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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, IN535

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Berend, Keith R Columbus, US 19 1004
Berend, Michael E Indianapolis, US 6 587
Donaldson, Thomas Redlands, US 2 258
Lombardi,, Jr Adolph V New Albany, US 3 258
Metzger, Robert Wakarusa, US 166 7951
Perry, Lance D Warsaw, US 8 703
Schoenefeld, Ryan J Fort Wayne, US 31 2165
Serban, Radu Warsaw, US 5 459

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2007/0118,243 PERSONAL FIT MEDICAL IMPLANTS AND ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS FOR MAKING 178 2006
 
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2002/0198,531 Apparatus for positioning the angle of a bone cutting guide 81 2002
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2008/0051,910 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POSITIONING A BONE PROSTHESIS USING A LOCALIZATION SYSTEM 92 2006
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5,748,767 Computer-aided surgery apparatus 440 1993
 
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6,211,976 Holographic projection system 151 2000
 
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Thordon Bearings Inc. (1)
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2008/0200,926 Automatic identification of instruments used with a surgical navigation system 60 2007
 
BRASSELER, U.S.A. I, L.P. (1)
5,306,285 Surgical saw blade 97 1993
 
MEDTRONIC SPINE LLC (8)
5,197,971 Arthroscopic retractor and method of using the same 516 1990
5,163,949 Fluid operated retractors 338 1991
5,295,994 Active cannulas 304 1991
5,667,520 Method of performing balloon dissection 266 1994
6,187,023 Method of dissecting tissue layers 90 1995
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2006/0287,733 Gender specific implant and packaging 66 2006
 
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Clynch Technologies, Inc. (1)
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6,328,572 Motherboard with board having terminating resistance 81 2000
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. (1)
7,176,466 Multi-dimensional image reconstruction 101 2005
 
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6,206,927 Surgically implantable knee prothesis 317 1999
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5,490,854 Surgical cutting block and method of use 98 1993
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2007/0083,209 Transverse acting surgical saw blade 33 2005
 
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 51 1980
 
Ortho Development Corporation (2)
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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 91 1998
 
BURKE, DENNIS W. (2)
5,474,559 Femoral milling instrumentation for use in total knee arthroplasty with optional cutting guide attachment 323 1993
5,860,981 Guide for femoral milling instrumention for use in total knee arthroplasty 270 1997
 
SYMMETRY MEDICAL MANUFACTURING, INC. (4)
5,514,139 Method and apparatus for femoral resection 166 1994
5,597,379 Method and apparatus for femoral resection alignment 260 1994
5,643,272 Method and apparatus for tibial resection 161 1995
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SPECIALTY SURGICAL INSTRUMENTATION INC. (1)
6,391,040 Christoudias endodissector 48 1999
 
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4,678,470 Bone-grafting material 256 1985
 
XENOMEDICA A.G., ONE AMERICAN PLAZA, EVANSTON, IL. 60201, A SWISS CORPORATION (1)
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The P.O.M. Group (1)
2002/0082,741 Fabrication of biomedical implants using direct metal deposition 72 2001
 
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6,500,181 Instrument for folding and inserting anterior chamber intraocular lenses 98 2000
 
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6,556,008 Method for operating a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus ensuring coincidence of images obtained in different examinations with respectively different positions of a subject 65 2001
 
ZIMMER, INC. (26)
5,053,039 Upper tibial osteotomy system 238 1991
5,147,365 Patellar osteotomy guide 90 1991
5,364,402 Tibial spacer saw guide 205 1993
5,423,827 Surgical jig for femoral knee prosthesis 71 1994
5,658,294 Instrument for holding an acetabular cup 101 1996
5,876,456 Implantable prosthesis having interference-locked hole plugs 79 1997
6,007,537 Nested cutting block 165 1998
6,120,509 Intramedullary reference datum instrument 51 1998
6,290,704 Apparatus and method for anterior and posterior referenced sizing and distal femur resection 68 1999
6,468,280 Unicompartmental replacement instrument and method 44 2000
6,953,480 Method and apparatus for performing a minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty 81 2002
6,979,299 Measuring guide for use in orthopedic procedure 66 2002
2004/0143,336 Two-piece modular patellar prosthetic system 95 2003
2003/0158,606 Knee arthroplasty prosthesis and method 281 2003
2004/0102,852 Modular knee prosthesis 196 2003
2004/0162,619 Tibial augments for use with knee joint prostheses, method of implanting the tibial augment, and associated tools 112 2004
2004/0172,137 Femoral augments for use with knee joint prosthesis 98 2004
7,294,133 Method and apparatus for preparing a glenoid surface 80 2005
2005/0283,252 Knee arthroplasty prosthesis and method 84 2005
2005/0283,253 Knee arthroplasty prosthesis and method 82 2005
2008/0021,299 METHOD FOR SELECTING MODULAR IMPLANT COMPONENTS 77 2006
2008/0021,567 MODULAR ORTHOPAEDIC COMPONENT CASE 73 2006
2008/0234,683 SINGLE PLANE ANATOMIC REFERENCING TISSUE PREPARATION 63 2007
2008/0058,947 DISTAL FEMORAL KNEE PROSTHESES 68 2007
2008/0065,225 Smart joint implant sensors 73 2007
2009/0088,866 METHOD FOR MAKING A METAL-BACKED ACETABULAR IMPLANT 55 2008
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
6,406,495 Glenoid prosthesis and a modular system with glenoid prostheses 91 1999
 
SOFAMOR DANEK HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
5,772,594 Fluoroscopic image guided orthopaedic surgery system with intraoperative registration 316 1996
 
OSTEOTECH INVESTMENT CORPORATION (2)
5,061,286 Osteoprosthetic implant 175 1989
5,073,373 Flowable demineralized bone powder composition and its use in bone repair 231 1989
 
OSTEOTECH, INC. (1)
2005/0244,239 Method and apparatus for machining a surgical implant 65 2005
 
NANYANG POLYTECHNIC (1)
2003/0109,784 Method of producing profiled sheets as prosthesis 63 2002
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (2)
5,274,565 Process for making custom joint replacements 165 1990
5,448,489 Process for making custom joint replacements 182 1993
 
