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 OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC.WARSAW, IN253
NORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL RESEARCH CORPORATIONMANHASSET, NY6

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Grande, Jr Daniel Anthony Seacliff, NY 1 437
Schwartz, Robert Elliott Old Westbury, NY 1 437

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STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
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DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
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SOUTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
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THURGAUER KANTONALBANK, A CORPORATION CHARTERED IN AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF SWITZERLAND, THAT MAINTAINS ITS PRINCIPAL OFFICES AT: (1)
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ADVANCED BIOHEALING, INC. (1)
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Orthopaedic Research Institute, Inc. (1)
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UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON (1)
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MESOBLAST INTERNATIONAL SÀRL (1)
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BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
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SHAW, ROBERT FRANCIS (1)
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ETHICON, INC. (1)
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BIOCON OY (1)
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LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
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ReGen Corporation (2)
* 4,880,429 Prosthetic meniscus 280 1987
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (10)
6,171,340 Method and device for regenerating cartilage in articulating joints 251 1999
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9,468,433 Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop 0 2011
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9,468,448 System and method for joint resurfacing and repair 0 2013
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CONFORMIS, INC. (96)
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7,796,791 Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment 84 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 267 2003
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8,545,569 Patient selectable knee arthroplasty devices 53 2004
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7,534,263 Surgical tools facilitating increased accuracy, speed and simplicity in performing joint arthroplasty 230 2004
* 2005/0234,461 Surgical tools facilitating increased accuracy, speed and simplicity in performing joint arthroplasty 246 2004
7,717,956 Joint arthroplasty devices formed in situ 56 2005
* 2007/0250,169 Joint arthroplasty devices formed in situ 156 2005
8,066,708 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 135 2007
* 2007/0198,022 Patient Selectable Joint Arthroplasty Devices and Surgical Tools 301 2007
8,617,242 Implant device and method for manufacture 50 2008
8,083,745 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 151 2008
8,105,330 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 126 2008
8,062,302 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 98 2008
7,981,158 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 202 2008
* 2008/0281,426 Patient Selectable Joint Arthroplasty Devices and Surgical Tools 232 2008
8,951,260 Surgical cutting guide 12 2008
8,343,218 Methods and compositions for articular repair 82 2008
8,337,507 Methods and compositions for articular repair 82 2008
8,122,582 Surgical tools facilitating increased accuracy, speed and simplicity in performing joint arthroplasty 94 2009
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8,439,926 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 68 2009
9,308,091 Devices and methods for treatment of facet and other joints 1 2009
8,460,304 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 63 2009
8,377,129 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 85 2009
8,234,097 Automated systems for manufacturing patient-specific orthopedic implants and instrumentation 100 2010
8,480,754 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 65 2010
8,500,740 Patient-specific joint arthroplasty devices for ligament repair 94 2010
8,709,089 Minimally invasive joint implant with 3-dimensional geometry matching the articular surfaces 46 2010
8,551,099 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 54 2010
8,366,771 Surgical tools facilitating increased accuracy, speed and simplicity in performing joint arthroplasty 77 2010
8,337,501 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 103 2010
9,055,953 Methods and compositions for articular repair 17 2010
9,023,050 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 5 2010
8,768,028 Methods and compositions for articular repair 36 2010
8,690,945 Patient selectable knee arthroplasty devices 43 2010
8,585,708 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 5 2010
8,945,230 Patient selectable knee joint arthroplasty devices 7 2010
8,771,365 Patient-adapted and improved orthopedic implants, designs, and related tools 36 2010
8,077,950 Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment 65 2010
9,220,516 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 1 2011
9,220,517 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 1 2011
8,556,983 Patient-adapted and improved orthopedic implants, designs and related tools 54 2011
8,735,773 Implant device and method for manufacture 66 2011
9,295,482 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
8,623,026 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools incorporating anatomical relief 46 2011
8,974,539 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 6 2011
8,926,706 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 7 2011
8,906,107 Patient-adapted and improved orthopedic implants, designs and related tools 10 2011
8,657,827 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 47 2011
9,107,679 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 11 2011
9,084,617 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 11 2011
9,451,972 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
8,634,617 Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment 50 2011
9,186,161 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 4 2011
9,020,788 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 4 2012
9,358,018 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2012
9,216,025 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 2 2012
9,066,728 Surgical tools facilitating increased accuracy, speed and simplicity in performing joint arthroplasty 12 2012
8,641,716 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 47 2012
8,617,172 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 48 2012
9,495,483 Automated Systems for manufacturing patient-specific orthopedic implants and instrumentation 0 2012
8,568,479 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 49 2012
8,568,480 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 49 2012
8,562,611 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 51 2012
8,562,618 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 51 2012
8,561,278 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 51 2012
8,556,906 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 51 2012
8,556,907 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 51 2012
8,551,102 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 51 2012
8,551,103 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 54 2012
8,551,169 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 53 2012
8,529,630 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 51 2012
9,107,680 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 11 2012
9,486,226 Tibial guides, tools, and techniques for resecting the tibial plateau 0 2013
8,998,915 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 12 2013
9,320,620 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 1 2013
9,308,053 Patient-specific joint arthroplasty devices for ligament repair 0 2013
9,333,085 Patient selectable knee arthroplasty devices 1 2013
9,439,767 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 0 2013
9,387,079 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 0 2013
9,125,672 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 8 2013
9,125,673 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 8 2013
9,072,531 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 13 2013
8,951,259 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 17 2013
8,849,621 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2013
9,326,780 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools incorporating anatomical relief 0 2014
8,965,088 Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment 7 2014
9,180,015 Implants for altering wear patterns of articular surfaces 5 2014
9,186,254 Patient selectable knee arthroplasty devices 7 2014
 
