Including Transverse Connector For Linking Longitudinal Rods; (e.g., Parallel Rods) Patents (Class 606/250)
  • Patent number: 10499954
    Abstract: A bone anchor is provided for connecting a rod to a bone structure, the bone anchor having a rod housing configured to accommodate the rod; a cavity distal to the rod housing dimensioned to accommodate the bone structure; and a deployable purchase element capable of assuming a deployed position in which the purchase element protrudes into the cavity, and capable of assuming a non-deployed position in which the purchase element does not substantially protrude into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Unger, Robert German, Nicholas Didier
  • Patent number: 10433878
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an implantable device (40), in particular to correct at least one vertebral level, comprising a rod having an outer radius (Rt) and a circumference determined at an area on a length (Lt); an elongate flat ligament; and a securing devices (50) of said elongate element in a partial encasing position of said area comprising first (51) and second (52) forks first general partly annular shape of inner radius, respectively, and comprising partly annular lower bearing surfaces respectively delimiting first (51b) and second (52b) circumference portions greater than half the circumference. Said securing devices (50) further comprises a shoulder part arranged relative to said lower bearing surfaces (51a, 52a) of the first and second forks (51, 52) so as to form a passage for said elongate element in said encasing position between said forks (51, 52) and said shoulder part (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: COUSIN BIOTECH
    Inventor: Guy Deneuvillers
  • Patent number: 10420588
    Abstract: Devices for adjusting or correcting the curvature of a vertebral column are described. One such device comprises a spring and at least three fixation members for attaching the spring to the vertebral column in at least three different locations. Another such device comprises a plurality of springs, each spring for attaching to at least two attachment locations of the vertebral column, and at least three fixation members for attaching the plurality of springs to the attachment locations of the vertebral column such that the plurality of springs are attached longitudinally along a length of the vertebral column. A method of adjusting the curvature of a vertebral column is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: David Wycliffe Murray, James Wilson-Macdonald
  • Patent number: 10413331
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system comprises a bone screw including a bone engaging portion and a yoke, the yoke having top surface and bottom surfaces. The yoke has a rod receiving channel defined by a pair of opposed arms, an elongate connecting rod being received within the channel. A head to head cross connector comprises a connecting element having one end in connection with the bone screw and an opposite other end. The one end defines a connecting portion having an opening therethrough and a connecting bar communicating with the opening. The connecting bar, having upper and lower surfaces, resides within the channel, the lower surface contacting the rod. The connecting bar in a non-secured position is movable within the channel in at least two degrees of freedom. A set screw supported by the yoke rigidly secures the connecting bar to the rod and the rod to the yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventor: Zachary Jordan Gregory
  • Patent number: 10405893
    Abstract: A device, kit and method for the correction of spinal deformity using an anterior approach. The device comprises a screw-head platform (102), wherein the screw-head platform (102) comprises a primary recess (112) for receiving a primary rod (114), and a main vertebral body screw (104) rotatably connected to the screw-head platform (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno Laeng, Johann Fierlbeck, Alfred Niederberger, Heiko Koller, Laura Villiger
  • Patent number: 10398454
    Abstract: A system for implanting a bone fixation system including an implant head inserter associated with each hook member and positionable relative to one of the elongate members to engage the hook member with the elongate member; a preliminary locking instrument associated with each implant head inserter and configured to engage the respective elongate member and lock the position of the hook member and implant head inserter relative to the elongate member; a compressor assembly configured to engage the implant head inserters and compress them toward one another; a path creation tool configured to be extended through holes in the hook members to define a connector member path between the hook members; and a rod introduction instrument configured to support the connector member and direct it through the connector member path. Methods of implanting a bone fixation system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Angelo Patrinicola, Edward Karpowicz
  • Patent number: 10390863
    Abstract: A rod connector used in screw fixation to connect different rods includes a latch element including a latch section which is fitted to a first rod and a pass-through section having a through-hole, a support element including an up/down movement section which moves up and down through the through-hole and a support section which is a head part of the up/down movement section and has a support groove to support a second rod, and a fixing screw which approaches the up/down movement section through a screw hole formed in oblique direction within the latch element and presses the up/down movement section directly or indirectly, to fix the support element at a predetermined height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Kyoung Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10390861
