US Patent No: 8,177,817

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

System and method for orthopedic implant configuration

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20060264934
1 Status Updates

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

Anatomic points within the body are projected outside the body through the use of extenders. Bridges may be used to keep the extenders parallel to each other to provide a spatial transformation of the anatomic points to projected points outside the body. The projected points may then be used for measurement, or to facilitate the selection or configuration of an implant that is to be positioned proximate the anatomic points. Such an implant may be a rod for a posterior spinal fusion system. Pedicle screws may be implanted into pedicles of the spine, and may then serve as anchors for the extenders. The extenders may have rod interfaces that receive the rod in a manner that mimics the geometry of the pedicle screws so that the contoured rod will properly fit into engagement with the pedicle screws.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

all claims..

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
STRYKER SPINECESTAS111

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fallin, T Wade Hyde Park, UT 339 9656

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (15)
6,200,322 Minimal exposure posterior spinal interbody instrumentation and technique 212 1999
* 6,235,028 Surgical guide rod 186 2000
6,530,929 Instruments for stabilization of bony structures 386 2000
6,899,713 Formable orthopedic fixation system 103 2001
6,749,614 Formable orthopedic fixation system with cross linking 164 2001
7,188,626 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 128 2002
6,964,667 Formed in place fixation system with thermal acceleration 115 2002
7,008,422 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 127 2002
6,875,212 Curable media for implantable medical device 95 2002
7,011,660 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 128 2003
2004/0215,190 System and method for minimally invasive posterior fixation 118 2003
2004/0082,954 Formable orthopedic fixation system with cross linking 112 2003
2005/0171,540 Instruments and methods for minimally invasive spinal stabilization 206 2004
2004/0215,193 Formable orthopedic fixation system 37 2004
2006/0247,658 Instrument and method for guiding surgical implants and instruments during surgery 36 2005
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (10)
5,171,279 Method for subcutaneous suprafascial pedicular internal fixation 381 1992
5,357,983 Method for subcutaneous suprafascial pedicular internal fixation 171 1993
5,496,322 Method for subcutaneous suprafascial pedicular internal fixation 83 1994
5,569,248 Apparatus for subcutaneous suprafascial pedicular internal fixation 316 1995
5,728,097 Method for subcutaneous suprafascial internal fixation 223 1996
5,720,751 Tools for use in seating spinal rods in open ended implants 441 1996
6,015,409 Apparatus and method for spinal fixation and correction of spinal deformities 144 1997
6,033,406 Method for subcutaneous suprafascial pedicular internal fixation 162 1998
6,506,151 Method and instrumentation for posterior interbody fusion 44 2001
2005/0149,022 Curable media for implantable medical device 72 2005
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (8)
5,964,761 Method and instruments for percutaneous arthroscopic disc removal, bone biopsy and fixation of vertebrae 103 1997
6,123,707 Reduction instrument 139 1999
6,175,758 Method for percutaneous arthroscopic disc removal, bone biopsy and fixation of the vertebrae 114 1999
6,596,008 Method and instruments for percutaneous arthroscopic disc removal, bone biopsy and fixation of the vertebral 37 2000
7,250,052 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 215 2003
* 2004/0143,265 Spinal stabilization systems and methods using minimally invasive surgical procedures 264 2003
2007/0083,210 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive spine surgery 11 2005
2008/0009,864 INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS FOR REDUCTION OF VERTEBRAL BODIES 142 2007
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (3)
6,159,179 Cannula and sizing and insertion method 146 1999
2005/0131,407 Flexible spinal fixation elements 107 2003
2005/0131,421 Methods and devices for minimally invasive spinal fixation element placement 111 2003
 
K2M, INC. (3)
6,607,530 Systems and methods for spinal fixation 200 2000
6,644,087 Rod bender for bending surgical rods 8 2002
2004/0059,333 Systems, methods, devices and device kits for fixation of bones and spinal vertebrae 62 2003
 
STRYKER SPINE (3)
2005/0065,517 Methods and devices for improving percutaneous access in minimally invasive surgeries 181 2004
2005/0251,139 Systems and methods that facilitate minimally invasive spine surgery 44 2005
2006/0264,934 System and method for orthopedic implant configuration 62 2005
 
CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (2)
5,360,431 Transpedicular screw system and method of use 483 1992
5,624,442 Transverse link for use with a spinal implant system 160 1995
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (2)
4,887,595 Surgically implantable device for spinal columns 226 1987
D346217 Combined hook holder and rod mover for spinal surgery 52 1992
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (2)
2005/0131,422 Methods and devices for spinal fixation element placement 136 2003
2005/0154,389 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINAL FIXATION ELEMENT PLACEMENT 187 2004
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (2)
6,485,518 Facet screw and bone allograft intervertebral support and fusion system 206 2000
2004/0260,287 Spinal alignment system and related methods 40 2004
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (2)
6,821,277 Percutaneous vertebral fusion system 126 2000
7,008,424 Percutaneous vertebral fusion system 89 2003
 
ABBOTT SPINE INC. (1)
2004/0147,928 Spinal stabilization system using flexible members 288 2003
 
AO TECHNOLOGY AG (1)
6,332,780 Implant simulating device 12 2000
 
CHOICE SPINE, LP (1)
2003/0060,824 Linking rod for spinal instrumentation 21 2002
 
DANEK MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,591,165 Apparatus and method for spinal fixation and correction of spinal deformities 201 1994
 
FOURTH DIMENSION SPINE, L.L.C. (1)
2005/0165,396 Flexible vertebral linking device 80 2004
 
HEMODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
6,723,095 Method of spinal fixation using adhesive media 91 2001
 
HOWLAND, ROBERT W. (1)
4,653,481 Advanced spine fixation system and method 302 1986
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (1)
6,929,647 Instrumentation and method for implant insertion 104 2001
 
KINGSLEY R. CHIN (1)
2006/0264,962 System and method for spinal implant placement 82 2005
 
N SPINE, INC. (1)
2005/0124,991 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 186 2004
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,976,146 Surgical operation system and method of securing working space for surgical operation in body 238 1998
 
PARK, KEUN HO (1)
2006/0030,839 Pedicle screw and operating device thereof 52 2004
 
Sofamor S.N.C. (1)
5,814,046 Pedicular screw and posterior spinal instrumentation 125 1995
 
SPINAL CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
2004/0172,022 Bone fastener assembly for a spinal stabilization system 260 2003
 
Spray Venture Partners (1)
6,923,811 Systems and methods for spinal fixation 82 2000
 
STRYKER FRANCE S.A. (1)
* 6,090,113 Adjustable osteosynthesis system of the rachis 88 1999
 
STRYKER TRAUMA GMBH (1)
6,183,472 Pedicle screw and an assembly aid therefor 240 1999
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
5,490,409 Adjustable cam action rod bender for surgical rods 18 1994
 
TECOMET, INC. (1)
5,938,662 Human spine fixation template and method of making same 26 1998
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (1)
2005/0245,928 System and method for displacement of bony structures 98 2004
 
ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG (1)
4,957,495 Device for setting the spinal column 206 1988
 
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (1)
2006/0217,735 Bone repair device and method 33 2005
 
VERTEBRAL SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
5,242,443 Percutaneous fixation of vertebrae 239 1991
 
VERTILINK CORPORATION (1)
7,083,621 Articulating spinal fixation rod and system 254 2003
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
4,474,046 Rod bender 20 1982
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (15)
4,409,968 Method and apparatus for engaging a hook assembly to a spinal column 162 1981
5,409,488 Spondylodesis implant 41 1993
5,425,732 Implant for internal fixation, particularly spondylodesis implant 49 1993
5,373,860 Apparatus for and method of contouring plates for bone fixation 9 1993
5,658,286 Fabrication of implantable bone fixation elements 113 1996
RE36221 Flexible inter-vertebral stabilizer as well as process and apparatus for determining or verifying its tension before installation on the spinal column 364 1996
6,035,691 Adjustable rod bending device for a corrective spinal rod which is used in a surgical operation 12 1999
6,740,089 Orthopedic hook system 61 2002
2004/0082,961 Percutaneous vertebral fusion system 29 2003
7,160,300 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 104 2004
2005/0021,031 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 87 2004
2006/0111,713 Spinal fixation tool set and method 67 2004
* 2005/0277,934 Rod delivery device and method 98 2005
2006/0111,714 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 84 2006
2006/0200,135 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 81 2006
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
STRYKER SPINE (3)
8,894,655 Rod contouring apparatus and method for percutaneous pedicle screw extension 0 2006
8,685,063 Methods and devices for improving percutaneous access in minimally invasive surgeries 0 2011
RE45338 System and method for spinal implant placement 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
3.5 Year Payment $1600.00 $800.00 $400.00 Nov 15, 2015
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Nov 15, 2019
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Nov 15, 2023
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 3.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00