Active Implants LLC (2)
9,326,863 Meniscus prosthetic device selection and implantation methods 0 2011
9,320,606 Meniscus prosthetic device 0 2012
 
BIOSHAPE SOLUTIONS INC (2)
* 2010/0130,959 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS VIA ARTIFICIAL INTERNAL IMPLANTS 0 2009
* 2011/0178,465 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS VIA INTERNAL IMPLANTS 0 2010
 
ZIMMER, INC. (10)
8,480,757 Implants and methods for repair, replacement and treatment of disease 9 2006
8,765,165 Particulate cartilage system 1 2010
* 2010/0322,994 PARTICULATE CARTILAGE SYSTEM 13 2010
8,834,914 Treatment methods using a particulate cadaveric allogenic juvenile cartilage particles 1 2010
8,784,863 Particulate cadaveric allogenic cartilage system 1 2010
8,652,507 Juvenile cartilage composition 7 2010
9,138,318 Apparatus for forming an implant 0 2011
8,524,268 Cadaveric allogenic human juvenile cartilage implant 4 2011
8,518,433 Method of treating an osteochondral defect 5 2011
8,753,406 Osteochondral graft delivery device and uses thereof 3 2013
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (28)
6,852,330 Reinforced foam implants with enhanced integrity for soft tissue repair and regeneration 121 2000
6,884,428 Use of reinforced foam implants with enhanced integrity for soft tissue repair and regeneration 131 2002
* 2003/0147,935 Use of reinforced foam implants with enhanced integrity for soft tissue repair and regeneration 24 2002
7,824,701 Biocompatible scaffold for ligament or tendon repair 37 2003
* 2004/0078,077 Biocompatible scaffold for ligament or tendon repair 93 2003
* 2004/0078,090 Biocompatible scaffolds with tissue fragments 148 2003
8,226,715 Scaffold for connective tissue repair 98 2003
7,316,822 Conformable tissue repair implant capable of injection delivery 70 2003
* 2005/0113,937 Conformable tissue repair implant capable of injection delivery 33 2003
* 2005/0177,249 Scaffolds with viable tissue 64 2004
8,657,881 Meniscal repair scaffold 0 2004
8,137,686 Nonwoven tissue scaffold 15 2004
2005/0232,967 Nonwoven tissue scaffold 22 2004
* 2005/0234,549 Meniscal repair scaffold 54 2004
8,691,259 Reinforced foam implants with enhanced integrity for soft tissue repair and regeneration 1 2005
8,221,780 Nonwoven tissue scaffold 8 2006
* 2007/0031,470 NONWOVEN TISSUE SCAFFOLD 19 2006
8,449,561 Graft fixation device combination 0 2007
8,308,814 Methods and devices for preparing and implanting tissue scaffolds 1 2009
8,241,298 Methods and devices for delivering and affixing tissue scaffolds 5 2009
8,637,066 Biocompatible scaffold for ligament or tendon repair 1 2010
8,641,775 Viable tissue repair implants and methods of use 5 2011
8,496,970 Conformable tissue repair implant capable of injection delivery 8 2012
8,895,045 Method of preparation of bioabsorbable porous reinforced tissue implants and implants thereof 0 2012
9,211,362 Scaffold for connective tissue repair 1 2012
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ComforMIS, Inc. (1)
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DERMAGENESIS, LLC (1)
6,376,742 In vivo tissue engineering with biodegradable polymers 51 2000
 