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization device includes a rod receiving member, a collet, a plug, and a first bone screw. The rod receiving member defines a first throughhole, a collet recess aligned with the first throughhole, and a rod receiving slot offset from the first throughhole. The collet is insertable into the collet recess and defines an aperture, a plug recess aligned with the aperture, and a wall portion defining a rod securing slot configured to fix the spinal rod therein. The collet is transitionable between a first diameter, where the rod securement region defines a first diameter, and a second diameter, where the rod securement region defines a second diameter. The plug is insertable within the plug recess, and transitions the collet between the first and second diameters. The first bone screw includes a head portion and a threaded portion, and is insertable through the rod receiving member and the collet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurel Blakemore, Robert Gaines, Rune Hedlund, Jwalant Mehta, Kan Min, Hilali Noordeen, Brandon Moore
  • Patent number: 10368919
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sacral-iliac plate having an iliac portion with a first screw hole for receiving a first fastener to secure the iliac portion to the iliac bone. A sacral portion integrated monolithically with the iliac portion is also provided with a second and third screw holes for receiving second and third fasteners to secure the sacral portion to the sacral bone. The sacral portion also includes a tulip for receiving and securing a spinal rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Khiem Pham, Mark Salzberger
  • Patent number: 10363071
    Abstract: The present invention provides interspinous vertebral and lumbosacral stabilization devices, and methods of using these devices for treating spinal instability conditions. The invention includes interspinous vertebral stabilization devices adapted for placement between the spinous processes of two or more adjacent vertebrae. The invention also includes lumbar stabilization devices adapted to be placed between a lumbar vertebra and an adjacent vertebra, including the first sacral vertebra (S1), to stabilize the lumbosacral region of a patient, and method for using such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PARADIGM SPINE, LLC
    Inventors: Gary L. Lowery, Frank T. Trautwein, Guntmar H. Eisen, Marc R. Viscogliosi
  • Patent number: 10342584
    Abstract: Lamina plates can include various features that allow a surgeon to couple the plate to a vertebra, such as a plurality of receiving holes for receiving a spinal fixation element. The plate can be shaped and the receiving holes positioned such that spinal fixation elements can be installed with reduced exposure of the spine and along a trajectory that enhances purchase with bone. The lamina plate can include one or more features for coupling at least one receiver head to the plate for receiving a spinal stabilization element. Since the receiver head can be coupled to the plate after the plate is implanted, it does not restrict the range of angles or trajectories at which the spinal fixation elements can be installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lee, Albert Montello, Todd James Albert
  • Patent number: 10335207
    Abstract: A spinous process plate fixation assembly is provided that has a pin plate including a first central aperture and a pin plate interior surface. The assembly has a lock plate including a second central aperture and a lock plate interior surface opposingly facing the pin plate interior surface. The interior surfaces have a pluralities of spikes extending therefrom. A pin receptacle is disposed within the pin plate and is configured to receive a lock pin. A pivoting lock mechanism is disposed within the lock plate. A connector shaft extends from the pin plate to the lock plate and passes through the first central aperture and the second central aperture. The connector shaft includes a pin side configured to receive the lock pin, and a lock side opposite the shaft side, the lock side configured to operatively engage the pivoting lock mechanism so as to secure the plates and the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Gustine, Daniel Zatta, Hyun Bae
  • Patent number: 10335206
    Abstract: Devices and methods for coupling first and second adjacent vertebrae. The device includes a first coupling element and a second coupling element. The first coupling element has a first body portion for receiving a first bone fastener and an elongate rod portion extending transversely from the first body portion. The second coupling element has a second body portion for receiving a second bone fastener and an extension portion extending transversely from the second body portion. The extension portion defines a recess sized and configured to receive the rod portion of the first coupling element. When unlocked, the rod portion is moveable in the recess to allow for rotational and translational movement of the first and second coupling elements. When locked, the relative position of the first and second coupling elements is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff Nichols, Aditya Ingalhalikar, Khiem Pham, Michael Harper, Devjeet Mishra, Derek Martzall
  • Patent number: 10321939