PFIZER INC. (1)
5,540,695 Osteotomy cutting guide 171 1994
 
PFIZER HOSPITAL PRODUCTS GROUP, INC. (1)
D274091 Femoral chamfer cutting jig for the implantation of a prosthetic knee 33 1982
 
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (1)
4,554,686 Polymethylmethacrylate bone cements and methods for preparing such bone cements 91 1984
 
EVOLLUTION IP HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
5,967,777 Surgical template assembly and method for drilling and installing dental implants 197 1997
 
ETHICON, INC. (2)
5,273,524 Electrosurgical device 410 1991
5,275,166 Method and apparatus for performing ultrasonic assisted surgical procedures 193 1992
 
PUGET BIOVENTURES LLC (6)
5,755,803 Prosthetic implant 202 1996
5,879,354 Prosthetic implant 135 1997
6,056,754 Method and apparatus for patella resection and guide handle 270 1998
6,197,064 Prosthetic implant 244 1999
6,695,848 Methods for femoral and tibial resection 126 2001
2006/0030,853 Methods and apparatus for pinplasty bone resection 104 2005
 
SURGICAL NAVIGATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
7,542,791 Method and apparatus for preplanning a surgical procedure 130 2004
2004/0171,924 Method and apparatus for preplanning a surgical procedure 212 2004
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, A BODY CORPORATE (1)
5,681,354 Asymmetrical femoral component for knee prosthesis 237 1996
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
5,895,389 Drilling guide and measuring instrumentation 101 1997
 
ORTHODYNAMICS GMBH (2)
6,120,544 Femur endoprosthesis for articial hip joint 76 1998
2009/0018,666 Set For Creating An Offset-Resurfacing Hip-Joint Implant 57 2008
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
2006/0058,803 Bone cutting apparatus 65 2005
 
MAZOR ROBOTICS LTD. (1)
2007/0100,258 Robotic total/partial knee arthroplastics 64 2004
 
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 246 1988
5,299,288 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 499 1991
 
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 95 1990
6,120,510 Cutting guide instrument 95 1996
6,503,255 Cutting guide instrument 76 2000
 
RTI BIOLOGICS, INC. (1)
4,950,296 Bone grafting units 250 1989
 
WOOLSON, STEVEN T. (1)
5,007,936 Surgical method for hip joint replacement 199 1988
 
ATL CORPORATION (1)
5,379,133 Synthetic aperture based real time holographic imaging 82 1993
 
University of Washington (4)
4,979,949 Robot-aided system for surgery 432 1988
5,154,717 Robot-aided system for surgery 272 1990
5,690,635 Prosthesis template for use in a robot-aided system for surgery 217 1994
5,571,110 Orthopedic saw guide for use in a robot-aided system for surgery 160 1995
 
Kinamed, Inc. (6)
6,712,856 Custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and method of making the same 255 2000
6,711,431 Non-imaging, computer assisted navigation system for hip replacement surgery 172 2002
6,905,514 Custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and method of making the same 225 2003
2004/0254,584 Non-imaging, computer assisted navigation system for hip replacement surgery 110 2004
2005/0119,664 Marking template for installing a custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and associated installation method 192 2005
2008/0215,059 MARKING TEMPLATE FOR INSTALLING A CUSTOM REPLACEMENT DEVICE FOR RESURFACING A FEMUR AND ASSOCIATED INSTALLATION METHOD 173 2008
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,140,777 Method and apparatus for polishing optical elements 56 1990
 
KRANZ, CURT (1)
4,562,598 Joint prosthesis 148 1982
 
OPTOMEC DESIGN COMPANY (1)
6,391,251 Forming structures from CAD solid models 237 2000
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (50)
4,567,886 Flexion spacer guide for fitting a knee prosthesis 131 1983
4,721,104 Femoral surface shaping apparatus for posterior-stabilized knee implants 350 1985
4,936,862 Method of designing and manufacturing a human joint prosthesis 430 1988
4,959,066 Femoral osteotomy guide assembly 146 1989
4,979,957 Textured prosthetic implant 113 1989
5,171,244 Methods and apparatus for arthroscopic prosthetic knee replacement 148 1990
5,171,276 Knee joint prosthesis 128 1990
5,129,908 Method and instruments for resection of the patella 257 1990
5,228,459 Method of resecting bone 190 1991
5,304,181 Methods and apparatus for arthroscopic prosthetic knee replacement 165 1991
5,395,376 Method of implanting a prosthesis 110 1991
5,344,423 Apparatus and method for milling bone 170 1992
5,258,032 Knee prosthesis provisional apparatus and resection guide and method of use in knee replacement surgery 250 1992
5,207,680 Front milling guide for use in orthopaedic surgery 69 1992
5,342,368 Intramedullary universal proximal tibial resector guide 123 1992
5,360,446 Interactive prosthesis design system for implantable prosthesis 321 1992
5,320,625 Apparatus and method for implanting a prosthetic acetabular cup and then testing the stability of the implant 135 1993
5,263,498 Method of arthroscopically preparing an articular bone surface 184 1993
5,472,415 Disposable provisional instrument component for evaluating the fit of an orthopaedic implant 111 1994
5,908,424 Tibial milling guide system 131 1994
5,496,324 Proximal body milling apparatus 111 1994
5,879,398 Acetabular cup 134 1995
5,522,897 Disposable provisional instrument component for evaluating the fit of an orthopaedic implant 56 1995
5,634,927 Sizing plate and drill guide assembly for orthopaedic knee instrumentation 171 1995
5,653,714 Dual slide cutting guide 136 1996
5,688,280 Instrumentation for use in orthopaedic surgery 111 1996
RE39301 Method for resecting the knee using a resection guide and provisional prosthetic component 99 1996
5,769,855 Femoral milling instrumentation for use in total knee arthroplasty with optional cutting guide attachment 178 1997
6,641,617 Radiation and melt treated ultra high molecular weight polyethylene prosthetic device and method 148 1999
6,629,999 Modular joint 93 2000
6,258,097 Head center instrument and method of using the same 119 2000
6,478,799 Instruments and methods for use in performing knee surgery 209 2000
6,632,225 Method and apparatus for resecting a distal femur and a proximal tibia in preparation for implanting a partial knee prosthesis 143 2001
6,749,638 Modular knee prosthesis 106 2002
7,029,477 Surgical instrument and positioning method 91 2002
2004/0039,395 Instruments for knee surgery and method of use 69 2003
7,282,054 Adjustable cut block 138 2003
2004/0220,583 Instrumentation for total knee arthroplasty, and methods of performing same 100 2004
7,105,026 Modular knee prosthesis 135 2004
7,695,477 Milling system and methods for resecting a joint articulation surface 113 2005
2006/0276,796 Milling system and methods for resecting a joint articulation surface 70 2005
7,297,164 Modular knee prosthesis 114 2005
7,582,091 Osteotomy guide 59 2005
2007/0083,214 Osteotomy guide 63 2005
2007/0066,917 Method for simulating prosthetic implant selection and placement 84 2005
2007/0156,066 Device for determining the shape of an anatomic surface 77 2006
2007/0255,288 METHODS OF PREDETERMINING THE CONTOUR OF A RESECTED BONE SURFACE AND ASSESSING THE FIT OF A PROSTHESIS ON THE BONE 121 2007
2008/0234,664 HANDPIECE CALIBRATION DEVICE 61 2007
2008/0027,563 MODULAR KNEE PROSTHESIS 63 2007
7,794,504 Method for making a metal-backed acetabular implant 61 2008
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (4)
5,445,639 Intervertebral reamer construction 375 1991
5,899,914 Surgical instrument 259 1997
6,077,287 Surgical instrument 237 1999
6,676,662 Bone instruments and methods 30 2000
 