CORPORATION DE L'ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE MONTRÉAL (2)
8,007,823 Microporous articles comprising biodegradable medical polymers, method of preparation thereof and method of use thereof 2 2004
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PFIZER INC. (1)
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ORTHORIFLING SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
6,312,470 Acetabulum spacing device 5 2000
6,641,615 Acetabulum spacing device 0 2001
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (10)
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6,333,029 Porous tissue scaffoldings for the repair of regeneration of tissue 302 1999
6,306,424 Foam composite for the repair or regeneration of tissue 227 1999
6,534,084 Porous tissue scaffoldings for the repair or regeneration of tissue 165 2000
6,365,149 Porous tissue scaffoldings for the repair or regeneration of tissue 125 2000
* 7,112,417 Foam composite for the repair or regeneration of tissue 35 2001
* 2003/0077,311 Foam composite for the repair or regeneration of tissue 62 2001
6,712,850 Porous tissue scaffolds for the repair and regeneration of dermal tissue 9 2001
* 8,187,326 Attachment of absorbable tissue scaffolds to fixation devices 6 2002
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Puget Bio Ventures LLC (1)
8,430,932 Femoral prosthetic implant 0 2011
 
ETHICON, INC. (11)
6,371,958 Scaffold fixation device for use in articular cartilage repair 176 2000
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6,599,323 Reinforced tissue implants and methods of manufacture and use 218 2000
6,743,232 Tissue scaffold anchor for cartilage repair 79 2001
6,575,986 Scaffold fixation device for use in articular cartilage repair 50 2001
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6,626,950 Composite scaffold with post anchor for the repair and regeneration of tissue 189 2001
7,192,604 Implantable biodegradable devices for musculoskeletal repair or regeneration 30 2001
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6,989,034 Attachment of absorbable tissue scaffolds to fixation devices 122 2002
7,901,461 Viable tissue repair implants and methods of use 41 2003
 
PUGET BIOVENTURES LLC (16)
7,967,822 Methods and apparatus for orthopedic implants 5 2004
7,815,645 Methods and apparatus for pinplasty bone resection 41 2005
8,287,545 Methods and apparatus for enhanced retention of prosthetic implants 7 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 21 2005
7,857,814 Methods and apparatus for minimally invasive arthroplasty 7 2005
8,353,914 Methods and apparatus for improved profile based resection 0 2007
8,062,377 Methods and apparatus for knee arthroplasty 8 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 9 2009
7,935,151 Femoral prosthetic implant 21 2010
9,066,804 Method and apparatus for femoral and tibial resection 2 2011
8,603,095 Apparatuses for femoral and tibial resection 0 2011
9,192,391 Method for minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty 1 2015
9,421,022 Method and apparatus for total knee arthroplasty 0 2015
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (6)
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* 2008/0051,796 Graft retention tack 0 2006
8,057,458 Method for treating facet pain 0 2006
* 2008/0262,616 OSTEOCHONDRAL GRAFT AND METHOD OF USE FOR REPAIRING AN ARTICULAR CARTILAGE DEFECT SITE 6 2007
 
