICAL LINKAGE IMPLANT SYSTEM 84 2007
2007/0233,094 DYNAMIC MOTION SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM 109 2007
2007/0288,012 DYNAMIC MOTION SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE 115 2007
2008/0065,073 OFFSET DYNAMIC MOTION SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM 124 2007
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (4)
7,087,057 Polyaxial bone screw 197 2003
7,326,210 Spinal stabilization device 169 2005
2006/0064,091 ROD ATTACHMENT FOR HEAD TO HEAD CROSS CONNECTOR 147 2005
2007/0276,380 Spinal stabilization device 121 2007
 
SURGICRAFT LIMITED (2)
5,725,582 Surgical implants 498 1995
6,579,290 Surgical implant and surgical fixing screw 187 2000
 
J.B.S. Limited Company (1)
5,261,913 Device for straightening, securing, compressing and elongating the spinal column 200 1992
 
SOFAMOR DANEK GROUP, INC. (3)
5,005,562 Implant for spinal osteosynthesis device, in particular in traumatology 449 1989
5,487,742 Transverse fixation device for a spinal osteosynthesis system 220 1993
5,651,789 Transverse fixation device for ensuring a rigid transverse connection between two rods of a spinal osteosynthesis system 171 1995
 
BIEDERMANN MOTECH GMBH (1)
2004/0153,077 Bone screw 82 2004
 
INTELLIGENT IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
5,863,293 Spinal implant fixation assembly 356 1996
5,964,760 Spinal implant fixation assembly 380 1997
 
Firma Heinrich C. Ulrich (1)
4,658,809 Implantable spinal distraction splint 161 1984
 
TWIN CITY SURGICAL, INC. (1)
4,347,845 Hook inserter device 116 1981
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (15)
4,611,581 Apparatus for straightening spinal columns 432 1983
4,655,199 Spinal column straightening apparatus 153 1985
4,648,388 Apparatus and method for maintaining vertebrae in a desired relationship 248 1985
4,696,290 Apparatus for straightening spinal columns 401 1986
4,719,905 Apparatus and method for maintaining vertebrae in a desired relationship 169 1986
4,887,595 Surgically implantable device for spinal columns 237 1987
5,024,213 Connector for a corrective device 214 1989
5,084,049 Transverse connector for spinal column corrective devices 353 1989
5,312,404 Spinal column retaining apparatus 263 1992
5,346,493 Top-entry rod retainer 225 1993
5,743,907 Spinal column retaining method and apparatus 124 1994
5,713,900 Apparatus for retaining bone portions in a desired spatial relationship 288 1996
6,869,433 Polyaxial screw with improved locking 219 2002
6,843,791 Locking cap assembly for spinal fixation instrumentation 211 2003
7,081,117 Locking cap assembly for spinal fixation instrumentation 156 2004
 
DiscoTech N.V. (1)
6,127,597 Systems for percutaneous bone and spinal stabilization, fixation and repair 577 1998
 
N-SPINE (2)
2005/0177,157 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 231 2005
2006/0195,093 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 145 2005
 
Vaughan Medical Technologies, Inc. (2)
6,899,714 Vertebral stabilization assembly and method 97 2002
7,087,056 Vertebral stabilization assembly and method 119 2004
 
SPINAL LLC (2)
5,683,392 Multi-planar locking mechanism for bone fixation 246 1995
7,335,201 Polyaxial bone screw with torqueless fastening 133 2003
 
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (2)
5,782,833 Pedicle screw system for osteosynthesis 324 1996
6,565,567 Pedicle screw for osteosynthesis 260 2000
 
SPINAL KINETICS, INC. (3)
2007/0083,200 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 105 2005
2007/0167,947 Spinal stabilization device 88 2006
2007/0168,035 Prosthetic facet and facet joint replacement device 72 2006
 
ACROMED (1)
5,129,900 Spinal column retaining method and apparatus 335 1990
 
KYPHON SARL (3)
2005/0234,451 Pedicle screw assembly 172 2004
2006/0149,237 Screw with deployable interlaced dual rods 80 2004
2006/0276,897 Implant for stabilizing a bone graft during spinal fusion 146 2005
 
