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, IN1719

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Baker, Douglas N Germantown, TN 16 355
Banouskou, Ezzine Villepinte, FR 11 156
Capote, Marco Memphis, TN 12 225
Gournay, Jose Goele, FR 17 654

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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 118 1990
5,254,118 Three dimensional spine fixation system 105 1991
6,183,473 Variable angle connection assembly for a spinal implant system 76 1999
6,248,104 Apparatus for osteosynthesis comprising a connector of the spinal pin and the anchoring elements 50 2000
 
SOFAMOR DANEK GROUP, INC. (1)
5,885,285 Spinal implant connection assembly 133 1996
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
5,176,680 Device for the adjustable fixing of spinal osteosynthesis rods 413 1991
 
EDWARDS, CHARLES C. (1)
4,569,338 Sacral fixation device 87 1984
 
K2M, INC. (1)
* 6,482,207 Efficient assembling modular locking pedicle screw 143 2000
 
STRYKER FRANCE S.A. (1)
5,938,663 Spinal instruments, particularly for a rod 260 1997
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
5,534,002 Spinal fixation system 78 1995
5,562,662 Spinal fixation system and method 164 1995
 
DANEK MEDICLAL, INC. (1)
5,527,314 Spinal fixation system 174 1993
 
LIFE SPINE, INC. (2)
* 7,744,635 Spinal fixation system 19 2005
2005/0277,931 Spinal fixation system 48 2005
 
SPINAL GENERATIONS, LLC (1)
2006/0149,245 Bone fixation system 13 2006
 
SPINEVISION (1)
2003/0045,878 Connecting assembly for spinal osteosynthesis 37 2002
 
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. (9)
5,947,967 Variable angle connector 89 1997
6,210,413 Connecting apparatus using shape-memory technology 150 1999
6,248,107 System for reducing the displacement of a vertebra 83 2000
6,280,445 Multi-axial bone anchor system 150 2000
6,562,038 Spinal implant connection assembly 92 2000
6,520,962 Taper-locked adjustable connector 220 2000
6,626,906 Multi-planar adjustable connector 99 2000
6,685,705 Six-axis and seven-axis adjustable connector 92 2000
* 7,678,112 Open dorsal adjusting connector 18 2005
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (2)
5,562,661 Top tightening bone fixation apparatus 105 1995
6,030,388 Top tightening bone fixation apparatus 65 1996
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
5,047,029 Clamp and system for internal fixation 216 1989
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DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (2)
* 8,585,741 Clamps used for interconnecting a bone anchor to a rod 2 2008
* 2010/0268,279 CLAMPS USED FOR INTERCONNECTING A BONE ANCHOR TO A ROD 19 2008
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 2012/0303,062 MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINAL FIXATION SYSTEM INCLUDING VERTEBRAL ALIGNMENT FEATURES 1 2012
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