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Rolando M Puno, Philip A Mellinger: Transpedicular screw system and method of use. Cross Medical Products, Hudak & Shunk Co, November 1, 1994: US05360431 (639 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for the internal fixation of the spine. The apparatus comprises two sets of implants (8) each consisting of a rod (18) and a plurality of vertebral anchors (16). The rod (18) is secured to the vertebral elements by the vertebral anchors (16). The anchor (16) includes a trans ...


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Rolando M Puno, Philip A Mellinger: Spinal implant system. Cross Medical Products, Hudak & Shunk Co, December 12, 1995: US05474555 (631 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for the internal fixation of the spine. The apparatus comprises an assembly having at least two anchors and an elongated stabilizer. The anchors each have means to hold the anchor to the bone, and include receiving means which receive the stabilizer as well as securing means ...


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J Abbott Byrd III, Rolando M Puno, Philip Mellinger: Variable locking stabilizer anchor seat and screw. Cross Medical Products, Hudak & Shunk Co, November 14, 1995: US05466237 (518 worldwide citation)

A bone interface anchor is provided for use with a stabilizer rod for the internal fixation of a spine. The anchor has a seat which accommodates the stabilizer rod and which receives a bone screw for the fixation of the seat to the bone. A compression member cooperates with the seat external to the ...


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Rolando M Puno, Philip Mellinger, J Abbott Byrd III: Rod anchor seat having a sliding interlocking rod connector. Cross Medical Products, Hudak & Shunk Co, March 5, 1996: US05496321 (324 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant assembly is provided having a top loading anchor which is fixed to a spinal member by means of a hook or screw. The anchor includes a seat having a channel to receive a stabilizer rod and a sliding interconnecting closure member which slides in a longitudinal direction relative to t ...


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Phillip A Mellinger: Self-limiting set screw for use with spinal implant systems. Cross Medical Products, Hudak & Shunk Co A, December 16, 1997: US05697929 (306 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a set screw having a self-limiting external torque head. The head has a hexagonal external cross-section and an internal bore which extends through a necked portion. The necked portion joins the external torque head to the threaded screw portion of the set screw. The necked ...


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Philip Mellinger, J Abbott Byrd III, Rolando M Puno: Transverse link for use with a spinal implant system. Cross Medical Products, Hudak & Shunk Co LPA, April 29, 1997: US05624442 (207 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Moti Altarac, Philip M Mellinger: Variable locking spinal screw having a knurled collar. Cross Medical Products, Laura F Shunk, Hudak Shunk & Farine Co LPA, May 11, 2004: US06733502 (160 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a bone screw for use in an implant assembly having a member including a hole through which the screw extends. The member preferably includes a socket in an anchor that receives a rounded bottom portion of the screw head in order to form a ball and socket connection. The screw ...


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John Abbott Byrd III, Jens Peter Timm: Vertebral interbody cage with translatable locking screw. Cross Medical Products, Hudak Shunk & Farine Co LPA, July 18, 2006: US07077864 (146 worldwide citation)

A vertebral cage is provided for use in preserving the space between adjacent vertebral during the process of spinal fusion. In particular, this cage has an open modified oval peripheral shape with a continuous fluid anterior wall having angled screw passages accessible through co-planar openings to ...


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Joseph Perra, Rolando Puno, Philip A Mellinger: Self-aligning cap nut for use with a spinal rod anchor. Cross Medical Products, Laura F Shunk, Hudak & Shunk Co A, September 3, 2002: US06443953 (141 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant system is provided having a stabilization rod, a plurality of bone anchors which could be either hooks or screws and which have an internal recess that defines a rod-receiving channel. Sidewalls of the anchor project beyond the recess, and are threaded on the outside. These external ...


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Kyle Hayes: Bone stabilization plate with a secured-locking mechanism for cervical fixation. Cross Medical Products, Laura F Shunk, Hudak Shunk & Farine Co, August 5, 2003: US06602256 (132 worldwide citation)

A bone plate assembly is provided having a fixation plate held in position in a bone by a plurality of fasteners. The fasteners extend through holes in the bone plate to engage the bone below. Further, the assembly includes a locking plate, which is secured to the fixation plate by a lock screw or i ...



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