ARTHRO ALLIANCE LLC (1)
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KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.) (1)
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Medlden, LLC (1)
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GENZYME CORPORATION (2)
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6,982,298 Hydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network and applications thereof 18 2004
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7,465,766 Hydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network and applications thereof 7 2005
7,368,502 Hydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network and applications thereof 4 2005
8,207,262 Hydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network and applications thereof 2 2008
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8,080,260 Molecular enhancement of extracellular matrix and methods of use 2 2009
8,137,688 Hydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network and applications thereof 4 2009
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8,410,180 Methods to treat urinary incontinence 0 2009
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DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (24)
8,366,787 Hybrid biologic-synthetic bioabsorbable scaffolds 13 2002
8,337,537 Device from naturally occurring biologically derived materials 8 2002
8,092,529 Meniscus regeneration device 10 2002
8,025,896 Porous extracellular matrix scaffold and method 13 2002
8,012,205 Cartilage repair and regeneration device 8 2002
7,914,808 Hybrid biologic/synthetic porous extracellular matrix scaffolds 15 2002
7,361,195 Cartilage repair apparatus and method 132 2002
7,201,917 Porous delivery scaffold and method 46 2002
7,163,563 Unitary surgical device and method 105 2002
* 2003/0049,299 Porous delivery scaffold and method 15 2002
* 2003/0036,797 Meniscus regeneration device and method 145 2002
* 2003/0021,827 Hybrid biologic/synthetic porous extracellular matrix scaffolds 44 2002
7,160,333 Reinforced small intestinal submucosa 90 2003
7,819,918 Implantable tissue repair device 13 2003
7,513,866 Intestine processing device and associated method 0 2004
* 2006/0128,296 Intestine processing device and associated method 0 2004
7,569,233 Hybrid biologic-synthetic bioabsorbable scaffolds 6 2005
* 2005/0249,771 Hybrid biologic-synthetic bioabsorbable scaffolds 14 2005
7,595,062 Joint resurfacing orthopaedic implant and associated method 9 2005
* 2007/0100,460 Orthopaedic implant systems with anti-abrasion studs 6 2005
7,799,089 Reinforced small intestinal submucosa 9 2006
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VELOCITY FINANCIAL GROUP, INC., ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (3)
8,192,759 Matrix made of polyester polymers entangled with hyaluronic polymers useful for supporting tissue repair 1 2005
8,512,730 Methods of tissue repair and compositions therefor 0 2006
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RTI SURGICAL, INC. (3)
* 6,893,462 Soft and calcified tissue implants 79 2001
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BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC (64)
7,608,092 Method and apparatus for performing meniscus repair 55 2004
7,608,098 Bone fixation device 100 2004
7,914,539 Tissue fixation device 52 2005
7,749,250 Soft tissue repair assembly and associated method 92 2006
* 8,034,090 Tissue fixation device 23 2006
8,998,949 Soft tissue conduit device 19 2006
7,658,751 Method for implanting soft tissue 123 2006
7,601,165 Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable suture loop 124 2006
9,017,381 Adjustable knotless loops 22 2007
7,857,830 Soft tissue repair and conduit device 67 2007
7,905,903 Method for tissue fixation 92 2007
7,909,851 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 76 2008
7,905,904 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 83 2008
8,251,998 Chondral defect repair 46 2008
8,137,382 Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features 87 2008
8,128,658 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone 73 2008
8,118,836 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 94 2008
7,959,650 Adjustable knotless loops 96 2008
8,317,825 Soft tissue conduit device and method 54 2009
8,088,130 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 67 2009
8,361,113 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 56 2009
8,298,262 Method for tissue fixation 56 2009
8,303,604 Soft tissue repair device and method 52 2009
8,221,454 Apparatus for performing meniscus repair 49 2009
8,672,968 Method for implanting soft tissue 22 2010
9,078,644 Fracture fixation device 10 2010
8,801,783 Prosthetic ligament system for knee joint 21 2010
8,409,253 Soft tissue repair assembly and associated method 50 2010
8,562,647 Method and apparatus for securing soft tissue to bone 29 2010
8,597,327 Method and apparatus for sternal closure 29 2010
8,273,106 Soft tissue repair and conduit device 52 2010
8,337,525 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 52 2011
8,292,921 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 49 2011
8,652,171 Method and apparatus for soft tissue fixation 33 2011
8,562,645 Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop 32 2011
8,231,654 Adjustable knotless loops 83 2011
8,968,364 Method and apparatus for fixation of an ACL graft 20 2011
8,574,235 Method for trochanteric reattachment 11 2011
8,652,172 Flexible anchors for tissue fixation 29 2011
8,551,140 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone 34 2011
8,672,969 Fracture fixation device 31 2011
8,506,597 Method and apparatus for interosseous membrane reconstruction 31 2011
8,936,621 Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop 20 2011
9,149,267 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 10 2011
9,271,713 Method and apparatus for tensioning a suture 8 2011
8,840,645 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 21 2012
8,932,331 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone 20 2012
8,771,316 Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features 27 2012
8,721,684 Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features 26 2012
8,777,956 Chondral defect repair 26 2012
9,402,621 Method for tissue fixation 1 2012
9,173,651 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 10 2012
9,357,991 Method and apparatus for stitching tendons 3 2012
8,632,569 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 28 2012
9,492,158 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 0 2013
9,357,992 Method for coupling soft tissue to a bone 3 2013
9,314,241 Apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 6 2013
9,414,833 Soft tissue repair assembly and associated method 0 2013
9,381,013 Method for coupling soft tissue to a bone 1 2013
9,370,350 Apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 3 2013
9,216,078 Method and apparatus for tibial fixation of an ACL graft 9 2013
9,445,827 Method and apparatus for intraosseous membrane reconstruction 0 2013
9,005,287 Method for bone reattachment 19 2013
9,486,211 Method for implanting soft tissue 0 2014
 
