US Patent No: 8,070,752 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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Patient specific alignment guide and inter-operative adjustment

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A method of preparing a joint for a prosthesis in a patient. The method includes obtaining scan data associated with the joint of the patient, preparing a three-dimensional image of the joint based on the scan data, preparing a pre-operative surgical plan based on the scan data, and preparing an image of a patient-specific alignment guide, and intra-operatively modifying the surgical plan.

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BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLCWARSAW, IN423

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Berend, Keith R Columbus, OH 20 407
Berend, Michael E Indianapolis, IN 7 240
Donaldson, Thomas Redlands, CA 3 111
Lombardi,, Jr Adolph V - 4 86
Metzger, Robert Wakarusa, IN 213 3583
Perry, Lance D Warsaw, IN 11 270
Schoenefeld, Ryan J Fort Wayne, IN 33 934
Serban, Radu Warsaw, IN 10 246

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2009/0076,512 Method and apparatus for reconstructing a ligament and/or repairing cartilage, and for performing an open wedge, high tibial osteotomy 47 2008
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING CORP. (6)
5,122,144 Method and instrumentation for unicompartmental total knee arthroplasty 276 1989
5,092,869 Oscillating surgical saw guide pins and instrumentation system 95 1991
5,234,433 Method and instrumentation for unicompartmental total knee arthroplasty 271 1991
5,342,366 Surgical instruments for hip revision 115 1992
5,792,143 Neck length measuring device and method of using same for implanting a hip prosthesis 67 1997
2008/0257,363 Method And Apparatus For Manufacturing An Implant 75 2008
 
FINSBURY (DEVELOPMENT) LIMITED (6)
2005/0245,934 Tool 65 2005
2005/0245,936 Tool 62 2005
2006/0058,886 Tool 56 2005
2007/0162,039 Tool 54 2006
2007/0233,136 TOOL 56 2007
2010/0137,924 TOOL 34 2009
 
KINAMED, INC. (6)
6,712,856 Custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and method of making the same 148 2000
6,711,431 Non-imaging, computer assisted navigation system for hip replacement surgery 112 2002
6,905,514 Custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and method of making the same 138 2003
2004/0254,584 Non-imaging, computer assisted navigation system for hip replacement surgery 71 2004
2005/0119,664 Marking template for installing a custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and associated installation method 106 2005
2008/0215,059 MARKING TEMPLATE FOR INSTALLING A CUSTOM REPLACEMENT DEVICE FOR RESURFACING A FEMUR AND ASSOCIATED INSTALLATION METHOD 91 2008
 
PUGET BIOVENTURES LLC (6)
5,755,803 Prosthetic implant 166 1996
5,879,354 Prosthetic implant 120 1997
6,056,754 Method and apparatus for patella resection and guide handle 188 1998
6,197,064 Prosthetic implant 185 1999
6,695,848 Methods for femoral and tibial resection 112 2001
2006/0030,853 Methods and apparatus for pinplasty bone resection 69 2005
 
Symbiosis Corporation (6)
5,152,778 Clevis for disposable laparoscopic surgical instrument 96 1991
5,258,004 Double acting, dual pivot thoracoscopic surgical lung clamps 89 1991
5,170,800 Hermaphroditic endoscopic claw extractors 89 1991
5,174,300 Endoscopic surgical instruments having rotatable end effectors 268 1992
5,176,702 Ratchet locking mechanism for surgical instruments 155 1992
5,293,878 Endoscopic surgical instruments having stepped rotatable end effectors 59 1992
 
AESCULAP AG (5)
2002/0198,531 Apparatus for positioning the angle of a bone cutting guide 51 2002
2004/0106,926 Osteotomy procedure 41 2002
2004/0181,144 Process and device for the preoperative determination of the positioning data of endoprosthetic parts 58 2004
2008/0051,910 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POSITIONING A BONE PROSTHESIS USING A LOCALIZATION SYSTEM 51 2006
2008/0230,422 Surgical data carrier 33 2008
 
SYNVASIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC. (5)
5,490,854 Surgical cutting block and method of use 66 1993
5,382,249 Adjustable surgical blade 58 1993
5,817,097 Bone saw blade guide with magnet 64 1997
2005/0177,170 Dynamic knee balancer with pressure sensing 30 2004
2007/0083,209 Transverse acting surgical saw blade 27 2005
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (5)
5,015,247 Threaded spinal implant 903 1988
6,696,073 Shaped load-bearing osteoimplant and methods of making same 205 2002
2004/0158,254 Instrument and method for milling a path into bone 57 2004
7,474,223 Method and apparatus for implant identification 52 2005
2007/0233,272 SHAPED LOAD-BEARING OSTEOIMPLANT AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME 46 2007
 
ACTIVE IMPLANTS CORPORATION (4)
2007/0219,640 CERAMIC-ON-CERAMIC PROSTHETIC DEVICE COUPLED TO A FLEXIBLE BONE INTERFACE 34 2007
2008/0294,266 Methods, Systems, and Apparatus for Implanting Prosthetic Devices Into Cartilage 34 2008
2010/0179,663 ACETABULAR PROSTHETIC DEVICES 28 2008
2011/0190,901 Acetabular Prosthetic Devices and Associated Methods 29 2010
 
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY (4)
6,205,411 Computer-assisted surgery planner and intra-operative guidance system 286 1998
6,701,174 Computer-aided bone distraction 154 2000
6,711,432 Computer-aided orthopedic surgery 139 2000
6,514,259 Probe and associated system and method for facilitating planar osteotomy during arthoplasty 114 2001
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (4)
4,386,609 Attaching assembly for an osteotomy saw blade 87 1981
5,507,763 Surgical saw blade 29 1994
5,609,603 Surgical cutting device with safety interlock 62 1996
2005/0075,641 Osteotomy system 77 2004
 
MedIdea, LLC (4)
6,187,010 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 144 1997
5,976,149 Method and apparatus for aligning a prosthetic element 45 1998
6,602,259 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 64 1999
6,273,891 Method and apparatus for aligning a prosthetic element 57 1999
 
ONC SOLUTIONS, INC. (4)
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 2 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 2 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 2 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 2 2007
 
ORTHOSOFT INC. (4)
6,533,737 Interactive computer-assisted surgical system and method thereof 107 2000
2006/0015,120 Determining femoral cuts in knee surgery 49 2003
7,427,272 Method for locating the mechanical axis of a femur 38 2003
2009/0248,044 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PLANNING/GUIDING ALTERATIONS TO A BONE 57 2009
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (4)
4,621,630 Guide for femoral neck osteotomy 47 1983
4,646,729 Prosthetic knee implantation 76 1985
5,098,437 Acetabular cup positioning insert 103 1991
5,171,243 Acetabular cup positioning insert 92 1991
 
SYMMETRY MEDICAL MANUFACTURING, INC. (4)
5,514,139 Method and apparatus for femoral resection 139 1994
5,597,379 Method and apparatus for femoral resection alignment 194 1994
5,643,272 Method and apparatus for tibial resection 139 1995
5,810,827 Method and apparatus for bony material removal 160 1996
 
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. (4)
4,961,954 Surface modified surgical instruments, devices, implants, contact lenses and the like 106 1989
5,100,689 Surface modified surgical instruments, devices, implants, contact lenses and the like 107 1990
2008/0058,945 PROSTHETIC DEVICE AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLANTING PROSTHETIC DEVICE 102 2007
2007/0255,412 Prosthetic device 51 2007
 
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (4)
4,979,949 Robot-aided system for surgery 321 1988
5,154,717 Robot-aided system for surgery 211 1990
5,690,635 Prosthesis template for use in a robot-aided system for surgery 141 1994
5,571,110 Orthopedic saw guide for use in a robot-aided system for surgery 117 1995
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (4)
5,445,639 Intervertebral reamer construction 298 1991
5,899,914 Surgical instrument 149 1997
6,077,287 Surgical instrument 192 1999
6,676,662 Bone instruments and methods 28 2000
 
