US Patent No: 5,769,899

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Cartilage repair unit

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A bio-absorbable cartilage repair system for regenerating damaged or destroyed articular cartilage on the surface of a bone by establishing a chondrogenic growth-supporting matrix between an area of removed damaged or destroyed articular cartilage and the adjacent healthy cancellous bone. The system is at least one assembly of a bio-absorbable delivery unit, configured and dimensioned to be mounted in both the removed area and the adjacent healthy area, and a porous bio-absorbable insert supported by and in the delivery unit and establishing communication between the removed area and the adjacent healthy area for a chondrogenic growth-supporting matrix. The insert preferably includes a repair factor (e.g., a growth factor, an attachment factor, or both) releasably disposed in the insert to assist in establishing the chondrogenic growth-supporting matrix.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC.WARSAW, IN400
NORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL RESEARCH CORPORATIONMANHASSET, NY11

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Grande, Jr Daniel Anthony Seacliff, NY 1 321
Schwartz, Robert Elliott Old Westbury, NY 1 321

Cited Art Landscape

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ReGen Corporation (2)
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5,306,311 Prosthetic articular cartilage 336 1991
 
ADVANCED BIOHEALING, INC. (1)
4,963,489 Three-dimensional cell and tissue culture system 233 1988
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
4,627,853 Method of producing prostheses for replacement of articular cartilage and prostheses so produced 266 1985
 
BIOCON OY (1)
5,084,051 Layered surgical biocomposite material 213 1988
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
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ETHICON, INC. (1)
4,796,603 Pad-like implant 46 1987
 
Howmedica International Div.ne Pfizer Italiana S.p.A. (1)
5,360,450 Prosthesis for the correction of flatfoot 86 1993
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 5 2003
 
MESOBLAST INTERNATIONAL SÀRL (1)
5,197,985 Method for enhancing the implantation and differentiation of marrow-derived mesenchymal cells 239 1990
 
Orthopaedic Research Institute, Inc. (1)
5,176,710 Prosthesis with low stiffness factor 64 1992
 
SHAW, ROBERT FRANCIS (1)
5,270,300 Methods and compositions for the treatment and repair of defects or lesions in cartilage or bone 211 1991
 
SOUTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
4,655,777 Method of producing biodegradable prosthesis and products therefrom 258 1983
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
5,067,964 Articular surface repair 190 1989
 
THURGAUER KANTONALBANK, A CORPORATION CHARTERED IN AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF SWITZERLAND, THAT MAINTAINS ITS PRINCIPAL OFFICES AT: (1)
5,084,050 Implant for bone reinforcement and for anchoring bone screws, implants and implant parts 338 1989
 
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON (1)
4,604,097 Bioabsorbable glass fibers for use in the reinforcement of bioabsorbable polymers for bone fixation devices and artificial ligaments 58 1985
 
ZIMMER, INC. (1)
4,205,400 Metallo-polymeric prosthesis with cavitied interconnection 59 1978
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
4,502,161 Prosthetic meniscus for the repair of joints 375 1983
4,609,551 Process of and material for stimulating growth of cartilage and bony tissue at anatomical sites 196 1984
4,808,185 Tibial prosthesis, template and reamer 102 1986
4,846,835 Technique for healing lesions in cartilage 252 1987
4,904,259 Compositions and methods for repair of cartilage and bone 105 1988
5,263,987 Method and apparatus for arthroscopically replacing a bone joint 106 1991

