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, MA248

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Malone, David G Tulsa, OK 11 487

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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5,593,409 Interbody spinal fusion implants 518 1995
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5,609,635 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 611 1995
5,785,710 Interbody spinal fusion implants 225 1995
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5,776,199 Artificial spinal fusion implants 364 1997
6,039,762 Reinforced bone graft substitutes 223 1997
5,888,222 Intervertebral spacers 148 1997
5,989,289 Bone grafts 198 1997
6,206,922 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 241 1998
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6,241,770 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 120 1999
6,277,149 Ramp-shaped intervertebral implant 269 1999
6,645,206 Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy 48 2000
6,821,298 Anterior expandable spinal fusion cage system 144 2000
6,558,423 Interbody spinal fusion implants with multi-lock for locking opposed screws 167 2000
6,758,849 Interbody spinal fusion implants 71 2000
7,537,616 Impacted orthopedic bone support implant 10 2000
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2002/0138,144 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 17 2002
6,923,830 Spinal fusion implant having deployable bone engaging projections 56 2002
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2003/0009,222 Synthetic threaded vertebral implant 9 2002
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6,165,219 Lordotic spinal implant 44 1998
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STRYKER FRANCE S.A. (3)
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EBI, LLC (2)
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SPINEOLOGY, INC. (1)
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Synthesis (U.S.A.) (1)
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ZIMMER GMBH (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (15)
4,820,305 Place holder, in particular for a vertebra body 293 1987
6,093,207 Middle expanded, removable intervertebral disk stabilizer disk 169 1994
5,607,424 Domed cage 130 1995
5,693,100 Middle expandable intervertebral disk implant 276 1996
5,800,550 Interbody fusion cage 302 1997
5,980,522 Expandable spinal implants 290 1997
6,066,175 Fusion stabilization chamber 196 1998
6,179,873 Intervertebral implant, process for widening and instruments for implanting an intervertebral implant 179 1998
5,928,284 Disc replacement prosthesis 290 1998
* 6,605,089 Apparatus and method for the delivery of electrical current for interbody spinal arthrodesis 52 1999
6,217,579 Expandable spinal implants 97 1999
6,432,140 Intervertebral retrieval device 85 2000
2002/0169,507 Interbody spine fusion cage 8 2000
6,613,084 Stent having cover with drug delivery capability 74 2001
6,926,737 Spinal fusion apparatus and method 43 2002
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
PROVIDENCE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (7)
8,828,062 Vertebral joint implants and delivery tools 0 2012
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, 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
* Cited By Examiner

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