ASTRA AKTIEBOLAG (3)
5,007,912 Arrangement for fixing a knee-joint in defined positions and for positional control of instruments for replacing the knee-joint with a prosthesis 90 1990
6,120,510 Cutting guide instrument 68 1996
6,503,255 Cutting guide instrument 49 2000
 
DEPUY INC. (3)
4,896,663 Self centering femoral drill jig 113 1988
4,927,422 Elbow arthroplasty instrumentation and surgical procedure 40 1989
5,041,117 Elbow arthroplasty instrumentation and surgical procedure 55 1990
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (3)
4,821,213 System for the simultaneous display of two or more internal surfaces within a solid object 101 1986
6,750,653 Knee/foot/ankle combination coil for MRI systems 52 2002
7,042,222 Phased array knee coil 33 2004
 
HOWMEDICA INTERNATIONAL S. DE R.L. (3)
5,454,816 Femoral cutting guide 188 1994
5,911,723 Surgical apparatus 149 1997
6,264,698 Method and apparatus for implanting an acetabular cup 53 1999
 
HUNTSMAN ADVANCED MATERIALS AMERICAS INC. (3)
5,514,519 Production of three-dimensional objects 56 1994
5,677,107 Production of three-dimensional objects 76 1996
5,942,370 Production of three-dimensional objects 43 1997
 
IGO TECHNOLOGIES INC. (3)
6,990,220 Apparatuses and methods for surgical navigation 45 2001
2003/0011,624 Deformable transformations for interventional guidance 49 2001
2009/0164,024 JOINT PLACEMENT METHODS AND APPARATUSES 41 2008
 
MATERIALISE N.V. (3)
5,595,703 Method for supporting an object made by means of stereolithography or another rapid prototype production method 77 1995
5,768,134 Method for making a perfected medical model on the basis of digital image information of a part of the body 243 1996
2008/0062,183 Hybrid data structures for graphics programs 28 2007
 
ORTHALIGN, INC. (3)
2009/0318,836 SURGICAL ORIENTATION DEVICE AND METHOD 50 2009
2010/0076,505 HIP SURGERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS 54 2009
2010/0137,869 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR JOINT REPLACEMENT 54 2009
 
PLUS ENDOPROTHETIK AG (3)
6,059,833 Elliptic acetabular component for a hip prothesis 50 1996
6,383,228 Femoral hip-joint prosthesis with a logarithmically extending curvature 115 1999
6,554,837 Device and method for inserting a prosthetic knee 107 2001
 
SURGICAL NAVIGATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
6,118,845 System and methods for the reduction and elimination of image artifacts in the calibration of X-ray imagers 164 1998
7,542,791 Method and apparatus for preplanning a surgical procedure 87 2004
2004/0171,924 Method and apparatus for preplanning a surgical procedure 158 2004
 
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (3)
6,126,690 Anatomically correct prosthesis and method and apparatus for manufacturing prosthesis 140 1996
6,161,080 Three dimensional multibody modeling of anatomical joints 169 1997
6,459,948 Anatomically correct prosthesis and method and apparatus for manufacturing prosthesis 108 1999
 
THURGAUER KANTONALBANK, A CORPORATION CHARTERED IN AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF SWITZERLAND, THAT MAINTAINS ITS PRINCIPAL OFFICES AT: (3)
5,084,050 Implant for bone reinforcement and for anchoring bone screws, implants and implant parts 338 1989
5,554,190 Prosthesis component and a method of producing it 97 1994
6,682,566 Modular socket prosthesis 58 2001
 
ACME UNITED CORPORATION (2)
4,619,391 Surgical stapling instrument 73 1984
4,662,372 Disposable surgical instrument and method of forming 228 1985
 
