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, IN1699

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Nguyen, Thanh Van Irvine, CA 53 1786
Pham, To V Trabuco Canyon, CA 47 1627
Shaolian, Samuel M Newport Beach, CA 148 3395
Teitelbaum, George P Santa Monica, CA 62 2413

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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (22)
8,083,774 Percutaneous vertebral fusion system 2 2003
7,833,249 Formable orthopedic fixation system 1 2004
7,727,262 Formed in place fixation system with thermal acceleration 1 2005
8,357,181 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 1 2005
7,776,075 Expandable spinal rods and methods of use 28 2006
7,655,026 Expandable spinal rods and methods of use 50 2006
7,993,404 Transformable spinal implants and methods of use 2 2006
8,348,978 Interosteotic implant 1 2006
8,252,031 Molding device for an expandable interspinous process implant 1 2006
8,105,357 Interspinous process brace 0 2006
8,048,118 Adjustable interspinous process brace 3 2006
7,846,185 Expandable interspinous process implant and method of installing same 9 2006
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8,728,125 Expandable spinal rods and methods of use 0 2010
 
ILLUMINOSS MEDICAL, INC. (16)
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8,366,711 Systems and methods for internal bone fixation 6 2010
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8,684,965 Photodynamic bone stabilization and drug delivery systems 0 2011
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8,668,701 Apparatus for delivery of reinforcing materials to bone 0 2012
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KYPHON SARL (5)
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GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (3)
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PARADIGM SPINE, LLC (3)
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DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (2)
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STRYKER SPINE (1)
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