VERTILINK CORPORATION (1)
7,083,621 Articulating spinal fixation rod and system 295 2003
 
MULLANE, THOMAS (2)
6,623,485 Split ring bone screw for a spinal fixation system 274 2001
6,887,242 Split ring bone screw for a spinal fixation system 99 2002
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (16)
5,102,412 System for instrumentation of the spine in the treatment of spinal deformities 260 1990
5,380,326 Clamping device for vertebral locking rod 115 1993
5,681,311 Osteosynthesis apparatus 345 1995
6,413,257 Clamping connector for spinal fixation systems 103 1997
6,783,526 Transverse rod connector clip 117 1997
5,989,251 Apparatus for spinal stabilization 138 1998
6,090,111 Device for securing spinal rods 391 1998
6,565,565 Device for securing spinal rods 378 2000
6,302,882 Transverse rod connector clip 123 2000
6,875,211 Apparatus for spinal stabilization 131 2001
6,706,045 Clamping connector for spinal fixation systems 159 2002
6,752,807 Transverse rod connector clip 105 2002
2003/0125,742 Device for securing spinal rods 91 2003
2005/0192,569 Apparatus for spinal stabilization 77 2005
2005/0288,671 Methods for securing spinal rods 131 2005
2006/0247,636 Methods for securing spinal rods 112 2006
 
Polyclinique de Bourgogne & Les Hortensiad (1)
5,180,393 Artificial ligament for the spine 429 1992
 
Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc. (2)
6,883,520 Methods and apparatus for dynamically stable spinal implant 158 2002
2005/0234,557 Stabilized intervertebral disc barrier 72 2004
 
SOLCO BIOMEDICAL CO., LTD. (1)
2006/0247,631 Spinal pedicle screw assembly 138 2005
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (4)
6,811,567 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 323 2002
7,074,237 Multiple facet joint replacement 147 2003
7,087,084 Method for replacing a natural facet joint with a prosthesis having an artificial facet joint structure 142 2003
7,051,451 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 157 2004
 
Acromed Corporation (1)
4,950,269 Spinal column fixation device 290 1988
 
RACHIOTEK LLC (6)
2005/0177,156 Surgical implant devices and systems including a sheath member 181 2004
2005/0177,166 Mounting mechanisms for pedicle screws and related assemblies 124 2004
2005/0182,409 Systems and methods accommodating relative motion in spine stabilization 137 2004
2007/0043,356 Dynamic spine stabilization device with travel-limiting functionality 133 2005
2007/0032,123 Spring junction and assembly methods for spinal device 62 2005
2007/0244,481 Spinal stabilization device with weld cap 54 2006
 
SOCIETY DE FABRICATION DE MATERIEL ORTHOPEDIQUE, S.A. (1)
5,067,955 Vertebral implant for osteosynthesis device 269 1990
 
ALPINESPINE, LLC (4)
2006/0161,153 Pedicle screw systems and methods of assembling/installing the same 113 2005
2006/0173,456 Polyaxial pedicle screw assembly 148 2006
2006/0241,600 Percutaneous pedicle screw assembly 164 2006
2008/0071,273 Dynamic Pedicle Screw System 132 2007
 
ZEHNDER CONSULTING, INHABER DR. THOMAS ZEHNDER (1)
2007/0016,201 Elastic stabilization system for vertebral columns 81 2006
 
PLUS ENDOPROTHETK AG CH-6343 ROTKREUZ (1)
5,536,268 System for osteosynthesis at the vertebral column, connecting element for such a system and tool for its placement and removal 205 1994
 
ATLAS SPINE, INC. (1)
6,932,817 Polyaxial modular skeletal hook 142 2002
 
BIOMAT (1)
5,380,325 Osteosynthesis device for spinal consolidation 192 1993
 
SPINELAB AG (2)
7,125,410 Elastic stabilization system for vertebral columns 163 2003
2005/0096,659 Pedicle screw with a closure device for the fixing of elastic rod elements 67 2004
 