ACUDERM, INC. (2)
5,183,053 Elliptical biopsy punch 85 1991
5,186,178 Crescent shaped biopsy punch 57 1991
 
ALEXANDRIA RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
6,482,209 Apparatus and method for sculpting the surface of a joint 131 2001
7,115,131 Apparatus and method for sculpting the surface of a joint 133 2002
 
Alvarado Orthopedic Research, Inc. (2)
4,985,037 Universal modular prosthesis stem extension 93 1989
5,133,760 Universal modular prosthesis stem extension 121 1990
 
ARTHROSURFACE INCORPORATED (2)
7,029,479 System and method for joint resurface repair 86 2003
2008/0172,125 System and Method for Joint Resurface Repair 77 2008
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (2)
5,274,565 Process for making custom joint replacements 104 1990
5,448,489 Process for making custom joint replacements 123 1993
 
BONUTTI RESEARCH, INC. (2)
5,285,773 Orthosis with distraction through range of motion 74 1991
5,456,268 Adjustable orthosis 68 1994
 
BRANTIGAN, W. JOHN DR.( CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) (2)
4,834,757 Prosthetic implant 807 1988
5,192,327 Surgical prosthetic implant for vertebrae 774 1991
 
BURKE, DENNIS W. (2)
5,474,559 Femoral milling instrumentation for use in total knee arthroplasty with optional cutting guide attachment 233 1993
5,860,981 Guide for femoral milling instrumention for use in total knee arthroplasty 180 1997
 
CENTERPULSE ORTHOPEDICS INC. (2)
6,206,927 Surgically implantable knee prothesis 204 1999
6,923,831 Surgically implantable knee prosthesis having attachment apertures 85 2002
 
CERAMTEC AG INNOVATIVE CERAMIC ENGINEERING (2)
6,214,051 Fixation of a ceramic structural member by way of gliding in a femoral part 70 1998
6,319,285 Ceramic acetabular cup with metal coating 43 2000
 
CONSENSUS ORTHOPEDICS, INC. (2)
5,716,360 Patella recession instrument and method for anatomically-shaped patellar prostheses 86 1995
7,255,702 Bone milling instrument 40 2003
 
D4D TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
2006/0172,263 MILL BLANK 29 2005
2006/0204,932 Mill blank library and computer-implemented method for efficient selection of blanks to satisfy given criteria 36 2005
 
DEPUY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (2)
2007/0276,400 Drill Guide Assembly 58 2004
2009/0163,923 SURGICAL JIG AND METHODS OF USE 49 2005
 
DIMICRON, INC. (2)
6,488,715 Diamond-surfaced cup for use in a prosthetic joint 85 2000
6,517,583 Prosthetic hip joint having a polycrystalline diamond compact articulation surface and a counter bearing surface 61 2000
 
EAGLE VISION, INC. (2)
5,921,990 Collagen forceps 41 1997
6,174,321 Collagen forceps 44 1999
 
ETHICON, INC. (2)
5,273,524 Electrosurgical device 365 1991
5,275,166 Method and apparatus for performing ultrasonic assisted surgical procedures 158 1992
 
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC (2)
6,725,077 Apparatus and method for just-in-time localization image acquisition 49 2000
6,697,664 Computer assisted targeting device for use in orthopaedic surgery 152 2001
 
GENZYME CORPORATION (2)
5,723,331 Methods and compositions for the repair of articular cartilage defects in mammals 194 1995
5,786,217 Methods and compositions for the repair of articular cartilage defects in mammals 218 1997
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
5,086,401 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 495 1990
5,408,409 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 334 1993
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (2)
6,102,850 Medical robotic system 180 1997
6,063,095 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures 220 1998
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (2)
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 5 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 5 2003
 
MARCTEC, LLC (2)
6,059,817 Surgical devices assembled using heat bondable materials 114 1999
6,503,267 Surgical devices assembled using heat bondable materials 84 2000
 
MICROAIRE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS LLC (2)
5,694,693 Universal saw blade hub 44 1996
D385163 Saw blade hub 21 1996
 
