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Jeffrey C Felt, Mark A Rydell, Richard J Zdrahala, Alexander Arsenyev: Mold apparatus and kit for in situ tissue repair. Disc Dynamics, Fredrikson & Byron P A, September 3, 2002: US06443988 (553 worldwide citation)

A method, and related composition and apparatus for repairing a tissue site. The method involves the use of a curable polyurethane biomaterial composition having a plurality of parts adapted to be mixed at the time of use in order to provide a flowable composition and to initiate cure. The flowable ...


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Qi Bin Bao, Robert Garryl Hudgins, Jeffrey C Felt, Alexander Arsenyev, Hansen A Yuan: Intervertebral disc prosthesis. Disc Dynamics, Faegre & Benson, February 21, 2006: US07001431 (212 worldwide citation)

A system for repairing an intervertebral disc by delivering and curing a biomaterial in situ within the disc. The system includes both a device, having an insertable balloon and related lumen, controls and adapters, as well as an in situ curable biomaterial (and related biomaterial delivery means). ...


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Qi Bin Bao, Robert Garryl Hudgins, Jeffrey C Felt, Alexander Arsenyev, Hansen A Yuan: Method of making an intervertebral disc prosthesis. Disc Dynamics, Faegre & Benson, July 18, 2006: US07077865 (106 worldwide citation)

A system for repairing an intervertebral disc by delivering and curing a biomaterial in situ within the disc. The system includes both a device, having an insertable balloon and related lumen, controls and adapters, as well as an in situ curable biomaterial (and related biomaterial delivery means). ...


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Qi Bin Bao, Robert Garryl Hudgins, Jeffrey C Felt, Alexander Arsenyev, Hansen A Yuan: Method of making an intervertebral disc prosthesis. Disc Dynamics, Stoel Rives, August 3, 2010: US07766965 (61 worldwide citation)

A method of treating a diseased or damaged intervertebral disc having a nucleus pulposus and an annulus. The method includes the steps of accessing and preparing the intervertebral disc for receipt of the biomaterial by removing at least a portion of the nucleus pulposus to create a nuclear cavity. ...


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Qi Bin Bao, Robert Garryl Hudgins, Jeffrey C Felt, Alexander Arsenyev, Hansen A Yuan: Intervertebral disc prosthesis. Disc Dynamics, Stoel Rives, May 11, 2010: US07713301 (32 worldwide citation)

A system for repairing an intervertebral disc by delivering and curing a biomaterial in situ within the disc. The system includes both a device, having an insertable balloon and related lumen, controls and adapters, as well as an in situ curable biomaterial (and related biomaterial delivery means). ...


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Bruce R Bowman, Rob Kohler, Erik Martz, Dan Melink, Khin Myint, Michael Ahrens, Jean Charles Lehuec, John Sherman, Scott Hook, Dennis Johnson, Qi Bin Bao, Robert Garryl Hudgins: Multi-stage biomaterial injection system for spinal implants. Disc Dynamics, Stoel Rives, October 4, 2011: US08029511 (12 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for fluidly coupling a reservoir containing a flowable biomaterial to a mold. The flow of the flowable biomaterial into the mold is controlled in accordance with a first operating parameter. At least one injection condition is monitored. The flow of the flowable biomaterial is ...


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Michael Ahrens, Erik O Martz: Retention structure for in situ formation of an intervertebral prosthesis. Disc Dynamics, Stoel Rives, January 10, 2012: US08092536 (5 worldwide citation)

An assembly for the in situ formation of a prosthesis in an intervertebral disc space between adjacent vertebrae of a patient. At least one retention structure is located in the intervertebral disc space. A distal end of at least one lumen is located proximate the at least one retention structure. O ...


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Bowman Bruce R, Kohler Robert, Martz Erik, Melink Daniel, Myint Khin, Ahrens Dr Michael, Lehuec Dr Jean Charles, Sherman Dr John, Hook Scott, Johnson Dennis, Bao Qui bin, Hudgins Robert Garryl: Multi-stage biomaterial injection system for spinal implants. Disc Dynamics, Bowman Bruce R, Kohler Robert, Martz Erik, Melink Daniel, Myint Khin, Ahrens Dr Michael, Lehuec Dr Jean Charles, Sherman Dr John, Hook Scott, Johnson Dennis, Bao Qui bin, Hudgins Robert Garryl, SCHWAPPACH Karl G, October 6, 2005: WO/2005/092249 (5 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus (1) for fluidly coupling a reservoir (3) containing a flowable biomaterial (23) to a mold (13) which is placed in the intervertebral disc space. The flow of the flowable biomaterial into the mold is controlled in accordance with a first operating parameter. At least one inject ...


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Rydell Mark A, Myint Khin, Hudgins Robert Garryl, Martz Erik O: Method and apparatus for removing an extension from a prosthesis. Rydell Mark A, Myint Khin, Hudgins Robert Garryl, Martz Erik O, Disc Dynamics, SCHWAPPACH Karl G, June 5, 2008: WO/2008/067214 (3 worldwide citation)

An instrument for cutting an extension, such as a catheter or biomaterial, coupled to a prosthesis, such as a prosthesis located in an intervertebral disc space, that includes at least one axial member having a distal opening and at least one cutting device, such as for example a wire or blade, coup ...


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Felt Jeffrey C, Bourgeault Craig A, Baker Matthew W, Rydell Mark A, Smith Michael D: Articulating joint repair. Disc Dynamics, September 7, 2005: EP1570814-A1

A method and related materials and apparatus for using minimally invasive means to repair (e.g., reconstruct) tissue such as fibrocartilage, and particularly fibrocartilage associated with diarthroidal and amphiarthroidal joints. The method involves the use of minimally invasive means to access and ...