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,385,498 Wristband reader apparatus for human-implanted radio frequency identification device 54 2006
 
INTERVENTIONAL THERMODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
5,183,464 Radially expandable dilator 366 1991
 
DESIGN VISIONARIES (1)
2009/0131,941 Total joint arthroplasty system 210 2006
 
KEMENY, MATTHIAS D. (1)
5,546,720 Panel assembly system 18 1995
 
SYMMETERY MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2006/0161,167 Acetabular instrument alignment guide 72 2005
 
WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG (1)
6,290,727 Acetabular cup 70 1999
 
SAN-TECH SURGICAL SARL (1)
2006/0184,177 Orientation device for surgical implement 79 2004
 
REGEN BIOLOGICS, INC. (1)
5,624,463 Prosthetic articular cartilage 276 1994
 
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (1)
2008/0287,954 PATIENT-SPECIFIC SURGICAL GUIDANCE TOOL AND METHOD OF USE 120 2008
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
D343247 Surgical saw blade base 63 1992
 
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
2008/0195,099 Osteotomy system 65 2007
 
T.J. SMITH & NEPHEW LIMITED (1)
2006/0271,058 Guide wire location means for the insertion of a prosthetic hip resurfacing 89 2004
 
TRAIBER, S.L. (1)
2009/0228,016 TIBIAL PLATEAU AND/OR FEMORAL CONDYLE RESECTION SYSTEM FOR PROSTHESIS IMPLANTATION 64 2008
 
CAYENNE MEDICAL, INC. (3)
6,482,209 Apparatus and method for sculpting the surface of a joint 177 2001
7,115,131 Apparatus and method for sculpting the surface of a joint 225 2002
2010/0145,343 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SCULPTING THE SURFACE OF A JOINT 62 2008
 
BRIGHMAN AND WOMENS'S HOSPITAL THE, (1)
4,506,393 Method of prosthesis design 87 1983
 
SIGMA ASSOCIATES, LLC (1)
5,129,909 Apparatus and method for making precise bone cuts in total knee replacement 170 1991
 
SHADYSIDE HOSPITAL (1)
5,880,976 Apparatus and method for facilitating the implantation of artificial components in joints 351 1997
 
FINSBURY (DEVELOPMENT) LIMITED (6)
2005/0245,934 Tool 101 2005
2005/0245,936 Tool 94 2005
2006/0058,886 Tool 89 2005
2007/0162,039 Tool 85 2006
2007/0233,136 TOOL 87 2007
2010/0137,924 TOOL 59 2009
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (4)
4,621,630 Guide for femoral neck osteotomy 81 1983
4,646,729 Prosthetic knee implantation 94 1985
5,098,437 Acetabular cup positioning insert 119 1991
5,171,243 Acetabular cup positioning insert 102 1991
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho (1)
4,453,421 Load monitoring system for a press 60 1982
 
ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC. (1)
2008/0021,494 System for withdrawing body fluid 146 2007
 
SHAW, ROBERT F. (1)
5,368,858 Methods and compositions for the treatment and repair of defects or lesions in cartilage 244 1992
 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR AGENT (1)
5,486,178 Femoral preparation instrumentation system and method 189 1994
 
ORMCO CORPORATION (1)
2004/0115,586 Custom orthodontic appliance forming method and apparatus 72 2003
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS (1)
6,293,971 Composite allograft, press, and methods 92 1999
 
RICHARDS MEDICAL COMPANY (1)
4,475,549 Acetabular cup positioner and method 131 1982
 
BIOMET UK LIMITED (1)
2010/0292,743 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 59 2007
 
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. (21)
7,275,218 Method, apparatus, and program for analyzing a prosthetic device 101 2002
2004/0122,439 Adjustable biomechanical templating & resection instrument and associated method 92 2002
6,945,976 Method and apparatus for resecting bone from an ulna in preparation for prosthetic implantation 64 2003
7,527,631 Arthroplasty sizing gauge 91 2003
7,938,861 Implantable orthopaedic device and method for making the same 54 2003
6,944,518 Customized prosthesis and method of designing and manufacturing a customized prosthesis by utilizing computed tomography data 112 2003
2005/0148,843 System and method of designing and manufacturing customized instrumentation for accurate implantation of prosthesis by utilizing computed tomography data 215 2003
7,383,164 System and method for designing a physiometric implant system 87 2004
7,218,232 Orthopaedic components with data storage element 89 2004
7,198,628 Adjustable humeral cutting guide 62 2004
2005/0010,300 Orthopaedic element with self-contained data storage 84 2004
7,611,516 Bone resection apparatus 65 2004
2006/0122,616 Bone shaping instrument and method for using the same 102 2004
7,258,701 Systems and methods for compartmental replacement in a knee 100 2005
2006/0095,049 Implant system with sizing templates 23 2005
2007/0239,282 System and method for transmitting orthopaedic implant data 67 2006
2007/0239,481 System and method for managing patient-related data 85 2006
2008/0140,209 Glenoid component for shoulder arthroplasty 68 2006
2009/0089,081 CUSTOMIZED PATIENT SURGICAL PLAN 62 2007
2009/0088,758 Orthopaedic Bone Saw and Method of Use Thereof 160 2008
2009/0099,567 Customized Patient-Specific Bone Cutting Blocks 147 2008
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (7)
4,952,213 Tibial cutting guide 278 1989
5,032,132 Glenoid component 135 1990
5,445,642 Method for installing a femoral component 116 1992
5,632,745 Surgical implantation of cartilage repair unit 315 1995
5,562,675 Apparatus for sizing a femoral component 79 1995
5,688,279 Alignment guide for a bone cutting block 139 1996
6,780,190 Method and apparatus for resecting a greater tubercle from a humerus of a patient during performance of a shoulder replacement procedure 178 2001
 
