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, IN255
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 1 362
Schwartz, Robert Elliott Old Westbury, NY 1 362

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
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* 4,904,259 Compositions and methods for repair of cartilage and bone 108 1988
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STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
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DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
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Howmedica International Div.ne Pfizer Italiana S.p.A. (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)
* 4,963,489 Three-dimensional cell and tissue culture system 240 1988
 
Orthopaedic Research Institute, Inc. (1)
* 5,176,710 Prosthesis with low stiffness factor 67 1992
 
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 59 1985
 
MESOBLAST INTERNATIONAL SÀRL (1)
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BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
* 4,627,853 Method of producing prostheses for replacement of articular cartilage and prostheses so produced 300 1985
 
SHAW, ROBERT FRANCIS (1)
* 5,270,300 Methods and compositions for the treatment and repair of defects or lesions in cartilage or bone 241 1991
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
* 4,796,603 Pad-like implant 48 1987
 
BIOCON OY (1)
* 5,084,051 Layered surgical biocomposite material 225 1988
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
* 2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 10 2003
 
ReGen Corporation (2)
* 4,880,429 Prosthetic meniscus 246 1987
* 5,306,311 Prosthetic articular cartilage 370 1991
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
6,171,340 Method and device for regenerating cartilage in articulating joints 211 1999
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6,376,742 In vivo tissue engineering with biodegradable polymers 44 2000
9,089,342 Patient specific surgical guide locator and mount 0 2012
 
CONFORMIS, INC. (67)
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8,932,363 Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment 0 2003
7,796,791 Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment 61 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 181 2003
8,545,569 Patient selectable knee arthroplasty devices 21 2004
8,882,847 Patient selectable knee joint arthroplasty devices 4 2004
7,534,263 Surgical tools facilitating increased accuracy, speed and simplicity in performing joint arthroplasty 156 2004
7,717,956 Joint arthroplasty devices formed in situ 43 2005
8,066,708 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 71 2007
8,617,242 Implant device and method for manufacture 18 2008
8,083,745 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 89 2008
8,105,330 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 65 2008
8,062,302 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 60 2008
7,981,158 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 128 2008
8,951,260 Surgical cutting guide 0 2008
8,343,218 Methods and compositions for articular repair 46 2008
8,337,507 Methods and compositions for articular repair 47 2008
8,122,582 Surgical tools facilitating increased accuracy, speed and simplicity in performing joint arthroplasty 43 2009
8,682,052 Implants for altering wear patterns of articular surfaces 11 2009
8,439,926 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 30 2009
8,460,304 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 30 2009
8,377,129 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 49 2009
8,234,097 Automated systems for manufacturing patient-specific orthopedic implants and instrumentation 60 2010
8,480,754 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 29 2010
8,500,740 Patient-specific joint arthroplasty devices for ligament repair 37 2010
8,709,089 Minimally invasive joint implant with 3-dimensional geometry matching the articular surfaces 15 2010
8,551,099 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 21 2010
8,366,771 Surgical tools facilitating increased accuracy, speed and simplicity in performing joint arthroplasty 44 2010
8,337,501 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 61 2010
9,055,953 Methods and compositions for articular repair 0 2010
9,023,050 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 0 2010
8,768,028 Methods and compositions for articular repair 9 2010
8,690,945 Patient selectable knee arthroplasty devices 11 2010
8,585,708 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2010
8,945,230 Patient selectable knee joint arthroplasty devices 0 2010
8,771,365 Patient-adapted and improved orthopedic implants, designs, and related tools 9 2010
8,077,950 Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment 49 2010
8,556,983 Patient-adapted and improved orthopedic implants, designs and related tools 22 2011
8,735,773 Implant device and method for manufacture 13 2011
8,623,026 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools incorporating anatomical relief 16 2011
8,974,539 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 0 2011
8,926,706 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 0 2011
8,906,107 Patient-adapted and improved orthopedic implants, designs and related tools 1 2011
8,657,827 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 15 2011
9,084,617 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
8,634,617 Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment 18 2011
9,020,788 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 0 2012
9,066,728 Surgical tools facilitating increased accuracy, speed and simplicity in performing joint arthroplasty 0 2012
8,641,716 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 17 2012
8,617,172 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 18 2012
8,568,479 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 19 2012
8,568,480 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 19 2012
8,562,611 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 21 2012
8,562,618 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 21 2012
8,561,278 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 21 2012
8,556,906 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 21 2012
8,556,907 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 21 2012
8,551,102 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 21 2012
8,551,103 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 21 2012
8,551,169 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 21 2012
8,529,630 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 21 2012
8,998,915 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2013
9,072,531 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2013
8,951,259 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2013
8,849,621 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2013
8,965,088 Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment 0 2014
 