MIDWEST ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION (2)
5,733,292 Arthroplasty trial prosthesis alignment devices and associated methods 113 1995
5,925,049 Device and method for distal femur cutting and prosthesis measuring 110 1997
 
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (2)
5,799,055 Apparatus and method for planning a stereotactic surgical procedure using coordinated fluoroscopy 249 1996
6,198,794 Apparatus and method for planning a stereotactic surgical procedure using coordinated fluoroscopy 84 2000
 
ORTHO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (2)
6,942,475 Disposable knee mold 46 2003
2005/0049,603 Knee balancing block 52 2003
 
ORTHODYNAMICS GMBH (2)
6,120,544 Femur endoprosthesis for articial hip joint 51 1998
2009/0018,666 Set For Creating An Offset-Resurfacing Hip-Joint Implant 28 2008
 
OSTEOTECH INVESTMENT CORPORATION (2)
5,061,286 Osteoprosthetic implant 141 1989
5,073,373 Flowable demineralized bone powder composition and its use in bone repair 200 1989
 
PERCEPTION RAISONNEMENT ACTION EN MEDECINE (2)
2007/0185,498 SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING THE POSITION OF A KNEE PROSTHESIS 44 2003
2008/0319,448 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN OPTIMAL TYPE AND POSITION OF AN IMPLANT 51 2007
 
PRUEFTECHNIK DIETER BUSCH AG (2)
6,195,615 Method of mutually aligning bodies and position-measuring sensor therefor 45 1998
6,354,011 Orientation measuring device 40 2000
 
SCANDINAVIAN CUSTOMIZED PROSTHESIS ASA (2)
2005/0216,305 System for preparation and transmission of specification for customized prostheses 75 2005
2008/0234,685 Patient-Adapted Osteotomy Template for Precise Resection of the Neck of the Femur in a Total Hip Prosthesis Operation 70 2005
 
SMITH & NEPHEW ORTHOPAEDICS AG (2)
6,258,127 Tibia part of a new joint endoprosthesis 78 1999
6,325,829 Cup for a knee-joint prosthesis 39 2000
 
SOLSTICE MEDICAL, LLC (2)
2007/0262,867 RFID COUPLER FOR METALLIC IMPLEMENTS 35 2007
2009/0096,613 SMALL GAMMA SHIELDED SHORTED PATCH RFID TAG 30 2008
 
STRYKER FRANCE S.A. (2)
6,022,350 Bone fixing device, in particular for fixing to the sacrum during osteosynthesis of the backbone 329 1997
6,290,703 Device for fixing the sacral bone to adjacent vertebrae during osteosynthesis of the backbone 213 2000
 
STRYKER LEIBINGER GMBH & CO. KG (2)
7,392,076 System and method of registering image data to intra-operatively digitized landmarks 72 2003
2009/0043,556 Method of and system for planning a surgery 35 2008
 
STRYKER TRAUMA GMBH (2)
5,527,317 Method and apparatus for implanting an acetabular cup 54 1994
5,879,402 Method and apparatus for implanting an acetabular cup 55 1996
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (2)
5,082,670 Method of grafting genetically modified cells to treat defects, disease or damage or the central nervous system 212 1988
5,299,288 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 398 1991
 
THERICS, LLC (2)
2002/0007,294 System and method for rapidly customizing a design and remotely manufacturing biomedical devices using a computer system 76 2001
2004/0243,481 System and method for rapidly customizing design, manufacture and/or selection of biomedical devices 127 2004
 
TORNIER SAS (2)
5,702,447 Device for the attachment of a glenoid prosthesis of the shoulder blade 149 1996
2005/0203,536 Surgical device for implanting a total hip prosthesis 65 2005
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (2)
5,497,933 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 507 1993
5,817,109 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 242 1996
 
3DI GMBH (1)
6,932,842 Method for generating patient-specific implants 118 2000
 
AAREN SCIENTIFIC INC. (1)
6,500,181 Instrument for folding and inserting anterior chamber intraocular lenses 76 2000
 