CEMAX, INC. (1)
4,841,975 Preoperative planning of bone cuts and joint replacement using radiant energy scan imaging 283 1987
 
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. (1)
6,431,743 Method of preparing and extruding a chemical agent using a kneader and chemical-agent extrusion assisting tool 77 2000
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (1)
6,772,026 System and method for rapidly customizing design, manufacture and/or selection of biomedical devices 232 2001
 
iGO Technologies, Inc. (3)
6,990,220 Apparatuses and methods for surgical navigation 71 2001
2003/0011,624 Deformable transformations for interventional guidance 76 2001
2009/0164,024 JOINT PLACEMENT METHODS AND APPARATUSES 74 2008
 
Canadian Ursus Rubber Limited (1)
4,534,365 Apparatus for evaluating foot condition 41 1984
 
ACTIVE IMPLANTS CORPORATION (4)
2007/0219,640 CERAMIC-ON-CERAMIC PROSTHETIC DEVICE COUPLED TO A FLEXIBLE BONE INTERFACE 65 2007
2008/0294,266 Methods, Systems, and Apparatus for Implanting Prosthetic Devices Into Cartilage 59 2008
2010/0179,663 ACETABULAR PROSTHETIC DEVICES 54 2008
2011/0190,901 Acetabular Prosthetic Devices and Associated Methods 58 2010
 
OMNILIFE SCIENCE, INC. (2)
2007/0185,498 SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING THE POSITION OF A KNEE PROSTHESIS 74 2003
2008/0319,448 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN OPTIMAL TYPE AND POSITION OF AN IMPLANT 128 2007
 
INTERMEDICS ORTHOPEDICS, A TEXAS CORP. (1)
4,964,865 Glenoid prosthesis and method of use 137 1988
 
TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY (1)
6,605,293 Polymer re-inforced anatomically accurate bioactive protheses 84 2000
 
IMT INTEGRAL MEDIZINTECHNIK AG (1)
5,454,815 Bone rasp made of plastics 119 1994
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (36)
5,735,277 Method of producing an endoprosthesis as a joint substitute for knee-joints 194 1995
5,885,298 Patellar clamp and reamer with adjustable stop 215 1995
6,059,831 Method of implanting a uni-condylar knee prosthesis 115 1999
6,510,334 Method of producing an endoprosthesis as a joint substitute for a knee joint 210 2000
2004/0138,670 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 23 2003
7,261,719 Femoral sizing apparatus and method 27 2003
7,488,324 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis 47 2003
2005/0113,840 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 29 2004
2005/0149,042 Instrumentation for knee resection 81 2005
2006/0142,774 Instrumentation for knee resection 29 2006
2007/0233,140 Femoral adjustment device and associated method 115 2006
2007/0073,137 Virtual mouse for use in surgical navigation 69 2006
2007/0282,451 Prosthesis and implementation system 90 2006
2007/0288,030 Patient Specific Knee Alignment Guide And Associated Method 168 2007
2008/0114,370 Patient-Specific Alignment Guide For Multiple Incisions 180 2008
2008/0161,815 Patient Specific Knee Alignment Guide And Associated Method 123 2008
2008/0195,107 BONE CUTTING APPARATUS 71 2008
2008/0262,624 Patient-Modified Implant And Associated Method 158 2008
2009/0024,131 PATIENT SPECIFIC GUIDES 153 2008
2009/0151,736 Method And Apparatus For Manufacturing An Implant 127 2009
2009/0163,922 Patient Specific Acetabular Guide And Method 104 2009
2010/0217,109 Mechanical Axis Alignment Using MRI Imaging 69 2009
2010/0249,657 Method and Apparatus for Aligning and Securing an Implant Relative to a Patient 83 2009
2009/0254,367 Method and Apparatus for Manufacturing an Implant 100 2009
2009/0254,093 Patient-Specific Alignment Guide 154 2009
2010/0249,796 Method and Apparatus for Aligning and Securing an Implant Relative to a Patient 65 2009
2010/0087,829 Patient Specific Alignment Guide With Cutting Surface and Laser Indicator 139 2009
2010/0152,782 Patient Specific High Tibia Osteotomy 93 2010
2010/0324,692 Method and Apparatus for Manufacturing an Implant 90 2010
2011/0015,636 Patient-Specific Elbow Guides and Associated Methods 99 2010
2011/0015,639 Femoral Acetabular Impingement Guide 90 2010
2011/0046,735 Patient-Specific Implants 125 2010
2011/0054,478 Patient-Specific Shoulder Guide 91 2010
2011/0071,533 Patient-Specific Orthopedic Instruments 128 2010
2011/0092,804 Patient-Specific Pre-Operative Planning 115 2010
2011/0093,086 Patient-Specific Hip Joint Devices 86 2010
 
DEPUY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (2)
2007/0276,400 Drill Guide Assembly 90 2004
2009/0163,923 SURGICAL JIG AND METHODS OF USE 80 2005
 
DEPUY INC. (3)
4,896,663 Self centering femoral drill jig 156 1988
4,927,422 Elbow arthroplasty instrumentation and surgical procedure 70 1989
5,041,117 Elbow arthroplasty instrumentation and surgical procedure 87 1990
 