ZIMMER, INC. (8)
8,480,757 Implants and methods for repair, replacement and treatment of disease 6 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 3 2010
8,524,268 Cadaveric allogenic human juvenile cartilage implant 3 2011
8,518,433 Method of treating an osteochondral defect 4 2011
8,753,406 Osteochondral graft delivery device and uses thereof 1 2013
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (18)
6,852,330 Reinforced foam implants with enhanced integrity for soft tissue repair and regeneration 94 2000
6,884,428 Use of reinforced foam implants with enhanced integrity for soft tissue repair and regeneration 103 2002
7,824,701 Biocompatible scaffold for ligament or tendon repair 30 2003
8,226,715 Scaffold for connective tissue repair 22 2003
7,316,822 Conformable tissue repair implant capable of injection delivery 58 2003
8,657,881 Meniscal repair scaffold 0 2004
8,137,686 Nonwoven tissue scaffold 13 2004
2005/0232,967 Nonwoven tissue scaffold 19 2004
8,691,259 Reinforced foam implants with enhanced integrity for soft tissue repair and regeneration 0 2005
8,221,780 Nonwoven tissue scaffold 7 2006
8,449,561 Graft fixation device combination 0 2007
8,308,814 Methods and devices for preparing and implanting tissue scaffolds 0 2009
8,241,298 Methods and devices for delivering and affixing tissue scaffolds 2 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 3 2012
8,895,045 Method of preparation of bioabsorbable porous reinforced tissue implants and implants thereof 0 2012
8,469,980 Methods and devices for preparing and implanting tissue scaffolds 1 2012
 
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
 
Orthorifling Systems, LLC (2)
6,312,470 Acetabulum spacing device 5 2000
6,641,615 Acetabulum spacing device 0 2001
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (8)
* 6,355,699 Process for manufacturing biomedical foams 88 1999
6,333,029 Porous tissue scaffoldings for the repair of regeneration of tissue 188 1999
6,306,424 Foam composite for the repair or regeneration of tissue 186 1999
6,534,084 Porous tissue scaffoldings for the repair or regeneration of tissue 128 2000
6,365,149 Porous tissue scaffoldings for the repair or regeneration of tissue 96 2000
* 7,112,417 Foam composite for the repair or regeneration of tissue 27 2001
6,712,850 Porous tissue scaffolds for the repair and regeneration of dermal tissue 7 2001
* 8,187,326 Attachment of absorbable tissue scaffolds to fixation devices 4 2002
 
Puget Bio Ventures LLC (2)
8,603,095 Apparatuses for femoral and tibial resection 0 2011
8,430,932 Femoral prosthetic implant 0 2011
 
ETHICON, INC. (9)
6,371,958 Scaffold fixation device for use in articular cartilage repair 136 2000
* 6,423,252 Methods of making micropatterned foams 23 2000
6,599,323 Reinforced tissue implants and methods of manufacture and use 161 2000
6,743,232 Tissue scaffold anchor for cartilage repair 58 2001
6,575,986 Scaffold fixation device for use in articular cartilage repair 43 2001
6,626,950 Composite scaffold with post anchor for the repair and regeneration of tissue 150 2001
7,192,604 Implantable biodegradable devices for musculoskeletal repair or regeneration 20 2001
6,989,034 Attachment of absorbable tissue scaffolds to fixation devices 92 2002
7,901,461 Viable tissue repair implants and methods of use 36 2003
 
PUGET BIOVENTURES LLC (13)
7,967,822 Methods and apparatus for orthopedic implants 2 2004
7,815,645 Methods and apparatus for pinplasty bone resection 30 2005
8,287,545 Methods and apparatus for enhanced retention of prosthetic implants 5 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 16 2005
7,857,814 Methods and apparatus for minimally invasive arthroplasty 5 2005
8,353,914 Methods and apparatus for improved profile based resection 0 2007
8,062,377 Methods and apparatus for knee arthroplasty 5 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 5 2009
7,935,151 Femoral prosthetic implant 14 2010
9,066,804 Method and apparatus for femoral and tibial resection 0 2011
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
8,057,458 Method for treating facet pain 0 2006
 
ARTHRO ALLIANCE LLC (1)
* 6,132,468 Arthroscopic replacement of cartilage using flexible inflatable envelopes 190 1998
 
