Spinal rod cross connector

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7959653
APP PUB NO 20060064093A1
SERIAL NO

11217787

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Abstract

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The cross connecting device includes a bar arm coupled to one of a pair of posterior rods or spinal fixation rods and a rod arm coupled to the other of the pair of the rods. The bar arm and rod arm are coupled together by a connector or coupling device. The coupling device has a shank extending through a bore in the bar arm and a connector bore through which a protrusion on the bar arm extends. The bar arm is rotationally movable in the connector bore. The shank is rotationally and translationally movable in the bar arm bore. The coupling device is vertically movable through the bore. The protrusion is rotationally and translationally movable in the connector bore. The cross connecting devices are coupled to the rods by a pair of opposing surface to surface contacts formed by a surface of a hook end and a surface of a pad.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ZIMMER BIOMET SPINE, INC.BROOMFIELD, CO63

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fulton, Michael Superior, US 42 1490
Thramann, Jeffery Longmont, US 31 1096

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Royal Oak Industries (1)
* 2012/0158,064 CURVED SPINAL CROSS-CONNECTOR 5 2010
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* 8182533 Annular repair device and method 3 2009
* 2010/0185,285 ANNULAR REPAIR DEVICE AND METHOD 25 2009
* 9095380 Spinous process cross-link 0 2011
* 2011/0307,012 Spinous Process Cross-Link 9 2011
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K2M, INC. (4)
9011491 Facet device and method 2 2012
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KSPINE, INC. (10)
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Production Resource Group, LLC (1)
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DEGEN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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SEASPINE, INC. (1)
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ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (2)
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