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)

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DEPUY SPINE, INC.RAYNHAM, MA244

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Malone, David G Jenks, US 7 576

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5,888,222 Intervertebral spacers 163 1997
5,989,289 Bone grafts 227 1997
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6,149,650 Threaded spinal implant 87 1998
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MOXIMED, INC. (1)
* 2010/0198,354 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PATELLA TENDON REALIGNMENT 5 2008
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (4)
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8,523,908 Devices and methods for facilitating controlled bone growth or repair 10 2012
8,906,093 Devices and methods for facilitating controlled bone growth or repair 0 2013
 
COTERA, INC. (4)
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Providence Medical Technology, Inc. (11)
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8,828,062 Vertebral joint implants and delivery tools 1 2012
8,753,377 Vertebral joint implants and delivery tools 0 2012
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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 4 2012
D745156 Spinal implant 0 2012
D732667 Cage spinal implant 2 2012
8,834,530 Cervical distraction method 2 2012
9,333,086 Spinal facet cage implant 0 2013
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (3)
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Pinnacle Spine Group, LLC (1)
9,216,096 Intervertebral implants and related tools 0 2015
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