GENZYME CORPORATION (2)
8,323,675 Soft tissue prosthesis for repairing a defect of an abdominal wall or a pelvic cavity wall 3 2005
8,460,695 Making a soft tissue prosthesis for repairing a defect of an abdominal wall or a pelvic cavity wall 0 2012
 
Medlden, LLC (1)
7,585,323 In vitro mechanical loading of musculoskeletal tissues 2 2001
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (9)
6,982,298 Hydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network and applications thereof 15 2004
7,465,766 Hydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network and applications thereof 6 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
8,138,265 Hydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network and applications thereof 4 2009
8,021,350 Hydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network and applications thereof 2 2009
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 3 2009
8,410,180 Methods to treat urinary incontinence 0 2009
 
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 3 2002
8,092,529 Meniscus regeneration device 7 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 11 2002
7,361,195 Cartilage repair apparatus and method 45 2002
7,201,917 Porous delivery scaffold and method 34 2002
7,163,563 Unitary surgical device and method 61 2002
7,160,333 Reinforced small intestinal submucosa 62 2003
7,819,918 Implantable tissue repair device 4 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 4 2005
7,799,089 Reinforced small intestinal submucosa 4 2006
7,871,440 Unitary surgical device and method 3 2006
 
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
 
BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC (50)
7,608,092 Method and apparatus for performing meniscus repair 33 2004
7,608,098 Bone fixation device 64 2004
7,914,539 Tissue fixation device 21 2005
7,749,250 Soft tissue repair assembly and associated method 48 2006
* 8,034,090 Tissue fixation device 9 2006
8,998,949 Soft tissue conduit device 0 2006
7,658,751 Method for implanting soft tissue 76 2006
7,601,165 Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable suture loop 79 2006
9,017,381 Adjustable knotless loops 0 2007
7,857,830 Soft tissue repair and conduit device 35 2007
7,905,903 Method for tissue fixation 50 2007
7,909,851 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 46 2008
7,905,904 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 45 2008
8,251,998 Chondral defect repair 27 2008
8,137,382 Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features 49 2008
8,128,658 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone 40 2008
8,118,836 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 48 2008
7,959,650 Adjustable knotless loops 47 2008
8,317,825 Soft tissue conduit device and method 27 2009
8,088,130 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 35 2009
8,361,113 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 29 2009
8,298,262 Method for tissue fixation 30 2009
8,303,604 Soft tissue repair device and method 28 2009
8,221,454 Apparatus for performing meniscus repair 30 2009
8,672,968 Method for implanting soft tissue 1 2010
9,078,644 Fracture fixation device 0 2010
8,801,783 Prosthetic ligament system for knee joint 2 2010
8,409,253 Soft tissue repair assembly and associated method 28 2010
8,562,647 Method and apparatus for securing soft tissue to bone 9 2010
8,597,327 Method and apparatus for sternal closure 9 2010
8,273,106 Soft tissue repair and conduit device 27 2010
8,337,525 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 25 2011
8,292,921 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 25 2011
8,652,171 Method and apparatus for soft tissue fixation 11 2011
8,562,645 Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop 10 2011
8,231,654 Adjustable knotless loops 43 2011
8,968,364 Method and apparatus for fixation of an ACL graft 0 2011
8,574,235 Method for trochanteric reattachment 1 2011
8,652,172 Flexible anchors for tissue fixation 9 2011
8,551,140 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone 10 2011
8,672,969 Fracture fixation device 10 2011
8,506,597 Method and apparatus for interosseous membrane reconstruction 13 2011
8,936,621 Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop 0 2011
8,840,645 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 2 2012
8,932,331 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone 0 2012
8,771,316 Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features 7 2012
8,721,684 Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features 7 2012
8,777,956 Chondral defect repair 7 2012
8,632,569 Soft tissue repair device and associated methods 9 2012
9,005,287 Method for bone reattachment 0 2013
 
RTI SURGICAL, INC. (2)
* 6,893,462 Soft and calcified tissue implants 68 2001
7,513,910 Soft and calcified tissue implants 52 2004
 
ISTO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
8,444,968 Cartilage repair methods 0 2006
 
REGENERATIVE SCIENCES, LLC (1)
8,871,199 Compositions and methods to promote implantation and engrafment of stem cells 0 2012
 
MICROPORT ORTHOPEDICS HOLDINGS INC. (2)
9,017,334 Patient specific surgical guide locator and mount 0 2010
8,808,303 Orthopedic surgical guide 0 2011
 
