US Patent No: 6,899,713

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Formable orthopedic fixation system

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An implantable inflatable orthopedic device is provided. The device comprises a flexible wall, defining an interior cavity, a reinforcing element exposed to the cavity, an inflation pathway in communication with the cavity, and a valve, for closing the pathway. A delivery catheter is also provided for removably carrying the orthopedic device to the treatment site.

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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.WARSAW, IN1778

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Nguyen, Thanh Van Irvine, CA 35 2855
Pham, To V Trabuco Canyon, CA 27 2863
Shaolian, Samuel M Newport Beach, CA 110 5567
Teitelbaum, George P Santa Monica, CA 39 3991

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SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (8)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 2004/0082,961 Percutaneous vertebral fusion system 42 2003
* 2005/0251,140 Formed in place fixation system with thermal acceleration 97 2005
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CELONOVA BIOSCIENCES, INC. (1)
* 2006/0155,296 Three-dimensional implantable bone support 50 2006
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
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KYPHON SARL (7)
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GMEDELEWARE 2 LLC (1)
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STRYKER SPINE (7)
8,177,817 System and method for orthopedic implant configuration 12 2005
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GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (4)
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Evera Medical, Inc. (7)
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8,002,744 Non-compliant medical balloon 6 2008
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8,728,110 Balloon dilation catheter shaft having end transition 0 2009
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7,985,236 Rapid exchange balloon dilation catheter having reinforced multi-lumen distal portion 3 2009
8,313,601 Non-compliant medical balloon 2 2009
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7,811,284 Systems and methods for internal bone fixation 33 2007
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7,879,041 Systems and methods for internal bone fixation 31 2008
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8,512,338 Photodynamic bone stabilization systems and methods for reinforcing bone 21 2010
8,366,711 Systems and methods for internal bone fixation 24 2010
8,870,965 Devices and methods for bone alignment, stabilization and distraction 8 2010
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8,348,956 Apparatus and methods for reinforcing bone 23 2010
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8,734,460 Systems and methods for internal bone fixation 11 2011
8,684,965 Photodynamic bone stabilization and drug delivery systems 11 2011
9,179,959 Systems and methods for treating conditions and diseases of the spine 0 2011
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9,144,442 Photodynamic articular joint implants and methods of use 0 2012
8,668,701 Apparatus for delivery of reinforcing materials to bone 11 2012
8,936,382 Attachment system for light-conducting fibers 7 2012
8,915,966 Devices and methods for bone alignment, stabilization and distraction 7 2012
8,906,030 Systems and methods for internal bone fixation 7 2012
8,574,233 Photodynamic bone stabilization systems and methods for reinforcing bone 14 2012
8,936,644 Systems and methods for joint stabilization 7 2012
8,906,031 Systems and methods for internal bone fixation 7 2012
8,672,982 Apparatus and methods for repairing craniomaxillofacial bones using customized bone plates 11 2013
* 2014/0180,288 Distal Tip for Bone Fixation Devices 11 2013
8,939,977 Systems and methods for separating bone fixation devices from introducer 7 2013
9,005,254 Methods for repairing craniomaxillofacial bones using customized bone plate 6 2014
9,265,549 Apparatus for delivery of reinforcing materials to bone 0 2014
9,254,156 Apparatus for delivery of reinforcing materials to bone 0 2014
9,254,195 Systems and methods for joint stabilization 0 2014
9,125,706 Devices and methods for bone alignment, stabilization and distraction 0 2014
 
Holt Development L.L.C. (1)
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (47)
8,083,774 Percutaneous vertebral fusion system 2 2003
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* 2007/0179,614 Intervertebral prosthetic disc and method of installing same 9 2006
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* 2007/0270,953 Transformable spinal implants and methods of use 8 2006
8,348,978 Interosteotic implant 6 2006
8,252,031 Molding device for an expandable interspinous process implant 6 2006
8,105,357 Interspinous process brace 6 2006
8,048,118 Adjustable interspinous process brace 12 2006
7,846,185 Expandable interspinous process implant and method of installing same 23 2006
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8,066,750 Port structures for non-rigid bone plates 0 2006
7,875,079 Vertebral implant containment device and methods of use 1 2006
8,758,407 Methods for positioning a load-bearing orthopedic implant device in vivo 0 2006
8,663,328 Methods for positioning a load-bearing component of an orthopedic implant device by inserting a malleable device that hardens in vivo 0 2006
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Palmaz Scientific, Inc. (1)
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PARADIGM SPINE, LLC (7)
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* 2008/0228,225 Interlaminar-Interspinous Vertebral Stabilization System 63 2007
8,920,473 Posterior functionally dynamic stabilization system 1 2007
9,173,746 Interspinous vertebral stabilization devices 0 2012
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (1)
* 2004/0143,264 Metal-backed UHMWPE rod sleeve system preserving spinal motion 244 2003
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
9,161,786 Methods and devices for minimally invasive spinal fixation element placement 0 2014
 
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