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CONFORMIS, INC. (51)
7,468,075 Methods and compositions for articular repair 143 2002
7,799,077 Minimally invasive joint implant with 3-dimensional geometry matching the articular surfaces 54 2003
7,796,791 Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment 49 2003
7,618,451 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools facilitating increased accuracy, speed and simplicity in performing total and partial joint arthroplasty 136 2003
8,545,569 Patient selectable knee arthroplasty devices 5 2004
7,534,263 Surgical tools facilitating increased accuracy, speed and simplicity in performing joint arthroplasty 119 2004
7,717,956 Joint arthroplasty devices formed in situ 39 2005
8,066,708 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 41 2007
8,617,242 Implant device and method for manufacture 3 2008
8,083,745 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 60 2008
8,105,330 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 37 2008
8,062,302 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 40 2008
7,981,158 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 87 2008
8,343,218 Methods and compositions for articular repair 28 2008
8,337,507 Methods and compositions for articular repair 28 2008
8,122,582 Surgical tools facilitating increased accuracy, speed and simplicity in performing joint arthroplasty 28 2009
8,682,052 Implants for altering wear patterns of articular surfaces 0 2009
8,439,926 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 14 2009
8,460,304 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 13 2009
8,377,129 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 32 2009
8,234,097 Automated systems for manufacturing patient-specific orthopedic implants and instrumentation 42 2010
8,480,754 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 12 2010
8,500,740 Patient-specific joint arthroplasty devices for ligament repair 11 2010
8,709,089 Minimally invasive joint implant with 3-dimensional geometry matching the articular surfaces 1 2010
8,551,099 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 5 2010
8,366,771 Surgical tools facilitating increased accuracy, speed and simplicity in performing joint arthroplasty 28 2010
8,337,501 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 42 2010
8,768,028 Methods and compositions for articular repair 0 2010
8,690,945 Patient selectable knee arthroplasty devices 0 2010
8,585,708 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2010
8,771,365 Patient-adapted and improved orthopedic implants, designs, and related tools 0 2010
8,077,950 Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment 36 2010
8,556,983 Patient-adapted and improved orthopedic implants, designs and related tools 5 2011
8,735,773 Implant device and method for manufacture 0 2011
8,623,026 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools incorporating anatomical relief 3 2011
8,657,827 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 1 2011
8,634,617 Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment 2 2011
8,641,716 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 2 2012
8,617,172 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 3 2012
8,568,479 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 4 2012
8,568,480 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 4 2012
8,562,611 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 5 2012
8,562,618 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 5 2012
8,561,278 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 5 2012
8,556,906 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 5 2012
8,556,907 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 5 2012
8,551,102 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 5 2012
8,551,103 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 5 2012
8,551,169 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 5 2012
8,529,630 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 5 2012
8,849,621 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2013
 
BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC (43)
7,608,092 Method and apparatus for performing meniscus repair 23 2004
7,608,098 Bone fixation device 50 2004
7,914,539 Tissue fixation device 15 2005
7,749,250 Soft tissue repair assembly and associated method 31 2006
8,034,090 Tissue fixation device 6 2006
7,658,751 Method for implanting soft tissue 56 2006
7,601,165 Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable suture loop 58 2006
7,857,830 Soft tissue repair and conduit device 26 2007
7,905,903 Method for tissue fixation 33 2007
7,909,851 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 33 2008
7,905,904 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 27 2008
8,251,998 Chondral defect repair 20 2008
8,137,382 Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features 29 2008
8,128,658 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone 27 2008
8,118,836 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 31 2008
7,959,650 Adjustable knotless loops 27 2008
8,317,825 Soft tissue conduit device and method 20 2009
8,088,130 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 22 2009
8,361,113 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 17 2009
8,298,262 Method for tissue fixation 19 2009
8,303,604 Soft tissue repair device and method 18 2009
8,221,454 Apparatus for performing meniscus repair 22 2009
8,672,968 Method for implanting soft tissue 0 2010
8,801,783 Prosthetic ligament system for knee joint 0 2010
8,409,253 Soft tissue repair assembly and associated method 16 2010
8,562,647 Method and apparatus for securing soft tissue to bone 2 2010
8,597,327 Method and apparatus for sternal closure 1 2010
8,273,106 Soft tissue repair and conduit device 19 2010
8,337,525 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 16 2011
8,292,921 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 17 2011
8,652,171 Method and apparatus for soft tissue fixation 1 2011
8,562,645 Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop 1 2011
8,231,654 Adjustable knotless loops 29 2011
8,574,235 Method for trochanteric reattachment 0 2011
8,652,172 Flexible anchors for tissue fixation 1 2011
8,551,140 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone 2 2011
8,672,969 Fracture fixation device 1 2011
8,506,597 Method and apparatus for interosseous membrane reconstruction 5 2011
8,840,645 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 0 2012
8,771,316 Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features 1 2012
8,721,684 Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features 1 2012
8,777,956 Chondral defect repair 1 2012
8,632,569 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 1 2012
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (24)
6,702,821 Instrumentation for minimally invasive joint replacement and methods for using same 206 2001
6,770,078 Movable knee implant and methods therefor 136 2001
7,104,996 Method of performing surgery 105 2002
7,635,390 Joint replacement component having a modular articulating surface 38 2003
8,133,229 Knee arthroplasty method 13 2003
7,806,896 Knee arthroplasty method 110 2003
7,959,635 Limited incision total joint replacement methods 9 2004
7,892,236 System and method for total joint replacement 18 2005
7,510,557 Cutting guide 38 2005
7,806,897 Knee arthroplasty and preservation of the quadriceps mechanism 24 2005
7,749,229 Total knee arthroplasty through shortened incision 27 2005
7,708,740 Method for total knee arthroplasty and resecting bone in situ 22 2005
7,708,741 Method of preparing bones for knee replacement surgery 36 2005
7,931,690 Method of resurfacing an articular surface of a bone 18 2007
7,828,852 Inlaid articular implant 16 2007
7,837,736 Minimally invasive surgical systems and methods 23 2007
8,425,522 Joint replacement method 9 2010
8,784,495 Segmental knee arthroplasty 0 2010
8,641,726 Method for robotic arthroplasty using navigation 8 2013
8,632,552 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 8 2013
8,623,030 Robotic arthroplasty system including navigation 8 2013
8,858,557 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 0 2013
8,840,629 Robotic arthroplasty system including navigation 0 2013
8,834,490 Method for robotic arthroplasty using navigation 0 2013
 
