US Patent No: 6,875,212

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Curable media for implantable medical device

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A subcutaneously formed in place orthopedic fixation device is provided, such as for fixation of the spine or other bone or bones. The device comprises an inflatable member, such as a tubular balloon. The balloon is positioned at a treatment site in the body while in a flexible, low crossing profile configuration. The balloon is thereafter inflated with a hardenable epoxy media comprising one or more epoxy compounds and one or more amine curing compounds that cures rapidly in place with low to moderate exotherm. Methods and delivery structures are also disclosed.

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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.WARSAW, IN1791

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Estes, Richard H Buford, GA 12 1398
Nguyen, Thanh Van Irvine, CA 35 2901
Pham, To V Trabuco Canyon, CA 27 2907
Shaolian, Samuel M Newport Beach, CA 110 5684
Teitelbaum, George P Santa Monica, CA 41 4058

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VERTIFFLEX, INC. (1)
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