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3D SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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8,871,199 Compositions and methods to promote implantation and engrafment of stem cells 0 2012
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REGENERATIVE SCIENCES, INC. (2)
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MICROPORT ORTHOPEDICS HOLDINGS INC. (5)
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IMDS CORPORATION (2)
8,636,780 Line lock graft retention system and method 0 2009
8,388,655 Compact line locks and methods 5 2010
 
ABS CORPORATION (3)
* 6,632,246 Cartilage repair plug 96 2000
6,626,945 Cartilage repair plug 183 2001
6,852,125 Cartilage repair plug 53 2003
 
Zimmer Orthobiologics, Inc. (2)
RE43714 Preparation for repairing cartilage defects or cartilage/bone defects in human or animal joints 6 2000
8,497,121 Method of obtaining viable small tissue particles and use for tissue repair 8 2012
 
MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION (10)
7,901,457 Cartilage allograft plug 34 2003
7,488,348 Cartilage allograft plug 32 2005
7,815,926 Implant for articular cartilage repair 9 2006
7,837,740 Two piece cancellous construct for cartilage repair 26 2007
RE42208 Glue for cartilage repair 19 2008
8,221,500 Cartilage allograft plug 7 2008
8,435,551 Cancellous construct with support ring for repair of osteochondral defects 3 2009
8,906,110 Two piece cancellous construct for cartilage repair 0 2010
RE43258 Glue for cartilage repair 5 2010
8,292,968 Cancellous constructs, cartilage particles and combinations of cancellous constructs and cartilage particles 7 2011
 
IMDS LLC (1)
9,265,498 Compact line locks and methods 0 2013
 
MEDTRONIC PS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,572,623 Method and apparatus for attaching a cranial flap 8 2000
 
Biomerix Corporation (5)
7,763,077 Repair of spinal annular defects and annulo-nucleoplasty regeneration 24 2003
7,803,395 Reticulated elastomeric matrices, their manufacture and use in implantable devices 12 2004
* 2005/0043,816 Reticulated elastomeric matrices, their manufacture and use in implantable devices 44 2004
8,801,801 At least partially resorbable reticulated elastomeric matrix elements and methods of making same 1 2010
9,050,176 At least partially resorbable reticulated elastomeric matrix elements and methods of making same 2 2012
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL (7)
8,268,100 Laser-produced porous surface 32 2010
* 2010/0291,286 LASER-PRODUCED POROUS SURFACE 5 2010
9,456,901 Laser-produced porous structure 0 2010
* 2011/0014,081 LASER-PRODUCED POROUS STRUCTURE 33 2010
9,135,374 Surface modified unit cell lattice structures for optimized secure freeform fabrication 0 2012
8,992,703 Laser-produced porous surface 0 2012
9,180,010 Surface modified unit cell lattice structures for optimized secure freeform fabrication 0 2012
 
