US Patent No: 7,959,653

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Spinal rod cross connector

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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)

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LANX, INC.BROOMFIELD, CO37

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fulton, Michael Superior, CO 56 543
Thramann, Jeffery Longmont, CO 42 375

Cited Art Landscape

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5,609,592 Spinal Fixation System 148 1995
6,004,322 Modular pedicle screw system 149 1996
5,980,521 Top-tightening transverse connector for a spinal fixation system 116 1997
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ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (13)
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5,989,250 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 134 1998
6,139,548 Sliding shaft variable length cross-link device for use with dual rod apparatus 68 1998
6,132,430 Spinal fixation system 202 1998
6,872,208 Adjustable transverse connector 87 2000
6,887,241 Adjustable transverse connector with cam activated engagers 47 2000
6,562,040 Spinal fixation system 121 2000
2002/0143,327 Transverse connector for use in spinal corrective surgery 28 2001
6,554,832 Polyaxial transverse connector 170 2001
2006/0079,892 Adjustable tandem connectors for corrective devices for the spinal column and other bones and joints 18 2002
2005/0107,789 Method for interconnecting longitudinal members extending along a spinal column 35 2004
 
Sofamor S.N.C. (8)
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5,702,395 Spine osteosynthesis instrumentation for an anterior approach 247 1995
5,814,046 Pedicular screw and posterior spinal instrumentation 110 1995
5,702,452 Spinal osteosynthesis device with median hook and vertebral anchoring support 225 1996
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HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (7)
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2003/0125,742 Device for securing spinal rods 83 2003
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (7)
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2004/0133,203 Multi-axial, cross-link connector system for spinal implants 51 2003
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2006/0247,626 Device for interconnecting components in spinal instrumentation 4 2005
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (5)
6,234,705 Transconnector for coupling spinal rods 107 1999
6,283,967 Transconnector for coupling spinal rods 68 1999
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AESCULAP II, INC. (3)
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PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
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SPINAL INNOVATIONS, L.L.C. (3)
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6,328,740 Transverse connector 86 1999
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ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
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5,275,600 Telescoping rod to rod coupler for a spinal system 92 1992
5,437,671 Perpendicular rod connector for spinal fixation device 97 1994
 
AMEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
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BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (2)
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BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. (2)
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DANEK GROUP, INC. (2)
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DEPUY SPINE, INC. (2)
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NUVASIVE, INC. (2)
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SHOWA IKA KOHGYO CO., LTD. (2)
2004/0122,425 Rod fixing apparatus for vertebra connecting member 73 2003
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SOFAMOR DANEK GROUP, INC. (2)
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STRYKER TRAUMA GMBH (2)
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(DIMSO) Distribution Medicale du Sud-Ouest (1)
6,368,320 Connector for backbone osteosynthesis device 65 2000
 
Acromed B.V. (1)
5,374,267 Device for fixing at least a part of the human cervical and/or thoracic vertebral column 62 1993
 
ADVANCED SPINE FIXATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED (1)
2003/0045,874 Transverse connector assembly for spine fixation system 37 2001
 
AESCULAP AG & CO. KG (1)
2007/0049,932 Rod to rod connector 18 2005
 
ALTUS PARTNERS, LLC (1)
2006/0241,598 Center locking cross-connector with eccentric cam rod engagement 5 2006
 
ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,569,246 Fixing instrument for spinal fusion members 86 1994
 
BIOMAT (1)
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CHOICE SPINE, LP (1)
6,589,243 Posterior backbone osteosynthesis device 56 2001
 
CO-LIGNE AG (1)
6,786,907 Instrumentation for stabilizing certain vertebrae of the spine 85 2002
 
CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
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DANEK MEDICLAL, INC. (1)
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Denek Medical, Inc. (1)
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DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
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DEPUY SPINE SARL (1)
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EBI, LLC (1)
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FRANCK, BRUNO (1)
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JBS S.A. (1)
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K2 MEDICAL, LLC (1)
2004/0015,166 System and method for stabilizing the spine by securing spine stabilization rods in crossed disposition 90 2002
 
K2M, INC. (1)
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MIRSON, BRIAN (1)
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NEXUS SPINAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C. (1)
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ORTHOPAEDIC INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
2005/0149,019 TRANSVERSE CONNECTOR FOR ROD-BASED SPINAL IMPLANTS 6 2004
 
ROBERT REID, INC. (1)
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SEASPINE, INC. (1)
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SIGNUS MEDIZINTECHNIK GMBH (1)
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SPECIALIST PROPERTIES, LLC (1)
6,645,207 Method and apparatus for dynamized spinal stabilization 306 2001
 
SPINAL LLC (1)
2005/0137,594 Spinal fixation assembly 25 2004
 
SPINEFRONTIER, L.L.S. (1)
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SPINEVISION (1)
7,122,036 Connector for an osteosynthesis system intended to provide a connection between two rods of a spinal osteosynthesis system, osteosynthesis system using such a connector, and method of implanting such an osteosynthesis system 10 2002
 
STRYKER SPINE (1)
6,217,578 Spinal cross connector 131 1999
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (1)
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TORNIER SAS (1)
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WENZEL SPINE, INC. (1)
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ZIMMER GMBH (1)
6,547,789 Holding apparatus for the spinal column 92 2000
 
ZIMMER SPINE AUSTIN, INC. (1)
7,166,108 Device for fixing a rod and a spherical symmetry screw head 40 2001
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (14)
5,000,165 Lumbar spine rod fixation system 95 1989
5,607,425 Apparatus, method and system for the treatment of spinal conditions 91 1995
5,984,922 Spinal fixation device and method 196 1996
5,782,833 Pedicle screw system for osteosynthesis 273 1996
6,379,354 Spinal implant and method 133 1997
5,980,523 Transverse connectors for spinal rods 221 1998
6,179,838 Bone fixation arrangements and method 109 1998
6,083,226 Bone fixation device and transverse linking bridge 71 1998
6,468,276 Spinal fixation device and method 111 1999
6,520,444 Toolbox containing a least one cable reel 4 2000
2003/0171,751 Pedicle screw connector apparatus and method 35 2003
2004/0172,024 System and method for stabilizing the spine by securing spine stabilization rods in crossed disposition 83 2004
2005/0149,023 Adjustable rod and connector device and method of use 122 2005
2006/0241,602 Hooked transverse connector for spinal implant system 8 2006

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