    Abstract: Implant connectors and related methods are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a connector can include a low-profile portion to facilitate use of the connector in surgical applications where space is limited. In some embodiments, a connector can include a biased rod-pusher to allow the connector to “snap” onto a rod and/or to “drag” against the rod, e.g., for provisional positioning of the connector prior to locking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Kevin Lee, Christopher Ramsay, J. Riley Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10307184
    Abstract: A bone fastener assembly for connecting a bone to a stabilizing construct includes a connecting member, a fastener seat, and a bone fastener. The connecting member includes a connecting member axis, a first opening, a second opening, and a first spherical surface. The connecting member axis extends from a proximal end to a distal end. The first opening is adjacent the proximal end. The second opening is adjacent the distal end. The fastener seat includes a first end, a second end, a passageway, and a second spherical surface. The passageway extends from the first end to the second end along a seat axis. The second spherical surface is configured to slidably engage the first spherical surface. The bone fastener includes a shank and a head. The shank extends though the passageway. The head engages a head-mating surface of the fastener seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurence McKinley, Michael Fulton, Gregory Causey, Jeffrey Thramann, Damon Belloni, Terry Ziemek, Alan Burkholder
  • Patent number: 10285736
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connection element for a spine stabilization system which comprises a first end for fixing to a first bone fixation device, a second end for fixing to a second bone fixation device and an intermediate portion arranged or formed between the two ends and defining a longitudinal axis. At least one of the two ends takes the form of a coupling element for fixing the connection element to a bone fixation device in at least one defined orientation relative to the longitudinal axis. The coupling element has a shape other than a circular cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Beate Celmerowski, Sven Krueger, Jens Beger
  • Patent number: 10265103
    Abstract: A spinal prosthesis includes first and second spinal attachment members attachable to first and second spinal structures, respectively. One or more adjustable stopper elements are assembled on one or both of the first and second spinal attachment members. The one or more adjustable stopper elements are formed with a bore through which either of the first and second spinal attachment members is slidable. The one or more adjustable stopper elements include structure that limits relative movement between the one or more adjustable stopper elements and the spinal attachment member on which the one or more adjustable stopper elements are mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Premia Spine Ltd.
    Inventor: Ilan Lemerovich
  • Patent number: 10231736
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed stimulate nerve growth by applying a tensile (axial pulling) load on a proximal stump of the nerve. This load may be imposed once, at the time of repair. This implementation may be advantageously employed to remove tension away from the repair site, for any number of soft tissues, e.g., nerves, ligaments, tendons, and so on. Alternately, for a larger gap, by progressively elongating a nerve through tensile stimulation, the nerve may regenerate and be fully functional, particularly if elongated at a proper rate. After sufficient regrowth, nerve ends may be reattached, resulting in more complete functional recovery. Two implementations, which have been embodied in prototype devices, also include particularly useful features, one of which uses a screw and clamp with slotted insert design, and the other of which enables the use of sutures or straps to secure the tissue to the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Sameer B. Shah, Johnathan L. Le, Daniel Moskowitz, Fabian Ramirez, Aileen Tran, Nathan Delson
  • Patent number: 10219840
    Abstract: A posterior spinal implant system configured to immobilize and stabilize spinal segments as an adjunct to fusion in the thoracic, lumbar, and/or sacral spine. The implant system includes a pedicle screw, a spinal rod; a connector connecting the pedicle screw to the spinal rod. The connector includes a connector body, a polyaxial screw receiver positioned on the connector body and configured to receive the pedicle screw and permit polyaxial orientation of the connector relative to the pedicle screw, a polyaxial rod receiver positioned in the connector body and configured to receive the spinal rod and permit polyaxial orientation of the spinal rod relative to the connector, and a lock installed in the polyaxial rod receiver. The lock is operable to lock the connector relative the pedicle screw, lock the polyaxial rod receiver relative to the connector, and lock the spinal rod relative to the polyaxial rod receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Choice Spine, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew B. Kubo, Michael James Brow, Benjamin G. Harder, Corey Allen Johnson
  • Patent number: 10182850
    Abstract: A surgical connector useful to link spine rods together. The connector may be used adjacent a pair of mounting screws in one vertebra to limit movement between the screws or may be used to apply a lateral force to a portion of the spine to change curvature. A method of performing spinal surgery is also provide to reinforce a patient's spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Marshall Ephraim Stauber
  • Patent number: 10154861