Orthogene LLC (3)
6,630,457 Functionalized derivatives of hyaluronic acid, formation of hydrogels in situ using same, and methods for making and using same 40 1998
7,196,180 Functionalized derivatives of hyaluronic acid, formation of hydrogels in situ using same, and methods for making and using same 50 2003
* 2004/0072,793 Functionalized derivatives of hyaluronic acid, formation of hydrogels in situ using same, and methods for making and using same 3 2003
 
COVIDIEN LP (3)
6,712,822 Apparatus and method for the repair of articular cartilage defects 39 2002
8,157,805 Apparatus and method for the repair of articular cartilage defects 1 2004
* 2004/0181,232 Apparatus and method for the repair of articular cartilage defects 7 2004
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
7,815,826 Manufacturing process, such as three-dimensional printing, including solvent vapor filming and the like 18 2005
 
ChondoSite, LLC (1)
* 2004/0162,622 Cartilage repair plug 28 2003
 
ALLOSOURCE (3)
9,289,452 Consistent calcium content bone allograft systems and methods 1 2014
9,364,328 Multi-piece machine graft systems and methods 0 2014
9,486,556 Consistent calcium content bone allograft systems and methods 0 2016
 
Ultra Tec Manufacturing, Inc. (1)
* 2004/0039,447 Cartilage repair plug 61 2003
 
LAWLER, JOHN (1)
6,849,594 Purification and use of human recombinant cartilage oligomeric matrix protein 3 2000
 
MedIdea, LLC (1)
* 2001/0043,918 In vitro mechanical loading of musculoskeletal tissues 26 2001
 
MEDICINE LODGE (DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION) (1)
8,771,352 Method and apparatus for tibial fixation of an ACL graft 28 2011
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (28)
6,702,821 Instrumentation for minimally invasive joint replacement and methods for using same 325 2001
* 2002/0029,045 Method of performing surgery 75 2001
6,770,078 Movable knee implant and methods therefor 232 2001
7,104,996 Method of performing surgery 177 2002
7,635,390 Joint replacement component having a modular articulating surface 69 2003
8,133,229 Knee arthroplasty method 21 2003
7,806,896 Knee arthroplasty method 221 2003
7,959,635 Limited incision total joint replacement methods 18 2004
7,892,236 System and method for total joint replacement 26 2005
7,510,557 Cutting guide 54 2005
7,806,897 Knee arthroplasty and preservation of the quadriceps mechanism 41 2005
7,749,229 Total knee arthroplasty through shortened incision 46 2005
7,708,740 Method for total knee arthroplasty and resecting bone in situ 39 2005
7,708,741 Method of preparing bones for knee replacement surgery 66 2005
7,931,690 Method of resurfacing an articular surface of a bone 25 2007
7,828,852 Inlaid articular implant 30 2007
7,837,736 Minimally invasive surgical systems and methods 38 2007
8,425,522 Joint replacement method 47 2010
8,784,495 Segmental knee arthroplasty 4 2010
9,101,443 Methods for robotic arthroplasty 2 2012
8,641,726 Method for robotic arthroplasty using navigation 16 2013
8,632,552 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 15 2013
8,623,030 Robotic arthroplasty system including navigation 15 2013
8,858,557 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 6 2013
8,840,629 Robotic arthroplasty system including navigation 6 2013
8,834,490 Method for robotic arthroplasty using navigation 7 2013
9,192,459 Method of performing total knee arthroplasty 0 2014
9,060,797 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 0 2014
 