ALEXANDRIA RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2010/0145,343 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SCULPTING THE SURFACE OF A JOINT 36 2008
 
AMEDICA CORPORATION (1)
7,695,521 Hip prosthesis with monoblock ceramic acetabular cup 32 2005
 
AMEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,452,407 Method for representing a patient's treatment site as data for use with a CAD or CAM device 115 1993
 
ARTHTHROSURFACE, INCORPORATED (1)
6,520,964 System and method for joint resurface repair 255 2001
 
Artifax Ltd. (1)
5,098,383 Device for orienting appliances, prostheses, and instrumentation in medical procedures and methods of making same 82 1990
 
Aspen Laboratories, Inc. (1)
4,545,375 Electrosurgical instrument 152 1983
 
ATL CORPORATION (1)
5,379,133 Synthetic aperture based real time holographic imaging 76 1993
 
B.I. TEC LTD. (1)
2008/0234,833 Method of Designing and Manufacturing Artificial Joint Stem with Use of Composite Material 34 2004
 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (1)
5,486,178 Femoral preparation instrumentation system and method 147 1994
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
4,678,470 Bone-grafting material 224 1985
 
BENOIST GIRARD SAS (1)
2007/0191,962 Prosthetic acetabular cup and method of manufacture 31 2007
 
BIOCON OY (1)
4,863,472 Bone graft implant 111 1988
 
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING TRUST II (1)
4,619,658 Spherical kinematic joint 67 1984
 
BIOMEDICAL ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
6,325,806 Materials collection system and uses thereof 104 2000
 
BIOMET 3I, LLC (1)
5,204,106 Process for restoring an osseous defect or deficiency by filling with osseous tissue 125 1990
 
BIOMET UK LIMITED (1)
2010/0292,743 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 34 2007
 
BIOMET, INC. (1)
4,632,111 Acetabular cup positioning apparatus 99 1985
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. (1)
7,176,466 Multi-dimensional image reconstruction 69 2005
 
BIOZ, LLC (1)
5,370,692 Rapid, customized bone prosthesis 140 1992
 
Blaupunkt-Werke GmbH (1)
5,659,947 Device for automatically populating a top and a bottom side of printed-circuit boards with SMD components 12 1996
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS (1)
6,293,971 Composite allograft, press, and methods 58 1999
 
BRAINLAB AG (1)
2006/0004,284 Method and system for generating three-dimensional model of part of a body from fluoroscopy image data and specific landmarks 43 2005
 
BRASSELER, U.S.A. I, L.P. (1)
5,306,285 Surgical saw blade 79 1993
 
BRIGHMAN AND WOMENS'S HOSPITAL THE, (1)
4,506,393 Method of prosthesis design 61 1983
 
BRITISH TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED (1)
5,314,482 Femoral component, tool and method 186 1991
 
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (1)
2005/0084,024 Multicarrier modulation 5 2004
 
BRUKER NANO, INC. (1)
6,185,315 Method of combining multiple sets of overlapping surface-profile interferometric data to produce a continuous composite map 57 1998
 
Bulldog Tools Inc. (1)
D462767 Slidable and rotatable coupler for a prosthetic leg 45 2001
 
CABOT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
5,913,874 Cartridge for a surgical instrument 236 1997
 
Canadian Ursus Rubber Limited (1)
4,534,365 Apparatus for evaluating foot condition 38 1984
 
CEMAX MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC., A CORP. OF CA. (1)
4,436,684 Method of forming implantable prostheses for reconstructive surgery 259 1982
 
CEMAX, INC. (1)
4,841,975 Preoperative planning of bone cuts and joint replacement using radiant energy scan imaging 196 1987
 
Charnley Surgical Inventions Limited (1)
4,324,006 Blank for acetabular prosthesis 32 1978
 
Clynch Technologies, Inc. (1)
6,463,351 Method for producing custom fitted medical devices 129 1999
 
