US 10,376,367 B2
Orthopedic fasteners, instruments and methods
T. Wade Fallin, Hyde Park, UT (US); and Daniel John Triplett, Providence, UT (US)
Assigned to First Ray, LLC, Logan, UT (US)
Filed by First Ray, LLC, Logan, UT (US)
Filed on Jun. 27, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/194,016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/188,185, filed on Jul. 2, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/308,011, filed on Mar. 14, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0000537 A1, Jan. 5, 2017
Int. Cl. A61B 17/064 (2006.01); A61F 2/30 (2006.01); A61B 17/88 (2006.01); A61B 17/70 (2006.01); A61B 17/80 (2006.01); A61F 2/38 (2006.01); A61B 17/68 (2006.01); A61B 17/15 (2006.01); A61B 17/17 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 2/30724 (2013.01) [A61B 17/68 (2013.01); A61B 17/7059 (2013.01); A61B 17/8004 (2013.01); A61B 17/808 (2013.01); A61B 17/809 (2013.01); A61B 17/8061 (2013.01); A61B 17/8095 (2013.01); A61B 17/8872 (2013.01); A61F 2/30749 (2013.01); A61F 2/389 (2013.01); A61F 2/3859 (2013.01); A61B 17/0642 (2013.01); A61B 17/15 (2013.01); A61B 17/151 (2013.01); A61B 17/17 (2013.01); A61B 2017/681 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30884 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A bone fastener comprising:
an insertion axis;
a body with a generally planar configuration having opposed planar sides spaced apart a body thickness, the body extending between a distal body leading end and a proximal body trailing end, the body leading end and the body trailing end being spaced from one another longitudinally relative to the insertion axis, the opposed planar sides converging toward the body trailing end to define a trailing edge having a trailing edge thickness less than the body thickness;
a first leg connected to the body, the first leg having a first elongate inboard surface facing the insertion axis and extending from a first leg leading end to a first leg trailing end, the first elongate inboard surface being spaced from the insertion axis a first leading distance at the leading end and the first elongate inboard surface being spaced from the insertion axis a first trailing distance at the trailing end, the first leading distance being greater than the first trailing distance; and
a second leg connected to the body, the second leg having a second elongate inboard surface facing the insertion axis and extending from a second leg leading end to a second leg trailing end, the second elongate inboard surface being spaced from the insertion axis a second leading distance at the leading end and the second elongate inboard surface being spaced from the insertion axis a second trailing distance at the trailing end, the second leading distance being equal to or greater than the second trailing distance;
wherein the first leg has a first elongate outboard surface facing away from the insertion axis and extending at least half of the distance from the first leg leading end to the first leg trailing end and the second leg has a second elongate outboard surface facing away from the insertion axis and extending at least half of the distance from the first leg leading end to the first leg trailing end, the first and second elongate outboard surfaces each being parallel to the insertion axis.