ARTHROSURFACE INCORPORATED (18)
7,678,151 System and method for joint resurface repair 28 2003
7,510,558 System and method for joint resurface repair 30 2003
7,618,462 System and method for joint resurface repair 28 2004
7,896,885 Retrograde delivery of resurfacing devices 14 2004
8,361,159 System for articular surface replacement 5 2005
7,914,545 System and method for retrograde procedure 14 2006
7,828,853 Articular surface implant and delivery system 14 2006
7,713,305 Articular surface implant 17 2006
7,951,163 Retrograde excision system and apparatus 11 2006
8,523,872 Tibial resurfacing system 3 2007
8,177,841 System and method for joint resurface repair 9 2008
7,896,883 Bone resurfacing system and method 11 2009
7,857,817 System and method for joint resurface repair 12 2009
8,147,559 System and method for joint resurface repair 8 2009
8,388,624 Trochlear resurfacing system and method 5 2010
8,540,717 System and method for joint resurface repair 2 2010
8,663,230 Retrograde delivery of resurfacing devices 1 2011
8,556,902 System and method for retrograde procedure 0 2011
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (16)
8,366,787 Hybrid biologic-synthetic bioabsorbable scaffolds 1 2002
8,337,537 Device from naturally occurring biologically derived materials 1 2002
8,092,529 Meniscus regeneration device 6 2002
8,025,896 Porous extracellular matrix scaffold and method 2 2002
8,012,205 Cartilage repair and regeneration device 2 2002
7,914,808 Hybrid biologic/synthetic porous extracellular matrix scaffolds 8 2002
7,361,195 Cartilage repair apparatus and method 28 2002
7,201,917 Porous delivery scaffold and method 29 2002
7,163,563 Unitary surgical device and method 54 2002
7,160,333 Reinforced small intestinal submucosa 50 2003
7,819,918 Implantable tissue repair device 3 2003
7,513,866 Intestine processing device and associated method 0 2004
7,569,233 Hybrid biologic-synthetic bioabsorbable scaffolds 3 2005
7,595,062 Joint resurfacing orthopaedic implant and associated method 3 2005
7,799,089 Reinforced small intestinal submucosa 3 2006
7,871,440 Unitary surgical device and method 3 2006
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (14)
7,837,690 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 5 2003
7,488,324 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis 35 2003
7,887,542 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 7 2004
7,789,885 Instrumentation for knee resection 7 2005
7,695,479 Femoral sizer 2 2005
8,551,100 Instrumentation for knee resection 1 2006
7,780,672 Femoral adjustment device and associated method 29 2006
7,695,520 Prosthesis and implementation system 8 2006
8,070,752 Patient specific alignment guide and inter-operative adjustment 26 2008
8,123,758 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis 3 2009
8,500,818 Knee prosthesis assembly with ligament link 9 2010
8,343,227 Knee prosthesis assembly with ligament link 6 2010
8,518,047 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 1 2010
8,834,486 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis 0 2012
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (12)
6,852,330 Reinforced foam implants with enhanced integrity for soft tissue repair and regeneration 83 2000
6,884,428 Use of reinforced foam implants with enhanced integrity for soft tissue repair and regeneration 88 2002
7,824,701 Biocompatible scaffold for ligament or tendon repair 24 2003
7,316,822 Conformable tissue repair implant capable of injection delivery 48 2003
8,657,881 Meniscal repair scaffold 0 2004
8,691,259 Reinforced foam implants with enhanced integrity for soft tissue repair and regeneration 0 2005
8,449,561 Graft fixation device combination 0 2007
8,308,814 Methods and devices for preparing and implanting tissue scaffolds 0 2009
8,637,066 Biocompatible scaffold for ligament or tendon repair 0 2010
8,641,775 Viable tissue repair implants and methods of use 0 2011
8,496,970 Conformable tissue repair implant capable of injection delivery 1 2012
8,469,980 Methods and devices for preparing and implanting tissue scaffolds 1 2012
 
