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Joseph J Hammer, Joseph H Contiliano, Herbert Eugene Schwartz: Attachment of absorbable tissue scaffolds to fixation devices. Ethicon, January 24, 2006: US06989034 (148 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to tissue scaffold implant devices useful in the repair and/or regeneration of diseased and/or damaged musculoskeletal tissue and that include a tissue scaffold component fixedly attached to a scaffold fixation component via at least one of sutures, fabrics, fibers, thr ...


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Joseph H Contiliano, J Jenny Yuan, Kevor S Tenhuisen: Polymer-based orthopedic screw and driver system with increased insertion torque tolerance and associated method for making and using same. Ethicon, July 26, 2005: US06921402 (117 worldwide citation)

An orthopedic screw with an internal bore and mating driver has a bioabsorbable polymer component. To increase the torque tolerance of the screw and to minimize the likelihood of the driver stripping inside the bore of the screw, the screw and driver are heat treated together to shrink fit the screw ...


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David W Overaker, Joseph H Contiliano: Tissue scaffold anchor for cartilage repair. June 1, 2004: US06743232 (98 worldwide citation)

A device for attaching a tissue replacement scaffold to a bone has a platform positionable in substantially parallel relationship to the bone for retaining the tissue scaffold proximate to the bone. A post extends from the platform and is insertable into a hole formed in the bone. One or more ribs e ...


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Venkataramanan Mandakolathur Vasudevan, Cortney E Henderson, Taylor W Aronhalt, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Charles J Scheib, Chunlin Yang, Christopher J Schall, Chester O Baxter III, Frederick E Shelton IV, Joseph H Contiliano, Tamara Widenhouse, Donna L Korvick: Tissue thickness compensator comprising a reservoir. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 12, 2016: US09232941 (78 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a tissue thickness compensator can comprise a compressible extracellular matrix and a bioabsorbable material dispersed within the extracellular matrix, wherein the bioapsorption of the bioabsorbable material is configured to leave behind channels in the extracellular matrix. ...


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Mark D Timmer, Joseph H Contiliano, Taylor W Aronhalt, Chunlin Yang, Charles J Scheib, Katherine J Schmid, Frederick E Shelton IV: Tissue thickness compensator comprising fibers to produce a resilient load. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 8, 2016: US09277919 (69 worldwide citation)

A nonwoven compensator for an end effector of a surgical instrument can comprise a plurality of spring fibers dispersed throughout the nonwoven compensator. The nonwoven compensator can be positioned in the end effector such as adjacent to a deck surface of a fastener cartridge that is positioned in ...


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Jeffrey L Aldridge, Chunlin Yang, Charles J Scheib, Venkataramanan Mandakolathur Vasudevan, Taylor W Aronhalt, Joseph H Contiliano, Michael S Cropper, Eugene L Timperman, Cortney E Henderson, Katherine J Schmid, Frederick E Shelton IV: Tissue thickness compensator comprising resilient members. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 1, 2016: US09480476 (40 worldwide citation)

A tissue thickness compensator comprising at least one woven lattice can be positioned in the end effector of a surgical instrument. A fastener cartridge that is positioned in the end effector can comprise at least one cavity configured to receive a fastener. The fastener can be moveable between an ...


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Jenny J Yuan, Joseph H Contiliano, Yufu Li, Zhigang Li, Mark B Roller, Murty N Vyakarnam: Reinforced implantable medical devices. Ethicon, March 14, 2006: US07012106 (38 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to reinforced, biocompatible, biodegradable compositions suitable for use in implantable medical devices and medical devices made at least in part from such compositions, where the compositions include a biocompatible, biodegradable polymer; a biocompatible, biodegr ...


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Joseph H Contiliano, Yufu Li, Zhigang Li: Medical fixation devices with improved torsional drive head. Ethicon, Nutter McClennen & Fish, June 1, 2010: US07727235 (32 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a fixation device that includes an elongate shank defining a longitudinal axis and having at least one engaging member for applying the fixation device within tissue and securing the fixation device in the tissue once implanted formed thereon, and a drive head having a ...


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Joseph H Contiliano, Yufu Li, Zhigang Li, Nathan Cauldwell: Suture anchor with improved torsional drive head. DePuy Mitek, June 12, 2012: US08197509 (15 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a suture anchor that includes an elongate shank defining a longitudinal axis and having at least one engaging member for applying the suture anchor within the bone and securing the suture anchor in the bone once implanted formed thereon, and a drive head having a proxi ...


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Joseph H Contiliano, Qiang Zhang: Balloon expandable bioabsorbable stent with a single stress concentration region interconnecting adjacent struts. Advanced Technologies and Regenerative Medicine, July 5, 2011: US07972373 (12 worldwide citation)

An expandable, implantable medical device, such as an intraluminal stent fabricated from polymeric materials, includes a plurality of elongated struts in consecutive series and alternating stress concentration junctions interconnecting ends of adjacent struts. When the stent is in an expanded condit ...