US Patent No: 8,128,665

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Orthopedic implant apparatus

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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, IN1804

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Baker, Douglas N Collierville, US 10 428
Banouskou, Ezzine Villepinte, FR 7 200
Capote, Marco Memphis, US 7 253
Gournay, Jose Dammartin en Goele, FR 11 758

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
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5,053,034 Spinal joint 119 1990
5,254,118 Three dimensional spine fixation system 115 1991
6,183,473 Variable angle connection assembly for a spinal implant system 85 1999
6,248,104 Apparatus for osteosynthesis comprising a connector of the spinal pin and the anchoring elements 59 2000
 
SOFAMOR DANEK GROUP, INC. (1)
5,885,285 Spinal implant connection assembly 154 1996
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
5,176,680 Device for the adjustable fixing of spinal osteosynthesis rods 450 1991
 
EDWARDS, CHARLES C. (1)
4,569,338 Sacral fixation device 101 1984
 
K2M, INC. (1)
* 6,482,207 Efficient assembling modular locking pedicle screw 154 2000
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
5,534,002 Spinal fixation system 88 1995
5,562,662 Spinal fixation system and method 172 1995
 
DANEK MEDICLAL, INC. (1)
5,527,314 Spinal fixation system 192 1993
 
LIFE SPINE, INC. (2)
* 7,744,635 Spinal fixation system 26 2005
2005/0277,931 Spinal fixation system 56 2005
 
SPINAL GENERATIONS, LLC (1)
2006/0149,245 Bone fixation system 18 2006
 
SPINEVISION (1)
2003/0045,878 Connecting assembly for spinal osteosynthesis 47 2002
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (9)
5,947,967 Variable angle connector 106 1997
6,210,413 Connecting apparatus using shape-memory technology 156 1999
6,248,107 System for reducing the displacement of a vertebra 90 2000
6,280,445 Multi-axial bone anchor system 171 2000
6,562,038 Spinal implant connection assembly 105 2000
6,520,962 Taper-locked adjustable connector 244 2000
6,626,906 Multi-planar adjustable connector 117 2000
6,685,705 Six-axis and seven-axis adjustable connector 105 2000
* 7,678,112 Open dorsal adjusting connector 26 2005
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (1)
5,938,663 Spinal instruments, particularly for a rod 293 1997
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (2)
5,562,661 Top tightening bone fixation apparatus 121 1995
6,030,388 Top tightening bone fixation apparatus 73 1996
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
5,047,029 Clamp and system for internal fixation 225 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 4 2008
* 2010/0268,279 CLAMPS USED FOR INTERCONNECTING A BONE ANCHOR TO A ROD 30 2008
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (3)
* 9,314,274 Minimally invasive spinal fixation system including vertebral alignment features 0 2012
* 2012/0303,062 MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINAL FIXATION SYSTEM INCLUDING VERTEBRAL ALIGNMENT FEATURES 4 2012
9,402,663 Minimally invasive instrument set, devices and related methods 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner

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