PARK, KEUN HO (1)
2006/0030,839 Pedicle screw and operating device thereof 59 2004
 
SPINAL CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
2004/0172,022 Bone fastener assembly for a spinal stabilization system 295 2003
 
MMSN Limited Partnership (1)
2005/0113,927 Spinal stabilization systems 325 2003
 
SPINAL INNOVATIONS, L.L.C. (2)
6,171,311 Transverse connector 163 1996
6,328,740 Transverse connector 98 1999
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (55)
5,437,672 Spinal cord protection device 370 1994
5,683,391 Anterior spinal instrumentation and method for implantation and revision 238 1995
5,693,053 Variable angle and transitional linking member 130 1995
6,520,990 Lateral fixation plates for a spinal system 112 1995
5,797,911 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 435 1996
5,879,350 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 435 1996
5,728,098 Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology 290 1996
5,885,286 Multi-axial bone screw assembly 404 1997
6,344,057 Adjustable vertebral body replacement 213 1998
6,113,601 Polyaxial pedicle screw having a loosely coupled locking cap 298 1998
6,210,413 Connecting apparatus using shape-memory technology 154 1999
6,254,602 Advanced coupling device using shape-memory technology 266 1999
6,273,888 Device and method for selectively preventing the locking of a shape-memory alloy coupling system 246 1999
6,293,949 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 516 2000
6,309,391 Multidirectional pivoting bone screw and fixation system 251 2000
6,402,749 Variable angle connection assembly for a spinal implant system 112 2000
6,485,491 Posterior fixation system 354 2000
6,520,962 Taper-locked adjustable connector 232 2000
6,761,719 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 224 2001
6,749,614 Formable orthopedic fixation system with cross linking 185 2001
6,783,527 Flexible spinal stabilization system and method 355 2001
7,048,736 Device for fixation of spinous processes 291 2002
2004/0111,088 Multi-rod bone attachment member 88 2002
2005/0131,405 Method and apparatus for replacing the function of facet joints 115 2003
2004/0230,192 Intervertebral linking device 126 2004
2004/0215,192 Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method 93 2004
2005/0277,922 Systems and methods for flexible spinal stabilization 233 2004
2006/0074,419 Spinal implants with multi-axial anchor assembly and methods 107 2004
2006/0084,980 Spinal implants and methods with extended multi-axial anchor assemblies 75 2004
2006/0149,238 Systems and methods for spinal stabilization with flexible elements 135 2005
2006/0229,607 Systems, kits and methods for treatment of the spinal column using elongate support members 91 2005
2006/0241,757 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same 208 2005
2006/0241,594 Systems, devices and methods for stabilization of the spinal column 64 2005
2006/0241,595 Force limiting coupling assemblies for spinal implants 101 2005
2006/0084,989 Multi-axial anchor assemblies for spinal implants and methods 130 2005
2006/0247,623 Local delivery of an active agent from an orthopedic implant 243 2005
2006/0247,624 Orthopedic implant apparatus 104 2005
2006/0247,628 Spinal stabilization apparatus and method 48 2005
2006/0084,990 Dual anchor spinal implant apparatus 72 2005
2007/0005,062 Multi-directional spinal stabilization systems and methods 129 2005
2007/0005,063 Multi-level multi-functional spinal stabilization systems and methods 122 2005
2007/0043,358 Coupling assemblies for spinal implants 110 2005
2007/0123,861 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 139 2005
2006/0122,599 Flexible spinal stabilization system and method 87 2006
2007/0198,014 Articulating connecting member and anchor systems for spinal stabilization 141 2006
2007/0213,714 Surgical instruments and techniques for percutaneous placement of spinal stabilization elements 74 2006
2007/0233,068 Intervertebral prosthetic assembly for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 210 2006
2007/0233,072 Modular fastener assemblies for spinal stabilization systems and methods 67 2006
2007/0270,819 Surgical instruments and techniques for controlling spinal motion segments with positioning of spinal stabilization elements 47 2006
2007/0270,836 Dynamic spinal stabilization members and methods 87 2006
2007/0270,837 Load bearing flexible spinal connecting element 100 2006
2007/0270,838 Dynamic spinal stabilization device with dampener 161 2006
2008/0021,459 Dynamic constructs for spinal stabilization 126 2006
2008/0021,461 Spinal stabilization and reconstruction with fusion rods 78 2006
2008/0065,079 Spinal Stabilization Devices and Methods of Use 126 2006
 