MICROAIRE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, LLC (2)
5,694,693 Universal saw blade hub 59 1996
D385163 Saw blade hub 29 1996
 
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY (4)
6,205,411 Computer-assisted surgery planner and intra-operative guidance system 414 1998
6,701,174 Computer-aided bone distraction 215 2000
6,711,432 Computer-aided orthopedic surgery 213 2000
6,514,259 Probe and associated system and method for facilitating planar osteotomy during arthoplasty 161 2001
 
DEPUY IRELAND, LTD. (1)
2009/0105,837 INSTRUMENT FOR USE IN A JOINT REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE 60 2006
 
MICROAIRE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. (1)
2006/0089,621 Bone mill and template 72 2004
 
THE ACROBOT COMPANY LIMITED (1)
2004/0102,866 Modelling for surgery 162 2003
 
LASERSCOPE, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION (1)
5,425,355 Energy discharging surgical probe and surgical process having distal energy application without concomitant proximal movement 101 1991
 
MATHYS MEDIZINALTECHNIK AG (1)
5,911,724 Instrument for adjustment osteotomy of a lower extremity 111 1997
 
Research and Education Institute, Inc. (1)
4,976,737 Bone reconstruction 115 1990
 
NORMED MEDIZIN-TECHNIK VERTRIEBS-GMBH (1)
2009/0082,770 MEDICAL FOOT IMPLANT AND SYSTEM 61 2008
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (37)
4,961,740 V-thread fusion cage and method of fusing a bone joint 745 1988
5,035,700 Prosthetic knee joint with improved patellar component tracking 51 1990
D358647 Tibial component for prosthetic knee implant 58 1992
5,520,694 Apparatus and method for aligning knee prostheses 116 1995
5,607,431 Prosthetic hip implantation method and apparatus 157 1995
5,624,444 Femoral resection instrumentation including three-dimensional jig and method of use 100 1995
5,704,941 Tibial preparation apparatus and method 166 1995
5,593,448 Glenoid component for shoulder prosthesis and implant method 112 1995
5,788,700 Apparatus and method for the alignment of a total knee prosthesis 99 1996
5,916,219 Tibial plateau resection guide 74 1997
5,860,980 Surgical apparatus for use in total knee arthroplasty and surgical methods for using said apparatus 164 1997
5,810,831 Femoral sizing guide and method 57 1997
6,099,532 Disposable monomer dispenser and vial breaker 48 1998
6,156,070 Allograft prosthetic joints and method 80 1999
6,558,391 Methods and tools for femoral resection in primary knee surgery 164 2000
6,740,092 Methods and tools for femoral intermedullary revision surgery 117 2001
6,458,135 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis and method 100 2001
6,554,838 Method and apparatus for implanting a prosthetic device 137 2001
7,309,339 Apparatus for aligning an instrument during a surgical procedure 108 2004
2005/0171,545 Knee computer-aided navigation instruments 157 2004
7,578,851 Gradient porous implant 77 2005
2007/0150,068 Gradient porous implant 74 2005
7,704,253 Single use resection guide 59 2006
2008/0015,605 High tibial osteotomy guide 76 2006
2008/0147,072 Arthroplasty devices and related methods 168 2006
2007/0233,141 Arthroplasty devices and related methods 124 2006
2007/0226,986 Arthroplasty devices and related methods 144 2007
2009/0138,020 GENERATING MRI IMAGES USABLE FOR THE CREATION OF 3D BONE MODELS EMPLOYED TO MAKE CUSTOMIZED ARTHROPLASTY JIGS 142 2007
2009/0157,083 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ARTHROPLASTY JIGS 94 2007
2008/0208,200 Drilling guide for use in implanting a femoral neck fixation prosthesis 61 2008
2009/0270,868 GENERATION OF A COMPUTERIZED BONE MODEL REPRESENTATIVE OF A PRE-DEGENERATED STATE AND USEABLE IN THE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES 139 2008
2009/0222,015 HIP RESURFACING SURGICAL GUIDE TOOL 91 2009
2009/0222,016 TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT SURGICAL GUIDE TOOL 100 2009
2009/0274,350 System and method for image segmentation in generating computer models of a joint to undergo arthroplasty 98 2009
2010/0023,015 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ARTHROPLASTY JIGS HAVING IMPROVED MATING ACCURACY 112 2009
2010/0042,105 Arthroplasty system and related methods 91 2009
2010/0049,195 ARTHROPLASTY SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS 121 2009
 
MAKO SURGICAL CORP. (8)
2006/0155,380 Modular femoral component for a total knee joint replacement for minimally invasive implantation 73 2003
2004/0128,026 Active-constraint robots 91 2003
2006/0190,086 Knee implant 102 2005
2006/0142,657 Haptic guidance system and method 189 2006
2007/0253,617 Contour triangulation system and method 62 2006
2007/0219,639 PROSTHETIC DEVICE AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLANTING PROSTHETIC DEVICE 103 2006
2009/0149,965 PROSTHETIC DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR PREPARING A BONE TO RECEIVE A PROSTHETIC DEVICE 67 2008
2009/0209,884 IMPLANT PLANNING USING CORRECTED CAPTURED JOINT MOTION INFORMATION 87 2009
 
Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Inc. (1)
5,755,791 Perforated submucosal tissue graft constructs 256 1996
 
B.I. TEC LTD. (1)
2008/0234,833 Method of Designing and Manufacturing Artificial Joint Stem with Use of Composite Material 60 2004
 
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 75 2005
 
Formae, Inc. (1)
2007/0224,238 Implants for replacing hyaline cartilage, with hydrogel reinforced by three-dimensional fiber arrays 77 2006
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (1)
2007/0027,680 Method and apparatus for coding an information signal using pitch delay contour adjustment 61 2005
 
PRUEFTECHNIK DIETER BUSCH AG (2)
6,195,615 Method of mutually aligning bodies and position-measuring sensor therefor 78 1998
6,354,011 Orientation measuring device 74 2000
 
J&P Coats Limited (1)
4,385,404 Device and method for use in the treatment of damaged articular surfaces of human joints 134 1981
 
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 229 1996
6,161,080 Three dimensional multibody modeling of anatomical joints 261 1997
6,459,948 Anatomically correct prosthesis and method and apparatus for manufacturing prosthesis 190 1999
 