CUREXO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
6,033,415 System and method for performing image directed robotic orthopaedic procedures without a fiducial reference system 91 1998
 
DATA TRACE PUBLISHING COMPANY (1)
7,333,013 Medical implant device with RFID tag and method of identification of device 71 2004
 
Deland, Jonathan T. (1)
7,625,409 Ankle prosthesis 39 2004
 
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,385,498 Wristband reader apparatus for human-implanted radio frequency identification device 28 2006
 
DENTSPLY IMPLANTS NV (1)
2006/0093,988 Method for placing and manufacturing a dental superstructure, method for placing implants and accessories used thereby 69 2004
 
DEPUY IRELAND LIMITED (1)
2009/0105,837 INSTRUMENT FOR USE IN A JOINT REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE 35 2006
 
DESIGN VISIONARIES (1)
2009/0131,941 Total joint arthroplasty system 117 2006
 
Devon Industries, Inc. (1)
5,667,069 Strengthened handles in membranous articles 73 1996
 
DIGECON, INC. (1)
5,454,365 Mechanically expandable arthroscopic retractors 283 1993
 
Durlacher; Scott M. (1)
5,261,915 Femur bone rasp with adjustable handle 84 1992
 
EMCC ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING CONSULTING CORPORATION AG (1)
6,136,033 Artificial cotyloid cavity 40 1998
 
EVOLLUTION IP HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
5,967,777 Surgical template assembly and method for drilling and installing dental implants 134 1997
 
FACET SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
2005/0027,361 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 142 2004
 
FLEXMEDICS CORPORATION (1)
5,242,448 Bone probe 121 1991
 
Fonar Corporation (1)
5,438,263 Method of selectable resolution magnetic resonance imaging 43 1991
 
FORMAE, INC. (1)
2007/0224,238 Implants for replacing hyaline cartilage, with hydrogel reinforced by three-dimensional fiber arrays 44 2006
 
GENETICS INSTITUTE, LLC (1)
5,846,931 Compositions comprising bone morphogenic proteins and truncated parathyroid hormone related peptide and methods of inducing cartilage by administration of same 71 1997
 
GREATBATCH MEDICAL S.A. (1)
2008/0300,600 RESURFACING REAMER WITH CUTTING STRUTS 37 2008
 
GUSTILO, RAMON B., M.D. (1)
5,667,512 Patellar resection guide 60 1996
 
HADACO, LTD. (1)
4,936,852 Temporomandibular mini condyle prosthesis 61 1988
 
Howmedia Osteonics Corp. (1)
6,395,005 Acetabular alignment apparatus and method 70 2000
 
HOWMEDICA INC. (1)
D273895 Femoral cutting jig for the implantation of a prosthetic knee 26 1982
 
IBALANCE MEDICAL LLC (1)
2005/0273,114 Open wedge osteotomy system and surgical method 59 2005
 
IMPACT SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
7,169,185 Canine acetabular cup 32 2004
 
IMT INTEGRAL MEDIZINTECHNIK AG (1)
5,454,815 Bone rasp made of plastics 100 1994
 
INPRONTO INC. (1)
2010/0105,011 System, Method And Apparatus For Tooth Implant Planning And Tooth Implant Kits 38 2009
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6,211,976 Holographic projection system 125 2000
 
INTERMEDICS ORTHOPEDICS, A TEXAS CORP. (1)
4,964,865 Glenoid prosthesis and method of use 110 1988
 
INTERMEDICS ORTHOPEDICS, INC. (1)
4,893,619 Humeral osteotomy guide 165 1988
 
INTERVENTIONAL THERMODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
5,183,464 Radially expandable dilator 311 1991
 
INTRAPLANT AG (1)
7,828,806 Accessory for implanting a hip endoprosthesis, and method for manipulating the same 31 2003
 
INVIBIO LIMITED (1)
2011/0151,259 POLYMERIC MATERIALS 31 2009
 
ISEKI, HIROSHI (1)
7,050,877 Method for modeling an implant and an implant manufactured by the method 39 2003
 