Prufer (1)
5,207,678 Pedicle screw and receiver member therefore 452 1992
 
YALE UNIVERSITY (2)
7,029,475 Spinal stabilization method 270 2004
2005/0288,670 Dynamic stabilization device including overhanging stabilizing member 211 2005
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (1)
5,716,358 Directional bone fixation device 150 1994
 
INTEGRA OHIO, INC. (1)
5,928,233 Spinal fixation device with laterally attachable connectors 175 1997
 
PREMIA SPINE LTD. (1)
7,011,685 Spinal prostheses 274 2004
 
SPINEFRONTLER, L.L.S. (1)
2005/0234,454 Multi-axial screw with a spherical landing 97 2005
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
5,628,740 Articulating toggle bolt bone screw 308 1995
 
ALTUS PARTNERS, LLC (2)
2006/0229,616 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor seat and cross coupling with improved locking feature 84 2006
2006/0235,389 Spinal stabilization using bone anchor and anchor seat with tangential locking feature 153 2006
 
AESCULAP, INC. (1)
6,945,974 Spinal stabilization implant and method of application 83 2003
 
AESCULAP AG (3)
5,360,429 Device for straightening, fixing, compressing, and elongating cervical vertebrae 169 1993
6,086,588 Osteosynthesis system for vertebra arthrodesis 193 1999
6,755,835 Bone screw 185 2002
 
N SPINE, INC. (1)
2005/0124,991 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 211 2004
 
AESCULAP II, INC. (4)
6,010,503 Locking mechanism 363 1998
6,355,040 Locking mechanism 238 2000
6,740,086 Screw and rod fixation assembly and device 241 2002
2004/0162,560 Implant device including threaded locking mechanism 151 2003
 
Medicrea Technologies (1)
2006/0229,606 Vertebral osteosynthesis equipment 54 2004
 
SPARTA, INC. (1)
6,273,914 Spinal implant 147 1997
 
ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,716,359 Anchor and method for fixing a screw in bone 178 1996
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (1)
5,690,633 Orthopedic fracture fixation device 115 1996
 
TRANS1 INC. (1)
2005/0113,929 Spinal mobility preservation apparatus 126 2004
 
SALUT, LTD. (2)
5,127,912 Sacral implant system 393 1990
6,458,131 Apparatus and method for reducing spinal deformity 207 2000
 
CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (3)
5,360,431 Transpedicular screw system and method of use 542 1992
5,466,237 Variable locking stabilizer anchor seat and screw 462 1993
5,474,555 Spinal implant system 576 1994
 
SOIETE DE FABRICATION DE MATERIEL ORTHOPEDIQUE SOFAMOR (1)
4,641,636 Device for supporting the rachis 276 1984
 
ENCORE MEDICAL ASSET CORPORATION (1)
5,928,232 Spinal fixation system 173 1996
 
NEUROPRO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2008/0051,787 PERCUTANEOUS SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC SPINAL STABILIZATION 133 2007
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (11)
5,443,467 Bone screw 520 1994
6,471,705 Bone screw 276 2001
6,736,820 Bone screw 199 2001
7,018,378 Screw 178 2002
6,918,911 Bone anchoring device for stabilizing bone segments and seat part of a bone anchoring device 103 2003
2004/0225,289 Dynamic anchoring device and dynamic stabilization device for bones, in particular for vertebrae, with such an anchoring device 301 2004
2005/0203,518 Stabilization device for the dynamic stabilization of vertebrae or bones and rod like element for such a stabilization device 130 2005
2006/0129,147 Elastic element for the use in a stabilization device for bones and vertebrae and method for the manufacture of such elastic element 152 2005
2005/0267,472 Bone anchoring device for stabilising bone segments and seat part of a bone anchoring device 71 2005
2006/0084,995 Bone screw 92 2005
2006/0106,383 Bone screw 117 2005
 