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system is provided for maintaining preselected spacing and movement between adjacent vertebrae in a spinal column and for providing overall stability thereto. The system includes interlaminar members positioned in the spaces intermediate a first vertebra and the vertebrae positioned immediately above and immediately below and adjacent to the first vertebra. The interlaminar members are operatively connected to one another by an adjustable support structure and cooperate therewith to maintain the preselected spacing between adjacent vertebrae and to provide overall stability to the spinal column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: JCBD, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Jeffrey Donner, Christopher Thomas Donner
  • Patent number: 10136925
    Abstract: A spinal cross-connector comprises an elongated member, a first connector and a second connector. The first connector and the second connector are configured to receive spinal rods and adaptable to directly attach with pedicle screws. The first connector includes a first collet head, a first clamp and a first locking means. The second connector includes a second collet head, a second clamp and a second locking mans. The first locking means is configured to tighten over a first collet head and engage with the first connector. Similarly, the second locking means is configured to tighten over a second collet head and engage with the second connector. The engagement of the first locking means with the first connector and the second locking means with the second connector locks the spinal cross-connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene Shoshtaev
  • Patent number: 10080590
    Abstract: Devices and methods are adapted to permit fixation and stabilization of the bony elements of the skeleton. The devices permit adjustment and maintenance of the spatial relationship between neighboring bones. The motion between adjacent skeletal segments may be maintained, limited or completely eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventor: Samy Abdou
  • Patent number: 10076369
    Abstract: An implantable cervical plate assembly includes a cervical plate, one or more bone fasteners. The cervical plate comprises an elongated asymmetric body having one or more through-openings extending from the front surface to the back surface of the elongated asymmetric body. The one or more bone fasteners are configured to be inserted through the one or more through-openings, respectively. The bone fasteners comprise a threaded main body and a head that includes one or more breakable structures configured to be broken when inserted into a groove and then unflex and remain captured within the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SPINEFRONTIER, INC
    Inventors: Kingsley R. Chin, Lin Yin, Jacob R. Lubinski
  • Patent number: 10058357
    Abstract: A connector for a spinal implant system, the connector comprising a body portion and an extension portion, the body portion being adapted to couple thereto at least a first bone screw for installation in a vertebra, the body portion further being adapted for coupling at least a first elongate member thereto, the extension portion extending from the body portion, the extension portion being adapted for coupling thereto at least a first intervertebral device for installation in a spinal disc space. Preferably at least part of the extension portion is bendable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Fitzbionics Limited
    Inventor: Noel Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 10039573
    Abstract: The present invention describes a system, devices and methods for percutaneous pedicle screw revision procedures. The present invention utilizes a tulip rod stub/connector adapted to be used to extend pedicle screw/rod constructs with minimal disruption to surrounding soft tissue and without having to remove existing hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Amendia, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaveh Khajavi, David E. Lane, II
  • Patent number: 10028774
    Abstract: A transverse link with a pair of opposing engagement members having a spherical ball bearing configured to fix a respective screw extender with respect to each other is provided. The spherical bearing is configured to allow the engagement member to rotate in three dimension so as to accommodate the position of a pair of respective screw extenders. The transverse link includes an automatic latching mechanism configured to fixed the spatial distance between the ends of the rod fixation instruments with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Alphatec Spine, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Meyer
  • Patent number: 10016220
    Abstract: A system includes a first pedicle screw, a second pedicle screw, and an adjustable rod having an outer housing coupled to one of the first pedicle screw and the second pedicle screw, the outer housing having a threaded shaft secured to one end thereof extending along an interior portion thereof. The system further includes a hollow magnetic assembly disposed within the outer housing and having a magnetic element disposed therein, the hollow magnetic assembly having an internal threaded surface engaged with the threaded shaft, the magnetic assembly being coupled to the other of the first pedicle screw and the second pedicle screw, wherein the hollow magnetic assembly rotates in response to an externally applied magnetic field to thereby lengthen or shorten the distance between the first pedicle screw and the second pedicle screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics, Inc.