PUGET BIOVENTURES LLC (12)
7,967,822 Methods and apparatus for orthopedic implants 1 2004
7,815,645 Methods and apparatus for pinplasty bone resection 23 2005
8,287,545 Methods and apparatus for enhanced retention of prosthetic implants 4 2005
8,114,083 Methods and apparatus for improved drilling and milling tools for resection 1 2005
8,021,368 Methods and apparatus for improved cutting tools for resection 14 2005
7,857,814 Methods and apparatus for minimally invasive arthroplasty 4 2005
8,353,914 Methods and apparatus for improved profile based resection 0 2007
8,062,377 Methods and apparatus for knee arthroplasty 3 2007
8,740,906 Method and apparatus for wireplasty bone resection 0 2008
8,298,238 Methods and apparatus for pivotable guide surfaces for arthroplasty 1 2008
8,088,167 Femoral prosthetic implant 3 2009
7,935,151 Femoral prosthetic implant 5 2010
 
DEPUY MITEK, INC. (9)
8,226,715 Scaffold for connective tissue repair 10 2003
8,137,686 Nonwoven tissue scaffold 10 2004
8,110,210 Nonwoven tissue scaffold 0 2004
8,016,867 Graft fixation device and method 1 2004
8,221,780 Nonwoven tissue scaffold 6 2006
8,105,621 Nonwoven tissue scaffold 0 2006
7,875,296 Conformable tissue repair implant capable of injection delivery 39 2007
8,241,298 Methods and devices for delivering and affixing tissue scaffolds 1 2009
8,137,702 Conformable tissue repair implant capable of injection delivery 21 2010
 
ETHICON, INC. (9)
6,371,958 Scaffold fixation device for use in articular cartilage repair 115 2000
6,423,252 Methods of making micropatterned foams 21 2000
6,599,323 Reinforced tissue implants and methods of manufacture and use 130 2000
6,743,232 Tissue scaffold anchor for cartilage repair 50 2001
6,575,986 Scaffold fixation device for use in articular cartilage repair 38 2001
6,626,950 Composite scaffold with post anchor for the repair and regeneration of tissue 131 2001
7,192,604 Implantable biodegradable devices for musculoskeletal repair or regeneration 17 2001
6,989,034 Attachment of absorbable tissue scaffolds to fixation devices 82 2002
7,901,461 Viable tissue repair implants and methods of use 33 2003
 
MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION (9)
7,901,457 Cartilage allograft plug 20 2003
7,488,348 Cartilage allograft plug 19 2005
7,815,926 Implant for articular cartilage repair 4 2006
7,837,740 Two piece cancellous construct for cartilage repair 10 2007
RE42208 Glue for cartilage repair 12 2008
8,221,500 Cartilage allograft plug 2 2008
8,435,551 Cancellous construct with support ring for repair of osteochondral defects 0 2009
RE43258 Glue for cartilage repair 1 2010
8,292,968 Cancellous constructs, cartilage particles and combinations of cancellous constructs and cartilage particles 2 2011
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (9)
6,982,298 Hydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network and applications thereof 12 2004
7,465,766 Hydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network and applications thereof 3 2005
7,368,502 Hydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network and applications thereof 3 2005
8,207,262 Hydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network and applications thereof 1 2008
8,138,265 Hydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network and applications thereof 3 2009
8,021,350 Hydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network and applications thereof 1 2009
8,080,260 Molecular enhancement of extracellular matrix and methods of use 1 2009
8,137,688 Hydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network and applications thereof 2 2009
8,410,180 Methods to treat urinary incontinence 0 2009
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (8)
6,355,699 Process for manufacturing biomedical foams 76 1999
6,333,029 Porous tissue scaffoldings for the repair of regeneration of tissue 152 1999
6,306,424 Foam composite for the repair or regeneration of tissue 171 1999
6,534,084 Porous tissue scaffoldings for the repair or regeneration of tissue 114 2000
6,365,149 Porous tissue scaffoldings for the repair or regeneration of tissue 89 2000
7,112,417 Foam composite for the repair or regeneration of tissue 25 2001
6,712,850 Porous tissue scaffolds for the repair and regeneration of dermal tissue 6 2001
8,187,326 Attachment of absorbable tissue scaffolds to fixation devices 4 2002
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (8)
8,265,730 Assessing the condition of a joint and preventing damage 29 2001
8,036,729 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 63 2004
7,881,768 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 78 2007
8,112,142 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 49 2007
RE43282 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 58 2008
8,369,926 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 27 2011
8,306,601 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 42 2011
8,862,202 Assessing the condition of a joint and preventing damage 0 2012
 
VERIGEN AG (8)
6,866,668 Methods, instruments and materials for chondrocyte cell transplantation 19 2001
6,569,172 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 39 2001
6,592,598 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 14 2002
6,599,300 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 11 2002
6,592,599 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 13 2002
6,599,301 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 19 2002
7,137,989 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 11 2003
7,048,750 Method, instruments, and kits for autologous transplantation 10 2003
 
ZIMMER, INC. (8)
8,480,757 Implants and methods for repair, replacement and treatment of disease 4 2006
8,765,165 Particulate cartilage system 0 2010
8,834,914 Treatment methods using a particulate cadaveric allogenic juvenile cartilage particles 0 2010
8,784,863 Particulate cadaveric allogenic cartilage system 0 2010
8,652,507 Juvenile cartilage composition 2 2010
8,524,268 Cadaveric allogenic human juvenile cartilage implant 2 2011
8,518,433 Method of treating an osteochondral defect 3 2011
8,753,406 Osteochondral graft delivery device and uses thereof 0 2013
 
ACTIVE IMPLANTS CORPORATION (5)
8,192,491 Meniscus prosthetic device 1 2007
8,361,147 Meniscus prosthetic devices with anti-migration features 2 2008
8,016,884 Tensioned meniscus prosthetic devices and associated methods 6 2008
7,991,599 Meniscus prosthetic device selection and implantation methods 4 2008
7,611,653 Manufacturing and material processing for prosthetic devices 30 2008
 
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. (4)
7,666,230 Implant device for cartilage regeneration in load bearing articulation regions 13 2003
7,354,627 Method for organizing the assembly of collagen fibers and compositions formed therefrom 9 2004
8,216,319 Method of repairing a knee joint 0 2005
8,128,703 Fixed-bearing knee prosthesis having interchangeable components 2 2009
 
ABS CORPORATION (3)
6,632,246 Cartilage repair plug 65 2000
6,626,945 Cartilage repair plug 117 2001
6,852,125 Cartilage repair plug 34 2003
 
BIOMERIX CORPORATION (3)
7,763,077 Repair of spinal annular defects and annulo-nucleoplasty regeneration 19 2003
7,803,395 Reticulated elastomeric matrices, their manufacture and use in implantable devices 5 2004
8,801,801 At least partially resorbable reticulated elastomeric matrix elements and methods of making same 0 2010
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (3)
6,251,143 Cartilage repair unit 204 1999
6,468,314 Cartilage repair unit 89 2001
7,172,606 Soft tissue repair material fixation apparatus and method 2 2003
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (3)
7,488,347 Transosseous graft retention system and method 2 2005
7,641,694 Line lock graft retention system and method 1 2005
7,722,644 Compact line locks and methods 5 2005
 
COVIDIEN LP (2)
6,712,822 Apparatus and method for the repair of articular cartilage defects 21 2002
8,157,805 Apparatus and method for the repair of articular cartilage defects 0 2004
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (2)
6,645,945 Method of treating diseased, injured or abnormal cartilage with hyaluronic acid and growth factors 7 1999
7,902,172 Method of promoting bone growth with hyaluronic acid and growth factors 0 2004
 
