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James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart, John Rice: Bone fastener. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, March 10, 1998: US05725529 (374 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener including an expandable member having an axial channel and an elongated element insertable into the axial channel is described. The expandable member is configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone. The distal end of the expandable member also may include a structure for a ...


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James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart, John Rice: Bone fastener. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, June 15, 1999: US05911721 (314 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener including an expandable member having an axial channel and an elongated element insertable into the axial channel is described. The expandable member is configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone. The distal end of the expandable member also may include a structure for a ...


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James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart, John Rice: Bone fastener. Ethicon, Nutter McClennen & Fish, February 25, 2003: US06524316 (236 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener including an expandable member having an axial channel and an elongated element insertable into the axial channel is described. The expandable member is configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone. The distal end of the expandable member also may include a structure for a ...


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Rickey D Hart, John Rice: Suture tensioning device. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, November 25, 1997: US05690655 (234 worldwide citation)

A suture tensioning device is described that comprises first and second jaws in facing relationship and oriented in parallel to each other. The first and second jaws are disposed in relative slidable engagement so that one of the jaws is adapted for parallel movement towards and away from the other ...


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Dennis McDevitt, John Rice: Suture anchor assembly and methods. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, September 29, 1998: US05814071 (229 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor assembly is described which includes an elongated insertion stem and an approximately cylindrical anchoring element having an axial channel for receiving the insertion stem. In its nonexpanded state, the anchoring element can be placed into a pre-drilled opening in a bone. An expande ...


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Dennis McDevitt, John Rice, Mark A Johanson: Methods and apparatus for anchoring objects to bone. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, August 10, 1999: US05935129 (214 worldwide citation)

The invention provides anchoring devices and methods for coupling an object, such as a suture or soft tissue, to bone. In one aspect of the invention, a bone anchor is placed into compression fit with a predrilled bone hole by pulling an insertion stem at least partially into an anchoring element. I ...


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James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart, John Rice: Bone fastener. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, October 19, 1999: US05968044 (207 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener including an expandable member having an axial channel and an elongated element insertable into the axial channel is described. The expandable member is configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone. The distal end of the expandable member also may include a structure for a ...


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George H Chu, Jeff E Yeung, Jacqueline Anne Schroeder, Vivek N Shenoy, Melissa K C Brown, James J Cassidy, John Rice: Devices for tissue repair and methods for preparation and use thereof. Neucoll, Morrison & Foerster, July 4, 2000: US06083522 (153 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are uniformly shaped swellable devices comprising polymeric materials, as well as apparatuses and processes for their manufacture. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to load bearing implant devices for use in tissue repair. The implants consist of a resorbable, swellab ...


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John Rice: Brick tie anchor. Bailey Metal Products, April 3, 2001: US06209281 (74 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a masonry anchor for tying a masonry veneer wall to a stud back-up wall having an outer covering, the anchor comprising a generally planar anchor plate having an outer coupling end for connection to a veneer tie wire and an inner anchoring end for securement to the back- ...


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Terry Richard Turner, James Douglas Spain, John Rice Swyers: Plasma monitoring and control method and system. Advanced Energy, August 17, 1999: US05939886 (65 worldwide citation)

A plasma monitoring and control method and system monitor and control plasma in an electronic device fabrication reactor by sensing the voltage of the radio frequency power that is directed into the plasma producing gas at the input to the plasma producing environment of the electronic device fabric ...