    Inventor: Brad Culbert
  • Patent number: 10010426
    Abstract: An adaptable spinal facet joint prosthesis may include a pedicle fixation element; a laminar fixation element; and a facet joint bearing surface having a location adaptable with respect at least one of the pedicle fixation element and the laminar fixation element. Methods of implanting an adaptable spinal facet joint prosthesis may include determining a desired position for a facet joint bearing surface; and attaching a prosthesis comprising a facet joint bearing surface to a pedicle portion of a vertebra and a lamina portion of a vertebra to place the facet joint bearing surface in the desired position. A facet joint prosthesis implant tool may include a tool guide adapted to guide a vertebra cutting tool; and first and second fixation hole alignment elements extending from the saw guide. Systems for treating spinal pathologies may include intervertebral discs in combination with spinal and facet joint prostheses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark K. Kuiper, David Yager, Leonard Tokish, Jr., David Michael Rosler, Mark A. Reiley, Michael J. Funk, Jorge A. Ochoa, Susan L. Rogers, Christopher R. Ralph, Mark T. Charbonneau, Richard J. Broman, Thomas J. McLeer
  • Patent number: 9987059
    Abstract: A cervical plate having improved mounting screws that employ a retention clip for automatically engaging the head portion of the screw during insertion into countersunk apertures. The arrangement prevents the mounting screws from migrating out of the bone material during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Atlas Spine, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew G. Baynham
  • Patent number: 9968378
    Abstract: An improvement of a polyaxial screw head disclosed in the U.S. Pat. No. 8,277,490. A saddle resides within a tulip. The saddle is configured to mate with a rod. An outer set screw engages an inner surface of the tulip. An inner set screw is disposed within a lumen of an outer set screw. A force distributor has a concave surface configured to mate with the rod. The force distributor has a bore configured to accept a conical end of the inner set screw. The force distributor is configured to distribute the force applied onto the bore by the inner set screw along the contact area with rod. The force distributor allows the rod to pivot and have sagittal motion when the inner set screw is untightened. The force distributor immobilizes the rod within the saddle when the inner set screw is tightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Wesley M. Johnson, Thomas B. Freeman
  • Patent number: 9956008
    Abstract: A spinal fixation device includes a device body configured for implantation in a human body and a clamp that is formed from shape memory material and attached to the device body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: The University of Toledo
    Inventors: Anand K. Agarwal, Vijay K. Goel, John R. D'Onofrio, Nathaniel E. DuBois, Jared R. Pack, David J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9936988
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body having an actuator and being connectable with a pressurized fluid source. A first member is connected with the body and the fluid source. The first member is configured for connection with an implant disposable between a contracted configuration and an expanded configuration. A second member defines a cavity configured for disposal of the first member and the expandable implant. The second member is connected with the actuator for selective translation relative to the first member to position the implant in the contracted configuration. Systems, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren L. Davis, Eric C. Lange
  • Patent number: 9936980
    Abstract: A device is for fixing surgical implants in place. The device may include a central body having an axially hollow upper zone, and an axially hollow lower zone. The upper and lower zones may form a single body being open at the bottom and at the top. A central through cavity may extend inside the upper and lower zones. The upper zone may have two portions projecting axially from the upper zone, divided from each other by two through U-shaped slots and forming, in conjunction with part of the central cavity, a channel for housing a connection rod. The lower zone may include a slot for the lateral access to the central cavity of an anchoring device. The slot may be in a conformation such as to permit the lateral insertion of the anchoring device inside the central cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: MEDACTA INTERNATIONAL SA
    Inventors: Francesco Siccardi, Daniele Beretta, Meinrad Fiechter
  • Patent number: 9913670
    Abstract: Provided are a rod inserter for fixing a pedicle screw. The rod inserter for fixing a pedicle screw, the rod inserter including a rotational support unit having a length corresponding to a radius of lordosis formed by lumbar of vertebrae of a subject person and of which a lower end is fixed and a rotational insertion unit having a length corresponding to the radius and having one end rotatably coupled to an upper end of the rotational support unit and the other end to which an arc-shaped rod is detachably coupled. Thus, the arc-shaped rods having lengths shapes different from each other according to the number of screws respectively fixed to the vertebrae of the subject person is coupled as one device to perform the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Mantiz Logitech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyeun Sung Kim, Dong Hwa Heo, Hong won Yoon
  • Patent number: 9907578
