US Patent No: 8,128,665

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Orthopedic implant apparatus

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20080009867

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Abstract

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Apparatuses are disclosed for use in orthopedic surgery, for example for procedures in which a support member is connected to the spine. A connector member for connecting to an orthopedic implant and a support member is provided. A sleeve fits around the implant, and a locking member or mechanism connects to the sleeve. Locking causes a part of the sleeve to press the support against the connector, and causes a part of the sleeve to compress around the implant, so that the implant and support are substantially inhibited or prevented from moving with respect to each other.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.WARSAW, IN1691

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Baker, Douglas N Germantown, TN 16 332
Banouskou, Ezzine Villepinte, FR 11 147
Capote, Marco Memphis, TN 11 217
Gournay, Jose Goele, FR 17 640

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
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5,053,034 Spinal joint 117 1990
5,254,118 Three dimensional spine fixation system 103 1991
6,183,473 Variable angle connection assembly for a spinal implant system 75 1999
6,248,104 Apparatus for osteosynthesis comprising a connector of the spinal pin and the anchoring elements 49 2000
 
SOFAMOR DANEK GROUP, INC. (1)
5,885,285 Spinal implant connection assembly 132 1996
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
5,176,680 Device for the adjustable fixing of spinal osteosynthesis rods 409 1991
 
EDWARDS, CHARLES C. (1)
4,569,338 Sacral fixation device 82 1984
 
K2M, INC. (1)
* 6,482,207 Efficient assembling modular locking pedicle screw 139 2000
 
STRYKER FRANCE S.A. (1)
5,938,663 Spinal instruments, particularly for a rod 253 1997
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
5,534,002 Spinal fixation system 76 1995
5,562,662 Spinal fixation system and method 163 1995
 
DANEK MEDICLAL, INC. (1)
5,527,314 Spinal fixation system 171 1993
 
LIFE SPINE, INC. (2)
* 7,744,635 Spinal fixation system 18 2005
2005/0277,931 Spinal fixation system 46 2005
 
SPINAL GENERATIONS, LLC (1)
2006/0149,245 Bone fixation system 13 2006
 
SPINEVISION (1)
2003/0045,878 Connecting assembly for spinal osteosynthesis 36 2002
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (9)
5,947,967 Variable angle connector 88 1997
6,210,413 Connecting apparatus using shape-memory technology 149 1999
6,248,107 System for reducing the displacement of a vertebra 80 2000
6,280,445 Multi-axial bone anchor system 145 2000
6,562,038 Spinal implant connection assembly 89 2000
6,520,962 Taper-locked adjustable connector 215 2000
6,626,906 Multi-planar adjustable connector 95 2000
6,685,705 Six-axis and seven-axis adjustable connector 89 2000
* 7,678,112 Open dorsal adjusting connector 17 2005
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (2)
5,562,661 Top tightening bone fixation apparatus 103 1995
6,030,388 Top tightening bone fixation apparatus 64 1996
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
5,047,029 Clamp and system for internal fixation 214 1989
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (2)
* 8,585,741 Clamps used for interconnecting a bone anchor to a rod 1 2008
* 2010/0268,279 CLAMPS USED FOR INTERCONNECTING A BONE ANCHOR TO A ROD 16 2008
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 2012/0303,062 MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINAL FIXATION SYSTEM INCLUDING VERTEBRAL ALIGNMENT FEATURES 1 2012
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