POREX SURGICAL (1)
8,142,886 Porous laser sintered articles 0 2008
 
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
 
IMDS CORPORATION (2)
8,636,780 Line lock graft retention system and method 0 2009
8,388,655 Compact line locks and methods 1 2010
 
ZIMMER ORTHOBIOLOGICS, INC. (2)
RE43714 Preparation for repairing cartilage defects or cartilage/bone defects in human or animal joints 4 2000
8,497,121 Method of obtaining viable small tissue particles and use for tissue repair 4 2012
 
ABS CORPORATION (3)
* 6,632,246 Cartilage repair plug 72 2000
6,626,945 Cartilage repair plug 142 2001
6,852,125 Cartilage repair plug 38 2003
 
MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION (10)
7,901,457 Cartilage allograft plug 24 2003
7,488,348 Cartilage allograft plug 24 2005
7,815,926 Implant for articular cartilage repair 5 2006
7,837,740 Two piece cancellous construct for cartilage repair 14 2007
RE42208 Glue for cartilage repair 13 2008
8,221,500 Cartilage allograft plug 2 2008
8,435,551 Cancellous construct with support ring for repair of osteochondral defects 0 2009
8,906,110 Two piece cancellous construct for cartilage repair 0 2010
RE43258 Glue for cartilage repair 1 2010
8,292,968 Cancellous constructs, cartilage particles and combinations of cancellous constructs and cartilage particles 3 2011
 
MEDTRONIC PS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,572,623 Method and apparatus for attaching a cranial flap 7 2000
 
BIOMERIX CORPORATION (4)
7,763,077 Repair of spinal annular defects and annulo-nucleoplasty regeneration 21 2003
7,803,395 Reticulated elastomeric matrices, their manufacture and use in implantable devices 10 2004
8,801,801 At least partially resorbable reticulated elastomeric matrix elements and methods of making same 0 2010
9,050,176 At least partially resorbable reticulated elastomeric matrix elements and methods of making same 0 2012
 
UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL, THE (2)
8,268,100 Laser-produced porous surface 6 2010
8,992,703 Laser-produced porous surface 0 2012
 
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 35 1998
7,196,180 Functionalized derivatives of hyaluronic acid, formation of hydrogels in situ using same, and methods for making and using same 36 2003
 
COVIDIEN LP (2)
6,712,822 Apparatus and method for the repair of articular cartilage defects 25 2002
8,157,805 Apparatus and method for the repair of articular cartilage defects 1 2004
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
7,815,826 Manufacturing process, such as three-dimensional printing, including solvent vapor filming and the like 12 2005
 
ChondoSite, LLC (1)
* 2004/0162,622 Cartilage repair plug 19 2003
 
LAWLER, JOHN (1)
6,849,594 Purification and use of human recombinant cartilage oligomeric matrix protein 3 2000
 
MEDICINE LODGE (DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION) (1)
8,771,352 Method and apparatus for tibial fixation of an ACL graft 7 2011
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (25)
6,702,821 Instrumentation for minimally invasive joint replacement and methods for using same 239 2001
6,770,078 Movable knee implant and methods therefor 168 2001
7,104,996 Method of performing surgery 126 2002
7,635,390 Joint replacement component having a modular articulating surface 42 2003
8,133,229 Knee arthroplasty method 15 2003
7,806,896 Knee arthroplasty method 142 2003
7,959,635 Limited incision total joint replacement methods 12 2004
7,892,236 System and method for total joint replacement 19 2005
7,510,557 Cutting guide 40 2005
7,806,897 Knee arthroplasty and preservation of the quadriceps mechanism 25 2005
7,749,229 Total knee arthroplasty through shortened incision 30 2005
7,708,740 Method for total knee arthroplasty and resecting bone in situ 24 2005
7,708,741 Method of preparing bones for knee replacement surgery 42 2005
7,931,690 Method of resurfacing an articular surface of a bone 19 2007
7,828,852 Inlaid articular implant 18 2007
7,837,736 Minimally invasive surgical systems and methods 25 2007
8,425,522 Joint replacement method 15 2010
8,784,495 Segmental knee arthroplasty 0 2010
8,641,726 Method for robotic arthroplasty using navigation 10 2013
8,632,552 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 9 2013
8,623,030 Robotic arthroplasty system including navigation 9 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 1 2013
9,060,797 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 0 2014
 