    Abstract: A bone anchoring element includes an anchoring section for anchoring in the bone and a receiving part connected to the anchoring section. The receiving part includes an opening suitable for accommodation of a stabilization rod having a rod axis, the opening being limited along the rod axis by two side walls. The side walls include guides orientated along the rod axis for guiding at least one connection rod therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms, Helmar Rapp, Berthold Dannecker
  • Patent number: 9848913
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) includes a fastener (16) engageable with a bone portion to connect a longitudinal member (12) to the bone portion. A housing (40) has a first passage (42) configured to receive the longitudinal member (12) and a second passage (44) extending transverse to the first passage. The fastener (16) extends through an opening (50) in the housing (40) into the second passage (44). A longitudinal axis (18) of the fastener (16) is positionable in any one of a plurality of angular positions relative to a longitudinal axis (46) of the second passage (44). A spacer (60) received in the second passage (44) of the housing (40) is engageable with the fastener (16) and the longitudinal member (12). A member (70) applies a force to prevent relative movement between the fastener (16) and the housing (40) and permit manual movement of the fastener (16) relative to the housing (40) against the force when the longitudinal member (12) is disengaged from the spacer (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan E. Shluzas
  • Patent number: 9848920
    Abstract: A spinal construct comprises a fastener attached with sacral and/or pelvic tissue of a body. A connector is selectively movable in a coronal plane relative to the body. The connector has a first end connected with the fastener and a second end having a locking surface engageable with an implant. A lock element is engageable with the connector and defines an implant cavity. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Mirda
  • Patent number: 9827017
    Abstract: Methods of correcting a spinal deformity, including securing a first rod on a first side of a spine, securing an anchor on a second side of a spine, securing a lateral coupling between the rod and the anchor, translating and derotating the spine to correct the spinal deformity by adjusting an effective length of the lateral coupling, and securing a second rod on a second side of the spine to provide secondary stabilization to the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Seme, John F. Otte, Thomas J. Gisel
  • Patent number: 9827016
    Abstract: A stabilizer device for the spinal column, comprising a first body (2) and a second body (2) adapted to be mutually connected by a rod-like element (5), the first and second bodies (2) being adapted to be fitted around first and second pedicle screws (3), which are adapted to be inserted in turn in two mutually adjacent vertebrae, the first and second bodies (2) being fixable on the pedicle screws (3), the first and second bodies (2) being fork-shaped and adapted to accommodate locking means (20), the locking means (20) being adapted to pass from a position for accommodating the pedicle screw (3) to a position for locking the pedicle screw (3) within the fork-shaped body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Lanx S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Calvosa, Patrizio Cervellini, Miria Tenucci
  • Patent number: 9827023
    Abstract: An apparatus for surgical fusion of a cranio-cervical junction includes a plate member, where the plate member includes a bottom portion configured to be secured to a cranium; a top portion including a plurality of perforations extending therethrough configured to promote bone growth, wherein the top portion and the bottom portion define a graft accommodation space; and first and second side portions coupled to the top and bottom portions on first and second sides of the graft accommodation space. The first side portion is configured to receive a first support rod and the second side portion is configured to receive a second support rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Life Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Fraser Cummins Henderson, Sr., John W. Newman, Daniel Predick
  • Patent number: 9814506
    Abstract: Various bone fixation devices and methods of using the same are provided. In one embodiment, a spinal implant assembly is provided having a generally U-shaped rod-receiving head or receiver member, and a bone-engaging member extending distally from the receiver member. The receiver member can have two side arms extending proximally from a distal end, and the arms can define a U-shaped channel therebetween for receiving a spinal fixation element. The side arms of the receiver can have various configurations and can include a number of features to facilitate mating with a spinal tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Donahue
  • Patent number: 9801662
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system includes a connecting rod and a bone screw. The connecting rod includes an elongate rounded section, an elongate head portion, and a neck portion connecting the elongate rounded section with the elongate head portion. The bone screw includes a head portion defining a slot, a shank extending longitudinally from the head portion, and a set screw configured to secure the connecting rod in the slot. The slot includes a leading end portion configured to receive the elongate rounded section of the connecting rod and a trailing end portion configured to threadably engage the set screw, wherein the slot is flared such that elongate rounded section of the connecting rod is pivotable about the leading end portion of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Barrus