MIRSON, BRIAN (1)
5,382,248 System and method for stabilizing bone segments 207 1992
 
PARADIGM SPINE (1)
5,645,599 Interspinal vertebral implant 766 1996
 
Scient'x SA (1)
2006/0084,978 Spinal fixation system and method 73 2004
 
LANX, INC. (2)
2006/0036,242 Screw and rod fixation system 140 2004
2007/0161,997 DYNAMIC SPINAL STABILIZATION 92 2006
 
ABDOU, SAMY (2)
2006/0229,615 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 171 2006
2007/0093,829 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 55 2006
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (2)
6,565,605 Multiple facet joint replacement 344 2000
7,090,698 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 184 2002
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (8)
2006/0084,982 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 182 2004
2006/0084,983 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 300 2004
2006/0084,984 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 179 2004
2006/0084,985 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 326 2004
2006/0122,620 Systems and methods for stabilizing the motion or adjusting the position of the spine 270 2004
2006/0084,987 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 299 2005
2006/0085,069 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 307 2005
2006/0084,988 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 324 2005
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
7,060,066 Spinal fixation support device and methods of using 82 2002
 
CORIN SPINAL SYSTEMS LIMITED (1)
6,626,908 Pedicle attachment assembly 224 2001
 
HENRY FORD HOSPITAL (1)
4,611,580 Intervertebral body stabilization 138 1983
 
Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd. (2)
6,832,999 Rod for cervical vertebra and connecting system thereof 103 2003
2004/0122,425 Rod fixing apparatus for vertebra connecting member 81 2003
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (2)
6,001,098 Connecting element for spinal stabilizing system 156 1997
6,096,039 Means for interconnecting two spaced elongated rods of a human spine implant 110 1999
 
ANOVA CORP. (1)
6,248,106 Cross-coupled vertebral stabilizers 267 2000
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (3)
5,611,800 Spinal fixation system 337 1994
5,549,607 Apparatus for spinal fixation system 232 1995
2004/0236,330 Variable angle spinal screw assembly 186 2004
 
KYOCERA CORPORATION (1)
6,660,005 Vertebra correcting and fixing device 92 2001
 
HADASIT MEDICAL RESEARCH SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT LTD. (1)
2006/0282,073 Implant for treating idiopathic scoliosis and a method for using the same 76 2004
 
Societe PSI (1)
5,540,688 Intervertebral stabilization device incorporating dampers 510 1994
 
LEE, CHUN TEK (1)
6,458,132 Spine supporting system 120 2001
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (5)
6,986,771 Spine stabilization system 287 2003
2006/0004,357 Polyaxial screw 138 2004
2005/0240,266 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 91 2005
2005/0228,385 Polyaxial screw 112 2005
2006/0129,149 Polyaxial screw 171 2005
 
Spinefrontier LLS (2)
7,282,064 Apparatus and method for connecting spinal vertebrae 124 2003
2007/0250,061 SPINE FIXATION METHOD AND APPARATUS 126 2007
 
ARCROMED CORPORATION (1)
5,690,629 Apparatus for maintaining vertebrae of a spinal column in a desired spatial relationship 189 1996
 
Spine Wave, Inc. (2)
2005/0143,737 Dynamic spinal stabilization system 247 2003
2005/0143,823 Dynamic spinal stabilization system 160 2003
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KLOSS, HENNING (2)
* 8,449,577 Spine fixator 1 2006
* 2008/0195,159 Spine Fixator 65 2006
 
SPARTEK MEDICAL, INC. (4)
8,568,451 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2009
8,317,836 Bone anchor for receiving a rod for stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system and method 0 2009
8,430,916 Spinal rod connectors, methods of use, and spinal prosthesis incorporating spinal rod connectors 2 2012
8,394,127 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 0 2012
* Cited By Examiner

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Nov 17, 2018
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Nov 17, 2022
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00