US Patent No: 8,142,503

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Devices and methods for facilitating controlled bone growth or repair

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Bone implantable devices and methodologies permit careful application of biologically active substances and management of bone growth processes. The device includes a body defining a carrier receiving area for locating adjacent bone. Carrier material is located in the carrier receiving area. Substance is delivered onto carrier material through a port. A pathway delivers substance from the carrier receiving area to the bone surface. The body may be in the form of a spinal fusion cage, facet fusion screw, artificial joint, bone fixation plate, interbody graft, IM nail, hip stem, or other bone-to-bone appliances or bone-to-device appliances. In use, carrier is installed in the carrier receiving area of the device. The device is then implanted adjacent a bone. The substance is applied to the carrier for subsequent delivery to the bone. By doping carrier material after device implantation, inadvertent contact of the substance with non-target bone is more easily eliminated.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DEPUY SPINE, INC.RAYNHAM, MA247

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Malone, David G Tulsa, OK 11 503

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (4)
8,894,685 Facet fixation and fusion screw and washer assembly and method of use 0 2007
* 8,617,246 Devices and methods for facilitating controlled bone growth or repair 0 2010
8,523,908 Devices and methods for facilitating controlled bone growth or repair 6 2012
8,906,093 Devices and methods for facilitating controlled bone growth or repair 0 2013
 
COTERA, INC. (2)
8,597,362 Method and apparatus for force redistribution in articular joints 0 2010
8,845,724 Method and apparatus for altering biomechanics of the articular joints 0 2014
 
PROVIDENCE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (7)
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8,753,377 Vertebral joint implants and delivery tools 0 2012
8,834,472 Vertebral joint implants and delivery tools 0 2012
8,753,345 Vertebral joint implants and delivery tools 0 2012
8,753,347 Vertebral joint implants and delivery tools 0 2012
8,623,054 Vertebral joint implants and delivery tools 1 2012
8,834,530 Cervical distraction method 0 2012
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

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