  • Patent number: 9757160
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods and device for treatment of spinal deformity, wherein at least one tether is utilized to maintain the distance between the spine and the an ilium to (1) prevent increase in abnormal spinal curvature, (2) slow progression of abnormal curvature, or (3) impose at least one corrective displacement and/or rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey David Gordon
  • Patent number: 9757154
    Abstract: An orthopedic anchoring system for attaching a spinal stabilization system and concomitantly fusing a sacroiliac joint is disclosed that includes a delivery tool and an implant assembly for insertion into a joint space of a sacroiliac joint. The implant assembly may be secured using anchors inserted through bores within the implant body and into the underlying sacrum and/or ilium. The implant body may also include an attachment fitting reversibly attached to a guide to provide attachment fittings for elements of the spinal stabilization system. The implant assembly may be releasably coupled to an implant arm of the delivery tool such that the implant arm is substantially aligned with the insertion element of the implant assembly. An anchor arm used to insert the anchor may be coupled to the implant arm in a fixed and nonadjustable arrangement such that the anchor is generally aligned with a bore within the implant assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: JCBD, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Jeffrey Donner, Christopher Thomas Donner
  • Patent number: 9737344
    Abstract: A spinous process device and method are disclosed. The device includes a first plate having a first part slidably coupled to a second part, a second plate having a third part slidably coupled to a fourth part, and first and second connector devices configured to be placed through openings created in spinous processes and rotatably couple respective first and second parts to third and fourth parts of the first and second plates together allowing angular displacement of the second plate with respect to the first plate and secure the spinous processes between the first and second plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Alphatec Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Stern, Henry Elsner, Nirali Patel, Thomas Purcell, Brett Abshire
  • Patent number: 9737341
    Abstract: A transverse connector for coupling between first and second elongate members of a spinal stabilization system. The transverse connector includes a connector arm, a first coupling assembly proximate a first end of the arm, and a second coupling assembly proximate a second end of the arm. The first and second coupling assemblies are secured to the connector arm through a plurality of mating engagement features, such as dovetail grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack A Dant, Deborah Lynn Hoch, Eric P Jerke, Eric J Lundequam
  • Patent number: 9724132
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for treatment of the cervical spine. The devices and methods allow for treatment to be delivered from a lateral or posterior-lateral location of a subject, proximate to the cervical region of the spine. One exemplary embodiment of a spinal implant includes an elongate cage member and a plate member appended to a proximal end of the cage member. The plate member can be oriented in a manner such that it is asymmetric with respect to a long axis of the cage member. In another exemplary embodiment, an implant includes a cage member having a distal end that has an asymmetrical, bulleted shape such that the distal end is biased towards a superior or cranial direction. In a third exemplary embodiment, an implant includes a spinal fixation element and at least two mounting eyelets formed thereon. Exemplary methods related to implanting spinal implants from a lateral or posterior-lateral location are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Gamache, Michael Sorrenti, John Riley Hawkins, Michael Gorhan
  • Patent number: 9717540
    Abstract: An implantable device and method for fixation of spinous processes is presented. The device has first and second spaced plates, the first plate having a surface facing a surface of the second plate. The plates are configured for placement on either side of two adjacent spinous processes. The plates are held in place adjacent each side of the two spinous processes by a post connected to each of the plates and extending substantially therefrom the facing surface of the first plate to at least the facing surface of the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SPECTRUM SPINE IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: James C. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9687277
    Abstract: An implantation system for treatment of a defective curvature of the spinal column comprises an elongated element, a first bone fixation element being fixedly attached to said elongated element, a second bone fixation element, and guiding structure through which the second bone fixation element is slidably and contactingly connected to the elongated element. The elongated element has bending resilience and/or torsional resilience for applying corrective force action to the spinal column. A special arrangement of the guiding structure provides automatical adjustment of the corrective force action in dependence of growth of the spinal column. The system allows for good flexibility of the spine and for a natural healthy growth of the spine, while it avoids re-operations and implant adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: Stichting voor de Technische Wetenschappen, Universiteit Twente
    Inventors: Martijn Wessels, Edsko Evert Geert Hekman, Gijsbertus Jacobus Verkerke