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. (7)
* 7,666,230 Implant device for cartilage regeneration in load bearing articulation regions 17 2003
* 2005/0125,073 Implant device for cartilage regeneration in load bearing articulation regions 79 2003
* 2005/0137,600 Articular cartilage repair implant delivery device and method of use 121 2003
* 2004/0166,169 Porous extracellular matrix scaffold and method 111 2004
7,354,627 Method for organizing the assembly of collagen fibers and compositions formed therefrom 19 2004
8,216,319 Method of repairing a knee joint 0 2005
* 2007/0100,459 Method of repairing a knee joint 10 2005
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (2)
6,645,945 Method of treating diseased, injured or abnormal cartilage with hyaluronic acid and growth factors 10 1999
7,902,172 Method of promoting bone growth with hyaluronic acid and growth factors 0 2004
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (4)
6,251,143 Cartilage repair unit 296 1999
6,468,314 Cartilage repair unit 145 2001
* 7,172,606 Soft tissue repair material fixation apparatus and method 2 2003
* 2003/0105,477 Soft tissue repair material fixation apparatus and method 48 2003
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (7)
7,488,347 Transosseous graft retention system and method 5 2005
7,641,694 Line lock graft retention system and method 5 2005
7,722,644 Compact line locks and methods 9 2005
* 2006/0190,041 Compact line locks and methods 10 2005
* 2006/0276,896 Bone implants with integrated line locks 46 2005
* 2010/0191,285 Compact Line Locks and Methods 0 2010
* 2010/0305,585 LINE LOCK THREADING SYSTEMS AND METHODS 3 2010
 
VERIGEN AG (9)
6,866,668 Methods, instruments and materials for chondrocyte cell transplantation 21 2001
* 2002/0045,940 Methods, instruments and materials for chondrocyte cell transplantation 92 2001
* 2002/0116,063 Kit for chondrocyte cell transplantation 0 2002
* 2004/0136,968 Autologous cells on a support matrix for tissue repair 18 2003
* 2006/0025,786 Method for autologous transplantation 1 2004
* 2005/0129,668 Methods, instruments and materials for chondrocyte cell transplantation 11 2005
* 2006/0195,122 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 0 2006
* 2006/0167,483 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 14 2006
* 2007/0212,396 Autologous cells on a support matrix for tissue repair 3 2007
 
BIORESTORATIVE THERAPIES, INC. (1)
9,133,438 Brown fat cell compositions and methods 0 2012
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (9)
8,265,730 Assessing the condition of a joint and preventing damage 78 2001
8,036,729 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 123 2004
9,286,686 Assessing the condition of a joint and assessing cartilage loss 0 2007
7,881,768 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 145 2007
8,112,142 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 108 2007
RE43282 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 121 2008
8,369,926 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 78 2011
8,306,601 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 98 2011
8,862,202 Assessing the condition of a joint and preventing damage 2 2012
 
TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE (1)
6,287,340 Bioengineered anterior cruciate ligament 53 1999
 
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 7 2000
6,465,205 In vitro cell culture device including cartilage and methods of using the same 25 2001
 
University of Massachusetts (1)
* 2004/0034,357 Controlled release implantable devices 265 2003
 
ARTHROSURFACE INCORPORATED (40)
* 7,678,151 System and method for joint resurface repair 55 2003
* 2003/0225,456 System and method for joint resurface repair 92 2003
7,510,558 System and method for joint resurface repair 46 2003
* 2004/0015,170 System and method for joint resurface repair 76 2003
7,618,462 System and method for joint resurface repair 56 2004
* 2004/0230,315 Articular surface implant 63 2004
7,896,885 Retrograde delivery of resurfacing devices 39 2004
8,361,159 System for articular surface replacement 17 2005
* 2006/0085,006 System and method for retrograde procedure 44 2005
7,914,545 System and method for retrograde procedure 35 2006
7,828,853 Articular surface implant and delivery system 31 2006
7,713,305 Articular surface implant 39 2006
* 2007/0005,143 Articular surface implant and delivery system 49 2006
* 2007/0179,608 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ARTICULAR SURFACE REPAIR 46 2006
7,951,163 Retrograde excision system and apparatus 25 2006
8,523,872 Tibial resurfacing system 15 2007
9,358,029 Retrograde resection apparatus and method 2 2007
8,177,841 System and method for joint resurface repair 24 2008
* 2008/0195,113 Bone Cement Delivery Device 24 2008
7,896,883 Bone resurfacing system and method 27 2009
7,857,817 System and method for joint resurface repair 29 2009
8,147,559 System and method for joint resurface repair 23 2009
* 2010/0070,048 System and Method for Joint Resurface Repair 3 2009
8,388,624 Trochlear resurfacing system and method 18 2010
8,540,717 System and method for joint resurface repair 14 2010
9,283,076 Glenoid resurfacing system and method 5 2010
8,961,614 Articular surface implant and delivery system 10 2010
* 2011/0071,641 Articular Surface Implant and Delivery System 3 2010
9,357,989 System and method for joint resurface repair 2 2010
9,055,955 Bone resurfacing system and method 7 2011
8,663,230 Retrograde delivery of resurfacing devices 13 2011
8,556,902 System and method for retrograde procedure 1 2011
8,926,615 System and method for retrograde procedure 12 2011
9,066,716 Suture coil and suture sheath for tissue repair 7 2012
* 9,204,873 System and method for joint resurface repair 6 2012
* 2012/0191,187 System and Method for Joint Resurface Repair 3 2012
8,864,827 System and method for joint resurface repair 12 2012
9,044,343 System for articular surface replacement 7 2013
9,351,745 Trochlear resurfacing system and method 2 2013
9,492,200 Suture system and method 0 2013
 
