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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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Philip A Mellinger, Donald B Knoth: Locking dovetail and self-limiting set screw assembly for a spinal stabilization member. Interpore Cross International, Laura F Shunk, Hudak & Shunk Co A, October 16, 2001: US06302888 (458 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant assembly is provided which has a stabilizer rod clamped into position within an anchor by means of a sliding closure member including a mating set screw or hook. The exterior faces of the anchor are contoured to optimize interface in the surgical setting. The anchor includes a U-sha ...


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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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Moti Altarac, Philip A Mellinger: Posterior rod system. Cross Medical Products, Hudak Shunk & Farine Co LPA, January 16, 2007: US07163538 (110 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a rod assembly for implantation into the spine which includes a bone anchor assembly providing two points of angulation for the connection between the point of fixation and the rod. Further, the distance of offset between the point of fixation and the rod can be varied. The in ...


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Moti Altarac, Philip A Mellinger, Alex Vaccaro: Occipital plate and rod system. Cross Medicalproducts, Hudak Shunk & Farine Co LPA, June 19, 2007: US07232441 (45 worldwide citation)

The present invention has a plate and rod assembly for implantation in the cervical region of the spine which includes an occipital plate having an angled anchor bridging area that is attached to the lower posterior curve of the skull. On either side the bridging area is connected to offset legs whi ...


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Ryan J Schoenefeld, Robert C Gutierrez, Philip A Mellinger: Patient-specific sacroiliac guides and associated methods. Biomet Manufacturing, Harness Dickey, June 30, 2015: US09066734 (28 worldwide citation)

A patient-specific alignment guide includes a patient-specific portion and a guiding element having a through opening. The patient-specific portion has a patient-specific surface preoperatively configured to mate as a negative of a portion of an iliac crest of a pelvis of a specific patient and mate ...


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Moti Altarac, Philip A Mellinger: Variable locking spinal screw having a knurled collar. Hudak Shunk & Farine Co Lpa, November 20, 2003: US20030216735-A1 (1 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 socket that receives a rounded bottom portion of the screw head in order to form a ball and socket connection. The screw has a necked ar ...


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Ryan J Schoenefeld, Robert C Gutierrez, Philip A Mellinger: Patient-specific sacroiliac guides and associated methods. Biomet Manufacturing, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, September 13, 2016: US09439659

A patient-specific alignment guide includes a patient-specific portion and a guiding element having a through opening. The patient-specific portion has a patient-specific surface preoperatively configured to mate as a negative of a portion of an iliac crest of a pelvis of a specific patient and mate ...


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Moti Altarac, Philip A Mellinger: Occipital plate and rod system. Laura F Shunk, Hudak Shunk & Farine Co Lpa, August 14, 2003: US20030153913-A1

The present invention has a plate and rod assembly for implantation in the cervical region of the spine which includes an occipital plate having an angled anchor bridging area that is attached to the lower posterior curve of the skull. On either side the bridging area is connected to offset legs whi ...



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