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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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.WARSAW, IN1741

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Estes, Richard H Hollis, NH 14 1234
Nguyen, Thanh Van Irvine, CA 53 1873
Pham, To V Trabuco Canyon, CA 47 1708
Shaolian, Samuel M Newport Beach, CA 149 3611
Teitelbaum, George P Santa Monica, CA 62 2567

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