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 207 1993
 
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON, ONTARIO CANADA K7L 3N6 A NON PROFIT EDUCATIONAL CORP (1)
4,574,794 Orthopaedic bone cutting jig and alignment device 147 1984
 
D4D TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
2006/0172,263 MILL BLANK 54 2005
2006/0204,932 Mill blank library and computer-implemented method for efficient selection of blanks to satisfy given criteria 61 2005
 
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC (2)
6,725,077 Apparatus and method for just-in-time localization image acquisition 77 2000
6,697,664 Computer assisted targeting device for use in orthopaedic surgery 224 2001
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
5,086,401 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 599 1990
5,408,409 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 428 1993
 
SCANDINAVIAN CUSTOMIZED PROSTHESIS ASA (2)
2005/0216,305 System for preparation and transmission of specification for customized prostheses 149 2005
2008/0234,685 Patient-Adapted Osteotomy Template for Precise Resection of the Neck of the Femur in a Total Hip Prosthesis Operation 116 2005
 
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
5,539,649 Automated design and manufacture of artificial limbs 84 1995
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT LLC (1)
6,195,158 Apparatus and method for rapid spectrophotometric pre-test screen of specimen for a blood analyzer 22 1999
 
AMEDICA CORPORATION (1)
7,695,521 Hip prosthesis with monoblock ceramic acetabular cup 64 2005
 
GREATBATCH MEDICAL S.A. (1)
2008/0300,600 RESURFACING REAMER WITH CUTTING STRUTS 66 2008
 
Fonar Corporation (1)
5,438,263 Method of selectable resolution magnetic resonance imaging 68 1991
 
DATA TRACE PUBLISHING COMPANY (1)
7,333,013 Medical implant device with RFID tag and method of identification of device 109 2004
 
Sulzer Brothers Limited (1)
5,197,987 Knee joint prosthesis 206 1992
 
SMITH & NEPHEW ORTHOPAEDICS AG (3)
6,258,127 Tibia part of a new joint endoprosthesis 103 1999
6,325,829 Cup for a knee-joint prosthesis 69 2000
7,828,806 Accessory for implanting a hip endoprosthesis, and method for manipulating the same 60 2003
 
Invibio Limited (1)
2011/0151,259 POLYMERIC MATERIALS 61 2009
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (30)
5,152,744 Surgical instrument 211 1990
5,322,505 Surgical instrument 207 1992
5,507,833 Hip replacement system and method for implanting the same 123 1994
5,755,731 Curved surgical instrument with segmented inner member 163 1995
5,720,752 Distal femoral cutting guide apparatus with anterior or posterior referencing for use in knee joint replacement surgery 146 1996
5,842,477 Method for repairing cartilage 426 1996
5,712,543 Magnetic switching element for controlling a surgical device 129 1996
5,871,493 Surgical instrument handpiece and system 85 1996
5,707,350 Surgical instrument 98 1996
6,090,122 Surgical instrument handpiece and system 62 1999
7,074,241 Variable geometry rim surface acetabular shell liner 101 2001
6,827,723 Surgical navigation systems and processes for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty 197 2002
6,923,817 Total knee arthroplasty systems and processes 173 2002
7,048,741 Method and apparatus for minimally invasive knee arthroplasty 186 2002
7,335,231 Containment system for constraining a prosthetic component 70 2004
7,621,915 Acetabular reamer 73 2004
7,172,599 Tibial sizer 26 2004
2005/0113,846 Surgical navigation systems and processes for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty 96 2004
7,591,821 Surgical technique and instrumentation for minimal incision hip arthroplasty surgery 85 2004
7,963,968 Distal femoral trial with removable cutting guide 87 2005
2006/0195,198 Interactive orthopaedic biomechanics system 77 2006
7,604,639 Patellar cutting guide 62 2006
2007/0203,605 System for biomedical implant creation and procurement 66 2006
2007/0118,055 Systems and methods for facilitating surgical procedures involving custom medical implants 132 2006
7,682,398 Variable geometry rim surface acetabular shell liner 81 2006
2009/0018,546 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING PIN PLACEMENT DURING HIP SURGERY 75 2008
2010/0076,563 OPERATIVELY TUNING IMPLANTS FOR INCREASED PERFORMANCE 97 2008
2011/0029,116 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE MECHANICAL AXIS OF A FEMUR 86 2008
2009/0209,961 ORTHOPAEDIC IMPLANT AND FASTENER ASSEMBLY 73 2009
2010/0286,700 PATIENT SPECIFIC ALIGNMENT GUIDE FOR A PROXIMAL FEMUR 74 2010
 
RadioMed Corporation (4)
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
 
Neutar L.L.C. (1)
6,738,657 Customized surgical fixture 117 2002
 
MIMEDX PROCESSING SERVICES, LLC (1)
2007/0276,501 PATIENT-SPECIFIC SPINAL IMPLANTS AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS 134 2007
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS, INC. (7)
5,282,803 Instrumentation for long stem surgery 143 1992
5,560,096 Method of manufacturing femoral knee implant 107 1995
5,578,039 Tibial resection instrumentation and surgical method 97 1995
5,569,261 Distal femoral cutting guide apparatus with anterior or posterior referencing for use in knee joint replacement surgery 89 1995
5,667,511 Tibial resection instrumentation and surgical method 83 1995
5,702,460 Revision femoral trial prosthesis 145 1995
5,683,398 Distal femoral cutting block assembly 67 1996
 
RAHAMAN, MOHAMED NAUSHAD (1)
2008/0255,674 FEMORAL HEAD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF 61 2008
 
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 78 1997
 
UNITED BANK & TRUST COMPANY (1)
5,649,946 Carpal tunnel medical instrument 71 1995
 
JOHNSON, LANNY L. (1)
5,899,907 Instrumentation for proximal femoral compaction broaching 68 1996
 
CONSENSUS ORTHOPEDICS, INC. (2)
5,716,360 Patella recession instrument and method for anatomically-shaped patellar prostheses 101 1995
7,255,702 Bone milling instrument 67 2003
 
PETER BREHM GMBH (1)
2009/0088,865 Modular Hip Implant 86 2007
 
OSCOBAL AG (1)
4,516,276 Bone substitute and a method of production thereof 143 1984
 