J. & P. COATS, LIMITED (1)
4,385,404 Device and method for use in the treatment of damaged articular surfaces of human joints 118 1981
 
JOHNSON, LANNY L. (1)
5,899,907 Instrumentation for proximal femoral compaction broaching 42 1996
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho (1)
4,453,421 Load monitoring system for a press 58 1982
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Sega Enterprises (1)
6,343,987 Image processing device, image processing method and recording medium 67 1997
 
KEL CORPORATION (1)
6,328,572 Motherboard with board having terminating resistance 74 2000
 
KEMENY, MATTHIAS D. (1)
5,546,720 Panel assembly system 14 1995
 
KING'S COLLEGE (1)
2009/0089,034 Surgical Planning 52 2007
 
KRANZ, CURT (1)
4,562,598 Joint prosthesis 116 1982
 
LASERSCOPE, A CORP. OF CA (1)
5,425,355 Energy discharging surgical probe and surgical process having distal energy application without concomitant proximal movement 91 1991
 
Lawrence Katz (1)
6,024,746 Method and apparatus for locating bone cuts at the distal condylar femur region to receive a femoral prothesis and to coordinate tibial and patellar resection and replacement with femoral resection and replacement 68 1998
 
Lek, Tovarna Farmacevtskih in Kemicnih (1)
5,608,052 Inclusioin complexes of clavulanic acid and of alkali salts thereof with hydrophilic and hydrophobic beta-cyclodextrin derivatives, a process for the preparation thereof and the use thereof 8 1995
 
Lenser Kunststoff-Presswerk GmbH & Co. KG (1)
4,304,178 Spacer for interposition between a temperature-controlled plate and a pressure plate of a press 49 1980
 
LORD CORPORATION (1)
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2008/0021,494 System for withdrawing body fluid 103 2007
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2009/0149,977 METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR SHAPING MEDICAL IMPLANTS DIRECTLY FROM VIRTUAL REALITY MODELS 48 2008
2009/0118,736 Apparatus and Method for Aligning a Guide Pin for Joint Re-Surfacing 38 2008
2010/0168,857 FLEXIBLY COMPLIANT CERAMIC PROSTHETIC MENISCUS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF DAMAGED CARTILAGE IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL REPAIR OR RECONSTRUCTION OF HIP, KNEE, ANKLE, SHOULDER, ELBOW. WRIST AND OTHER ANATOMICAL JOINTS 38 2009
2010/0076,439 Orbital orthopedic reshaping and resurfacing tool designed to minimally reshape and resurface bone ends in the orthopedic surgical repair or reconstruction of hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and other joints 34 2009
2009/0187,193 Joint Arthroplasty Kit and Method 35 2009
2010/0274,253 Device and method for achieving accurate positioning of acetabular cup during total hip replacement 50 2009
2010/0016,984 Acetabulum Surgical Resurfacing Aid 35 2009
2010/0016,986 Femoral Head Surgical Resurfacing Aid 38 2009
2010/0082,034 IMPLANT DESIGNS, APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TOTAL KNEE RESURFACING 34 2009
2010/0076,571 Minimally-thick orthopedic prosthesis is disclosed which closely matches the end of a bone of a joint after that bone end has been minimally reshaped and resurfaced by an orbital or lineally oscillating orthopedic resurfacing tool in the minimally invasive orthopedic surgical repair or reconstruction of hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and other joints 34 2009
2010/0262,150 Custom radiographically designed cutting guides and instruments for use in total ankle replacement surgery 46 2010
2011/0153,025 Method of Forming a Polymer Component 27 2010
2011/0071,528 Systems Using Imaging Data to Facilitate Surgical Procedures 35 2010
2011/0071,529 SYSTEMS USING IMAGING DATA TO FACILITATE SURGICAL PROCEDURES 35 2010
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8,568,487 Patient-specific hip joint devices 4 2010
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