GENZYME CORPORATION (2)
8,323,675 Soft tissue prosthesis for repairing a defect of an abdominal wall or a pelvic cavity wall 2 2005
8,460,695 Making a soft tissue prosthesis for repairing a defect of an abdominal wall or a pelvic cavity wall 0 2012
 
IMDS CORPORATION (2)
8,636,780 Line lock graft retention system and method 0 2009
8,388,655 Compact line locks and methods 0 2010
 
Orthogene LLC (2)
6,630,457 Functionalized derivatives of hyaluronic acid, formation of hydrogels in situ using same, and methods for making and using same 30 1998
7,196,180 Functionalized derivatives of hyaluronic acid, formation of hydrogels in situ using same, and methods for making and using same 24 2003
 
ORTHORIFLING SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
6,312,470 Acetabulum spacing device 5 2000
6,641,615 Acetabulum spacing device 0 2001
 
Puget Bio Ventures LLC (2)
8,603,095 Apparatuses for femoral and tibial resection 0 2011
8,430,932 Femoral prosthetic implant 0 2011
 
RTI SURGICAL, INC. (2)
6,893,462 Soft and calcified tissue implants 64 2001
7,513,910 Soft and calcified tissue implants 42 2004
 
THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (2)
6,312,952 In vitro cell culture device including cartilage and methods of using the same 5 2000
6,465,205 In vitro cell culture device including cartilage and methods of using the same 19 2001
 
VELOCITY FINANCIAL GROUP INC., ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (2)
8,192,759 Matrix made of polyester polymers entangled with hyaluronic polymers useful for supporting tissue repair 0 2005
8,512,730 Methods of tissue repair and compositions therefor 0 2006
 
ZIMMER ORTHOBIOLOGICS, INC. (2)
RE43714 Preparation for repairing cartilage defects or cartilage/bone defects in human or animal joints 3 2000
8,497,121 Method of obtaining viable small tissue particles and use for tissue repair 3 2012
 
ANIKA THERAPEUTICS S.R.L. (1)
7,722,616 Use of a biological material containing three-dimensional scaffolds of hyaluronic acid derivatives for the preparation of implants in arthroscopy and kit for instruments for implanting said biological material by arthroscopy 0 2001
 
ARTHRO ALLIANCE LLC (1)
6,132,468 Arthroscopic replacement of cartilage using flexible inflatable envelopes 175 1998
 
Biomet Sports Medicine (1)
8,608,777 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 2 2011
 
CORPORATION DE L'ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE MONTREAL (1)
8,007,823 Microporous articles comprising biodegradable medical polymers, method of preparation thereof and method of use thereof 1 2004
 
ISTO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
8,444,968 Cartilage repair methods 0 2006
 
LAWLER, JOHN (1)
6,849,594 Purification and use of human recombinant cartilage oligomeric matrix protein 3 2000
 
MARTEC LLC (1)
7,615,054 Bicompartmental knee implant and method 60 2003
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
7,815,826 Manufacturing process, such as three-dimensional printing, including solvent vapor filming and the like 7 2005
 
MEDICINE LODGE (DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION) (1)
8,771,352 Method and apparatus for tibial fixation of an ACL graft 1 2011
 
Medlden, LLC (1)
7,585,323 In vitro mechanical loading of musculoskeletal tissues 1 2001
 
MEDTRONIC PS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,572,623 Method and apparatus for attaching a cranial flap 5 2000
 
MICROPORT ORTHOPEDICS HOLDINGS INC. (1)
8,808,303 Orthopedic surgical guide 0 2011
 
POREX SURGICAL (1)
8,142,886 Porous laser sintered articles 0 2008
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL (1)
8,268,100 Laser-produced porous surface 1 2010
 
TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE (1)
6,287,340 Bioengineered anterior cruciate ligament 43 1999
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
8,057,458 Method for treating facet pain 0 2006
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
6,171,340 Method and device for regenerating cartilage in articulating joints 181 1999
6,530,956 Resorbable scaffolds to promote cartilage regeneration 91 1999
6,376,742 In vivo tissue engineering with biodegradable polymers 36 2000
8,864,827 System and method for joint resurface repair 0 2012