GUSTILO, RAMON B., M.D. (1)
5,667,512 Patellar resection guide 76 1996
 
Technique dʼUsinage Sinlab Inc. (1)
5,725,376 Methods for manufacturing a dental implant drill guide and a dental implant superstructure 302 1997
 
THERICS, LLC (2)
2002/0007,294 System and method for rapidly customizing a design and remotely manufacturing biomedical devices using a computer system 113 2001
2004/0243,481 System and method for rapidly customizing design, manufacture and/or selection of biomedical devices 180 2004
 
CEMAX MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC., A CORP. OF CA. (1)
4,436,684 Method of forming implantable prostheses for reconstructive surgery 354 1982
 
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY - OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (1)
4,739,751 Apparatus and method for reconstructive surgery 245 1986
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Sega Enterprises (1)
6,343,987 Image processing device, image processing method and recording medium 98 1997
 
Deland, Jonathan T. (1)
7,625,409 Ankle prosthesis 68 2004
 
PLUS ENDOPROTHETIK AG (3)
6,059,833 Elliptic acetabular component for a hip prothesis 81 1996
6,383,228 Femoral hip-joint prosthesis with a logarithmically extending curvature 195 1999
6,554,837 Device and method for inserting a prosthetic knee 151 2001
 
MedIdea, LLC (4)
6,187,010 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 224 1997
5,976,149 Method and apparatus for aligning a prosthetic element 72 1998
6,602,259 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 73 1999
6,273,891 Method and apparatus for aligning a prosthetic element 88 1999
 
Aspen Laboratories, Inc. (1)
4,545,375 Electrosurgical instrument 166 1983
 
Solstice Medical, LLC (2)
2007/0262,867 RFID COUPLER FOR METALLIC IMPLEMENTS 64 2007
2009/0096,613 SMALL GAMMA SHIELDED SHORTED PATCH RFID TAG 57 2008
 
IMPACT SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
7,169,185 Canine acetabular cup 61 2004
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
4,685,460 Skin clip remover 61 1981
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (3)
4,821,213 System for the simultaneous display of two or more internal surfaces within a solid object 133 1986
6,750,653 Knee/foot/ankle combination coil for MRI systems 78 2002
7,042,222 Phased array knee coil 59 2004
 
BLAUPUNKT WERKE GMBH (1)
5,659,947 Device for automatically populating a top and a bottom side of printed-circuit boards with SMD components 14 1996
 
MATERIALISE N.V. (3)
5,595,703 Method for supporting an object made by means of stereolithography or another rapid prototype production method 125 1995
5,768,134 Method for making a perfected medical model on the basis of digital image information of a part of the body 379 1996
2008/0062,183 Hybrid data structures for graphics programs 53 2007
 
BioMedical Enterprises, Inc. (1)
6,325,806 Materials collection system and uses thereof 130 2000
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (9)
7,239,908 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 301 2000
2002/0087,274 Assessing the condition of a joint and preventing damage 231 2001
6,799,066 Technique for manipulating medical images 200 2001
7,184,814 Assessing the condition of a joint and assessing cartilage loss 255 2001
2004/0167,390 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 185 2004
2007/0015,995 Joint and cartilage diagnosis, assessment and modeling 174 2006
2007/0203,430 Assessing the Condition of a Joint and Assessing Cartilage Loss 167 2007
2007/0276,224 Assessing the Condition of a Joint and Devising Treatment 199 2007
2009/0076,371 Joint and Cartilage Diagnosis, Assessment and Modeling 168 2008
 
STINDEL, ERIC (1)
2005/0049,524 Methods for selecting knee prosthesis elements and device therefor 73 2004
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
6,709,462 Acetabular shell with screw access channels 88 2002
 
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 410 1989
5,554,190 Prosthesis component and a method of producing it 170 1994
6,682,566 Modular socket prosthesis 88 2001
 
ARTHREX, INC. (6)
5,620,448 Bone plate system for opening wedge proximal tibial osteotomy 131 1995
5,749,875 Bone plate system for proximal tibial osteotomy 106 1997
6,591,581 Method for preparing and inserting round, size specific osteochondral cores in the knee 156 2001
2007/0016,209 Method and apparatus for performing an open wedge, high tibial osteotomy 75 2006
7,935,119 Method for performing an open wedge, high tibial osteotomy 61 2006
2009/0076,512 Method and apparatus for reconstructing a ligament and/or repairing cartilage, and for performing an open wedge, high tibial osteotomy 84 2008
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (9)
5,527,317 Method and apparatus for implanting an acetabular cup 81 1994
5,879,402 Method and apparatus for implanting an acetabular cup 81 1996
6,022,350 Bone fixing device, in particular for fixing to the sacrum during osteosynthesis of the backbone 391 1997
5,911,723 Surgical apparatus 197 1997
6,264,698 Method and apparatus for implanting an acetabular cup 83 1999
6,290,703 Device for fixing the sacral bone to adjacent vertebrae during osteosynthesis of the backbone 239 2000
7,392,076 System and method of registering image data to intra-operatively digitized landmarks 120 2003
2005/0060,040 Prosthetic acetabular cup and prosthetic femoral joint incorporating such a cup 89 2004
2009/0043,556 Method of and system for planning a surgery 66 2008
 
VEREINIGTE EDELSTHLWERKE A.G., ELISABETHSTRASSE 12, VIENNA, AUSTRIA A-1011 A CORP. OF AUSTRIA (1)
4,800,874 Anatomical bone plate and/or transfixion plate 196 1987
 
CERAMTEC AG INNOVATIVE CERAMIC ENGINEERING (2)
6,214,051 Fixation of a ceramic structural member by way of gliding in a femoral part 77 1998
6,319,285 Ceramic acetabular cup with metal coating 78 2000
 
ARTHROSURFACE INCORPORATED (2)
7,029,479 System and method for joint resurface repair 136 2003
2008/0172,125 System and Method for Joint Resurface Repair 134 2008
 
HOWMEDICA INTERNATIONAL S. DE R.L. (1)
5,454,816 Femoral cutting guide 240 1994
 
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 11 1995
 
ISEKI, HIROSHI (1)
7,050,877 Method for modeling an implant and an implant manufactured by the method 65 2003
 
