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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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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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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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Matthew N Songer, Jeffrey D Vlahos, Thomas S Kilpela: Spinal fixation system. Pioneer Laboratories, Garrettson Ellis Seyfarth Shaw, January 27, 2004: US06682561 (101 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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Greg A Berrevoets, Thomas S Kilpela, Francis J Korhonen: Bone connector system with anti-rotational feature. Pioneer Laboratories, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, February 11, 2003: US06517543 (91 worldwide citation)

A bone connector system includes first and second connector members, at least one and preferably both, of which 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 at least one slot therein to form flexible fin ...


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Eric A Baldwin, Thomas S Kilpela, Burns O Severson: Apparatus and method for repairing the femur. Pioneer Laboratories, FItch Even Tabin & Flannery, April 24, 2007: US07207993 (78 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for repairing the femur. A connector is provided having a claw-like member to engage with the greater trochanter. Along the body of the connector are a plurality of cable apertures and cable screws to receive and engage with cables that loop around the femur. Along the inferio ...


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Matthew N Songer, Thomas S Kilpela, Brian P Janowski, Gregory A Berrevoets, Matthew P Gephart: Artificial intervertebral disc device. Pioneer Laboratories, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, February 21, 2006: US07001433 (61 worldwide citation)

Artificial disc devices are disclosed that restore correct anatomical intervertebral spacing for damaged discs while maintaining a substantially normal range of biomechanical movement for the vertebrae between which they are implanted. The disc devices include center bearing and outer or annular bea ...