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. (4)
* 7,666,230 Implant device for cartilage regeneration in load bearing articulation regions 14 2003
7,354,627 Method for organizing the assembly of collagen fibers and compositions formed therefrom 11 2004
8,216,319 Method of repairing a knee joint 0 2005
8,128,703 Fixed-bearing knee prosthesis having interchangeable components 5 2009
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (2)
6,645,945 Method of treating diseased, injured or abnormal cartilage with hyaluronic acid and growth factors 8 1999
7,902,172 Method of promoting bone growth with hyaluronic acid and growth factors 0 2004
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION (3)
7,488,347 Transosseous graft retention system and method 3 2005
7,641,694 Line lock graft retention system and method 2 2005
7,722,644 Compact line locks and methods 5 2005
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (3)
6,251,143 Cartilage repair unit 243 1999
6,468,314 Cartilage repair unit 110 2001
* 7,172,606 Soft tissue repair material fixation apparatus and method 2 2003
 
VERIGEN AG (1)
6,866,668 Methods, instruments and materials for chondrocyte cell transplantation 20 2001
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (8)
8,265,730 Assessing the condition of a joint and preventing damage 45 2001
8,036,729 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 83 2004
7,881,768 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 101 2007
8,112,142 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 70 2007
RE43282 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 79 2008
8,369,926 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 43 2011
8,306,601 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 61 2011
8,862,202 Assessing the condition of a joint and preventing damage 1 2012
 
TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE (1)
6,287,340 Bioengineered anterior cruciate ligament 47 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 6 2000
6,465,205 In vitro cell culture device including cartilage and methods of using the same 21 2001
 
Arthrosurface Incorporated (25)
* 7,678,151 System and method for joint resurface repair 36 2003
7,510,558 System and method for joint resurface repair 37 2003
7,618,462 System and method for joint resurface repair 36 2004
7,896,885 Retrograde delivery of resurfacing devices 22 2004
8,361,159 System for articular surface replacement 10 2005
7,914,545 System and method for retrograde procedure 22 2006
7,828,853 Articular surface implant and delivery system 21 2006
7,713,305 Articular surface implant 27 2006
7,951,163 Retrograde excision system and apparatus 17 2006
8,523,872 Tibial resurfacing system 8 2007
8,177,841 System and method for joint resurface repair 15 2008
7,896,883 Bone resurfacing system and method 17 2009
7,857,817 System and method for joint resurface repair 19 2009
8,147,559 System and method for joint resurface repair 15 2009
8,388,624 Trochlear resurfacing system and method 10 2010
8,540,717 System and method for joint resurface repair 7 2010
8,961,614 Articular surface implant and delivery system 3 2010
9,055,955 Bone resurfacing system and method 0 2011
8,663,230 Retrograde delivery of resurfacing devices 6 2011
8,556,902 System and method for retrograde procedure 0 2011
8,926,615 System and method for retrograde procedure 4 2011
9,066,716 Suture coil and suture sheath for tissue repair 0 2012
* 2012/0191,187 System and Method for Joint Resurface Repair 2 2012
8,864,827 System and method for joint resurface repair 5 2012
9,044,343 System for articular surface replacement 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 46 2008
 
Biomet Sports Medicine (1)
8,608,777 Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone 9 2011
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (17)
7,837,690 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 15 2003
7,488,324 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis 40 2003
7,887,542 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 10 2004
7,789,885 Instrumentation for knee resection 16 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 41 2006
7,695,520 Prosthesis and implementation system 13 2006
8,070,752 Patient specific alignment guide and inter-operative adjustment 42 2008
8,123,758 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis 5 2009
8,500,818 Knee prosthesis assembly with ligament link 19 2010
8,343,227 Knee prosthesis assembly with ligament link 15 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
8,834,486 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis 0 2012
8,900,314 Method of implanting a prosthetic knee joint assembly 0 2012
9,023,053 Instrumentation for knee resection 0 2013
 
DEPUY (IRELAND) (1)
9,011,547 Knee prosthesis system 0 2010
 
VERICEL CORPORATION (7)
6,569,172 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 42 2001
6,592,598 Method, instruments, and kit for autologous transplantation 17 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 22 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
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (1)
* 2004/0176,295 Method of promoting bone growth with hyaluronic acid and growth factors 0 2004
 
DePuy Mitek, Inc. (5)
8,110,210 Nonwoven tissue scaffold 0 2004
8,016,867 Graft fixation device and method 1 2004
8,105,621 Nonwoven tissue scaffold 0 2006
7,875,296 Conformable tissue repair implant capable of injection delivery 51 2007
8,137,702 Conformable tissue repair implant capable of injection delivery 26 2010
 
MARTEC, LLC (1)
7,615,054 Bicompartmental knee implant and method 80 2003
* Cited By Examiner