HOWMEDICA INC. (1)
D273895 Femoral cutting jig for the implantation of a prosthetic knee 33 1982
 
BIOZ, LLC (1)
5,370,692 Rapid, customized bone prosthesis 200 1992
 
Spineco, Inc. (1)
6,786,930 Molded surgical implant and method 93 2001
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (2)
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
 
SPINE-TECH, INC. (1)
4,501,269 Process for fusing bone joints 663 1984
 
HADACO, LTD. (1)
4,936,852 Temporomandibular mini condyle prosthesis 67 1988
 
Strome Steel Surgical, Inc. (1)
6,015,419 Retractable surgical scalpel 62 1998
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CONFORMIS, INC. (24)
8,951,260 Surgical cutting guide 11 2008
9,023,050 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 2 2010
9,220,516 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,220,517 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,408,615 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,375,222 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,295,481 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,241,725 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,241,724 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,113,921 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 8 2011
9,381,025 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,314,256 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,308,005 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,295,482 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,107,679 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 9 2011
9,084,617 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 9 2011
9,186,161 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 2 2011
9,107,680 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 9 2012
9,408,686 Devices, systems and methods for manufacturing orthopedic implants 0 2013
9,308,053 Patient-specific joint arthroplasty devices for ligament repair 0 2013
9,072,531 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 11 2013
8,951,259 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 15 2013
8,849,621 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2013
9,326,780 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools incorporating anatomical relief 0 2014
 
DEPUY (IRELAND) (3)
* 8,945,231 Composite trial prosthesis 0 2011
* 2013/0103,160 COMPOSITE TRIAL PROSTHESIS 3 2011
8,968,412 Trialing system for a knee prosthesis and method of use 2 2012
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (46)
8,608,748 Patient specific guides 24 2008
8,473,305 Method and apparatus for manufacturing an implant 40 2009
9,173,661 Patient specific alignment guide with cutting surface and laser indicator 1 2009
* 8,241,293 Patient specific high tibia osteotomy 60 2010
* 2010/0152,782 Patient Specific High Tibia Osteotomy 93 2010
9,393,028 Device for the resection of bones, method for producing such a device, endoprosthesis suited for this purpose and method for producing such an endoprosthesis 0 2010
8,407,067 Method and apparatus for manufacturing an implant 66 2010
8,377,066 Patient-specific elbow guides and associated methods 89 2010
9,113,971 Femoral acetabular impingement guide 2 2010
9,289,253 Patient-specific shoulder guide 0 2010
8,591,516 Patient-specific orthopedic instruments 31 2010
9,345,548 Patient-specific pre-operative planning 0 2010
8,568,487 Patient-specific hip joint devices 29 2010
8,864,769 Alignment guides with patient-specific anchoring elements 19 2011
8,608,749 Patient-specific acetabular guides and associated instruments 27 2011
8,535,387 Patient-specific tools and implants 29 2011
8,486,150 Patient-modified implant 39 2011
8,715,289 Patient-specific numerically controlled instrument 22 2011
9,271,744 Patient-specific guide for partial acetabular socket replacement 0 2011
8,668,700 Patient-specific convertible guides 28 2011
8,603,180 Patient-specific acetabular alignment guides 28 2011
8,532,807 Pre-operative planning and manufacturing method for orthopedic procedure 40 2011
8,764,760 Patient-specific bone-cutting guidance instruments and methods 27 2011
8,597,365 Patient-specific pelvic implants for acetabular reconstruction 28 2011
9,066,734 Patient-specific sacroiliac guides and associated methods 9 2011
8,398,646 Patient-specific knee alignment guide and associated method 56 2011
8,900,244 Patient-specific acetabular guide and method 19 2012
* 2012/0109,138 PATIENT-SPECIFIC ACETABULAR GUIDE AND METHOD 41 2012
9,339,278 Patient-specific acetabular guides and associated instruments 0 2012
9,084,618 Drill guides for confirming alignment of patient-specific alignment guides 0 2012
8,828,087 Patient-specific high tibia osteotomy 20 2012
8,956,364 Patient-specific partial knee guides and other instruments 20 2012
9,386,993 Patient-specific femoroacetabular impingement instruments and methods 0 2012
9,351,743 Patient-specific glenoid guides 0 2012
9,301,812 Methods for patient-specific shoulder arthroplasty 0 2012
9,060,788 Patient-specific acetabular guide for anterior approach 9 2012
9,241,745 Patient-specific femoral version guide 0 2012
9,295,497 Patient-specific sacroiliac and pedicle guides 0 2012
* 9,005,297 Patient-specific elbow guides and associated methods 20 2013
9,237,950 Implant with patient-specific porous structure 0 2013
9,125,702 Acetabular drill pin 0 2013
9,204,977 Patient-specific acetabular guide for anterior approach 1 2013
8,979,936 Patient-modified implant 20 2013
8,903,530 Pre-operative planning and manufacturing method for orthopedic procedure 20 2013
9,408,616 Humeral cut guide 0 2014
9,173,666 Patient-specific-bone-cutting guidance instruments and methods 0 2014
 
ZIMMER, INC. (1)
9,345,551 Implant design analysis suite 0 2014
 
BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC (1)
8,632,547 Patient-specific osteotomy devices and methods 29 2011
 
Blomet Manufacturing, LLC (1)
8,858,561 Patient-specific alignment guide 14 2009
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (4)
* 9,138,247 Customized patient-specific orthopaedic pin guides 0 2013
* 2013/0296,865 CUSTOMIZED PATIENT-SPECIFIC ORTHOPAEDIC PIN GUIDES 0 2013
* 9,351,738 Customized patient-specific orthopaedic pin guides 0 2015
* 2016/0008,009 CUSTOMIZED PATIENT-SPECIFIC ORTHOPAEDIC PIN GUIDES 0 2015
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (7)
8,784,495 Segmental knee arthroplasty 4 2010
9,101,443 Methods for robotic arthroplasty 2 2012
8,858,557 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 6 2013
8,840,629 Robotic arthroplasty system including navigation 6 2013
8,834,490 Method for robotic arthroplasty using navigation 7 2013
9,192,459 Method of performing total knee arthroplasty 0 2014
9,060,797 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 0 2014
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