07611653 is referenced by 79 patents and cites 97 patents.

Methods of manufacturing prosthetic devices for use as an artificial meniscus are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods include injection molding a resilient core material, tensioning reinforcing fibers around the injection molded core, and injection molding an outer layer to embed the reinforcing fibers within the prosthetic device. In some instances the core material is a polycarbonate polyurethane and the reinforcing fibers are made of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) having a lower melting temperature than the polyurethane. In one particular embodiment, the core material is Bionate 80A and the reinforcing fibers are made of Dyneema. In other embodiments, methods for manufacturing a reinforced material for use in prosthetic devices is disclosed.

Title
Manufacturing and material processing for prosthetic devices
Application Number
12/100090
Publication Number
7611653 (B1)
Application Date
April 9, 2008
Publication Date
November 3, 2009
Inventor
Noam Weissberg
Rishon-Lezion
IL
Avraham Shterling
Yarkona
IL
Gal Zur
Petah Tiqwa
IL
Jacob Jonathan Elsner
Kfar-Saba
IL
Agent
Haynes and Boone
Assignee
Active Implants Corporation
TN, US
IPC
A61F 2/08
View Original Source