ACTIVE IMPLANTS CORPORATION (9)
* 2008/0255,665 ANCHORED PROSTHETIC MENISCUS DEVICE 4 2007
8,192,491 Meniscus prosthetic device 1 2007
* 2008/0086,210 Meniscus Prosthetic Device 27 2007
8,361,147 Meniscus prosthetic devices with anti-migration features 6 2008
8,016,884 Tensioned meniscus prosthetic devices and associated methods 8 2008
7,991,599 Meniscus prosthetic device selection and implantation methods 4 2008
7,611,653 Manufacturing and material processing for prosthetic devices 65 2008
* 2009/0259,311 Tensioned Meniscus Prosthetic Devices and Associated Methods 15 2008
* 2009/0259,313 MANUFACTURING AND MATERIAL PROCESSING FOR PROSTHETIC DEVICES 5 2008
 
Biomet Sports Medicine (1)
8,608,777 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 29 2011
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (20)
7,837,690 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 41 2003
7,488,324 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis 48 2003
7,887,542 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 13 2004
7,789,885 Instrumentation for knee resection 44 2005
7,695,479 Femoral sizer 5 2005
8,551,100 Instrumentation for knee resection 3 2006
7,780,672 Femoral adjustment device and associated method 69 2006
7,695,520 Prosthesis and implementation system 19 2006
8,070,752 Patient specific alignment guide and inter-operative adjustment 94 2008
8,123,758 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis 6 2009
8,500,818 Knee prosthesis assembly with ligament link 42 2010
8,343,227 Knee prosthesis assembly with ligament link 38 2010
8,518,047 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 3 2010
8,870,883 Method for less invasive knee resection 0 2011
9,259,217 Suture Button 1 2012
8,834,486 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis 0 2012
8,900,314 Method of implanting a prosthetic knee joint assembly 17 2012
9,414,925 Method of implanting a knee prosthesis assembly with a ligament link 0 2013
9,023,053 Instrumentation for knee resection 0 2013
9,433,407 Method of implanting a bone fixation assembly 0 2016
 
DEPUY (IRELAND) (3)
9,011,547 Knee prosthesis system 1 2010
9,398,956 Fixed-bearing knee prosthesis having interchangeable components 0 2013
9,204,967 Fixed-bearing knee prosthesis having interchangeable components 1 2013
 
VERICEL CORPORATION (8)
6,569,172 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 45 2001
6,592,598 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 21 2002
6,599,300 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 13 2002
6,592,599 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 15 2002
6,599,301 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 26 2002
7,137,989 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 12 2003
7,048,750 Method, instruments, and kits for autologous transplantation 11 2003
* 2003/0195,532 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 0 2003
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (1)
* 2004/0176,295 Method of promoting bone growth with hyaluronic acid and growth factors 0 2004
 
DEPUY MITEK, INC. (6)
8,110,210 Nonwoven tissue scaffold 0 2004
8,016,867 Graft fixation device and method 2 2004
* 2006/0067,967 Reinforced foam implants with enhanced integrity for soft tissue repair and regeneration 28 2005
8,105,621 Nonwoven tissue scaffold 0 2006
7,875,296 Conformable tissue repair implant capable of injection delivery 67 2007
8,137,702 Conformable tissue repair implant capable of injection delivery 32 2010
 
Martec, LLC (1)
7,615,054 Bicompartmental knee implant and method 127 2003
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