05624442 is referenced by 220 patents and cites 45 patents.

This invention relates to a transverse connector member which is used to connect two substantially parallel spinal implant rods. The transverse connector has a first and a second member which includes a clamp comprising a rod receiving recess and top-loaded set screw which cause both a vertical and a horizontal loading of the rod in order to bias the rod into contact with the recess. The set screw is a beveled set screw. In one embodiment, the clamping members are two separate components which provide for an adjustable distance between the clamping members. In another embodiment, the connector is a single unit in which the clamping members have openings in the same direction to facilitate loading the connector onto the rods.

Title
Transverse link for use with a spinal implant system
Application Number
946319
Publication Number
5624442
Application Date
October 5, 1995
Publication Date
April 29, 1997
Inventor
Rolando M Puno
Prospect
KY, US
J Abbott Byrd III
Virginia Beach
VA, US
Philip Mellinger
Worthington
OH, US
Agent
Hudak & Shunk Co LPA
Assignee
Cross Medical Products
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/70
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