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Thomas S Kilpela, George J Iwanski, Matthew N Songer, Robert J Songer: Surgical cable screw connector. Pioneer Laboratories, Gerstman Ellis & McMillin, December 30, 1997: US05702399 (205 worldwide citation)

A surgical connector for cable comprises a body having a pair of opposed ends and a first side extending between the ends. Outwardly extending projections adjacent the first side and ends may be provided to facilitate securance of the connector in a desired position. Cable-receiving bores extend fro ...


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Matthew N Songer, Greg A Berrevoets, Francis J Korhonen, Thomas S Kilpela: Bone connector system with anti-rotational feature. Pioneer Laboratories, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, October 1, 2002: US06458134 (191 worldwide citation)

A bone connector system comprises first and second connector members. At least one, and preferably both, of the connector members carries an external bone screw thread to permit securance within a bone. One of the connector members defines a boss having an outer end with intersecting slots therein t ...


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Francis J Korhonen, Matthew N Songer: Crosslink for implantable rods. Pioneer Laboratories, Gerstman Ellis & McMillin, September 23, 1997: US05669910 (157 worldwide citation)

A crosslink member is provided for connecting a pair of surgical support rods in spaced, typically parallel relation. A first connector has a first recess, typically a bore, for receiving and retaining one of the pair of support rods, while a second connector has a second recess that may also be a b ...


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Matthew N Songer, Francis J Korhonen: Cable system for bone securance. Pioneer Laboratories, Gerstman Ellis & McMillin, April 21, 1998: US05741260 (153 worldwide citation)

Surgical crimping pliers have operating handles and connected, opposed jaws. The jaws define opposed recesses for carrying and crimping a tubular crimp member, which is preferably of oval configuration for carrying a plurality of multistrand cable sections so that, upon crimping, the cable sections ...


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Brian P Janowski, Francis J Korhonen, Thomas S Kilpela: Low profile spinal fixation system. Pioneer Laboratories, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, November 28, 2006: US07141051 (145 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixation system is provided that, in one form, includes a coupling member having a cam lock member that is fixed against translation as it is turned with turning of the cam lock member causing an elongate member such as a spinal rod to be pushed downward in the coupling member for fixing th ...


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Greg A Berrevoets, Francis J Korhonen, Thomas S Kilpela: Bone connector system. Pioneer Laboratories, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, July 2, 2002: US06413260 (143 worldwide citation)

A bone connector system comprises first and second connector members. At least one and preferably both of the connector members carries an external bone screw thread to permit securance within a bone. One of the connector members defines a sleeve having an outer end with longitudinal slots extending ...


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Matthew N Songer, Jeffrey D Vlahos, Thomas S Kilpela, Gopal Jayaraman: Spinal fixation system. Michigan Technological University, Pioneer Laboratories, Garrettson Ellis Seyfarth Shaw, May 28, 2002: US06395030 (143 worldwide citation)

An implantable, spinal, vertebral replacement device comprises a tubular cage for fitting into a space left by a missing vertebral body and for optionally retaining bone graft material. First and second transverse plates are respectively positioned at opposed ends of the tubular cage for supporting ...


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Joseph Y Margulies, Matthew N Songer, Francis J Korhonen: Cable connector for orthopaedic rod. Pioneer Laboratories, George H Gerstman, Garrettson Ellis, July 11, 2000: US06086590 (142 worldwide citation)

A connector for securing surgical cable or wire to an implantable surgical rod or the like. The connector comprises a connector body having an open space for receiving the surgical rod or similar support device. The body carries a lock member for firmly affixing the connector and the rod together in ...


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Thomas S Kilpela, George J Iwanski, Matthew N Songer, Robert J Songer: Surgical cable loop connector. Pioneer Laboratories, Gerstman Ellis & McMillin, May 16, 1995: US05415658 (133 worldwide citation)

A surgical connector for cable comprises a body having a pair of opposed ends and a first side extending between the ends. Outwardly extending projections adjacent the first side and ends may be provided to facilitate securance of the connector in a desired position. Cable-receiving bores extend fro ...


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Robert J Songer, Matthew N Songer, Francis J Korhonen: Surgical rod-to-bone attachment. Pioneer Laboratories, Gerstman Ellis & McMillin, September 2, 1997: US05662653 (132 worldwide citation)

A link for connecting surgical rods to bone comprises a bone connector such as a bone screw or a bone hook, and a head connected to one end of the bone connector. The head defines an outwardly facing first recess for receiving a portion of a surgical rod which extends transversely of the link and oc ...